by Kevin Foster
I have been a big fan of Bruce Lee for a few years now and have watches all his films and training clips. I have also read his books and know what a great role model he has been. I also congratulate him on his unique fighting philosophy as I believe he was the first martial artist to incorporate techniques from any fighting arts as long as they worked. As good as he was I still don’t think he can compare to Benny “the jet” Urquidez who was the first western full contact fighter to go to Asia and beat the them at their own game.
Born in Los Angeles California Benny the Jet began competing at the age of five and is credited with having 66 fights and 63 wins with 3 no contests so remains unbeaten to this day. This is a phenomenal record when you consider after beating the best in the USA and Europe he travelled to Japan and Thailand to beat their champions which at the time was thought impossible.
So although Bruce Lee was a one off Legend he cannot be given the title of the best of all time because although he gave amazing demonstrations of speed, skill, and strength he never proved how good he was in full contact fighting.
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