Western Arts

Hélio Gracie’s last interview

October 19, 20140 Comments

This interview was taken from a 30-minute special on a Brazilian TV Network called SPORTV from the GLOBO TV network. This interview is from December 2008, when Grandmaster Helio Gracie was 95 years old talking about his life and his art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. It also includes footage of other BJJ luminaries including his sons, […]

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Punching From Angles

April 26, 20141 Comment

“Never finish an attack where you started”. All the great defensive boxers follow that rule, but using angles is about more than just evasion. I’ve put together a compilation video of some great fighters and how they’ve used angles to make their attacks nearly unstoppable. Check out Guillermo Rigondeaux, Roy Jones Jr., Yuriorkis Gamboa, Mike […]

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Legacy of Professor William Kwai Sun Chow

August 19, 20130 Comments

Professor William Kwai Sun “Thunderbolt” Chow, 1914 – 1987, was the creator of Chinese Kempo Karate. Professor Chow was known as the “Thunderbolt” by his peers because of his fierce fighting ability and the lightning fast and powerful techniques. Professor’s Kempo Karate drew on influences from several systems including: Karate (Japanese Karate), Kempo (Okinawan Karate), […]

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The Source of Bruce Lee’s “Be Water, My Friend” Quote

July 23, 20130 Comments

There are many famous quotations by Bruce Lee, and one of the most famous quotes is his “Be Water, My Friend” quote from his interview with Pierre Berton show. The video above contains the original source of the “Be Water” quote from the short-lived TV series “Longstreet”. The following is the original quote: “If you try […]

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Footwork with Sifu Ted Wong – Jeet Kune Do

March 14, 20130 Comments

Here’s a short video of the late Sifu Ted Wong, the last of Bruce Lee’s personal students, teaching basic footwork for kicking.

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Bruce Lee Demonstration in Washington D.C. – 1967

March 1, 20130 Comments

Rare video footage from the vault of Taky Kimura of Bruce Lee doing a demonstration at Jhoon Rhee’s National Karate Championships. He was 26 years of age at this time. It took place at the Washington D.C. Armory on May 6th, 1967. You will also see footage of Mr. Rhee, Mr. Joe Lewis and Mr. Ed […]

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Multiple Opponents – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Perspective

February 24, 20130 Comments

Interesting breakdown in regards to multiple opponent scenarios from a Gracie Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Perspective. Here are the key points: Deescalate the situation if at all possible Use distance to your advantage Preemptive action (attack first if you have to) If you carry a weapon… use it. All great points if you find yourself in […]

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Happy Birthday to Brandon Bruce Lee!

February 2, 20137 Comments

Brandon Bruce Lee, born on February 1st 1965, would have turned 48 years old today. And it’s been nearly two decades since his tragic death during the filming of the movie “The Crow”. He was the son of the martial arts legend Bruce Lee and his wife Linda Emery and was born in Oakland, California. […]

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