I first discovered Bruce Lee when I first watched “Enter the Dragon” at my friend’s house when I was just a kid and was instantly a fan.
Like with many people’s reaction to martial arts legend, I was in awe of his seemingly super human abilities and stoic charisma. That all sounds too fancy a description. After all, I was 9 years old, so let’s just say I thought Bruce Lee was “COOL”! And again, like other kids my age, wanted to be a martial arts master just like him. I was a well-rounded nerd so I wanted to be Bruce Lee and Luke Skywalker all in one. This was one of the reasons I got into martial arts, especially later in life when I started training in Muay Thai (Thanks, Kru Advincula from Tiger Gym!). Still looking for my Jedi Master though… Mark Hamill? You available? (nerd dreaming)
So I get great joy when my passion for Star Wars combines with my passion for martial arts, especially Bruce Lee. Recently, a friend of mine sent me a fan made video that recreates a famous scene from a Bruce Lee movie with the lightsabers of Star Wars. When I think of those creative people that make fan videos like this, I am reminded of a quote from Lee – “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”, and like to think that this is the motivation behind recreation videos such as this.
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Bruce Lee Lightsabers Scene Recreation
Adding lightsabers to sword battles seems to be a fan favorite, with dozens of really great contributions. Here are a few more of my favorite Star Wars crossover videos.
Star Wars Meets Game of Thrones: Arya vs Brienne Lightsaber Duel
Star Wars meets The Princess Bride – “The Chatty Duelists”
The Lord of the Rings: Battle of Amon Hen Lightsaber