Monday, July 1, 2013

Martial Arts Legend Jim Kelly of Enter the Dragon Dies at Age 67

When It Came... He Didn't Even Notice... He Was Too Busy Looking Good

Sad news this morning as we discover that Jim Kelly The Soul Brother from Bruce Lee's Enter The Dragon and Star of The Black Dragon died today at age 67. Cause of death has yet to be determined but he will be missed. The actor was one of the earliest Black Martial artists to gain recognition on the big screen and was a prominent featured character in Bruce Lee's "Enter The Dragon" which is still hailed as one of the best martial arts films of all time.

Jim Kelly Martial Artist Character Portrait from Enter The Dragon
Jim Kelly Martial Artist Character Portrait from Enter The Dragon

My personal favorite line from the movie comes from the scene with Jim Kelly fighting Mr. Han. when Han tells Jim "It is the combat that you love" Jim replies "The winning" 

Han replies... "It is defeat that you must learn to prepare for" to which Jim replies "I don't waste my time with it, when it comes, I won't even notice... I'll be too busy looking good!" 






Rest in peace Jim Kelly

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