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WARRIOR

I just heard about this upcoming series that is based on Bruce Lee own writings , it is called Warrior  and will be aired in the United States beginning of 2019.

Here is the description:

“Set at the times of the Tong Wars in the late 1800s in San Francisco, the series follows a martial arts prodigy originating in China who moves to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown”.

This is a whole new series, not to be confused with “Kung Fu ” who was played by David Carradine .

But according to  Linda Lee Cadwell,  Bruce Lee created the concept for the Kung Fu series , which was then stolen by Warner Bros.  In an interview in Dec. 8th 1971, Bruce Lee said that he had developed a concept for a television series called  The Warrior, the series were meant to star himself,  the story is about a martial artist in the American Old West,  but Warner Brothers and Paramount were sceptical about it and did not go on with the project.

Instead a new serie named Kung Fu,  using the same idea, was aired one year later, starring David Carradine.

I  agree with Linda when she says they stole Bruce Lee´s idea. Not only they stole his idea but they also used another actor. Even though Kung Fu was a huge success and one of my favourite series at the time,  I always have in mind that it was  Bruce Lee´s idea and it should have been Bruce Lee in the role .

Now  we will get the chance to see Warrior , I am a bit surprised it is only coming to the television now after so many years but I will for sure watch it if the series get the chance to be aired in Sweden.

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Posted by on 14 December, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

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78 years old

 

This is the age Bruce Lee would have been today . I can´t help but feel sad every year thinking what great things he would have accomplished by now.

Yesterday there was an article in the paper. It does not stop to amaze me how people come with new theories about his death 45 years after his passing. What the article was about is not worth mentioning,  they did not even have their facts right,  so I won´t talk about it. After 45 years I don´t believe in new so called theories , whether I believe in the official story or not is not to be discussed here, people should believe what they want but what is important here is what he did with his life.

So today is a celebration of the date of birth of Bruce Lee, the greatest martial artist of all times. I had the chance to visit the hospital where he was born and even stand outside the door of the room. This was in 2010 at the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco, and this is during this trip  that I met his family and some of his friends , this was  one of the best experiences of my life.

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RIP Bruce Lee, Ted Wong, Allen Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 27 November, 2018 in My own training

 

PICTURES

 

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Bruce Lee

 

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Allen Joe and Bruce Lee

 

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Mikael , Annie Joe, Allen Joe, Gina

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Bruce Lee and Ted Wong

 

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Ted Wong, Gina , Allen Joe, Mikael

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Bruce and Linda Lee

 

 
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Posted by on 20 November, 2018 in Pictures

 

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Raymond Chow

It is important to know about the story of Bruce Lee and the people who had an impact on his life. We just learned about the passing of Raymond Chow and I  took some some highlights out of the Guardian,  published on nov 3rd.

“Raymond Chow, Hong Kong producer who found Bruce Lee.

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Raymond Chow with actors Bruce Lee and John Saxon on the set of Enter the Dragon in 1973

Chow made Lee and Jackie Chan stars after deciding to break away from the low-budget ethic of kung fu genre

Legendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to the world and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at 91.

Chow was a journalist who became a publicist for Shaw Brothers Studios, which churned out hundreds of films and popularised the kung fu genre. Studio founder Run Run Shaw soon moved Chow to the production side of the business after Chow complained that the movies – made on low budgets and short schedules – weren’t good enough.

He soon outmanoeuvred his former employer to grab the actor who would become synonymous with kung fu movies. Chow signed Bruce Lee in 1971 after seeing him on a Hong Kong TV variety show.

Golden Harvest signed Lee to a three-picture deal, with each breaking all Hong Kong box office records.

Those movies were followed by Enter the Dragon, the first Chinese martial arts film to be produced by a major Hollywood studio, Warner Bros. Lee died days before the film’s release in 1973.”

 
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Posted by on 6 November, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

Annie Joe

 

I remember meeting Annie for the first time, I thought she was such a fun and energetic woman, I remember wishing I would be like her when I am her age.

Meeting Allen was a big thing in my life, the fact he was Bruce Lee´s friend attracted a lot of people but I really liked him for him , for the man he was , for the fact that he was so kind and smart and had accomplished so many great things.

He was the kindest man on earth, he  opened his home to anyone who wanted to meet him, who wanted a piece of his history with Bruce Lee, or Ted Wong

I have been very sad after his passing and I have been wondering how Annie would manage.

Of course they have a big family so there is no problem but it can´t be easy  because  Allen and Annie were together for so many years.

 

I am thinking about her just as much as I was thinking about Allen every day and I hope we will be able to come visit very soon

I miss them and I miss San Francisco, my favorite town on earth, it won´t be the same without meeting Allen but we will pay our respects.

 

Until we meet again

 
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Posted by on 15 October, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

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JKD SWEDEN ACTIVITY

We have decided to maintain our group as it is and therefore will not take any new student for the time being, our instructor Mikael is not taking any private students or class.

The reason is that we want to focus on our own training and put our energy on our own evolution .

As I wrote before our group is a non profit organization and we simply don´t have the resources to develop a proper training class for new students.

 

 
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Posted by on 18 June, 2018 in My own training

 

Funeral

 

Yesterday 18/4/2018 was the funeral of Allen Joe in Freemont California , only family and a few guests were present at the funeral.

Our deepest condolences to Annie and the family, we will pay our respects to Allen next time we visit SF.

 

Allen was one of a kind, someone that touches lives and we will miss him and never forget him .

We are truly blessed to have met him and feel very honored to have been able to know him.

 

Another angel is in heaven, the team is reunited

We miss you Allen , Until we meet again

 

 
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Posted by on 19 April, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

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