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Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Birthday!!

If he were still alive today, 27 November, Bruce Lee would be 75 years old! Can you imagine? 75! To me he will always be 33.

I remember the first time I "met" Bruce in 1972. I had just started school at Brevard Community College while living on-base at Patrick AFB, FL. I had a part-time job in the base theater but absolutely no interest in those crappy low-quality Chinese movies. My best friend, Wesley Golden, convinced me to stay and watch "Fists of Fury".

I did.

My life changed.

Nunchakus, OMG NUNCHAKUS!!!

I went home, sawed a broom in half, put a length of chain between them and proceeded to beat myself to death with the worst set of nunchakus ever made - nonetheless I was hooked!

I saw the move again 6 times.

After than Wesley convinced me to come join a group he had joined studying karate. That was how I met Palmer Renshi and was introduced to Matsubayashi-ryu.

Bruce was my introduction to Shorin-Ryu. I, like so many others, owe him a debt I can never repay.

Bruce, wherever you are, Thank You! (please tell Sam I said "Hello"!)

Cox Hakase

IMPORTANT NOTE: If anyone knows how to contact Wesley Golden, PLEASE have him contact me! Thanks.