In the Chinese calendar, 1964 was once the Year of the Green Dragon. It will be a challenging and eventful year for Bruce. He would broadcast his dissenting view before the first great international martial arts gathering and then defend it by facing down Chinatown’s young ace kung fu practitioner in a legendary in the back of-closed-doors high noon–style showdown. The Year of the Green Dragon saw the break of day of martial arts in The us and the upward push of an icon.
Drawing on a couple of hundred original interviews and an eclectic array of sources, Striking Distance is an engrossing narrative chronicling San Francisco Bay’s pioneering martial arts scene as it thrived in the early 1960s and offers an in-depth take a look at a widely unknown chapter of Bruce Lee’s iconic life.