ONE CHAMPIONSHIP and Bruce Lee LLC have teamed up for a limited-edition collection of lifestyle and performance wear celebrating the life of the iconic martial artist.
Available on ONE’s online athleisure store, ONE.SHOP, the collection has jackets, T-shirts, shorts, jogger sweatpants and accessories and also features Mr. Lee’s signature yellow and black color combination.
Mr. Lee, who would have been 80 years old by now, was born on Nov. 27, 1940 and widely regarded as the father of modern-day mixed martial arts, something ONE Championship is very much involved in on its way to becoming Asia’s largest sports media property.
He founded the art of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts discipline that combines aspects from multiple martial arts styles.
Bruce Lee became a global celebrity and action movie superstar in the 1960s and 1970s in films like The Wrecking Crew (1968), The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Enter The Dragon (1973) and Game of Death (1978).
Born in San Francisco, Mr. Lee was a well-read person who inspired not only in what he did in the movies and martial arts but also in his thinking. One of his famous quotes is, “Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
The “Be water” quote is widely believed to be the inspiration for the founding of Jeet Kune Do and used as a reference for being able to adapt no matter the situation, not only by martial artists but other athletes and people as well.
Mr. Lee died in 1973 in Hong Kong but through the collection ONE Championship hopes to keep his wide-ranging legacy alive.
Also part of the ONE x Bruce Lee collection are face masks, caps and patches. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo