Watching the TV show, The Boondocks, I came across this character by the name of Bushido Brown. Doing a little research on him they state that he is based upon the deceased movie actor and martial artist, Jim Kelly, specifically his character renditions in Black Belt Jones and Enter the Dragon respectively. Mr.Kelly trained in the art of Okinawan-Te. I am no Martial Artist expert (practitioner or historian) however I thought the fighting was pretty interesting and wondered if anyone familiar with or has an idea of what the particular fighting style(s) this character could possibly using (if any at all). Thank you Video 1 (Graphic Language), Video 2.
Bruce Lee is what I most see.
In the video 1:
- At 0:22 the character does Bruce Lee movie vocalization
Although the loose hands are not exclusively from Lee.
At 0:32 the character does Muhammad Ali footwork which Lee was famous for incorporating
At 1:03 the character jumps onto a felled opponent with both heels, which Lee definitely utilized in film
The dodging is also reminiscent of Lee when unarmed against a weapon, but you see this in a lot of Shaw era kung fu films.
(Beheading at the end is a nod to Master of the Flying Guillotine—in flying guillotine films the weapon is often wielded by a "white eyebrow" master, connoting advanced age. In the cartoon, it is the old man who defeats the youngblood with this weapon:)
In spirit, I think Jim Kelley is a good call, but the flavor is definitely Bruce Lee.
In video 2, the style is less overt, but you still have the Lee vocalizations, and the racing stripe on the gi is a nod to Lee famous jumpsuit. There, because the opponent is depicted as very tall (compared to the kid facing him) it makes me think more of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who famously fought Lee in Game of Death, using those long legs to great advantage.