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Famous as a movie star and founder of Jeet Kune Do, a formless martial art inspired from Wing Chun and other martial arts training

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Does "Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation" imply that there are always limits?

This quote is from Bruce Lee. I think it means that even if one has no limitation, you can still lose by making the wrong choices (if you can use any move, you can use the wrong one, and your brain ...
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Which martial arts actor emulates Bruce Lee's fighting style most faithfully?

The three depictions of Bruce Lee that I've seen are Jason Scott Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Danny Chan in the Ip Man films, and Mike Moh in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (although I'd rather ...
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Is there any reliable evidence to suggest Bruce Lee was a great fighter?

There are two videos on Youtube which, judging by the comments below them, seem to convince people of Bruce Lee's brilliance. Both videos are excerpts from a single film, apparently shot at the 1967 ...
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Statistical Knowledge (not opinion based ) on how Bruce Lee compared to current MMA fighters? [closed]

There have been a lot of skeptics around this, but I am not asking for opinions, but strictly facts. With Bruce Lee's small frame but speed, he has received a lot of praise from renown fighters like ...
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What did Bruce Lee mean by "emotional content"?

I know of this concept mostly from Enter the Dragon, the film that opened up the door to Chinese boxing in the West. LEE: What was that? An exhibition? We need emotional content. Source: Enter the ...
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What is the dominant martial arts style in Bruce Lee's on-screen fighting?

It's today well known that Bruce Lee was a close student of Ip Man, widely considered one of the great teachers in the 20th Century. Although it's been many years since I studied Bruce Lee's films, ...
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How does one "become like water"?

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes ...
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How is "Tai Chi Chuan" pronounced in Cantonese?

In the "lost interview" of Bruce Lee with Pierre Berton (1971) he says "Tai Chi Chuan" is Mandarin, but I don't fully get the Cantonese version when he tells it. I hear "Tai te kuen" ... but I'm not ...
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What is meant by "Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own."

I don't have Bruce Lee's book, so maybe I just need more context about what he meant. But as both a student and instructor, I'm bemused by the possibilities from this oft-quoted saying. What does it ...
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Source for Bruce Lee quote "If you spend too much time thinking..."

What is the source of this Bruce Lee quote? If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.
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Source for Bruce Lee's "adapt what is useful"

I am giving an academic presentation and I'd like to incorporate some concepts from Jeet Kune Do (JKD). I've always liked the following quote that is attributed to Bruce Lee Adapt what is useful, ...
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