While dominating college basketball at UCLA during his first season, Kareem attended one of the two samurai films that sparked his interest in martial arts. Kareem came from New York City and thought it necessary to learn martial arts to cope with the violence around him. Two years later, Kareem got the privilege to meet the legend Bruce Lee and started training with him! Kareem became an eight year old martial arts student.
Kareem appeared in the 1978 film “The Game of Death” and had a fight scene with Bruce Lee himself!