Bruce Lee is dead buried and rotten

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  1. Charlemagne

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    Not to mention the stupidity of suggesting that someone died of a brain aneurysm because their kung fu was weak.
     
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    According to Wikipedia, it wasn't even a brain aneurysm:
    "Donald Teare, a forensic scientist recommended by Scotland Yard who had overseen over 1,000 autopsies, was assigned to the Lee case. His conclusion was "death by misadventure" caused by an acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds present in the combination medication Equagesic.[93]"

    Bruce Lee - Wikipedia

    A brain aneurysm is local: Intracranial aneurysm - Wikipedia . Maybe Dale is confusing a local aneurysm with a general swelling (cerebral edema).

    (All according to Wikipedia, such as it is.)

    At any rate, I don't think that good kung fu would have prevented the reaction to the medication or alleviated the cerebral edema.
     
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    Get a doctor that doesn't prescribe cocane and steroids
     
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    Yeah I got dislike bombed there at one point.

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    Haters gonna hate.

    Lee had huge part in bringing exposure to martial arts and helped create the vibrant market in the USA.

    I don't worship him. But I value his role in being the king of kung full flicks, as free advertising for all schools, clubs, gyms, dojo's and dojangs.
     
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    I am probably a weird martial artist. I was never really into martial arts movies growing up. I do remember watching "Kung Fu" on TV, but it was hit or miss whether or not I happened to catch it. I wasn't that much into it. I also don't do video games or computer games, never have. I love anime, but the martial arts ones are only interesting to me as much as the story line goes, the fight scenes and techniques and so on don't do anything for me.

    However, I knew who Bruce Lee was and what he represented. I realize that Bruce Lee and others of his era had a very large impact on the amount of real-world training going on out there; especially in the USA. I have no doubt that there would be far fewer martial arts schools if the time of the martial arts movies and stars had not existed.

    That's pretty much it. I don't worship any martial artist living or dead. I have respect for those who came before me and left their mark on the martial arts world. I am thankful that their impact paved the way for the large variety and scope of training available today. There are no posters of martial arts figures on my wall and there never were any.

    That is all.
     
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    Brother Dale, what's going on?

    If you see this and wish to PM me, please do

    Xue
     
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    I think the most ironic things about Bruce Lee's effect on martial culture are the following;

    1. Karate boomed instead of Kung Fu, despite most people entering Karate dojos because of Lee.
    2. Jeet Kun Do becoming dogged down by the exact things that Lee opposed in Wing Chun.
    3. Bruce Lee essentially advocating the value Mixed Martial Arts decades before the first UFC took place.
     
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