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Bruce Jun Fan Lee - (November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973) was a Chinese American martial artist and actor widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. Lee's films, especially his performance in the Hollywood-produced Enter the Dragon, elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level. His pioneering efforts paved the way for future martial artists and martial arts actors such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Chuck Norris. Lee's movies sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong, China, and the rest of the world. Lee became an iconic figure particularly to Chinese; as he portrayed Chinese national pride and Chinese nationalism in his movies.[1] Many see Lee as a model blueprint for acquiring a strong and efficient body as well as developing a mastery of martial arts Bruce Lee in the film Enter the Dragon. and hand to hand combat skills. Lee began the process of creating his own fighting system known as Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee's evaluation of traditional martial arts doctrines is nowadays seen as the first step into the modern style of mixed martial arts.

1 Early life 1.1 Names 1.2 Education and family 1.3 Early acting career 2 Martial arts training and development 2.1 Tai Chi Chuan 2.2 Hung Gar 2.3 Wing Chun 2.4 Jun Fan Gung Fu 3 Jeet Kune Do 3.1 Beyond Jeet Kune Do 4 1964 Long Beach International Karate Championships 5 Physical fitness and nutrition 6 Bruce Lee's feats 6.1 Quotes from Bruce Lee's friends 7 Death by "misadventure" 8 Filmography 9 Philosophy 10 Bruce Lee and popular culture 11 Awards and honours 12 Martial arts lineage 13 List of people influential to Bruce Lee 14 Books authored 15 Books about Bruce Lee and/or JKD


Lee had not initially planned on an American name but deemed it appropriate and concurred with Dr. according to the Chinese zodiac. literally "small phoenix"). he and his wife decided to send Bruce to the United States to live with an old friend of his father's. Lee initially had a birth name Li Yuen Kam[1](李炫金). Mary Glover. Bruce's maternal grandmother was Chinese and his maternal grandfather was German. Bruce Lee's screen name was Lee Siu Lung in Cantonese and Li Xiao Long in Mandarin (李小龍. In addition. used throughout his early childhood in keeping with a Chinese custom traditionally thought to hide the child from evil spirits. his father became concerned about young Bruce's safety and as a result. whom he would marry in 1964. He enrolled at the University of Washington as a philosophy major. Sai Fung (細鳳. Glover.Wikipedia. he attended St Francis Xavier's College from 1957-1959. St Francis Xavier's College. It is possible that that the name "little dragon" was chosen based on his childhood name "small phoenix". In 1959. at 12 years of age. under the wing of Brother Henry. Education and family At age 14.[5] Interestingly the name "Bruce" was never used within his family until he enrolled in La Salle College. he was given the English name "Bruce" by Dr. the name was abandoned because of a conflict with the name of Lee's 08. Brandon. the free encyclopedia Seite 2 von 12 16 Bruce Lee documentaries 17 References 18 See also 19 External links Early life Bruce Lee was an American Born Chinese (ABC) born at the Chinese Hospital[2] in San Francisco in 1940 to his Chinese father Lee Hoi-Chuen (李海泉) and Chinese-German[3] mother Grace Lee (何金棠). Names Bruce's Cantonese given name. After several months. it is more likely that he was called Little Dragon because he was born in the Year of the Dragon in the Hour of the Dragon.2006 . Jun Fan (振藩. he moved to Seattle to work for Ruby Chow.07. In 1959.wikipedia. However. when Lee's father returned. Lee was then renamed Jun Fan. Lee completed his high school education in Seattle and received his diploma from Edison Technical School. Bruce and Linda had two children together. one of a few movies Lee Siu Lung starred in as a teenager. the Chinese dragon and phoenix come in pairs to represent the male and female genders. Finally. http://en. Screenshot from Thunderstorm. Bruce got into a fight with a feared Triad gang member's son. Cantonese pengyam: Ley5 Siw2 Long4. a high school.Bruce Lee . Kowloon. Mrs. another friend of his father's. Then. Brandon Lee (born 1965) and Shannon Lee (born 1969). It was at the University of Washington that he met his future wife Linda Emery. Lee was also given a feminine name. as at the time Lee's father was away on a Chinese opera tour. Mandarin Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng) which literally means "Lee Little Dragon. In Chinese tradition. where he represented their boxing team in inter-school events. After living in San Francisco. Mandarin Pinyin: Zhènfán). Mandarin Pinyin: Lǐ Xuànjīn) given by his mother. literally means "invigorate San Francisco" (三藩市). respectively.[4] At birth. [4] and then again at another Catholic boys' school. a Hong Kong high school. Bruce Lee entered La Salle College. All he had was $100 in his pocket and the title of 1958 Crown Colony Cha Cha Champion of Hong Kong." These were first used by director 袁步雲 of the 1950 Cantonese movie 細路祥 in which Lee performed.

