Interesting and amusing reading the theories about BL's death.
What only a few people know is that he was taking more than just MJ and equagesic.
Linda Lee's former husband wrote a book about BL several years ago. It's available on the 'Net if you search diligently.
But the reason I posted in this thread was to let people know there was a newly posted documentary from 2002 on Google video (70minutes).
The Legend Lives On
It's not bad. Hosted by his brother Robert, with interviews from some of his Oakland students.
Check it out if you're a BL fan.
One anecdote, supposedly first hand, told by Van Williams (the actor who portrayed GH):
In one of the scenes being filmed for Green Hornet, Lee was supposed to kick a handgun out of the bad guy's grip.
He missed the gun but hit the guy's hand/wrist, knocking it away from the gun. As Van says 'The gun just hung there in mid-air'.
Then, Van says, Lee spun again and kicked the guy in the gut, and caught the gun before it had time to fall. Pretty amazing.
As to the person whose husband is a Grand Master (
), Chuck was not even in BL's league and could not have beat him in a fight back in 1970. He
was not a fighting champion and only competed in POINT competition - i.e. No Contact Fighting
. Though the point fighters could be a little
rough, they did not fight for the knockout or submission. Chuck retired in 1974, right before they started full-contact fighting. For a
, check out IMDB.com.
Admittedly BL never fought so in truth it's just a guess, but even the infamous Ed Parker, the 'Father of Kenpo' was afraid of Lee and treated him
with great respect, and Ed was known to have fought many times in the streets of Hawaii.
Now I agree that Chuck continued to improve and eventually earned his Brown Belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu. At that time, in a sanctioned match in the cage
I believe he could have been a match for BL, and could have used his submission skills to submit him. (of course, no biting allowed, haha).
Hope this is of interest.