enter the dragon
2013年 12月 02日
Shaolin Abbott: I see your talents have gone beyond the mere physical level.
Your skills are now at the point of spiritual insight. I have several questions.
What is the highest technique you hope to achieve ?
Lee: To have no technique.
Shaolin Abbott: Very good. What are your thoughts when facing an opponent ?
Lee: There is no opponent.
Shaolin Abbott: And why is that ?
Lee: Because the word "I" does not exist.
Shaolin Abbott: So, continue...
Lee: A good fight should be like a small play, but played seriously.
A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready.
Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come.
When the opponent expands, I contract. When he contracts, I expand.
And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit. It hits all by itself.
Shaolin Abbott: Now, you must remember: the enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives.
Destroy the image and you will break the enemy.
Braithwaite: Hello Mr. Lee. My name's Braithwaite.
Lee: Hello Mr. Braithwaite.
Braithwaite: Mr. Lee, I've come to talk to you about a tournament of martial arts.
A tournament to which you've already received an invitation.
Specifically, the tournament organized by Mr. Han.
Lee: [nodding thoughtfully] Han's tournament.
Braithewaite: I know, I know, I know.
But we'd very much like you to attend that particular tournament, Mr. Lee.
Lee: "We", Mr. Braithwaite?
Lee: [a student approaches Lee; both bow] Kick me.
[Student looks confused]
Lee: Kick me.
[Student attempts kick]
Lee: What was that? An Exhibition? We need emotional content.
Now try again!
[Student tries again]
Lee: I said "emotional content." Not anger! Now try again! with meaning.
[Student tries again and succeeds]
Lee: That's it! How did it feel?
[Student thinks; Lee smacks his head]
Lee: Don't think. FEEL. It's like a finger pointing a way to the moon.
[Looks at student who is looking at the finger; smacks student again]
Lee: Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory!
[Student bows; Lee smacks him again]
Lee: Never take your eyes off your opponent... even when you bow!
[Student bows again this time keeping his eyes on Lee]
Lee: That's better.
[student walks away; opening credits begin]
Parsons: What's your style?
Lee: My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.
Parsons: The art of fighting without fighting? Show me some of it.
[Parsons grabs Lees shoulder as he turns away]
Lee: Don't you think we need more room?
Parsons: Where else?
Lee: That island, on the beach. We can take this boat.