Retracing the Dragon’s Duel: Bruce Lee vs Bob Wall and Wang In Sik

Actual date of trip: March 24, 2011

Bruce and Bob

The final destination of the day after going to Bruce’s house and Ip Man’s grave would be someplace Bruce Lee-related again – in fact I now call this day the ‘Bruce Lee Day’ of my trip even though the fanboyish title never came across my mind while I was in Hong Kong.

Those of you who have watched the Way of the Dragon (1972), spuriously called the Return of the Dragon in the US, would know the part where Bruce and friends take on two karate guys Bob Wall and Wang In Sik (he’s a Hapkido practitioner actually) in some rural area before going to the Colosseum in Rome to face off with Chuck Norris. Although the film’s plot is about Bruce in Italy, most of its scenes were actually shot in Hong Kong. My final mission for the day was to find the place where Bruce filmed his duel with the karate duo more than thirty years ago.

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