Jason Stillwell is a self-confessed Bruce Lee fanatic whose only wish is to be just like his hero. When his karate teacher is run out of town by the local crime syndicate Jason refuses to stop practising and, guided by the spirit of Bruce Lee, he unlocks the secret of success in martial arts. Jason enrols at another gym, run by Ian Reilly the US National Champion, but Ian has problems of his own - the crime syndicate want to take over his gym. In a trial by combat the syndicate unveil their secret weapon - Ivan the Russian. When he proves unstoppable Jason realises that he must fight back or he'll be running for the rest of his life.