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Bruce Lee’s Iconic Enter The Dragon Fighting Trick Copies A Wild Real Legend


In Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee defeats one opponent using “The Art of Fighting Without Fighting”, and this is based on a real martial arts legend.
A famous scene in the Bruce Lee martial arts classic Enter the Dragon is based on a real-life Japanese legend. After building himself into a star in Hong Kong with movies like The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, and The Way of the Dragon, Bruce Lee finally got his big break in Hollywood as the eponymous hero in 1973’s Enter the Dragon. Lee would sadly pass away before the movie’s debut, but Enter the Dragon would become an international phenomenon and posthumously made Bruce Lee into a martial arts movie legend.

With Bruce Lee being the leading man in the Enter the Dragon cast, the movie is also a deeply philosophical movie about the nature and meaning of martial arts. One of many scenes to exemplify this is Lee’s encounter with the belligerent Parsons (Peter Archer), who challenges Lee to a fight while the two are on a boat traveling to the island tournament of Han (Shih Kien). Lee manages to defeat Parsons by employing “The art of fighting without fighting”, and this directly mirrors a Japanese legend of a swordsman doing using the exact same method to achieve victory.
“The Art of Fighting Without Fighting” Is Based On Tsukahara Bokuden

In the legend of 16th century Japanese swordsman Tsukahara Bokuden, he was once asked about his fighting style by a challenger, with Bokuden replying that his was “The Style of No Sword”. After the commoner challenged him to a fight, eager to see the extent of his skills, Bokuden agreed, but suggested they row to a nearby island in Lake Biwa to take their duel away from other people. However, upon arriving, Bokuden allowed the challenger to exit the boat first, then rowed away, leaving his opponent stuck on the island and having won the confrontation without hurting him.
Enter the Dragon uses this exact scenario when Parsons inquires about Lee’s fighting style, which he describes as “The art of fighting without fighting”. After Parsons demands a demonstration, Lee suggests they use a rowboat tied to the boat they’re riding to go to a nearby island, in order to have more room. After Parsons enters the boat, he realizes that Lee has tricked him by remaining aboard the sailboat, loosening the line, and towing Parson’s dinghy behind the sailboat. While Enter the Dragon’s martial arts fights are incredible, Lee teaches an importance lesson about when to fight, as Bokuden once did.

The Importance Of The Art Of Fighting Without Fighting In Enter The Dragon
In Enter the Dragon, Parsons is clearly shown to be a bully looking for a fight, and it would certainly be all too easy for Lee to deliver him a much deserved comeuppance in an actual fight. However, Lee is able to teach Parsons a lesson without actually hurting him by dragging his boat through the sea. Lee also demonstrates just what “The art of fighting without fighting” really means, having used his brain rather than his fists to defeat Parsons.

In the situations both Bokuden and Lee found themselves in, pride and self-righteousness could have led them to physically defeat their enemies, but both are thinking ahead. Without actually resorting to violence, both Tsukahara Boduken and Lee humble their opponents with a lesson about what martial arts is not about. Enter the Dragon is full of future martial arts stars, philosophical depth, quotable lines, and amazing fight scenes, but “The art of fighting without fighting” is one of its most memorable elements because of how it draws on an actual martial arts legend.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors


Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama


For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims


Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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