2006 . using the Wing Chun technique jik chung chuy. Lee went on to star as Kato in the TV series The Green Hornet. who is understood to have had the largest influence. but the role eventually went to David Carradine instead.Bruce Lee . Yip Man. Bruce was introduced to Sifu Yip Man by William Cheung. Lee would leave before learning the entire Wing Chun curriculum. Lee's Wing Chun Sifu. He was to fight a young British boxer. Hung Gar In between the learning of Tai Chi and Wing Chun. Early acting career A few credits short of graduation from the University of Washington as a philosophy major. Lee would later introduce Norris to portray one of Lee's opponents in Return of the Dragon.07. Later Lee would use filmmaking to demonstrate his martial arts fighting techniques and theories. Sifu Yip Man's classes were often taught by the highest ranking students. Bruce knocked his opponent out with repeated strikes. California. He always held that the principles of Tai Chi Chuan influenced his view of martial arts all through his life as an actor and a martial artist. but Wing Chun formed a base for his later explorations of martial arts and development of Jeet Kune Do. He had created the character idea for the role of Kwai-Chang-Caine for the TV Series Kung Fu. One of the highest ranking students under Yip Man at the time of Lee's training was Wong Shun-leung. While we do not know how much he learned of this particular martial art.wikipedia. Lee was seen on at least one occasion demonstrating the 108 Basic Movements of the Yang form. Wing Chun Bruce Lee began his formal martial arts training at the age of 14 in Wing Chun under Hong Kong Wing Chun master Yip Man.Wikipedia. the free encyclopedia Seite 3 von 12 an actor like his father. a reigning two-time boxing champion. there are photographs of Bruce demonstrating animal stances and forms found within its teachings. was also a colleague and friend of Hong Kong Wu family teacher Wu Ta-chi. In 1964 at a demonstration in Long Beach. 1993. Lee also learned bits and pieces of the Kung fu style Hung Gar from a friend of his father. who was then a live-in student of Yip Man. died on a movie set while filming The Crow on March 31. Lee Hoi Cheun. in a famous Colosseum fight scene regarded by many as one of the best martial arts fights ever filmed. in early 1954. Jun Fan Gung Fu Main article: Jun Fan Gung Fu http://en. organized bout came as a teenager at his high school in Hong Kong. Lee headed to San Francisco and then Hollywood. which ran from 1966 to 1967 and afterward opened up his own Jeet Kune Do school. Like most martial arts schools at that time. Martial arts training and development Tai Chi Chuan Young Bruce learned the fundamentals of Wu style Tai Chi Chuan from his father. While it is obvious that the style studied by his father was the Wu style. the soon-to-be-famous Bruce Lee met karate black belt champion Chuck Norris. Bruce Lee's first formal. also known as Way of the 08.

