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Cobra Kai Season 4

Dr. Craig’s Martial Arts Movie Lounge

When I started martial arts in 1973, from Bruce Lee, I learned that it’s about training not to fight, and from Shaolin history, I learned that it’s about healing rather than hurting.

Bruce Lee said that to appreciate jeet kune do, one should learn a classical style. While at Cornell University, I stumbled upon a dojo run by Nantambu Bomani, a student of Miyazato Eiichi, the man who became the head instructor after Miyagi Chojun, founder of Okinawan goju-ryu karate. Part of our traditional training included running barefoot in deep snow dressed in nothing but a gi. If we got in a fight, dismissal from the dojo followed.

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