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Monday, March 24, 2008

'Big O' Tees Off As Bodog Fight Opens 'Vault'

Courtesy of Bodog Fight:

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2008

Like a lot of martial arts fans, 21-year-old Eben "The Big O" Oroz grew up idolizing legendary actor Bruce Lee in movies like Enter The Dragon and Fists of Fury. So much so, he set out to become a professional fighter himself.

"My goal was to try and apply Lee's Jeet Kune Do system to mixed martial arts fighting," says the Floridian featherweight (4-1). "But first, I had to learn Jeet Kune Do," (which translates to "the way of the intercepting fist").

Enter Sifu (instructor) Richie Carrion, founder of JKD-Extreme Martial Arts Academy, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

"He started by teaching me one of Lee's most important combat principles," says Oroz. "Namely, that simple done right has no counter."

However, with no prior martial arts training, Oroz found this difficult to digest at first.

"He kept telling me to have an empty mind, or as Lee once said an 'empty cup.' The thinking is that if your cup of knowledge is empty you can always fill it back up, but if your cup is always full you cannot add to it. So, one should keep his cup or circle empty in order to keep learning."

To remind himself of this philosophy, Oroz took the unusual step of having an enormous circle tattooed on his torso.

"It serves as a reminder to me, plus fans love chanting 'O' whenever I land a punch or kick in the ring," laughs Oroz.

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