Tag Archives: Bruce Lee

Bruce + Jimi Forever

Given the stuff I post here at Insomnia it’s not surprising that my social media feeds and suggestions on November 27 were full of notices about Jimi Hendrix’ birthday on that day in 1942. What was surprising is that I was also alerted to lots of notices about Bruce Lee’s birthday on the same day [...]

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Boss Bruce

Yesterday’s post celebrated the David Lynch film Blue Velvet‘s 30th anniversary, but today I wanted to take a second to note that 2016 also marks the 45th anniversary of Fists of Fury — the Bruce Lee action film originally titled The Big Boss when it was released overseas in 1971. The movie was the first [...]

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The Intercepting Post

This year The Big Boss turns 45, and next year we’ll celebrate the birthday of Bruce Lee’s fighting philosophy, Jeet Kune Do. In 1967, during his first season of The Green Hornet, Lee was inspired to create his own martial arts system. The action star and Kung Fu sensei felt that his traditional style of [...]

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The Way of the Intercepting Myth

Hey y’all, Bruce Lee was a hero of mine when I was a kid and as I’ve gotten older the man has continued to interest and inspire me. He’s always been an icon of the martial arts and in my own training in tae kwon do, boxing and kung fu, Bruce’s influence was always present. [...]

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