his theories about martial arts and his teaching of "secret" Chinese martial arts to non-Asian students gave him enemies in the martial arts community. The Chinese characters around the Taijitu symbol indicate: "Using no way as way" & "Having no limitation as limitation" The arrows represent the endless movement and change of the universe. Jeet Kune Do can be seen as both a process and a product. Sikaran. stretching for flexibility. the latter deriving from the former. to include elements from IndoMalay Silat. Taky Kimura. Karate. Lee later took the view that the fight took "too long" because traditional martial arts techniques were too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting. Jujitsu. however. Jeet Kune Do Main article: Jeet Kune Do Bruce Lee believed that martial arts styles were limited by their very nature. Bruce Lee accepted the challenge. however Wong disputes this. All other instructors are certified under Dan Inosanto. and the first person authorized by Lee to teach aspects of Bruce Lee's Gung Fu.07. Prior to his death. which he would later teach at the martial arts schools he opened first in Seattle starting with judo practitioner Jesse Glover as his first student who later became his first assistant instructor. Many who witnessed the fight believed Lee had won the duel.Wikipedia. and James Yimm Lee (no relation to Bruce Lee). Catch Wrestling. Bruce Lee's description of the fight was that Wong Jack Man challenged him to a duel over his decision to teach non-Chinese students. California Lee opened his martial arts school named the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute. speed.) to dismantle his schools. the free encyclopedia Seite 4 von 12 It would not be until his arrival in the United States. Instead. Fencing. to date. died without certifying additional students. Taky Kimura. Bruce Lee certified three instructors: Dan Inosanto. he emphasized what he called "the style of no style". Some confuse the Jeet Kune Do system with the personal version that Bruce Lee practised. Panantukan. and efficiency". Lee specifically said to Inosanto "Keep the numbers small and the quality high". A contest was scheduled between him and Wong Jack Man. Lee believed that the fight had lasted too long and that he had failed to live up to his potential. Both Taky Kimura and Dan Inosanto were allowed to teach small classes thereafter without using the name Jeet Kune Do. which consisted mostly of elements of Wing Chun. Perhaps as a result of this fight. The Jeet Kune Do Emblem. After moving to Oakland and Los Angeles. James Yimm Lee. a close friend of Bruce Lee.2006 . after arriving in San Francisco. Judo. Lee named his martial arts system Jun Fan Gung Fu. Lee told his then only two living instructors Inosanto and Kimura (James Yimm Lee had died in 1972.Bruce Lee . At this point he decided to start different methods of training such as weight training for strength. running for endurance.wikipedia. and other martial arts. Taekwondo. flexibilty. Lee later expanded his personal system over time. and other martial arts. http://en. has certified one person in Jun Fan Gung Fu: his son and heir Andy Kimura. and many others which he constantly adapted. that Lee began the process of creating his own 08. Eventually Jun Fan Gung Fu transformed itself to what he would come to describe as Jeet Kune Do or the Way of the Intercepting Fist. he decided to develop a system with an emphasis on "practicality. with elements of Western Boxing. Beyond Jeet Kune Do The match with Wong influenced Lee's philosophy on fighting. a practitioner of Northern Shaolin Kung fu. This consisted of utilizing a non-formalized approach which Lee claimed was not indicative of traditional styles. Lee claimed that. a term he would later regret because Jeet Kune Do implied specific parameters that styles connotate whereas the whole point of the system was to exist outside of parameters and limitations.

the name "Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do" was legally trademarked. Physical fitness and nutrition Bruce Lee felt that many martial artists of his day did not spend enough time on physical conditioning. since virtually every movement requires some degree of abdominal work. the free encyclopedia Seite 5 von 12 As a result of a lawsuit between the estate of Bruce Lee (also known as Concord Moon) and the Inosanto Academy. he referred to his teachings simply as Jun Fan Gung Fu. This translates to an estimated one repetition maximum of 110 pounds. sending the partner backwards and falling into a chair placed behind the partner to prevent injury. In the same Long Beach event he also performed the "One inch punch". his right foot forward with knees bent slightly. make dubious claims about learning from or teaching Bruce Lee.2006 .Bruce Lee . Lee then forcibly delivered the punch to his partner while largely maintaining his posture. though the force of the impact caused his partner to soon after fall onto the floor.[8] Lee believed that the abdominal muscles were one of the most important muscle groups for a martial artist. "The name is made up of two parts: 'Jun Fan' (Bruce’s given Chinese name) and 'Jeet Kune Do' (the Way of the Intercepting Fist). In the beginning. he was more interested in speed and power. Lee appeared in the 1964 Long Beach International Karate Championship (http://www. Some martial arts and performed repetitions of two-finger pushups (using the thumb and the index finger) with feet at approximately a shoulder-width apart. The development of Bruce Lee’s art from 1961 until the end of his life was one smooth and indivisible path. Lee's right arm was partly extended and his right fist Bruce Lee's "One inch punch" approximately an inch away from the partner's chest. The description of which is as follows: Lee stood upright. Bruce did not resort to traditional bodybuilding techniques to build mass.longbeachikc. soon after he moved to the United States. The weight training program that Lee used during a stay in Hong Kong in 1965 indicated bicep curls of eighty pounds and eight repetitions[6] for endurance. There are only a few living people who can trace their lineage directly to Bruce Lee. front importantly. Another element in Bruce Lee's quest for abdominal definition was nutrition. in front of a standing. he was also a proponent of cardiovascular conditioning and would regularly run. Bruce started to take nutrition seriously and developed an interest in http://en. jump rope. According to Linda Lee. in an effort to promote themselves or their martial arts schools. and ride a stationary bicycle. the "abs" are like a shell. and the rights were given solely to the Lee estate. Later he further refined his art as a unique Gung fu all its own – Jeet Kune Do" (from the Bruce Lee Foundation Web site).Wikipedia.wikipedia. stationary partner. protecting the ribs and vital organs. Without retracting his right arm. Bruce Lee's washboard abs did not come from mere abdominal training. A typical exercise for Lee would be to run a distance of two to six miles in fifteen to forty-five minutes. 1964 Long Beach International Karate Championships At the invitation of Ed Parker. [7] placing Lee in approximately the 100th percentile for the 121 to 140 pound weight class. Perhaps more Lee flexing (1972).org/wiki/Bruce_Lee 08.

