Actor on set of Big Boss confirmed a fight with Bruce Lee with a thaiboxer

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Canibus81, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

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    I don't know him like I know GSP. I've seen him in videos training Brock and know a little bit about him. He doesn't sound like JKD most loyal student though. Instead he sounds like a mixed martial artist in every sense of the word. Perhaps more so than any fighter today.

    "Starting with Judo in 1974, Paulson has trained in many disciplines including Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Sambo (martial art), Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, studying first with Rorion Gracie, Royce Gracie, Rickson Gracie in his garage in 1989. He has studied with 40 different teachers over his 30 years of training including Rick Faye, Greg Nelson, Yorinaga Nakamura, Larry Hartsell, Tim Tackett, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Nic Saignac, Rigan Machado, Rico Chipparelli, and the legendary Dan Inosanto, who claims Erik is one of the world's most dynamic grapplers.

    He currently runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, California where he trains MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Renato Sobral, Cub Swanson, Ben Jones and Ginelle Marquez. He is closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Erik came out of retirement in October 2007 to headline the first HDNET MMA fight card. Paulson took on Jeff Ford in the main event of the night. Paulson made quick work of Ford, winning by spinning arm bar in the opening minutes of the first round.

    Erik recently received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rigan Machado. Erik is the founder of Combat Submission Wrestling, and STX Kickboxing. Erik is currently writing a book along with American Combat Association president Matthew Granahan and JD Dwyer on the History of American Submission Wrestling. The book has just been released as of July 2010"
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  2. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

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    Nor does this look a man educating the masses on the effectivness of JKD...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdpgZ8NK_Mg[/ame]
     
  3. Canibus81

    Canibus81 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    you obviously don't know what Jeet Kune do is, so here you go. And Eric Paulson was the best that competed but there are JKD practioners better than he is.

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeet_Kune_Do[/ame]
     
  4. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

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    I know what it is. It is a style but it also flexible. I'm not going to let you use the completely open argument of it can be anything, otherwise there is no argument and you can pretty much say what you want. Bruce intended it to be the style of no style but Islam also intended to have no sects within it. What it was and what it is are different things. For Bruce his love for Wing Chun is shown heavily in JKD because that was his interpretation. Otherwise we are talking about MMA and the debate for JKD is moot. If we are to pretend Bruce was the first man to cross train then we are hero worshipping. For crying out loud he called it Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist so how can it not be a style of some sort.
     
  5. Canibus81

    Canibus81 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Because it isn't no style it's a system and anyone can have a base and links to go with it. He took what he saw was the most effective in combat. And Wing Chun is very effective and it has a lot to do with centerline and if you understand the science behind it because you can't refute physics, the same way you can't refute gravity, than you'd understand the reason behind it. And there is no arguement, because if you understand the concept of it, than it also applies to MMA.( and bruce might of not been the first to cross train but he was first to apply the theory of asborbing the most useful, back than martial artists didn't do that, I don't care how many styles they were cross training in) Regardless of what you thought worked in combat. And not everybody who trains Jeet Kune do is gonna express it the same, that's like saying everybody who trains in boxing is gonna fight like Pacquaio or Mike Tyson, it doesn't work that way. The same way that not everybody trains for actuality.


    And no, he gets credit for putting the system together, because he did, which is why he gets credit. And he called it Jeet Kune Do "the Way of the intercepting fist, not Bruce Lee the Way of the intercepting fist. Now if you wanna call it that, you can go right ahead but he didn't call it that.
     
  6. Stoo

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    So just because BJJ didnt look as flashy on camera and didnt win them any movies roles they Gracies were average fighters? Even though BJJ was actually quite effective in fights/competition?
    Atleast Royce had the balls to fight someone like Kimo, which is something Bruce didnt own
     
  7. Nosbor

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    Good Lord: I cannot believe what I have been reading! I sware this JKD thing is more like a Cult of Personality.


    And Canibus most certainly did claim he beat up/kicked ass on/got the physical measure of, WHATEVER-a BJJ black belt. Now it turns out that was his buddy who was unable to close the distance on him during a training session.

    More fodder for the JKD Personality Cult.



    Canibus; One final imposition: Where did your friend earn his black belt?
     
  8. Beebs

    Beebs Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You nailed it, Canibus is an impressionable kid sucked into the cult of JKD.

    Real fighters fight.

    Are you really in Uzbekistan? ExPat or Uzbek?
     
  9. Nosbor

    Nosbor Boxing Addict banned

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    :good

    I live and train grappling/BJJ in Santa Barbara. We may have discussed this before, or perhaps that was under a prior screen-name.

    The Uzbekistan thing for my location was just a take off on some older country song. Where the krooner goes on about his Ex's living in Texas, so he hangs his hat in Tennessee. I just thought changing it too UZB would be funny.

    Truth be told there have been times when moving to UZB to get away from some horrible, vendictive women, sounded pretty damn good!:D
     
  10. Beebs

    Beebs Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    lol i Know the no show jones song, just wondered.
     
  11. Stoo

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    :lol:
     
  12. suriamarsuli

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    Try to watch or read some interview of Bruce Lee with Joe Lewis and Chuck Norris.Chuck Norris compliment Bruce Lee's ability,athletcism but not once mention him as the same breath of a professional fighter,stating that he doesn't want to go there(opening cans of worms).Joe Lewis even dismiss some sparring myth about Bruce Lee pounding a 300 pound heavybag or his speed is like 4/100th of a sec.
     
  13. KERRIGAN

    KERRIGAN Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This Cult of Bruce Lee has to stop.

    For ****'s sakes guys, you stopped believing in Santa Claus when you were 8 years old, and yet you still cling to your immature Bruce Lee fantasies even though you are now 28 or 38 years old.

    Time to grow the **** up.
     
  14. Stoo

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    You should see the Bruce Lee v Tank Abbot thread that was going down a few years ago, was brilliant
     
  15. boranbkk

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    Can someone post the video proof he took out a load of Thai boxers when he filmed Big Bossman in Thailand?

    Total Bollox!!! The respect given to Bruce Lee here in Thailnd is for someone who made great movies not kicking much arse.

    Any top class Thai of the same weight class takes him out.

    I love Bruce, his movies and what he did for Martial Arts and Asians in the west, but as some guy said earlier posts the Myth has just grown out of proportion.