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Bruce Lee is not only an icon in the film industry, but also martial arts world. If you ask anyone who’s been exposed to even the minimal amount of fighting on film, they’ll know about the jeet kune do master because Lee just has that much popularity over a broad spectrum.
“The Dragon” is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of mixed martial arts, which you can see in every fight in the UFC. His techniques were so badass that today, more than 40 years after his death, his legend continues to grow and everyone who is anyone gives all the props in the world to him.
One of the issues we’ve faced with Lee is that there has been no footage of him actually applying his techniques in a real fight. We can speculate all we want, but we’ve had very little to go off of when it comes to seeing how he beat people up.
Watch Bruce Lee Fight In Only Footage Known To Exist
A YouTube account by the name of Beerdy – Bruce Lee Central uploaded footage they claim to be the only of Lee fighting known to exist. It’s difficult to identify Lee because of the heavy amounts of headgear, but a close look at the style and technique used gives good credibility to it being the legend himself.
The description of the video says that Lee is fighting one of his students, Ted Wong. It continues by stating Lee and Wong are wearing the protective gear because of state rules, but had it not been for that, Lee would have fought bare-knuckled.
I’m not going to lie to you — seeing this makes me want to watch Enter The Dragon all over again. That was Lee’s biggest film. If not that, then maybe watching the scene from The Way Of The Dragon where Bruce kicks the ever-loving crap out of Chuck Norris will suffice?
Yeah, that’ll do.