Enter the Dragon original release at Graumann’s Chinese in Los Angeles

Artist Aaron Kai emailed me these extremely rare photos from the original 1973 release of Bruce Lee’s martial arts epic Enter the Dragon. The images feature the original banners at Graumann’s Chinese Theater. When Aaron’s not collecting vintage martial arts memorabilia, he’s a highly skilled painter. See his work at myfantasyart.com/id/kaiart.

Martial arts film icon Jim Kelly passes away

Shidoshi Ron Van Clief, Grandmaster Michael Jai White, Film Producer Warrington Hudlin and many other martial artists have been posting tributes and their personal memories of iconic martial artist and action film star Jim Kelly, who passed away last night at the age of 67 at his home in San Diego. According to a CNN
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40th Anniversary Enter the Dragon screening and kung fu movie poster exhibit coming to L.A. next week

The Academy will present a special 40th Anniversary screening of Bruce Lee’s cult classic martial arts epic Enter the Dragon, with special guest appearances including John Saxon and Bob Wall, Enter the Dragon producers Paul Heller & Fred Weintraub, cinematographer Gil Hubbs, screenwriter Michael Allin and Bruce’s daughter Shannon Lee. The screening will be presented
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Rare footage of martial artist Jim Kelly in tournament action

I found this rare footage of Jim Kelly in point or semi-contact action from his tournament days. Although best known from his performance as Williams in the 1973 Bruce Lee martial arts epic Enter the Dragon, Grandmaster Jim Kelly was a serious martial artist, beginning his training in Shorin-ryu karate. Additionally, he trained in Okinawa-te
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Muhammad Ali’s martial arts training

I found these photos of the legendary Muhammad Ali on the website of Tae Kwon Do Grand Master Jhoon Rhee, the world-renowned 10th Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt. Rhee is known as the Father of American Tae Kwon Do. Few people know that Muhammad Ali studied martial arts, and even fewer know that he
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What U.S. films were released with Enter the Dragon?

I’ve been thinking about what films came out the same year as the groundbreaking Bruce Lee martial arts epic Enter the Dragon. So I researched and found that U.S. film studios were already beginning to experiment with their release schedules and genres, long before the iconic revenge epic hits American shores. Their were numerous projects
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