Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
Bruce Lee was the best because of several reasons.
- He grew up fighting on the streets. Street fighting is very different than tournament fighting and is not controlled or sports-like. The mental strength required to willingly involve in a street fight makes one far more dangerous than a fighter inside a tournament ring.
- His physical fitness. He could probably outfight anyone, in terms of sheer endurance and stamina.
- Power and Speed. His ability to generate power in his punches and kicks and his have yet to be equaled to this day, over 40 years after his death!
- He was way ahead of his time. His training routine, his fitness, his emphasis on using simple and effective techniques alone, his incorporation of elements from other styles, his attitude to fighting and self defense in general, made him an all round fighting machine. Unlike fighters of today who have one predominant technique, he trained every part of his body to be useful. Maybe he wouldn't ...more
My dear friend I have been the fan of Bruce lee for more then thirty five year, in all those years I have been doing research about his achievements, now I say that I have done Phd on the subject once I have concluded that one should not compare Bruce lee with human, the level he achieved is only comparable with most dangerous animal like leopard, male aggressive baboon monkey, a very fast snake, etc, if you understand these animals, I am sure with bare hand no person can fight with these beast because of there techniques and abilities, likewise for a normal human it was not possible to fight with Bruce lee as he had the abilities of most dangerous animals, if you agree with me then you would also say that Bruce lee was the best of martial artist this world could have. Moreover extraordinary people don't have very long life.
I can't believe the doctor gave him poison when he had back pain. That actually killed him. I just wish Bruce Lee was still alive so I could learn from him.
Bruce Lee is a man of legend. He could do one fingered push-ups. One armed pull-ups. He was too fast so on film they had to have him slow down and speed up the camera. He created Jeet Kune Do and pretty much brought martial arts to America. He was the highest paid actor in the world at that time. He was invincible and never lost a fight in his life besides when he used to get beaten up when he was a kid before he started martial arts. To show his speed he would ask you to put a coin in your hand and he'd step a few feet away. He said as soon as they saw him move to close their hand immediately. There'd be a blur and when yo opened your hand the coin would be replaced with a different one and Bruce would be standing behind you with the coin you originally had. He was so strong he could do the legendary one-inch punch where he would punch about an inch away from someone's chest and send them flying backwards. Most strong people use punching bags that weigh about 150. And it would be ...more
Bruce Lee is awesome, but it's a shame that he was an Atheist. Whoever is reading this comment, please read all of what I have to say before you disagree with it. People ask yourselves this, If you died tonight do you know what would happen? Would you go to heaven or hell? Now I know a lot of people say that God sends us to hell, but that's not true, we send ourselves there when we refuse the gift that God gave us. We all have sinned and need forgiveness. Romans 6:26 says: we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Now some people say they have never sinned, but I know that's not true. Have you ever done something wrong, anything wrong you have ever done counts as a sin. Because we are not perfect, only God is. Now you know your a sinner, what next? Well, let me tell you. God sent his only son to die for you, your friends, your family, and even your enemies. Imagine this true story in your head as you read. A perfect man named Jesus has been condemned to death for nothing. ...more
I can't really say that bruce is the best ever, but he is the best that I have ever seen. People often compare bruce to jet li, jackie chan, chuck Norris, some even say he was just an actor, I haven't seen ANYONE perfect the one inch punch the way bruce demonstrated, I haven't seen ANYONE with the punching power or the kicking power the bruce had, and if he wasn't that good why are we still talking about him? Where did mixed martial arts come from? Who was the first mixed martial artist? Bruce was in a class all by himself! He's been dead over thirty years and martial artist still can't do what he did so easily back then, WHY?... In my eyes he was and still is the GREATEST!.. (Be Like Water! )
Bruce Lee is #1 hands down. Anyone who would disagree obviously is not aware of his abilities. It is a fact that Bruce Lee's speed was like no other. There were times when Bruce Lee was challenged in a street fight and Bruce Lee was victorious without his opponent even landing a single hit on him. No one can do Bruce Lee's one-inch punch like he could. Not to mention, Bruce Lee did not use normal punching sandbags. The normal weight of a punching sandbag is about 75 lbs. Some heavier sandbags weigh about 150 lbs. Bruce Lee used a specially made 300 lbs sandbag. Additionally, it was filled with metal instead of sand. There is no one and perhaps never will be anyone ever as good as Bruce Lee.
