Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
You should read up on JKD, the movies are not the most important part of Bruce's legacy...he pretty much invented MMA.
No he didn't. He wasn't the first person to take an eclectic approach at fighting and he won't be the last. Ed Parker, Nick Cerio, Edwin Chow all developed mixed systems before Lee did. Also, Lee was a very poor grappler
. He would not fit in today's modern UFC which is almost entirely dominated by Jiu-Jutsu practitioners. Just the honest truth. I like
Bruce Lee. A lot. And no, I am not
at all a fan of BJJ or modern grappling. But I know where Lee would and would not fit, and UFC wouldn't be for him. He avoided fighting tournaments that were UFC (grappling) equivalent in his time.
For all the publicity Jeet Kune Do gets for being an "mixed" martial art, it is very much a chinese style strongly resembling Shaolin Gung Fu. I don't know what, if anything he hadded to it. I'm sure he did add things, but most of us who practice martial arts can't see them.