Roots of Fight Remembers Bruce Lee With A Mini Documentary and New Apparel Collection

Vancouver, BC (April 3rd, 2012) – Roots of Fight revisits Bruce Lee’s impact on the evolution of mixed martial arts with a new mini documentary featuring rare footage of Lee and a capsule collection of apparel. This mini-doc features commentary from some of MMA’s finest, including Paul LazenbyEddie Bravo, and Ralek Gracie.

The film examines the evolution of Lee’s style from Wing Chun, to his opening of the first Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, to his ultimate realization that the best fighter, the most complete fighter has no style at all.

“I do not teach karate because I do not believe in style,” said Lee. “When you don’t have style, you can say, here I am as a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely.”

Lee went on to develop Jeet Kune Do (the way of the intercepting fist), a form of Gung Fu that he believed to be a philosophy rather than a style.

“The attitude that you build your own style using whatever works for you,” said Paul Lazenby. “That very thought is the cornerstone of modern mixed martial arts.”

Roots of Fight releases this mini documentary of Bruce Lee describing the essence of mixed martial arts along with a Bruce Lee inspired line of apparel as a tribute to his first Jun Fan Gung Fu institute that opened in Seattle, Washington in 1961.
Below find the capsule collection produced for this release :

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The Jun Fan Gung Fu V-neck is an off-white, premium shirt made from an ultra soft bamboo / cotton blend. A tribute to Bruce Lee’s first institute in Seattle, Washington circa 1961.

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The Jun Fan Gung Fu Crew Neck – identical in design, style and fit to its v-neck counterpart, but with a classic crew neck style.

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The Jun Fan Gung Fu Crew Neck Sweatshirt is a light-weight, athletic raglan tri-blend pullover. This retro styled piece features full front and back vintage prints, also paying tribute to Bruce Lee’s first institute.

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