Scotsman Tommy Carruthers (right) has dedicated his life to keeping Lee’s jeet kune do – the original mixed martial art style – alive. Photo: Cheok Gwan Kai

Scot who’s taught Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do fighting style all his life on the actor’s legacy

  • Tommy Carruthers’ life course was set the day he saw Way of the Dragon aged 14. He taught himself to fight like Lee, and has taught it to the world ever since
  • Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Van Damme, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, they couldn’t tie Bruce Lee’s shoelaces, he says. He hopes to see films with real jeet kune do in them
Topic |   Bruce Lee

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Scotsman Tommy Carruthers (right) has dedicated his life to keeping Lee’s jeet kune do – the original mixed martial art style – alive. Photo: Cheok Gwan Kai
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Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in the upcoming ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Photo: Handout

Did MMA originate in Hong Kong? Bruce Lee character in new Quentin Tarantino movie inspires investigation into roots of sport

  • SCMP launches investigation into Bruce Lee and the roots of what is now known as MMA
  • Lee was part of a vibrant fighting scene in the city long before the dawn of UFC
Topic |   Martial arts

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Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in the upcoming ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Photo: Handout
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