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In 1959 a short, skinny, bespectacled 18-year-old kid from Hong Kong traveled to

America and declared himself to be John Wayne, James Dean, Charles Atlas and th
e guy who kicked your butt in junior high. In an America where the Chinese were
still stereotyped as meek house servants and railroad workers, Bruce Lee was all
steely sinew, threatening stare and cocky, pointed finger--a Clark Kent who did
n't need to change outfits. He was the redeemer, not only for the Chinese but fo
r all the geeks and dorks and pimpled teenage masses that washed up at the theat
ers to see his action movies. He was David, with spin-kicks and flying leaps mor
e captivating than any slingshot.
As an exceptional martial artist, Lee's ability to synthesize various national m
artial techniques sparked a new trend in unarmed combat martial arts films. His
talent shifted the focus from martial arts director to martial arts actor.
Since 1973, the year Bruce Lee died and his famous motion picture Enter the Drag
on was released, movies have been the single most influential factor behind the
growing popularity of martial arts. Lee?s cinematic success spawned a global ind
ustry of the martial arts, and schools opened and flourished worldwide. During t
he 1970s more students took up the study of martial arts than at any time before
or since. To those involved in martial arts, the years from 1972 to 1975?the he
ight of Lee?s popularity?are often cited as the Bruce Lee era.
-Bruce Lee Fighting Method : Self Defence Techniques (Volume 1)
Using black and white photographs to illustrate the self-defense techniques deve
loped by Bruce Lee.
-Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Basic Training (Volume 2)
by Bruce Lee, Mitoshi Uyehara
This book is probably the most important book of this series. I am a martial art
ist who trains in the JKD philosophy. This is the book I look back to constantly
, and I will always consider this the most important one in my martial arts libr
ary. The Basics are the MOST important aspect of your training. A great fighter
must have a great foundation.
Don't buy this book expecting to become Bruce, to become great you must want to
be great. What is covered in this book all of Bruce's student's teach. If you go
to a Richard Bustillo, Tim Tacket, Chris Kent, or Dan Inosanto, chances are you
'll be learning the stuff directly from this book.
The book covers basic exercises, stance, footwork, and ideas behind punching and
kicking. DON'T expect this book to be the only "way". Don't expect this book to
train you. It's only a book not a personal trainer. The exercises in the book a
re not "impossible" as one person commented. They are totally effective.
-Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Skill in Techniques, Volume 3, Number 404
by Bruce Lee, Mike Plane (Contributor), Mitoshi Uyehara
This is one of the early books on Bruce Lee's fighting methods. It's full of goo
d stuff that will make any martial artist look at his own training to see how so
me of Lee's ideas can fit. There will always be the Jackie Chans and Jet Lis who
will come along and dazzle us with their screen antics. But Bruce Lee was a see
ker of knowledge, a true master of the fighting arts and philosophy. A great boo
k to add to your collection.
- Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Advanced Techniques, Volume 4, Number 405
by Bruce Lee, Mitoshi Uyehara

Excellent book by Bruce Lee that shows advanced methods that go beyond the "Basi
c Training" and "Skills In Techniques" books. This book covers attacking and def
ensive moves and various ways to use what you should have learned in the previou
s two books.
Techniques show ways of attacking with punches, kicks, etc. as well as more defe
nses and counters. Excellent book if you have already studied the previous two b
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