“When You Shake Your Eyes, You Cannot See Bruce Lee Kick”: Jackie Chan Once Described the Inhumanly Skill of the Martial Arts Legend

Published 11/20/2022, 11:00 AM EST

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Amongst martial arts pioneers in Hollywood, two names shine bright – Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. While Lee introduced martial arts to the industry, Chan was the one responsible for adding the entertainment aspect. Both Asian heroes have inspired many fans over the years. Fans also loved to watch the relationship they shared with each other.

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Jackie was a huge fan of Bruce Lee. There were many anecdotes where the actor enthusiastically spoke about his experience with the martial arts king. In one such interview, Jackie recalled that he played the role of a stuntman for Lee’s movie. While Jackie was also a trained martial artist, he realized something significant about Bruce Lee’s kicks.

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You blink and you miss!

While shooting for Fist of Fury, Jackie was a stuntman in that movie. There he met Lee and got enlightened about his incredible talent. While shooting, Jackie learned that one must stay focused, especially when Lee was about to hit. In an interview, the actor exclaimed that the martial artist was too fast for the human eye. So when they shot a scene where Jackie was supposed to fight Lee, the martial arts king hit hard and so fast that Jackie couldn’t keep up.

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Jackie exclaimed, “Don’t shake your eyes. Because when you shake your eyes, you cannot see Bruce Lee kick”. The actor ended up getting hurt while the camera was rolling. Lee is popular for his supremely agile moves. In the interview, Jackie also mentioned how he cannot imagine a human being having such abilities.

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Bruce Lee was one of the first famous personalities to introduce martial arts in movies. He introduced an action-packed angle to entertain the audience. By the time Jackie Chan entered the industry, Lee was already an established actor.

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Bruce Lee took a liking to Jackie

Since Fist of Fury, Lee had almost taken Jackie under his wing. He would get him to play a stuntman in his movies, even if the stunts were simple.

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Jackie, therefore, had a lot of respect and admiration for the martial arts king. He would sing his praises and strongly believe that he could never come close to the mighty Bruce Lee. Nevertheless, both stars have stolen hearts and carved out a niche for themselves.

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Radha Iyer

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Radha Iyer is working as a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Master's degree in Media and Communications from Pandit Deendayal Energy University. Radha has worked as a content writer for over a year.
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