History Creator / BruceLee

8th Dec '17 12:05:49 PM Woodrobin
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* PunchedAcrosstheRoom: Lee's "Six-Inch Punch" (so named because he started it with his hand six inches from his opponent) could literally knock a man bigger than Lee over a dozen feet backwards. When demonstrating it, he required the person to be punched to hold a protective cushion in order to avoid shattering ribs. He could also knock a person off their feet with a similar "One-Inch Punch."

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* PunchedAcrosstheRoom: PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Lee's "Six-Inch Punch" (so named because he started it with his hand six inches from his opponent) could literally knock a man bigger than Lee over a dozen feet backwards. When demonstrating it, he required the person to be punched to hold a protective cushion in order to avoid shattering ribs. He could also knock a person off their feet with a similar "One-Inch Punch."
8th Dec '17 12:05:17 PM Woodrobin
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* PunchedAcrosstheRoom: Lee's "Six-Inch Punch" (so named because he started it with his hand six inches from his opponent) could literally knock a man bigger than Lee over a dozen feet backwards. When demonstrating it, he required the person to be punched to hold a protective cushion in order to avoid shattering ribs. He could also knock a person off their feet with a similar "One-Inch Punch."



* RapidFireFisticuffs: Most of his fight scenes focus on the speed at which Lee could deliver his attacks.

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* RapidFireFisticuffs: Most of his fight scenes focus on the speed at which Lee could deliver his attacks. Ironically, he sometimes had to slow down quite a bit from his normal punching and kicking speed so that the camera (shooting 24 frames per second) could capture the movement.
6th Dec '17 7:15:53 AM TroperNo9001
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* BoringInvincibleHero: At least, when it comes to fights. His opponents rarely truly endanger him and the best of them end up as CurbstompCushion.


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* InvincibleHero: At least, when it comes to fights. His opponents rarely truly endanger him and the best of them end up as CurbstompCushion.
31st Oct '17 11:57:46 PM MJaxon
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* RaceLift: Bruce Lee had originally developed a concept for a television series called The Warrior, meant to star himself, and was pitching it to various studios. Warner Bros eventually took the plot of The Warrior and reimagined it as "Kung Fu", but starring David Carradine instead because they didn't want an Asian cast in a lead role on American TV.
27th Oct '17 8:27:27 AM reppuzan
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* CombatPragmatist: While all the flashy moves he used in his films are a big part of his reputation, Lee actively cultivated an attitude based instead on this trope. He is popularly attributed the quote that a man with one year of training in wrestling and boxing would be able to defeat any martial artist with 15 years on his style. It is actually unknown if he ever made that exact claim, but it is very known that he believed it at a fundamental level: he took the view that traditional martial arts techniques were often too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting, and moreover, that the masters and teachers of his time weren't often willing to challenge their dogmas in order to test and improve their effectiveness. Thus, Lee decided to develop a fighting philosophy with an emphasis on "practicality, flexibility, speed, and efficiency". This meant doing whatever you needed to in a situation of life or death, be it biting or eye-gouging etc.

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* CombatPragmatist: While all the flashy moves he used in his films are a big part of his reputation, Lee actively cultivated an attitude based instead on this trope. He is popularly attributed the quote that a man with one year of training in wrestling and boxing would be able to defeat any martial artist with 15 years on his style. It is actually unknown if he ever made that exact claim, but it is very known that he believed it at a fundamental level: he took the view that traditional martial arts techniques were often too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting, and moreover, that the masters and teachers of his time weren't often willing to challenge their dogmas in order to test and improve their effectiveness. Thus, Lee decided to develop a fighting philosophy with an emphasis on "practicality, flexibility, speed, and efficiency". This meant doing whatever you needed to in a situation of life or death, be it biting or eye-gouging etc. He was also wary enough to carry his own firearm with him at all times, since he knew that even with all of his training, there isn't much he could do if someone were to pull a gun on him from ten feet away and that his reputation was bound to bring trouble.
16th Oct '17 12:52:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TranquilFury: Most of his films often portray his anger this way; the only time he ever expresses a berserk style reaction is when he strikes a blow to someone.
* WorldsStrongestMan: At least in the opinion of Creator/ChuckNorris, he was this for his day. He at least has this reputation if nothing else.
--> '''Chuck Norris''': Bruce Lee, pound for pound, might well have been the strongest man in the world, and was certainly one of the quickest.

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* TranquilFury: Most of his films often portray his anger this way; the only time he ever expresses a berserk style reaction is when he strikes a blow to someone.
* WorldsStrongestMan: At least in the opinion of Creator/ChuckNorris, he was this for his day. He at least has this reputation if nothing else.
--> '''Chuck Norris''': Bruce Lee, pound for pound, might well have been the strongest man in the world, and was certainly one of the quickest.
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8th Oct '17 11:43:42 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/{{Marlowe}}'': Mr. Wong

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* ''Film/{{Marlowe}}'': Mr. Winslow Wong
29th Sep '17 12:51:44 PM JackTheHammer
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* TheSilentBob: In most films, you could always tell what his character was thinking without him saying anything. In real life, however, Lee was incredibly eloquent and could speak with great wisdom, particularly evident in his appearance on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mz2DEnE_y4 Pierre Berton show]].

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* TheSilentBob: In most films, you could always tell what his character was thinking without him saying anything. In real life, however, Lee was incredibly eloquent and could speak with great wisdom, particularly evident in his appearance on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mz2DEnE_y4 com/watch?v=YkxqAuFKbXE4 Pierre Berton show]].
27th Sep '17 1:24:34 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': Kato
26th Aug '17 1:27:32 PM Triglavjim
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* ActionFashionista: Ever seen him in a suit and tie, all groomed up? No? Then, [[http://www.suitsociety.com/bruce-lee-in-suit/ just see]]. Lee was pretty famous for being a stylish fellow. A number of years ago, Japanese toy company Medicom released an entire line of Bruce Lee 12" dolls based on the various stylish attires he wore. In another example, Bruce's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfBaLEo2qY only English role where martial arts wasn't involved]] (an episode of ''HereComeTheBrides'' called "Marriage Chinese Style"). Likewise, his only turn as an antagonist when he played Winslow Wong in ''Marlowe'' in two different but just as stylish suits.



* HeCleansUpNicely: Ever seen him in a suit and tie, all groomed up? No? Then, [[http://www.suitsociety.com/bruce-lee-in-suit/ just see]]. Lee was pretty famous for being a stylish fellow. A number of years ago, Japanese toy company Medicom released an entire line of Bruce Lee 12" dolls based on the various stylish attires he wore. In another example, Bruce's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfBaLEo2qY only English role where martial arts wasn't involved]] (an episode of ''HereComeTheBrides'' called "Marriage Chinese Style"). Likewise, his only turn as an antagonist when he played Winslow Wong in ''Marlowe'' in two different but just as stylish suits.



* SilentSnarker: In most films, you could always tell what his character is thinking without him saying anything.


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* TheSilentBob: In most films, you could always tell what his character was thinking without him saying anything. In real life, however, Lee was incredibly eloquent and could speak with great wisdom, particularly evident in his appearance on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mz2DEnE_y4 Pierre Berton show]].
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