Definitely the best MA of all time. His work rate and dedication proves that lee was unbeatable. Bruce Lee was so fast even cameras could not capture his speed when he was acting in movies. Bruce also studied various different martial arts so that he could be prepared for life threatening situations. This is because he realised that studying one martial art doesn't make one a complete fighter. I am surprised by the fact that conor mcgregor isn't in the top 10 or 20. I do not believe that someone like seagall should be ahead of conor. Seagall only showed his skill through demonstrations and nothing more. He never fight anyone with great skill so how could he be in the top ten. A good MA is determined by how well one can use his skills against another highly trained opponent. Mcgregor on the other hand beat the best 145 and 155 pounder fighters in the world easily. McGregor is the modern day bruce lee however lee will always be the greatest.
I strongly agree I've heard people say that Jackie Chan would beat Bruce Lee and I just laugh I've seen so many videos of Bruce Lee doing amazing things I mean if catching a single rye out of mid air with a pair of chop sticks or lighting a match out of mid air with nun Chuck's isn't impressive I don't know what is and besides that he was so fast cameras couldn't keep up with his speed and he could six inch punch a man and knock him 10 foot backwards he was the best fighter to ever live in my opinion
Bruce Lee was a man of true skills and expanded his mind in what martial arts is all about. He dedicated himself to be the best of the best, but at the same time he taught and express in detail to his friends, students and the world that he was the real deal. Bruce expressed himself mentality and physically, and there will never be another Bruce Lee. He was the Dragon.
Bruce lees the best of the best. Jackie chan is awesome and funny, jet li is strong and his skills are sharp, tony jaa is flexible, an acrobatic beast, extremely fast, Donnie yen is power ful and strong, sammo hung is strong and can take a hit, and chuck Norris is just strong and powerful. Bruce lee is all those guys combined into one. His speed, flexibility, acrobatic, powerful and strong, and funny is amazing. No one can imitate my idol!
Bruce was more than just a fighter. He revolutionized martial arts by finding the fastest and most efficient ways to defeat an enemy, instead of following traditions that only handicapped other fighters. He was also willing to take in students of any race, which suggests that he was not only ahead of his time in fighting, but also in ethics and philosophy.
I believe Bruce Lee was the greatest martial artist of the 20th Century. He's my most favorite martial artist and his films are successful. If anyone tried to make a fool out of him, he's going to kick your butt and mess you up. If he alive, I could have train with him and I should talk to him about his life, his career, how he was first interested in martial arts, and his films because I am a martial artist and I was a huge Bruce Lee fan.
Bruce Lee is a legend! He hast trained hard and long to become superior, and he is! He is are extremely fast, strong, agile, and what he does in the movies is just half of what he can do in real life! Also, Bruce Lee is one of the most (if not the most) influential martial artists of all time, without him there would be no Jackie Chan or Jet Li. To top it of, he not only became a star for himself, but how people viewed asians and showed that asians are more than just steriotypical people! All thanks to Bruce Lee!
No one will ever compare to the king of martial arts. He's the best and #1 Martial Arts Master heck, GrandMaster of all time. He's the only GrandMaster who studied martial arts for about 20 years. He learned faster than any other martial artist, he had the speed, skill, strength, concentration, determination and perseverance that no other martial had or has to this day or will ever have in the future.
