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  • Jim Kelly from Enter the Dragon?

    Remember the actor that played Williams in Bruce Lee's 1973 flick? What style did he study and where the Hell is he? I haven't really seen anything since the 70's but I was wondering if he's still involved with martial arts. It's like he literally dropped off the face of the Earth.

  • #2
    Here's a link to help you on your search


    • #3
      Copy and pasted from
      Jim Kelly (born May 5 1946 in Paris, Kentucky) is an American athlete, actor and martial artist who came to prominence in the early 1970s.

      Kelly began his athletic career in high school, competing successfully in basketball, football, and track and field. He attended the University of Louisville and left during his freshman year to begin studying Shorin Ryu karate. After winning the 1971 International Middleweight Karate Championship, he opened his own martial arts school.

      As an actor, Kelly is best known for co-starring alongside Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. This appearance led to starring roles in a string of martial arts-themed Blaxploitation films, among them Black Belt Jones and Three the Hard Way. Most of Kelly's film roles played up the (then) novelty of an African-American martial arts master. After his appearance in 1982's One Down, Two to Go, Kelly appeared in movies only rarely.

      In 2004, he appeared with NBA star LeBron James in the Nike commercial "Chamber of Fear".

      Today, Jim Kelly resides in Southern California and works as a professional tennis coach.


      • #4
        Han: You will tell me who was outside last night.

        Williams: Mr. Han, suddenly I'd like to leave your island...

        Han: That is not possible!

        Williams: BULLSHIT, MR. HAN MAN!

        (Guards rush in. Williams turns around)

        Williams: Man, you come right outta comic book...



        • #5
          Giant Robot Store and GR2 Gallery - Asian pop culture and beyond. Art, Prints, Toys, T-shirts and books. Located on Sawtelle Blvd in West Los Angeles

          Another link from a Jim Kelly superfan. Jim Kelly did Kenpo Karate. Try look out for film 'Black Samurai' it is side splittingly funny - midgets, killer giant birds, funny dialogue. What makes it so funny is it was never intended to be a comedy, it is meant to be serious action film. The dojo scene in Enter The Dragon takes place at Steve Sanders BKF Kenpo Karate Studio, so he was probably involved with them at one time , not sure if he studied under Steve Sanders or other well known Kenpo guys at the time. Have not seen them but there are videos for sale which have Jim Kelly tournament fights from the 1970's on them.


          • #6
            Thats my fav quote from that movie.

            double classic!