When watching Bruce Lee’s fight movies, the anticipation is great. You will wait to see Bruce Lee fight! A fighter with his own fight style totally. Very charismatic fighter which puts in hundreds of hours of practice in one of his fight move. Three Kingdoms one on one fight related. Bruce Lee’s famous quote below:-
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times”
Look at this famous Muay Thai figther BuaKaw’s training routine and how he can decimate/destroy a banana tree just using his kicks alone! He had being training the same his Muay Thai kicks/martial arts for approximately 22 years. As you can see, with his 22++ years of Muay Thai fight training behind him, his kicks are his most lethal weapons. So many of his fights started off with him kicking his opponent’s legs, stomach and their sides. Slowly you will notice and see that his opponents weaken as time passed. Bua Kaw’s every kicks which landed really hurts (As you can see from his opponent’s face and weaken responses). Bua Kaw’s training (To practice one kick 10,000 times or more) had placed him into the champion’s position. Unless you can withstand his powerful kick attacks or you can out kick him or out box him. Only then you stand a chance of winning. Therefore, what Bruce Lee said is really true and correct! Practice your one skill to perfection (Practice one kick 10,000 times …..) and you will be in a strong position like Bua Kaw!
Muay Thai Fighter’s training method – Kick and Break a Banana Tree!
Bua Kaw’s Fights Awards/Records
2013 Liver Kick.com Comeback of the Year
2012 Thai Fight Tournament champion (-70 kg).
2011 Thai Fight Tournament champion (-70 kg)
2011 WMC World Junior Middleweight champion
2010 Shoot Boxing S-Cup World champion
2009 WMC/MAD Muaythai World champion
2006 K-1 World MAX champion
2006 WMC Super-Welterweight World champion
2005 S-1 Super-Welterweight World champion
2005 K-1 World MAX 2005 Finalist
M.T.A World Muay Thai Champion
2004 K-1 World MAX champion
2003 KOMA GP Lightweight champion
2002 Toyota Muay Thai marathon tournament 140 lb. class winner
Omnoi Stadium Lightweight champion
2001 Professional Boxing Association of Thailand Featherweight champion
Omnoi Stadium Featherweight champion
Muay Thai – Thai vs German (RTK fight related)
Muay Thai – Thai Champion vs another Thai Champion (RTK fight related)
Tough Fight with Dong Wei Fei – RTK fight related
Dong Wei Fei’s fight awards/records
Sanda 2011 China Sanda Kung Fu King 70kg champion
2011 China Sanda Championship 70kg champion
Kickboxing 2014 WLF-World 8 Man Tournament Runner Up
2012 WLF-World 8 Man Tournament Runner Up
2011 Wu Lin Feng 70kg Chinese warriors
Another Tough Muay Thai Fight with Jordan Watson (RTK Fight related)
Jordan Watson’s Fight Awards/Records
The Challenger Muay Thai The Challenger Muay Thai Tournament Runner-up
The Contender Asia The Contender Asia UK Tournament Championship
International Sport Karate Association ISKA World Super Welterweight (-69.5 kg/153.2 lb) Muay Thai Championship
K-1 K-1 UK MAX Tournament 2007 Pain & Glory Runner-up
World Muaythai Council WMC Grand Prix Runner-up
Bruce Lee’s Training Routine for Strength and Practice
Bruce Lee Clean and Press – 2 sets of 8 reps
The clean and press is a classic weight lifters exercise. Unlike bodybuilding exercises, which work muscles in isolation, Bruce Lee’s weight lifting/power lifting exercises work muscles together, i.e. they are compound movements. Bruce Lee performed clean and presses in a very intensive fashion, that is, without rest between reps. This made the exercise a cardio and endurance exercise as well as a weight training exercise.
In the clean and press a barbell is lifted from the floor, and in one explosive movement the weight is lifted up to rest on the front of the shoulders – this is the clean. Afterwards, the weight is then pressed upwards, and held overhead. It is then lowered to the floor in one movement, and repeated. A good form is essential in the clean and press, it is also important not to attempt to lift too much weight, as injuries to the lower back are common in poorly executed clean and presses.
Bruce Lee Barbell Squat – 2 sets of 12 reps
The squat is one of the most important compound exercises in the Bruce Lee Workout, especially for martial artists. It develops a solid base and core. In the standard squat, which should always be performed in a squat rack for safety, a barbell is placed across the shoulders and a squat is then performed. Bruce Lee advised there should be no pause in the lowest position, instead as soon as your thighs reach a horizontal position, you should rise again to a standing position. The squat works the hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves and quads.