and certainly one of the quickest. BLS[10])." "The power that Lee was capable of instantly generating was absolutely frightening to his fellow martial artists.Wikipedia. Bruce Lee's feats Bruce Lee's striking speed from 2 feet away was five hundredths of a second. it shot up out into the lawn about 15ft in the air. Enter the Dragon has grossed over $100. it then busted in the middle. and Bruce's quickest movements were around five hundredths of a second.Bruce Lee . and his speed was equally intimidating. a bench press and some dumbbells. Bruce looked at it and just went Bang. one on either side of his backyard. something like a standard 100lb cast-iron set. I had to reinforce his wooden dummy with automobile parts so he could train on it without breaking it. sadly Bruce died before the machine was built. might well have been one of the strongest men in the world. somebody who stood above everyone else.000. so he worked out on his patio. In addition.74 million in 2005 currency.000. He had a small weight set.wikipedia. he thought he could concentrate better at home. I had started to build him a mobile dummy that could actually attack and retreat to better simulate "live" combat. his slowest were around eight hundredths. To 08." "Bruce used to beat all other comers at this type of wrist wrestling and even joked that he wanted to be world champion at it. he had a 310lb Olympic barbell set. I guess it weighed about 150lbs. we were picking up bits of rag for months. Bruce's strength and skill had evolved to a point where he had to fight machines. (Uhera [9]) Bruce's last movie Enter the Dragon was made for US$850." James Coburn "Bruce and I were training out on my patio one day. We timed him with an electric timer once. sweating profusely afterwards." Herb Jackson "The biggest problem in designing equipment for Bruce was that he'd go through it so damn fast. (Glover[9]) Bruce did one-hand push ups using only 2 fingers." Doug Palmer "Bruce was like the Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali in his prime. The reason for the machine was simply because no one could stand up to his full force punches and kicks. Bruce was able to break a 150lb bag with a sidekick. It's not that the other martial artists weren't good. both solid and adjustable. It would have been strung up by big high-tension cables that I was going to connect between two posts. especially his sparring partners." "He never trained in a gym.07. (IMDB." Jesse Glover "When he could do push ups on his thumbs and push ups with 250lbs on his back. This was punching from a relaxed position with his hands down at his sides from a distance between 18-24 inches. he moved on to other exercises. It's just that this guy was great. (Little[12]) Bruce Lee's two finger push ups Quotes from Bruce Lee's friends These are some quotes from Bruce Lee's students and people who trained with him about his feats of strength: [9] Chuck Norris "Lee.000 in 1973 ($[11]) Bruce was able to hold a 125-pound barbell at arms length in front of him (with elbows locked) for several seconds. pound for pound.2006 . the free encyclopedia Seite 6 von 12 health foods and high-protein drinks. we were using this giant bag for side kicks. (Coburn[9]) Bruce would ride for 45 minutes (10 Miles) on a stationary bike. Not http://en. It was filled with little bits and pieces of rag. He ate lean meat sparingly and consumed large amounts of fruits and vegetables.

