Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:28:10 PM
Interestingly, the fight between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in "Way of the Dragon" involved actual contact, in order to make it look more realistic. It was choreographed, of course, but the blows were landing.
In a World Net Daily interview, Norris recalled:
In 1972, Bruce was directing "Return of the Dragon" and wanted me to be in it. "I want you to be my opponent. We'll have a fight in the Coliseum in Rome," Bruce said with excitement. "Two gladiators in a fight to the death! Best of all, we can choreograph it ourselves. I promise you the fight will be the highlight of the film."
"Great," I said, "Who wins?"
"I do," Bruce said with a laugh. "I`m the star!"
"Oh you`re going to beat up on the current world karate champion?"
"No," said Bruce. "I`m going to kill the current world karate champion."
Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:57:01 PM
90% of these are choreographed fights from movies. His true speed and skill could only really be appreciated when he's demoing stuff. I would love to see footage of him in an actual fight. That would be amazing!