Bruce Lee Barbell Pullovers – 2 sets of 8 reps
The barbell pullover is a weight training exercise that is less common these days. It is the classic rib-box expander. To perform a pullover you should lie on a flat bench, hold a barbell with a shoulder width grip overhead, and then lower it backwards behind your head, keeping the elbows slightly bent. The bar should be held as far back as it is comfortable. Some people can touch the floor behind them with the bar, but this is not recommended without adequate training. Use a light weight to start with, as this is a deceptively difficult movement.
Bruce Lee Bench Press – 2 sets of 6 reps
No weight training session would be complete without a bench press. Many martial artists actually advise against the bench press as it expands the rib cage, which is a weakness in fighting. Bruce Lee taught that a fighter should aim to develop a solid set of ribs, which can take strikes. Performing many bench presses and pullovers can open the ribs too much, so if you plan to fight competitively, do not place too much emphasis on these exercises.
Bruce Lee Good Mornings Exercises – 2 sets of 8 reps
Bruce Lee was a fan of the good morning exercise. The exercise involves holding a barbell across the shoulders and then bend forward, keeping the legs and back straight. This exercise can be very dangerous if you do not warm up and attempt to use too much weight. Really good mornings can be performed with good results with just an empty bar. Bruce Lee damaged his back doing good mornings exercises – he did not damage it in a kung-fu challenge match, as portrayed in the film Dragon!
Bruce Lee Barbell Curls – 2 sets of 8 reps
Curls are the other staple weight training exercise along with bench presses. Everyone seems to want bigger biceps. For martial arts styles that involve grappling, grabbing, pulling and throwing, a good pairs of guns come in very useful. So perform bicep curls in each training session to build up the guns. Bruce Lee Workout aims to increase pulling power.
Bruce Lee gave so much advice in his relatively short time as a professional martial artist and fitness instructor. Fortunately he left many notes and journals that have now been made into books.
Bruce Lee’s Awards, Achievements
1.1958 – recognized as the “Crown Colony Cha-Cha Champion” in Hong Kong – 18 years old.
2.1964 – Karate Championship Award presented at the 1964 International Karate Championships for his “contribution to karate.”
3.May 2, 1964 – Commemorative Exhibition Award presented by Wally Jay and the Island Judo Jujitsu Club of Alameda, California in appreciation for his gung fu exhibition.
4.January 28, 1967 – Appears on the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon to help raise money for victims of the disease.
5.May 1967 – National Karate Championship Appreciation Award presented in appreciation of his participation.
6.1967 – Appreciation Award presented by Wally Jay and the Island Judo Jujitsu Club of Alameda, California.
7.June 1968 – National Karate Championship Award in appreciation of his participation as a guest judge.
8.May 1969 – National Karate Championship Appreciation Award in appreciation of his participation as a special guest.
9.May 1970 – National Karate Championship Appreciation Award in appreciation of his participation as the guest of honor.
10.October 30, 1970 – Awarded a “Golden Horse Award” for Best Mandarin Movie for the film Fist of Fury.
11.1972 – Inducted into Black Belt magazine’s Black Belt Hall of Fame.
12.1972 – Receives an award for being selected by the Hong Kong “Evening” Newspaper as one of the top ten movie stars.
13.June 1972 – Appears with son, Brandon, on Hong Kong TVB Operation Relief telethon to help raise funds to aid victims of a recent typhoon in Hong Kong; makes a personal donation of $10,000 Hong Kong dollars.
14.March 12, 1973 – St. Francis trophy presented by the students of his Hong Kong alma mater for participation in St. Francis Xavier’s College Sports Day.
15.1974 – Inducted into Black Belt magazine’s Black Belt Hall of Fame for the second time as the Man of the Year / Martial Artist of the Year.
16.April 28, 1993 – Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honors Bruce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
17.1994 – Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards.
18.November 15, 1995 – Hong Kong post office releases a postage stamp in honor of Bruce Lee.
19.August 4, 1998 – The Honorable Pedro Rossello, Governor of Puerto Rico, and the Government of Puerto Rico bestow a recognition award to the memory of Bruce Lee.
20.August 5-25, 1998 – Honored in Tokyo, Japan with the “Bruce Lee Exhibition: Memory of the Dragon.”
21.November 16, 1998 – Honored by the Chinese Wushu Association with a “Supreme Movie Star Award.”
22.Carlos Mendez Martinez, Mayor of Aguadillo, Puerto Rico, bestows a recognition award to the legacy of Bruce Lee and declares Aguadillo City the home of Bruce Lee in Puerto Rico.
23.U.S. Senator Milton R. Young, President of U.S.T.A. and Jhoon Rhee, Vice President of U.S.T.A., honor Bruce for his international contribution to the martial arts.
24.June 14, 1999 – Profiled in Time magazine’s Time 100: The Most Important People of the 20th Century under Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century
25.1999 – Listed in The Movie Book as one of five hundred people who have made a landmark contribution to the medium of film.
