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The legacy of pop culture icon and martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, is here to stay. His on-screen fight sequences and techniques are indicative of his vast knowledge condensed into minute-long scenes. For youngsters, these techniques are no less than a treat. Likewise, two young twin fighters executed Lee’s iconic battle scene from Game of Death (1978) with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

An Instagram video emerged yesterday that showed one of the famous twin fighters, Ollie and Jonny, trying his hands on Lee’s memorable scissor-leg takedown in an exhibition match. Take a look at the intriguing details of the video.

Here’s how the kids prepared for Bruce Lee’s iconic fighting trick

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In the video shared by the official Instagram page of Bruce Lee, the two kids were seen standing in an MMA fighting ring. As soon as the whistle blew, they began to attack until one of them performs Lee’s scissor-leg takedown that locks the opponent’s leg from moving, making them fall flat on the ground.

The caption of the video revealed that safety was the top-most priority for the kids. Keeping this in mind, they were trained under the supervision of their father, Steve Ho, who is a professional stuntman. He ensured that the kids face no risk of injury and have a great learning experience.

 

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The twin fighters are keen MMA aspirants while also pursuing their acting and modeling. Fans can spot them on Ninja Kidz TV, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Olympic Special with Kevin Hart & Snoop Dogg. Further, their modeling ventures have seen collaborations with GAP, Zara, Essentials FOG, and PacSun.

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For the unversed, the iconic fighting scene between Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee was shot in the film Game of Death, that released after Lee’s death. Having the opportunity to train with the master, the NBA legend once described his impact on his life.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Lee’s impact on his life

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar met Bruce Lee in 1967 when the former came to Los Angeles. While pursuing his degree at UCLA, the NBA legend met Lee through a common friend. Later on, Lee began training Kareem in martial arts.

Training under Lee helped him achieve longevity in his career. In an interview, the 7”2’ NBA legend revealed that Lee always emphasized the effectiveness of stretching. So, whenever they worked out, they mostly did stretches. This worked greatly for Kareem. Moreover, to complement his offseason, he took this practice to the next level by bringing yoga to his routine. Overall, it helped the NBA legend to maintain his health and fitness perfectly.

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Lee’s influence and magnanimity has pervaded across space and time. His legacy has stood the test of time. And the twin fighters are a testament to that.