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Book of Bruce

2018 marks 45 years since the death of The Dragon, Bruce Lee. The filmmaker, dancer, philosopher and martial arts pioneer died mysteriously on July 20, 1973. Lee’s death has long been the subject of conspiracy theories ranging from a poisoning by a jealous lover to a mob hit by the Chinese Tong, and the rest [...]

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Calm & Chaos

After leading an art gallery talk last Thursday night I had a realization about how being able to choose to be calm and relaxed is a crucial part of any kind of performance. Whether you’re sparring in an MMA gym or performing music in public or at your day job leading a presentation, the ability [...]

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Art Fight

We had a productive day today pushing big projects off of to-do lists and finishing publicity for soon-to-be announcements. I also spent part of the day promoting my new podcast, Art Fight Club. Brian Siskind and I are talking about fighting to create great art, and talking with fighters about the creativity that’s revealed in [...]

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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 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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