Bruce Lee

In a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, director Quentin Tarantino again addressed his controversial depiction of Bruce Lee in the movie "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" while confirming what many had suspected, that Lee's fight with fictional stuntman Cliff Booth was based in part on a real life incident between Lee and stuntman "Judo" Gene LeBell.

Citing Matthew Polly's Bruce Lee biography, Tarantino said Lee had a reputation for abusing stuntmen on the set of the Green Hornet TV show and LeBell, a Black Belt hall of fame member and legendary grappling expert, was brought in to straighten him out. In the movie version, Booth tosses an arrogant Lee into a car smashing the door in. Tarantino said he understands how Lee's daughter might be unhappy with the negative depiction of her father but was dismissive of anyone else who had a problem with the portrayal of the late martial artist.

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Two-Time Black Belt Hall of Famer Hayward Nishioka has been campaigning for judo in the United States to harvest more shodans (1st degree black belts) Shodan literally means student. It's analogous to being a freshman in college. It's not the end but the beginning according to Jigoro Kano, the Founder of Judo.

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On Friday, December 3, ONE Championship returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for ONE: Winter Warriors.

The exciting six-bout card kickstarted the final month of 2021 with new contenders emerging and a dominant World Champion defending his crown. It was a fun night of martial arts action and set the stage for a massive 2022 campaign.

Did you miss what transpired? Do you want to relive the spectacle that went down inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium? Then here is your recap of ONE: Winter Warriors.

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