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Scot to demonstrate skills at Bruce Lee memorial of Jeet Kune Do
Posted on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 5:56 am
by IDMA Editor

BRUCE Lee's family have chosen a Scotsman to demonstrate martial arts at a memorial celebration.

Photo of Tommy Carruthers from Daily

Tommy Carruthers will fly to California next month to perform Jeet Kune Do - the martial art which Lee spent his life developing. The 51-year-old said: "It is a great honour to be the only person giving a demonstration of Bruce's art at this event.

"It is more special because I have been chosen by his family." The San Francisco exhibition is being held to celebrate what would have been kung fu legend Lee's 70th birthday.

It will be attended by family, friends and students of the Enter The Dragon star, who died in 1973, aged 32.

Tommy added: "For a guy from Glasgow to be doing Bruce's martial art in front of his wife Linda, his daughter Shannon and his students is wonderful.

"Bruce has been my inspiration, so it is a dream come true for me." Tommy, of Baillieston, runs a martial arts school in Glasgow.

He also gives seminars in countries including Italy, Ukraine, Greece and China.

He said: "A lot of people find it funny that a guy from Scotland flies to China to teach them Bruce Lee's martial art."

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