Bruce Lee: Strength Training and Martial Arts

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

As a kid, I was obsessed with Bruce Lee because of his martial arts skills.

Later, it was because he’s arguably one of the most important figures in the world of physical culture.

As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate Bruce Lee, the philosopher, even more. I even read quotes from him nearly every day.

My guest on today’s podcast is Charles Russo, who wrote an outstanding new book about Bruce called Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and The Dawn of Martial Arts in America.

Charles is full of incredible, little-known stories about Bruce that he shares with us today.

Topics include:

  • Street fighting in gangs as a kid in China
  • His move to San Francisco in 1959
  • The brash, young loudmouth he had a reputation for being
  • How and why he offended so many in the martial arts world
  • The beginning of Jeet Kune Do
  • Fighting and defeating two of the toughest street fighters anywhere
  • His social and political impact

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