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BeachGrit TV: Mason Ho Reads Bruce Lee!

Derek Rielly

by Derek Rielly

How to improve your surfing with the Kung Fu master Bruce Lee!

For the past seven years, the Hawaiian Mason Ho has travelled the world with the Bruce Lee book Jeet Kune Do. 

The book, which was published in 1975 and bought by Mason at Singapore airport in 2009, contains notes and essays by Lee and, as well as kung fu techniques, is heavy on Zen and enlightenment.

Mason, who is 27 years old, adores Lee’s philosophies and applies the teaching to his own surfing. Examine the ways in which Lee’s words can pertain to surfing.

On practising turns: 

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. 

On living a good life: 

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. 

On individuality:

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system. 

In this episode of Like Bitchin, Mason gives you, me, seven lessons you can learn from Jeet Kune Do. And it’s totally random! Mason throws the pages open, stabs a finger, and jabs Bruce Lee’s pistol words straight down your throat!

Watch here!