Bruce Lee documentaries are a dime a dozen, google or search for Bruce Lee DVDs and the list is endless. While most are worth nothing more then their cool cover photos, a very select few are essential viewing for any fan… hell any person. Two documentaries have come out in recent years, How Bruce Lee Changed the World, a recent film aired from the History Channel made that jump of generations and changed paths. Older documentaries from the 70’s and 80’s while great all featured people who knew and loved Bruce and would tell the world what Bruce meant to them and how great he was at what he did in films and life. What History Channel did changed the game, what Fuel TV did, was take the idea of HBLCtW, and some may say copied, but really, I say expanded.
Fuel TV release a 6 part series and brought in primarily people who never knew Bruce Lee and how he changed today’s culture and the nitch they represent. It would be easy to march out martial artists and action movie stars, but Fuel brought us skateboarders, musicians, actors, illusionists, motorcross, stuntmen, dancers, teachers and of course UFC fighters. From immediate memory, Dan Inosanto is the only person who stood out as a close associate and friend of Lee, most if not all were people who were not even born until years after his death.
Knowing that his wife or close friends felt blessed by a great man is touching, but seeing how a man can affect lifestyles 2 generations is iconic. In Bruce’s own words:
““The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”
In the quantum physics of it all, you, myself and everyone affects future history whether we accept it or not. You never know who you are giving birth too, or what future is changed when someone dies. But when you take hold of the world so strongly people can see the strides you have made.
Broken into 6 sections, The Fighter, The Entertainer, The Individual, The Martial Artist, The Trendsetter, and The Master; each episode tells how he made the world a different place.
While originally airing throughout the summer, Fuel routinely shows the episodes most weeks. Highly recommend setting your DVR to catch this show.