I will now proceed to respond to every post in the thread (why not?)
Originally Posted by marekny144
I was wondering how good Bruce was with nunchaku. I remember the scene from Enter the Dragon that left me speechless. I'm still not over it. Anybody who practices the art could shed some light on how good he actually was? He seems unbelievable from some of the footage and movie scenes. I also cannot help but think he would be a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight division. His speed and the power he generated looks out of this world.
Bruce wouldn't have been a LW... maybe a FW if he added some weight... but Bruce Lee walked around at about 135. He was a BW. He'd be fighting guys like Miguel Torres. Some claim he was more like 145... but either way you look at it, the guy would fight at FW or BW, he might be a bit small for LW, unless he put on some heavy muscle and fat (3.5% fat is obviously too low)
As for his nunchaku abilities... I honestly don't know. He looked cool, and that is what counts for the movies.
Originally Posted by atj-lucko
Rickson by Armbar
I stand by my belief that Lee would knock Rickson unconcious before he even got near him. You have to be realistic, Lee would have studied the basics of BJJ and would have learned how to defend it. Lee already knew about defending takedowns in wrestling and judo. And let's face facts, takedowns are far from a BJJ practioneer's strong point.
I don't think Rickson would have lasted long against Lee if Bruce lived in today's world.
Originally Posted by big_juge
Bruce was a bad bad man.
Both in the bad ass sense and in terms of being a family man...
Originally Posted by jdwall
good MOVIE magic
Actually, no. Not really. Fact: Bruce Lee (as well as a few faster martial artists) needed to slow down because they were going to fast for the cameras. The technology wasn't good enough to capture. It was hard for them to keep up.
Most films were done at 24 frames per second. Certain guys were filmed at 32 frames per second to capture everything, and even then, it wasn't full speed movements.
No movie magic my friend.
Originally Posted by Renny
Bruce lee by 1 inch punch.....but that is a badass nunchucku scene from enter the dragon....
Enter the Dragon was an awesome movie from beginning to end lol
Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE
Bruce was better than the movies made him look.
He was the first mixed martial artist.
100% True. Bruce was an amazing martial artist and was all about bringing the arts together. It would have been amazing to see what Lee would have done if he ever had the time to take a closer look at BJJ.