Mixed Martial Arts in Hong Kong

Mixed Martial Arts in Hong Kong

Bruce Lee, the ‘grandfather of MMA’
It took Bruce Lee less than a minute to show the world what was possible when you mix martial arts. In the opening frames of Enter the Dragon – shot in 1973 – Lee and Sammo Hung Kam-bo meet in organized combat. Their characters throw everything they have at each other, until Lee brings the fight to an end with his own unique version of the “armbar.” It’s a fighting technique that was up until then, only commonly associated with the likes of jiu-jitsu and judo. By using it in this scene with Hung – in a kung fu film, no less – Hong Kong’s “Little Dragon” gave the world its first taste of mixed martial arts, or MMA. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hall of famer Urijah Faber says “that was