Season 1 Episode 1

The Way of the Intercepting Fist

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 16, 1971 on ABC

Episode Recap

Mike is attacked by three thugs on the street, who were sent to warn him away from an investigation into the hijacking of a number of trucks from the shipping docks. He is rescued by Li Tsung (Bruce Lee), an antique dealer who also happens to be an expert in Jeet Kune Do (which was Bruce Lee's own style of improvisational martial art). Mike convinces Li to teach him Jeet Kune Do and the viewer gets to watch Bruce Lee's teaching style. Mike then uses his new knowledge to help break the case.