If you're going to emulate a fighter, you might as well go straight to the top.
I'm referring, of course, to Bruce Lee, the founder of Jeet Kun Do and father of modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Without his revolutionary concepts and forward-thinking -- unparalleled and flat-out unheard of for his time -- we might have missed our opportunity to revel at the rise of today's top MMA fighters like Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre and Jose Aldo, among others.
And you might have missed a chance to win some (more) free swag.
In an effort to pay tribute to the lasting effects of Lee's legacy, our friends at Roots of Fight -- the high-end retailer with a commitment to the rich history and tradition of modern combat sports -- are giving away a sample of its capsule collection released in conjunction with their latest documentary celebrating the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, the first official school founded by Lee in the United States.
So what do you have to do to win? Follow me after the jump to find out.
Lee once famously asked, "How can I express myself, totally and completely?"
Well, we're going to ask you the same thing. How can you express yourself, totally and completely AND in 100 words or less? We want to know which fighter currently active in MMA competition best embodies the principles of Bruce Lee.
Instead of focusing on win/loss records, tell us which fighter continues to evolve, while remaining unpredictable and transcending styles. In short, who's done the best job of building on the foundation laid by "The Little Dragon?"
Here's the Roots of Fight mini-documentary on Lee featuring Paul Lazenby, Eddie Bravo, and Ralek Gracie to help inspire you.
Remember, the winning entry and recipient of this impressive collection will be the one who best tells us, in 100 words or less, the active combat sports athlete who's become the living embodiment of Bruce Lee's principles and philosophy.
All entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org OR left in the comments section below.
Contest starts today (April 3, 2012) and runs through Sunday (April 8) at midnight, so don't procrastinate. Keep it original and of course, have fun with it. Once entry per user.
You can also eliminate the middle man and head straight to Roots of Fight to bypass this contest and purchase the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute line of apparel. See that and so much more at the Roots of Fight website right here.
For the rest of you, good luck and get crackin' ...