Muay Thai's influence on Bruce Lee

September 19 2017 at 1:46 AM
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Response to Big Boss questions, discoveries and annecdotes v.2


What is known about how much, where, & from whom Bruce Lee saw Muay Thai while on location in Thailand? Of course I read the story about Bruce's supposed match with a former Thai boxer in fan magazines as a kid but it hardly seems credible. Bruce did mention having seen some Muay Thai in his recorded conversation with Dan Lee, however, and the way he demonstrated the power of his round kick (or hook kick, as he called it)in Way Of The Dragon, on the set thereof, and on Wu Ngan on that TV disaster relief show in Hong Kong looked very much like the way people train on Thai pads in Muay Thai. I think Bruce must've seen enough to be impressed with the power of the basic Thai round kick (I wonder, though, why he wouldn't have bought Thai pads while in Thailand, they're an excellent trading tool for a well-rounded martial artist).

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  • Re:Muay Thai's influence on Bruce Lee - rockfish on Sep 19, 2017, 9:10 PM
  • Re: Muay Thai's influence on Bruce Lee - Anonymous on Sep 20, 2017, 7:06 PM
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