I've seen others who had the speed but lack conviction or vice versa." " I never stood in front of another human who was as quick as him. He could take a 75lb barbell and from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest." (Source (http://www. 1973. His devotion to physical exercise and healthy lifestyle was mind-boggling.M.400 to 1. he had both. the exact details of Lee's death are controversial.2006 . On July 20. but also one of the finest athletes period. 2005. at home to discuss the making of the movie Game of Death. To me thats my opinion. Fought them in tournaments. They worked until 4 P. due to have dinner with former James Bond star George Lazenby. well I can basically say this. ninjas.M. his brain had swollen considerably.575 grams (13%). He not only had the quickness but he had the inner confidence to muster the conviction to do so. however." Death by "misadventure" Bruce Lee's death was officially attributed to cerebral edema. who spent ten minutes attempting to revive him before sending him by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He was like Ali. and then drove together to the home of Betty Ting 08.07.Wikipedia." James Rage "I think its important for people to realize that he was not only one of history's greatest martial artists. It was like getting hit with a truck. it was pronounced Death by Misadventure. Lee was thirty-two years old. He'd also grab one of the old rusty barbells that littered the floor at the YMCA and would roll it up and down his forearms. At around 7:30 P. which is no small feat when you consider that the barbell weighed 70lbs. However. There was no visible external injury.wikipedia. Bruce Lee's iconic status and unusual death at a young age led many people to develop many theories about Lee's death. He could pick up on small subtle things that you were getting ready to do and then he'd just shut you down. then certainly he is the number one candidate. he lay down for a nap. I have been around a lot of great martial arts fighters. lock them and hold the barbell there for 20 the free encyclopedia Seite 7 von 12 only was he amazingly quick.. from 1. Lee complained of a headache. I was on the receiving end of his side kick.Bruce Lee . A doctor was summoned. with whom he intended to make a film. On October 15. A short time later. so I know.M. When the doctors announced Bruce Lee's death officially. Chow stated in an interview that Lee was allergic to Equagesic. Worked out with them. I know 200lb weight lifters who can't do that." Jim Kelly "Bruce. a Taiwanese actress (claimed by some to be Lee's mistress) who was to have a leading role in the film. Chow came to the apartment but could not wake Lee up." "If Bruce Lee wasn´t the greatest martial artist of all time. The three went over the script at her home." Mito Uhera "Bruce always felt that if your stomach wasn't developed." Joe Lewis "Bruce was incredibly strong for his size. gangsters. However. and so on — none of these has ever been proven. I think Bruce Lee is the greatest martial artist ever. In my opinion Bruce Lee was the greatest martial artist who ever lived. According to Lee's wife Linda. I stood before both of these men. but he could read you too. and then Chow left to attend a dinner meeting. such as a murder involving Triads. Lee was in Hong Kong. http://en." "Bruce was gravitating more and more toward weight training as he would use the weighted wall pulleys and do series upon series with them. and Ting Pei gave him an analgesic.html)) Leo Fong "Yes. After Lee didn't turn up for the dinner. I don't think anybody is in his class. then you had no business doing any hard sparring. that's pretty damn tough for a guy who at the time only weighed 138lbs. Bruce met producer Raymond Chow at 2 P.realfighting. he could slowly stick his arms out. Lee was dead by the time he reached the hospital.

Wikipedia. Released after 'Enter the Dragon' in the U. Fights against a drug lord in Thailand.07. during filming of Enter the Dragon.S. Chan made a record fall of 15 feet without the aid of safety equipment. was Lee's stunt double in Lee's last few films. was a member of the Seven Little Fortunes he was a stunt double for the villain Mr.. Lee".wikipedia. Italy. Plays Shaolin martial arts master "Mr. Fights crime in Rome.2006 . Philosophy 08. Plays "Tang Long". Plays Martial arts master "Billy Lo". Martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee's sculpture in the Avenue of Stars. Chan was one of the henchmen disposed of in the underground lair and Chan was hit in the face by Bruce Lee's double escrima sticks. two of which (Enter the Dragon. Hong Kong 1972 Plays the character The Chinese "Chen Jian". Yuen Wah. also a member of the Seven Little Fortunes.S. Also.S.Bruce Lee . Sent to fight in a tournament. Chinese and English title of original release Released # U. Suzuki in Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury. 1972 Return of the Dragon 1973 《龍爭虎 4 鬥》 Enter same the Dragon 1979 《死亡遊 5 戲》 Game same of Death Note: The English titles for the first two films were swapped by the U. For that film. Fights Connection against Japanese tyrants in Shanghai. title Note 1971 《唐山大 1 兄》 The Big Boss 《精武門》 2 Fist of Fury 《猛龍過 江》 Way 3 of the Dragon Fists of Fury Plays "Cheng Chaoan". Bruce Lee appears in the last third of the movie. distributor. Yuen Lo (Later to become action super star Jackie Chan). Game of Death) premiered after his death. and later to become a well known actor in his own right (notably starring in 2005's Kung Fu Hustle). the free encyclopedia Seite 8 von 12 Filmography Lee starred in a leading role in a total of five major films. The title The Chinese Connection (a play on the then-recently-released The French Connection) was originally intended for The Big Boss due to the drugs theme of the story. and to spy on a rogue monk turned drug lord. hence the title. due to it being pieced together after his death.

