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How did Bruce Lee die?

How did Bruce Lee die?
There has been much debate and fictional stories about exactly what caused Bruce Lee to die. For that reason, we receive many messages from people asking us - how did Bruce Lee die? We hope this article answers the questions that many martial artists are asking.

Let's put this straight. Much has been said about the way Bruce Lee died, most of it untrue. Despite all the fictional stories that have been told about his death, there is one thing that at least everyone can agree on; Bruce Lee was the most famous martial artist ever to have lived. What he did to promote martial arts and help people to learn how to defend themselves in a weaponless way can never be over estimated, not now and not in the future.

So lets start with the the official press release of Lee's death...

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One Inch Punch

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You've heard of the one inch punch right? This move was made popular by the Kung Fu master and Jeet Kune Do founder: Bruce Lee. It can be described as being a punch powerful enough to incapacitate which only requires a distance of one inch to perform. The one inch punch is present in many Southern Martial Arts styles but it is commonly believed it that it is derived from the relatively modern style of Wing Chun.

The one inch punch is a unique technique of Chinese Kung Fu of generating power. The technique is famous thanks to Bruce Lee. Most Martial Artists can recall watching video footage of the master himself at the Long Beach International Karate Chapionships on August 2nd, 1964. Demonstrating this technique on a Karate expert, Bruce was able to prove the amount of power and effectiveness behind this simple move.

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