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Himokiri Karate
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Folklore,,mysteries and urban legends of martial arts... Reply with quote

I have noticed that in the martial arts scene occasional moments that defy the norm. Sometimes these things are epic like an unknown master with legendary skills dropping by to show case skills in sparring or demo. Or being exposed to an interesting moment that spices up your journey.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery of Taijiquqn.

A few stories that should make for some interesting ideas for fellow maists.

https://youtu.be/cwJzU-U3Ld4
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Age-Uke
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is going to sound like I'm trolling... but I'm not.

Bruce Lee: when you actually look into him.

Ya end up questioning everything about him.

At 5 foot 3 inches... weighing at his bulkiest at a whopping 115lbs
his ability to knock anyone out let alone an average male was extremely small (like 5%)

A female light welterweight boxer (132lbs) would have gone toe to toe with him.

Joe Lewis (the kickboxer) in an interview (it's on Youtube) said he once saw BL extend a barbell with 70lbs "free weights" horizontal and hold it there.
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought he was around 135-140 at his heaviest...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
I thought he was around 135-140 at his heaviest...
Bruce Lee Height: 170 cm · 5'7". Weight: 60 kg · 132 lbs.
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Spartacus Maximus
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing Lee could do exceptionally well was using his physical attributes to their fullest potential. Lee’s understanding of body mechanics, power generation and many other essential movement principles is what made him great at martial arts. He may not have been a very big man, but he certainly knew how to put his entire body’s power into every move. Lee is not the only martial arts practitioner able to that, he is just one of the most famous ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spartacus Maximus wrote:
One thing Lee could do exceptionally well was using his physical attributes to their fullest potential. Lee’s understanding of body mechanics, power generation and many other essential movement principles is what made him great at martial arts. He may not have been a very big man, but he certainly knew how to put his entire body’s power into every move. Lee is not the only martial arts practitioner able to that, he is just one of the most famous ones.
I agree. I would also add, and this isn't something most people necessarily think about, but Lee was a freak of an athlete. Very explosive. If he ever would have done some kind focused program focused on building strength, he probably would have been a monster of a power lifter or Olympic lifter in his class.
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Bulltahr
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "1 inch" punch, I reckon is a 6 inch "push" and nothing spectacular.
Bruce Lee's strength in my opinion was his speed.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Age-Uke wrote:
This is going to sound like I'm trolling... but I'm not.

Bruce Lee: when you actually look into him.

Ya end up questioning everything about him.

At 5 foot 3 inches... weighing at his bulkiest at a whopping 115lbs
his ability to knock anyone out let alone an average male was extremely small (like 5%)

A female light welterweight boxer (132lbs) would have gone toe to toe with him.

Joe Lewis (the kickboxer) in an interview (it's on Youtube) said he once saw BL extend a barbell with 70lbs "free weights" horizontal and hold it there.


Speed and good technique is what enables a smaller person to knock someone much bigger out and Bruce Lee had that.

I have seen quite a few examples of that in action, one such person was my own sensei.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce Lee said "Never sacrifice power for speed"
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