The Legacy of Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do in the Worlds of Boxing and MMA
Even as it nears four decades since the tragic, untimely death of Bruce Lee, questions still linger about his connection to the continually evolving realm of mixed martial arts.
Given the variety of techniques Lee incorporated into his own martial arts, was he the first mixed martial artist?
If he was, what led him down that path? Surprisingly to some, if you study Lee’s techniques and philosophical beliefs on training, combat, lifestyle, and more, the most obvious connection is actually between Lee and the sport of boxing.
In a recent interview, Shannon Lee, Bruce’s daughter who runs Bruce Lee Enterprises and the Bruce Lee Foundation, provided great insight on these subjects.