Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts
Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts
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Emotional Content...Not Anger
Like most of my contemporaries, I am a big Bruce Lee fan. As a teenager, I saw Enter the Dragon 36 times...in the theatre...before it came out on VHS. I even smuggled in a cassette recorder so I could learn the lines better. Eventually, I new EVERY line of the movie...not just Bruce Lee"s lines, bu
2016 MA Movies
The Deadly Reclaim (Wu Jing)
Rail Road Tigers (Jackie Chan)
Kung Fu Cowboy (Tiger Chen)
The Bodyguard (Sammo Hung, Andy Lau)
Beast (Kenny Chin)
Headshot (Iko Uwais)
Feng Shen Bang 3D (Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai)
rney with me, I've been fortunate to take lessons and share friendship with some of the worlds best martial artists...but I, personally, won't ever be known for my technique or contribution of martial knowledge...my contribution, if I am remembered for anything, will be in encouraging instructors to take what they teach, practice, and live on the mat, in their dojo, and/or in the ring --and put it to work in the world --to the benefit of other people, places, and things. It is called "Engaged Budo-ism," and this is the practice of taking the martial arts out of the dojo and into the world. Special thanks to Gaku Homma and yogi Seane Corn for giving me the language to support the work. "
Tom Callos began studying the martial arts in Reno, Nevada in 1971 at age 11 under Taekwondo instructor Lou Grasso; earning his first-degree black belt in 1979. In 1980 he
THE MAN BEHIND, BRUCE LEES THE TAO of JEET KUNE DO
On the eve of the new rendition of the Tao of Jeet Kune Do, public awareness will be awakened again to the legendary man known that this book was by-- Bruce Lee. I smile, thinking back to when I was a child and I called this special human being "Uncle Bruce". But, there was another special human being that I regarded warmly in that same family spirit. And, when looking closely at the Tao of JKD, this other person was behind the scenes as well--a devotee who used his time and energy to building the most prolific and modern book in martial arts history. This unsung hero deserves to be remembered within the chronicles of the JKD world. His name is Gilbert Johnson.
But who is Gilbert Johnson? Why is he of major significance? Let"s begin with the facticity that Gilbert was specifically chosen by Linda Lee to carefully and delicately tend to the sea of papers reflecting her now, late husband"s thoughts, words, and insights to share with the world. The monumental task of organizing and preserving these writings by my Honorary Uncle would become a sacred endeavor for Gilbert-- he was co-editor to the Tao of Jeet Kune Do (and later the book, The Filipino Martial Arts by my father, Dan Inosanto). As an accomplished martial artist on his own terms, he was an inquisitive human being, and connected very much with the teachings and principles of Jeet Kune Do.
But before this mission of anthology with the Tao of JKD, Gilbert was a gifted writer and independent journalist who frequently wrote for Black Belt magazine and other publications during the 1960"s-1970"s. According t