Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bruce Lee is one cool KAT!

I've been a Bruce Lee fan like FOREVER! As a child growing up, I recall shadow boxing in my room, after seeing one of his films on TV. Over the years I've spent hours online looking for his interviews, stories, anecdotes, etc., just to learn a bit more of this man.

For those that don't know, Bruce was not just a gifted martial artist, or a killing machine. He also studied philosophy at Washington University, was a martial arts teacher, had a really good sense of humor, and was a really cool laid back dude. He was a humble and quiet man of few words, but when he spoke, each word was direct, and sharp like a dagger. Bruce was a really deep and philosophical dude. Below you'll find one of my favorite Bruce Lee interviews taped in 1971 with Pierre Berton, for The Pierre Berton Show. See Bruce Lee like you've probably never seen him before. This was one smooth KAT!

To Note: Check out how fast Bruce's fist moves towards the end of this first clip.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3



"Be Water"
Empty your mind.
Be formless, shapeless, like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
You put it in a tea cup, it becomes the tea cup.
Now water can flow or it can crash.
Be Water my friend...

-Bruce Lee

That's deep stuff man.

2 comments:

Mr Bru Cru said...

"To me a motion picture is about motion" lol I remember when I used to chill with Bruce on the block...he was the illest...lol. This was a very interesting insight into the life of a figure that not many know about except he was the "karate" guy...good one.

JEGZ aka Black Casanova said...

Yeah man. I would've loved to sit down with Bruce and talk for a bit. I know I would be scared shitless but It would still be an amazing experience. Bruce was too deep man. Too deep. lol.