Originally Posted by rusty nails
and did millions of people in the western world see them in fist of fury and enter the dragon?
the luckiest thing that ever happened to lee is that he died at the peak of his fame.
I don't know how many people in the Western world were exposed to those Jet Li types during Lee's era.
I think you're focusing too much on the movies. And Lee did make entertaining movies, but I'm more interested in his actual research into fighting and cross training.
Up until UFC went mainstream and MMA became one of the fastest growing sports in the world, the only martial books you could find where the author examined Boxing, Grappling and Muay Thai and broke down the pros and cons of each individual style and when and how to utilize the respective skills were written by Bruce Lee.