WATCH: Rare unearthed footage of Bruce Lee sparring
The only footage of Bruce Lee sparring, restored in brilliant quality
The words Bruce Lee and mixed martial arts go hand in hand. Bruce Lee changed the world with his attitude towards fighting and is regarded as one of the grandfathers of martial arts. Lee reportedly sparred with his students often but there is no footage of Lee sparring until now. The video was originally restored and put online by Beerdy – Bruce Lee Central with the caption:
“This is the only recording of Bruce Lee in a real MMA fight. He’s fighting Ted Wong here, one of his top students. It’s not 100% clear where the clip was filmed, but it was likely in California, where Lee had his school for Jeet Kune Do, and where Wong studied the discipline. This is the only recording of Bruce Lee in a real MMA fight. He’s fighting Ted Wong here, one of his top students. They are wearing protective gear because they were NOT ALLOWED to fight without them. Those were the state rules at the time. If not for those rules I can guarantee you that Bruce would have fought bare-knuckled.”
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