Chuck Norris Meets Bruce Lee: The Story Of A Legend
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The real Chuck Norris’ name is Carlos Ray, and today he looks much younger than 70 years old – thanks to everyday trainings. Here in this article we will have an excursion back to the past, where he haven’t started his successful career yet but already met Bruce Lee – another epic person of 70’s.

Chuck Norris childhood was not very bright and easy. His father drank often and beat up his wife – Chuck’s mother. In the age of 10 the little boy ran away from his home and tried to find himself in sports, varying his favors from gymnastics to football.

In the age of 17 he had to make a choice: he could either become one of young criminals or try to get a profession. Luckily, he choose right: when Chuck found out that policeman can make a decent money, he joined military police. His division was moved to Korea very soon, where he fell completely into a judo and began to drill his skills methodically and fanatically.

He tried so hard that he broke his hand. But in the hospital his will to master the judo has just grew stronger. Few weeks later he accidentally noticed some Koreans using unknown techniques in their trainings. That was a famous tang soo do – a Korean martial art that combines elements of karate and kung fu. This martial art has completely captured Chuck’s mind, and seven years later he began to win international competitions.

In 1964 Chuck Norris wins American karate championship, and there he met Bruce Lee, who visited the championship as a spectator and lived in a same hotel. They immediately set up a sparring right in a hotel corridor, which took 7 hours, and that’s not a misprint – they had so great interest to each other they didn’t care about the time. Chuck taught Bruce his famous high kicks, and Bruce, in his turn, taught Chuck some interesting kung fu elements.

And that was the beginning of a story which finally lead Chuck and Bruce to meet in the very famous and epic fighting scene in Coliseum – everyone who loves Chuck Norris’ or Bruсe Lee’s movies knows this scene from “Way Of The Dragon”, where Bruce defeated Chuck.

Sadly, Chuck didn’t get a chance to even the score because of Bruce Lee tragic death a couple of years later, in 1973. But that movie gave an excellent start to Chuck’s career as an actor and made him the one we know him today – one of most famous martial artists and virtually a legend with stories and memes all over the Internet.


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