Bruce lee was the best fighter of all time! Just because he didn't fight in any tournaments people say he wasn't a real martial artist! Come on people this guy invented jeet kune do! This guy could do push-ups on two fingers! He could move so fast that if he were to get into fight it would go like this. " So you're that Bruce Lee guy huh, let's throw down! " says thug. Than Bruce lee kicks the guy through 2 walls which would teach him a lesson,or it could go like this. Bruce lee punches the guy so hard his body makes a dent in the wall. Or, if Bruce was in a good mood he might let the dood through a few punches and kicks before he gets bored and does his famous one inch punch! Which would make the guy give up go home, wake up in the morning with a horrible feeling in his chest. The moral the story is, don't mess with Bruce lee!
I personally feel that the opinion of all those who are of the opinion that Bruce was not the absolute "BEST" does not count, since they do not know what they are talking about and are probably those who want to go against, no matter what. My humble advice to them, just take a look at the videos of Bruce Lee's training and demonstrations, you WILL change your lopsided opinion.
According to martial artist who met Bruce or fought him, he was untouchable, unbeatable and his speed was unbelievable. And by the way, have you seen his 1 inch punch yet? Even his strength was on the top level. Now combine this all with his 20 hours/day training and many years of martial arts training and the fact, that his teacher was Yip man. That's how great Bruce was.
I feel that the pure philosophy of Bruce Lee Ranks him as the best, he was a true martial artist and a true teacher, always willing to teach anyone who wanted to learn, I feel that there is true potential in everyone if they followed his philosophys and didn't see race, sex, creed and treated everyone as equal.
His Bruce Lee, his not just an actor, he had to do his moves slowly so that the camera could see what he was doing, his that fast, he did one hand push-ups only on his thumb and index finger displaying power and hardcore training. Nobody can compete with him. Nobody.
He's at the top of my list too, but what about the people he trained under. He wouldn't be where is was if it weren't for them. Some of those people may never be heard of because of their anonymity. I still give him top billing because he brought martial arts to the mainstream for us to enjoy with his movies.
All the greatest martial artist of all time have agreed to the fact that there was only one bruce lee. he was the pioneer of his time. he took martial art way ahead of his time. MMA was his idea. He gave the philosophical thoughts over martial arts. All the world champions of his time, trained under him. BRUCE LEE IS THE BEST
Bruce Lee taught martial arts to James Garner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, Joe Lewis, and Dan Inosanto. Bruce Lee is the best. His fighting style is called Jeet Kune Do and Bruce translate the style called The Way Of The Incepting Fist. He is the only person who can do a two finger push up. His films are successful. He is truly #1 and he has the speed. No other martial artist can't defeat him. He died so young and he was a strong and powerful fighter. If you want to see his sidekick, just watch Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon. He study Wing Chun with his teacher Yip Man. His spirit will live forever. Many people challenge Bruce. When his taught martial arts to his students, a challenger came to Bruce and said to him that he has to close his school down because he don't want him to teach non-Chinese, but Bruce said he can teach anyone. Bruce defeat him. Bruce was the greatest martial artist.
Bruce lee is the best because he inspired me into becoming a good martial artist and he did it so well that I'm 8 years old and I'm almost a red belt and I've only been doing martial arts for 3 years and if people doubt him I'm going to show how hard I've work because of such awesomeness that made me want to do martial artist
Yes, Bruce Lee is truly the best and greatest martial artist of all time, no one compares to him. He brought miracles of magic to all martial arts and idolization, admiration and mentoring to all martial artists.
Bruce Lee learned 1 art from Yip Man and made so many others! If he were to fight in today's age he without a doubt be the deadliest man on the planet! He was the best in his time, I only wish he was young and around now to show his speed, discipline, power & evacuation!
The combination of unreal speed and presence of mind was unbeatable. Pound for pound, he was stronger than anyone else and his reflexes were cat like. I have seen many fights in my life as having grown up in the San Francisco area, in the 70's- 80's, and have never seen anyone fast enough to beat him.