26.1999 – Inducted into the “Martialinfo.com Martial Arts Hall of Fame.”
27.October 21, 2000 – Declared “Bruce Lee Day in San Francisco” by Mayor Willie L. Brown in honor and recognition of the “Little Dragon” in the year of the Golden Dragon.
28.November 20 – December 17, 2000 – Hong Kong Film Archive honors Bruce with an exhibition, “Bruce Lee Retrospective”, and a festival of 20 Bruce Lee films “The Immortal Bruce Lee: From the Kid to Kung Fu Dragon.”
29.October 22, 2000 – February 18, 2001 – Honored in San Francisco with the exhibition, “Bruce Lee: A Retrospective” at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco.
30.May 2001 – Named by Premiere Magazine as the 3rd most influential deceased show business talent (Walt Disney was named as #1 and Stanly Kubrick was named as #2).
31. 2003 – Bruce Lee named by People Magazine / VH1 Special Collector’s Edition Magazine as one of 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons.
32.December 7, 2003 – Latin American Martial Arts Society Worldwide inducts Sijo Bruce Lee into the Hall of Fame as a Martial Arts Legend.
33.May 24, 2004 – Receives the EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy) Legacy Award in London for his humanitarian achievement through the spiritual philosophy of martial arts which challenged racism and added substance to our lives; other recipients include Ghandi and Martin Luther King.
34.March 6, 2004 – Receives Citation for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution for his contributions to the martial arts at the Arnold Martial Arts World Games at the Battle of Columbus in Ohio; Governor Schwarzenegger bestows the award.
35.2004 – Receives a star on the Hong Kong Avenue of the Stars.
36.March 27, 2005 – Receives the Star of the Century Award from the Hong Kong Film Awards.
37.September 25, 2005 – Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award during the International Forum on Chinese Martial Arts Cultural Industry in Datong, China bestowed by the National General Administration of Sports and the All China Youth Federation for his special contribution to Chinese Gung Fu movies and to the world.
38.November 17, 2005 – Named as one of Variety Magazine’s Icons of the Century.
39.November 19-20, 2005 – UCLA Film and Television Archive screen Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon as part of their “Heroic Grace: the Chinese Martial Arts Film Part II” at the James Bridge Theater at UCLA.
40.November 26, 2005 – A life size statue of Bruce Lee is unveiled in Mostar, Bosnia as a symbol of the fight against ethnic divisions. Bruce Lee is chosen by organizers as he is admired for his own ethnic struggles and accomplishments.
41.November 27, 2005 – A statue of Bruce Lee is unveiled on the Hong Kong Avenue of the Stars during a week long Bruce Lee Festival which featured film screenings and tours of his homes, schools and work places. The statue reads “Star of the Century.”
42.November 17 – December 16, 2005 – The UCLA Film and Television Archive Research and Study Center presents an individual viewing exhibit featuring a selection of television titles from the Archive’s Study Collection featuring Bruce Lee. The selection includes titles not available on home video and is open to the public.
43.June 24, 2007 – Spike TV airs Enter the Dragon with bonus interviews and declares it Bruce Lee Day on Spike TV.
44.June 10, 2008 – The Lee Family debuts and launches Bruce Lee Enterprises at the New York Licensing Expo.
45.July 18, 2008 – The Bruce Lee Foundation unveils its plans to build a Bruce Lee Museum in Seattle, Washington and fundraising activities begin.
46.October 2008 – CCTV1 in China premiers a 50 episode biographical, live action series on the legacy of Bruce Lee entitled “The Legend of Bruce Lee”.
47.October 2008 – Discussions begin with the Hong Kong Government to convert Bruce Lee’s former home in Hong Kong into a museum run by the Bruce Lee Foundation.
48.November 9, 2008 – A 2600 acre nature preserve is dedicated to Bruce Lee as a memorial park in the Lee family ancestral home of Shunde, China complete with a Bruce Lee Museum, Martial Arts School, and the tallest Bruce Lee statue in existence at 18 meters high.
49.April 20, 2009 – Waddell Media and LeeWay Media will premier the documentary How Bruce Lee Changed the World on History Channel US.
50.Honored with postage stamps in Republic Batumi, Tanzania, Gambia, Antigua –Barbuda, Madagascar, Chuvashia, Khakassia, and Hong Kong.
51.Appeared in 34 films and television shows (see bruceleefoundation.org for Filmography under menu heading “Bruce Lee”).
52.Books by Bruce Lee: a.Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense
b.Tao of Jeet Kune Do
c.Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method Vols. I-IV
d.The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art
e.Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee’s Commentaries on the Martial Way
f.The Art of Expressing the Human Body
g.Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence 1958-1973
h.Artist of Life
i.Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living
j.Words of the Dragon: Interviews, 1958-1973
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