Charles Russo is a journalist in San Francisco. He misses playing shortstop but enjoys losing to his kids at Warhammer 40K. He is (inexplicably) a former member of the Bush administration. His new book is Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America.
Articles by Charles Russo
Bruce Lee's no-holds-barred challenge match against Wong Jack Man was a pivotal moment that remains buried beneath decades of mythology.
From Chinatown gangsters to Oakland street fighters, Bruce Lee encountered a trailblazing martial arts culture on San Francisco Bay during the early 1960s.
Chasing down the Dragon’s European ancestry.
The little known history of how two unlikely women introduced the Chinese martial art of tai chi to the world.