Bruce Lee is known as the “Godfather of MMA” born November 27th 1940 , If he were still alive would be 79 years old today. We take a look back, in pixels at his iconic influence in gaming.
Actor philosopher, fitness and martial arts expert Lee Jun-fan known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龙) Started as a humble wing chun student , Evenutally founding his own combat system jeet kune do , Teaching the principle of having no fixed fighting style, / philosophy of being formless and shapeless like water learning all aspects of combat . Which we now see in mixed martial arts today
Bruce lee has been featured in many of his own standalone games , while also inspiring many characters in gaming over the years . To honor the man who changed the world with his Jeet Kune Do, A cultural legacy so rich, it’s hard to even know where to begin in looking back at it.
We’ve compiled this list of bruce lee video gamesc , While also including characters who’re simply Bruce Lee but with a different name From. Characters like Fei-Long who employs Lee’s Jeet Kune Do fighting style and wears his familiar black kung fu trousers and slip-on canvas shoes. Or characters like Martial Law in the Tekken series that really exemplifies the profound influence Lee has had on fighting game designers.
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Nothing embodied the atmosphere and style of Lee’s movies like Some of these truly great fighting games. Bruce Lee symbolised the ‘ mysticism of Martial arts ‘in Asia at the time and this is something the likes of Street Fighter, Soul Calibur and Tekken exploit and explore with their own characters, their own themes based on the iconic bruce lee.