Game of Death


onitsuka-tiger-2013-fall-harandia-2There is no question without a doubt Bruce Lee brought martial arts into pop culture on a level no one can practically duplicate. One of his iconic ensembles was the black and yellow jumpsuit from Game of Death. The outfit was not complete with out the Onitsuka Tiger sneakers.

ringtune-bruce-lee-game-of-death-203138The Harandia from Onitsuka Tiger in Golden Black is a new running shoe style that’s draws inspiration from classic runners, past and present. Due to the material constructed, its without a doubt the shoe remixed  into modern times and with a modest price! It’s obvious Bruce had taste in almost every genre. Clearly these are a classic to cop here!

 

Fist of Fury: Dojo Fight


I am not gonna lie back in the day, Me and my little brother always wanted to go to other people’s martial arts schools imitating from this scene.  That was a childish yet arrogant stage, but who doesn’t live moment they see in the movies lol! Bruce Lee took care of business with the karate school in Shanghai in Fist of Fury. Talk about a one man army! By the way, were those real people he was swinging? Comedy I tell ya!

 

 

 

“Iron Will”

Monday Wisdom: Making a statement


When facing adversity, you must not be intimidated. Instead, look into its eyes as if it’s the last thing it sees! Always make sure you make a statement.. The last thing our adversaries (i.e. haters, bullies, etc.) need to do is succeeded by oppressing us. For example, this image was captured from Bruce Lee‘s “Fist of Fury“. Chen Zhen (Bruce’s character) took one the Japanese martial artists, who happened to be the oppressors in the film.

Sometimes its a task for the oppress to overcome the oppressor; however, our true character is shown during the heat of battle. If you have been fighting all of your life to become something, keep on fighting! To our knowledge, we only have one life to live. Never waste it on worrying. You must have heart! Despite whether if you win or lose, make sure your statement count!

Vman – The fighter


Vman magazine happened to do a fashion editioral paying homage to the legend Bruce Lee. Through the lens of CEDRIC BUCHET and styling by SABINA SCHREDER, they did a kick ass job depicting the martial arts legend! There is no way any one on the face of this earth were unable to not recognize the iconic poses and his signature side kick.

I am not sure whether Next model, Rock Ji, knew any form of martial arts. Needless to say, the re-enacting to Bruce’s pose were more enough to receive a good nod (rather a thumbs up).

As you can see, the choice of garments for the shoot reflected Bruce Lee’s style. denim jeans by Hudson accessorized with a G-star belt and Z for Zegna shades for capture the essence many people seen him in the magazines. Other brands such as, Y-3, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Diesel Black Gold were added in the shoot anchor his look. Applying martial arts and fashion is always a win win in my book!

 

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Bruce Lee Action Museum – Say What?!?!?!


For those who may not this, but Seattle is the home of Bruce Lee. Sure he resided in California, Hong Kong, etc. After close to 40 years after his death, Seattle natives are trying to make a positive tribute for the martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee, and councilman officials are seeking to start a campaign to raise $10 million dollars.

Harrell is also working with the city`s Office of Economic Development and its office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to try and make the project a reality.

The Bruce Lee Action Museum would include a place where people could do martial arts, as well as a theater, gift store and research library.

According to information on the Bruce Lee Foundation website, in the early 1960s, Bruce moved to Seattle where a family friend, Ruby Chow, had a restaurant and had promised Bruce a job and living quarters above the restaurant. He enrolled at Edison Technical School and later the University of Washington where he majored in philosophy and met his future wife.

It has long been the dream of the Bruce Lee Foundation to build a Bruce Lee Museum. We see this home, this museum, not as a martial arts history museum or a Bruce Lee memorabilia museum but as a place that encompasses and expresses the totality of Bruce Lee’s legacy – Action! – dynamic movement, active personal expression, self actualization, the breaking of barriers! Bruce Lee was a dynamic action star and screen presence, an innovative thinker, a person who broke boundaries of race, culture, and tradition, an innovative family man, and now, a global icon. He accomplished these things by being passionate, directed and enthusiastic. He was actively dynamic in his expression of his very self and it translated across cultures and time and is the feeling that awakens within all of us when we see him move and when we listen to him speak.

My father said, “Success comes to those who become success-conscious. If you don’t aim at an object, how the heck on earth do you think you can get it?” And so, in 2008, the BLF unveiled its initial plans for the museum. (See News and Photo Galleries) Action takes on a whole new meaning inside its doors. The idea behind BLAM is to look at the notion of “taking action” as the catalyst for change and growth using Bruce Lee and his legacy as the vehicle for this. The museum will contain exhibits ranging from movie memorabilia to training equipment to writings and photographs to personal memorabilia. The museum will house a permanent exhibition space, a gallery for visiting exhibitions, a store, a theater, a meditation space, an outdoor training area, a research library, and a cafe. The intention behind the exhibits is to express the theme that our actions manifest our dreams with hard work and perseverance.

There is so much to be gained from a true understanding of Bruce Lee, the complete man. He is an inspiration and a motivational icon for so many people the world over. His battles against prejudice, his philosophy of self expression, his martial art contributions, his desire to teach and share, his undaunted drive, his excellent physical conditioning, his undeniable charm and charisma, all have left an indelible mark on history that has stood the test of time. It is a true testament to what one person with focus, perseverance, and passion can accomplish. It begs for us to get the lesson and pass it on. Bruce Lee’s example speaks of what a life governed by simplicity, directness, flow, and living in the moment can manifest.

We hope you will help us in realizing the dream of keeping Bruce Lee’s legacy alive and flourishing so that it may continue to positively influence and inspire the world through our organization, the Bruce Lee Foundation and the realization of the Bruce Lee Action Museum

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Its clearly obvious Bruce Lee has been huge reason many of us became martial arts with his stupid crazy energy, skill, and charisma! The museum will be like the american mecca of the martial arts! Truly hope this will come to frution.

Fighting scene of the week: Game of Death


This fighting scene is beyond a classic! Bruce Lee and Dan Insanto going at it in Game of Death. This fighting scene was not all about flare, but the intellectual aspect of martial arts. Like sports, martial arts is more brain than brawn.

Although striking your opponent is the objective, manipulating an opponent’s rhythm and pattern requires great skill. Eskrimas and Bruce’s fencing inspired moves were great!