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Bruce in Mexico with Ed Parker @ Lima Lama Championships on 13 Sep 1968

March 9 2017 at 10:10 AM
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Thanks to Lazemby’s kind reminder. Bruce indeed traveled with Ed Parker to appear in the Lima Lama Championships on 13th Sep 1968.

Here is a photo of Bruce and Lima Lama Master Richard Nunez and his ex-wife Jean Nunez, at their annual championships "War of the Warriors", September 13, 1968, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico.
(Photo Courtesy of Lima Lama Kahokuokalani)

Another photo taken at the Lima Lama championships, "War of the Warriors" on September 13, 1968 in Mexico. Ed Parker Sr. on the far right,
(Photo Courtesy of Lima Lama Kahokuokalani)

About Lima Lama
Lima Lama is an American Polynesian Art of Self Defense which feature elements of Boxing, Judo, Aikido, Kung fu, Kickboxing and open-handed techniques. In addition to GM R. Nunez, the first Lima Lama Association, the other 5 original founders of the first Lima Lama Association include Grand Master Tino Tuiolosega, Solomon Kaihewalu, John Marolt, Sal Esquivel and Haumea “Tiny” Lefiti.

According to Black Belt Magazine, LIMA LAMA is a martial art that originated on the South Pacific island of Samoa. Derived from the words "lima" and "malamalama," meaning "Five fingers of Understanding and Intelligence," lima lama symbolically means "Hands of Wisdom." The one of the founders Tu'umamao "Tino" Tuiolosega practiced Aikido, Shaolin Kung Fu, Choy Lay Fut and Hung Gar in his early years, and as the son of a royal Samoan family, was required to learn various self-defense techniques steeped in traditional Polynesian martial skills.

Thus lima lama mixes the traditional movements of Polynesian dancers with the battle-proven tactics perfected by fierce Samoan warriors of yore. Lima lama focuses on warrior traditions (specifically dance), shifting and swaying tactics intended to unbalance one's opponent, wrestling (including holds and takedowns), boxing and street fighting, pressure points, knife fighting, trapping, kicks and stick fighting. Tu'umamao "Tino" Tuiolosega introduced lima lama to California in 1964, and one of the United States' most famous lima lama experts is Hawaiian native Ted Tabura, who continues to spread the Polynesian art throughout the world.

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  • Re: Bruce in Mexico with Ed Parker @ Lima Lama Championships on 13 Sep 1968 - jkdragon on Mar 10, 2017, 9:54 AM
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