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Is Bruce Lee the inventor of the MMA Hong Kong? (part 2)

At the beginning of the 20th century, because of the upheavals, many people from mainland China to Hong Kong lived. Among these, there were martial arts masters, many people immediately came to them to learn self-defense martial arts at that time, social life was quite chaotic, many street criminals raged. At that time, there were more than 400 martial arts furnaces appeared in Hong Kong in the period 1960-1970, this is considered the golden age of martial arts in Hong Kong.

Street fighting was once a street culture feature of Hong Kong, when the martial arts academy trained its students in distinctive martial arts. Practitioners of different martial arts challenged each other in street duels.

The authorities did not support these fights and considered it a risk of causing insecurity and order, the young men who learned martial arts then immediately put the competitions on the roof to avoid problems with the authorities.

When he was a teenager, Bruce often watched and participated in such martial arts, Bruce observed and silently picked up techniques that made me feel satisfied and then combined to create your own style.

Grandmaster Ip Man, legendary martial arts, master of Wing Chun martial arts has always encouraged his students to study outside the martial arts furnace, to sharpen their own martial arts abilities. Ip Man’s most famous student is Bruce Lee.

Nowadays, MMA fighters don’t have to worry about a certain move or technique they use in competition is not up to the standards of a certain traditional martial art. Now, they can use any method to show their abilities, as long as that gives them the fastest victory in the fight.

This is also the basic theory behind the Jeet Kune martial art founded by Bruce Lee more than two decades before the first UFC tournament was held in the US in 1993. Bruce emphasizes the history of Using effective techniques in real combat, this thinking is true to the practical practice of MMA fighters today. Therefore, Bruce has long been considered by many people as the ancestor of MMA, including the incumbent president of the famous UFC free martial arts tournament in the US – Mr. Dana White.