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Bruce Lee is arguably the most famous and well-respected martial artist of all time. From his iconic movies to his innovations through Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee has inspired millions of martial artists around the world and set a precedent of excellence for all to be inspired by. In this guide, two students who met Lee during the filming of The Green Hornet reflect on his philosophies and how boxing impacted his Jeet Kune Do techniques.

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