Draeger Sensei practicing Isshin Ryu Kusarigamajutsu with Shimizu Sensei
I was talking with a well accomplished local Goju Ryu karate instructor recently and the perennial subject of the icon Bruce Lee came up.
No, this wasn’t about which style of karate or "non" style is best or which teacher surpasses all others. Though we did chuckle about the “good ole days” when movies like "Fists of Fury" and "Enter the Dragon" were released to the joys of young people everywhere -erh well I was young then! An urban legend advanced when Bruce Lee first burst onto the big screen here in the US market - that he was one of the “6 best fighters in the world.” Of course, no one could recite the names of the other five fighters that could best the man let alone the also-rans. Bruce Lee entered that legendary space where his name is probably as well known today as it was over 40 years ago.