Kung Fu Monthly page 5

Bruce Lee

Here are the last Kung Fu Monthlies in my personal collection.  I bought my first aged eight, the last when I was 13 or 14 years old.  Bruce Lee’s films still carry a UK 18 certificate.  In Ireland us kids got to see them all.  Back to back ‘Big Boss’ and ‘Dragon’ films always seemed to be playing.  You see Ireland never had anything as draconian as the British Board of Film Censors thankfully.  We came out of the cinemas, forty to fifty young Bruce Lee’s, kicking High and Dangerous.  Are young people influenced by film?  How daft this recurring question sounds to me.  But Bruce taught us more than kicks.  Although hard in the films, he was never violent for the sake of it.  The films were moralistic and Lee always appeared dignified.  He was never out of control in thought or deed.  In writing this I am suddenly stunned with a realisation.  As a child I was infatuated with him and today, an adult, I remain a fan.  At this precise moment I now know Bruce Lee, The Man, has had a lasting and positive influence on my existence.  ‘Peace and Respect to Bruce Lee’ I say.

Kung Fu Monthly 39

Bruce Lee in action

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‘You’re a small fella, did you learn your technique in Ireland, at the cinema, as a kid possibly?’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kung Fu Monthly 42

Bruce Lee Portrait

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‘Talk to the hand ’cause the face ain’t listening’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kung Fu Monthly 54

Bruce Lee in Action

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‘Gloves off; gloves on; it is still going to hurt’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kung Fu Monthly 57

Bruce Lee in Action

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“After that last punch how many fingers can you see now?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kung Fu Monthly 64

Bruce Lee posing

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‘Everybody here looks distinctly unimpressed and I suspect the pictures value rests within the writing.  Please somebody translate it for me.  Please.’

 

 

 

 

 

Kung Fu Monthly 65

Bruce Lee in Action

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‘If this picture appears blurred, well Bruce moved tooooo fast for the photographer’