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Sifu Lee on Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted in Discussion Question, Fighters, Martial Arts, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2011 by Sifu Freddie Lee

Mayweather (related article) is a great undefeated Boxer with over 40 wins in a row! That is amazing. If Bruce was a Boxer, he would box like Mayweather & Ali, if I was a Boxer I would Box like that too, utilizing grace, speed, talent & skill.  To dance around the opponent, not fight in anger & brute force.  But still, even though Mayweather is a great Boxer who is undefeated he does not inspire me, that’s all he is, just a Boxer, nothing more. Bruce & Ali were not just Fighters. They took their talents outside of their craft & inspired change.


I am not inspired by Fighters or Artists who only fight for the money & nothing more. You see Ali & John Lennon stood up against the War; they inspired people to do the right thing against authority. Bruce stood up against racial discrimination; he inspired people to do the right thing against authority. Now these Fighters nowadays, they stand for nothing, all they want to do is make money from Fighting. Someone can win 100 fights in a row & it still will not impress me if he does not seek to make this world a better place.

Freddie Lee

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Sifu Lee on Shaolin Monks & Self-Expression

Posted in Kungfu, Martial Arts, Styles with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Sifu Freddie Lee

Shaolin monks all have the same Kung Fu, there is no room for individual self-expression, no room for creativity. Yes they are talented & appreciate the spiritual. But they do not invent, they practice the same old ways. Bruce was like a Shaolin monk, but he found his own way. He was creatively self-expressive, very different, unique. There will never be another Bruce, but there will be thousands of Shaolin monks, Shaolin monks are mass produced. They can be easily replaced, Bruce can never be replaced.


Shaolin monks practice & perform the same jumping kicks, the same iron throat, the same iron head, the same iron shirt. They do not create new ways of Kung Fu. No verbal Kung Fu like 2pac or Jin. No intellectual Kung Fu like an accomplished attorney. No Kung Fu in the Art of making Love. The Shaolin temple may be a good place to start your Kung Fu journey, but if they do not eventually help you become creatively self-expressive then you must leave the temple in which to discover your own unique way.


The monks of Shaolin Kung Fu are not at the highest level. Yes many of them are at a high level, but they are not at the highest level. Physically I see those whom practice acrobatics in China are at a higher level. Spiritually they are not at the highest level b/c they have yet to be creatively self-expressive.

-Freddie Lee

“Thoughts via FMK Facebook”


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