I think there was an interview many years ago, at least 5 years ago and older, where I believe Dan Inosanto or somebody was talking about Bruce Lee's street fights. He said Bruce Lee would get in fights with truck drivers, and another funny story I really want to find is the story about Bruce Lee dressing up as a nerd to try to look like an easy victim for bullies to pick on, and then one time he got approached by a bully because they were near the rough part of town. Bruce Lee pretended to be a weak vulnerable victim and when they attempted to bully him he kicked their asses.
Does this ring a bell to anyone? I can't find it.
It is a story Doug Palmer shared about Bruce Lee, “He used to act like a geek and let a street punk goad him, then when the punk swung, Bruce would block it awkwardly and snap at the punk’s groin, incapacitating him with a blow that appeared to be an accident. As the punk rolled in pain, Bruce would cover his mouth with his hand and titter effeminately, then walk off.
‘A person can accept getting beaten by someone who is stronger or bigger than he is,’ Bruce would explain, ‘but if he thinks he’s been beaten by a fairy, he’ll be pissed off for the rest of his life.’”
Dude, needed better hobbies. Act like a nerd to get into fights? Such a sad tale.