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Karate grandmaster Joe Lewis is a former World Karate and Kickboxing champion from the United States. He’s sure his Karate in more powerful than Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and tries to teach Bruce Lee a little lession. But it backfired as Bruce demonstrates in this video.

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You everybody’s brother, here! What’s going on guys? Okay! So, this is the famous Bruce Lee versus Joe Lewis footage.

So, if you don’t know how Joe Lewis is, he is the former world heavyweight Karate champion, world heavyweight kickboxing champion.
He is a real pioneer when it comes to martial arts and at the time, he was the Karate world champion, and he just had won the long beach 1967 international tournament and Bruce Lee was there to witness it.

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So, after the tournament, Bruce Lee was holding an exhibition; a fight with Dan Inosanto, a sparring match and push-ups and the one-inch punch, the six-inch punch and everything you’ve seen on this channel.

So, Bruce Lee went to Joe Lewis after the tournament, and he invited him to watch him perform the exhibition.

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So, Joe Lewis said; “Yeah, sure, I’ll be there.” And he came along and he watched Bruce Lee do all of this stuff, and he was really impressed. And when it came time to perform the six-inch punch, Joe Lewis actually stepped up and said; “hold on, hold on! I’m the champion here! Let me demonstrate a Karate punch.”

And that’s what you’re about to see here. You’re about to see Joe Lewis perform a Karate punch and then Bruce Lee is going to step in and he’s going to perform a Jeet Kune Do six-inch punch. And that’s where the footage starts here.

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So, after the footage, after this video, after this incident, Joe Lewis and Bruce Lee became really good friends.

Joe Lewis was so impressed that; he basically let go of Karate and he started training with Bruce Lee, started doing Jeet Kune Do, started expanding his horizon becoming basically a mixed martial artist instead of just a karate guy.

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And they became really good friends, and Joe Lewis was actually going to play cult in way of the dragon and the role eventually went on to Chuck Norris. But yeah Bruce Lee had really a lot of respect for Joe Lewis because he was became such an all-around a martial artist.

But at this time Joe Lewis was still just a Karate guy and he was so impressed with Bruce Lee that they became really, really, good friends. And he actually invited him to his home and they watched boxing matches together.

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They both were fans of Muhammad Ali. They would watch old boxing videos together and they would spar together. And Joe Lewis actually said that; Bruce Lee was the fastest man he had ever met and that Bruce Lee punched like a heavyweight. Yeah, that’s right!

Bruce Lee punched like a heavyweight. Remember! Joe Lewis is a heavyweight. He’s 88 90 kilos So, yeah! Okay guys, here’s the footage, enjoy!




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