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Within the Seventies Bruce Lee emerged because the world's maximum combating superstar - an accolade he has stored ever because. He battled to achieve the USA inspite of the racial prejudice that denied him a starring position, finally making movies in Hong Kong that became him right into a megastar - the highest-paid celeb of his day. His debatable demise, on the age of thirty-two while he used to be on the top of his powers, has given him a James-Dean sort enduring allure. In Bruce Lee - battling Spirit, Bruce Thomas has written an entire account not just of Lee's lifestyles and dying, yet of the scuffling with philosophy he built (jeet kune do) which made him the best exponent of martial arts nowa days. during this up to date version he reassesses Lee's talents and examines the iconic effect of his legacy - on motion movies and martial arts at the present time. As an icon Bruce Lee's recognition maintains to develop and this publication is a becoming tribute to a unprecedented guy whose achievements have by no means been handed. 'An perpetually stimulating accout of Lee's existence and times' Loaded

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NB: MOVEMENT SHOULD BE PERFORMED SMOOTHLY FROM ONE STANCE TO ANOTHER WITH NO PERCEPTION OF DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT, WHICH WOULD INDICATE BEING OFF BALANCE IN SOME WAY. 50 DACHI D5 Preparation for stance change D6 Mid form D7 Completion of forward movement D8 Gripping the floor 51 KATA TENSHO BACKWARD MOVEMENT D9: PREPARATION FOR STANCE CHANGE To move backward from right Sanchin Dachi, slightly straighten the right foot and keep knees bent. D10: MID FORM Move the right foot back in a smooth semi-circular action, making sure not to cross over the midline.

K14: SHOTEI OSHI (Palm Heel) Gedan (to Lower Level) This is exactly the same technique, used in a downward trajectory to the Gedan (lower) area. K15: NUKITE (Finger Strike) This is a specialised and very effective striking technique with the back of the hand straight and fingers bent and bunched close together to form a unified striking area. This is then applied with a twisting action. As great care and practice is required to prevent self-injury, this technique is not as well used as in previous times.

This movement is designed to redirect and unbalance an opponent. The left hand protects the solar plexus. U16: SIDE VIEW Note the inward positioning of the hand for hooking and redirecting. 40 UKE U13 Preparatory U14 Mid form U15 Pull/redirect U16 Side view 41 KATA TENSHO MAWASHI UKE (Circular block) U17: PREPARATORY Have the hand open in Chudan Uke position with the palm facing you. The left open hand is placed underneath the right elbow with the palm facing down. U18: MID FORM The right hand moves downwards in a circular motion, passing close to the body to perform a right open hand lower block.

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