I don't believe in the word 'master. In Judo." "True observation begins when one is devoid of set patterns. Bruce Lee and popular culture Main article: Bruce Lee and popular culture There exists many references to Bruce Lee in popular culture. Be water. it becomes the bottle. not lying to oneself. and take it from any place you can find it. If I tell you I'm no good. You put water into a bottle. There's no such thing as a style if you understand the roots of combat." "I'm not a master. but I'm still learning." "I think the high state of martial art. it becomes the cup. shapeless like water. one must enter into the spirit of it. though he was quick to claim that his martial arts were solely a metaphor for such teachings. Water can flow." "The other weakness is. Thus they are confined in their own tiny little world. some are short. If all of them learn the same martial art form. They talk about chi power and things they can do. martial art means honestly expressing yourself. but don't believe it. I do not despise these kinds of martial arts.Wikipedia.. meaning that I have the knowledge of a master and the expertise of a master. Guangdong province of China (广东顺德 http://en." "Mere technical knowledge is only the beginning of Kung Fu. His influences include Taoism and Buddhism. There are various different kinds of people.wikipedia. Awards and honours With his ancestral roots coming from Gwan'on in Seundak. and the world of martial art is shattered as a result. Lee majored in philosophy at the University of Washington. which are covered in a separate article.. some are slim. and it can crash. the more energy can flow through the body. "If I tell you I'm good. the free encyclopedia Seite 9 von 12 Although Bruce Lee is best known as a martial artist and actor. then who does it fit?" "Ultimately. and to express myself honestly enough. now in boxing people are only allowed to punch. Lee's books on martial arts and fighting philosophy are well-known both for their philosophical assertions both inside and outside of martial arts circles." "Unfortunately.. So I'm a student-master. And." See Wikiquotes for more quotes by Bruce Lee. Some are stout." "Use only that which works. His philosophy often mirrored his fighting beliefs. The following are some of Bruce Lee's quotes that reflect his fighting philosophy. it becomes the teapot. I'm a student-master. But to express oneself honestly." "Some people are tall." "Jeet Kune Do: it's just a name. They have big fat guts. Their students become machines which imitate martial art forms. don't fuss over it.." "Be formless.Bruce Lee . you know I'm lying. Using muscular tensions to try to 'do' the punch or attempting to use brute force to knock someone over will only work to opposite effect." "There are lots of guys around the world that are lazy. must have no absolute form.2006 . To master it. simply as a reaction. my friend. when clans are formed. use no limitation as limitation. to tackle pattern A with pattern B may not be absolutely correct. we now find rigid forms which create differences among clans." "The more relaxed the muscles are. in application." "Use no way as way. you would probably think I'm 08. It is easy for me to put on a show and be cocky so I can show you some really fancy movement." "Do not deny the classical approach. that my friend is very hard to do. or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there. the people of a clan will hold their kind of martial art as the only truth and do not dare to reform or improve it.07.' I consider the master as such when they close the casket. If you put water into a cup. What I mean is. You put it into a teapot. people are only allowed to throw.

Bruce Lee . Lee's figure is to commend his work: to successfully bridge culture gaps in the world.stm) stated that the Herzegovinian city of Mostar was to honor Lee with a statue on the Spanish Square. On July 21. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar James Coburn Joe Lewis Roman Polanski Lee Marvin Steve McQueen Chuck Norris Numerous others.hollywoodusa. as a symbol of solidarity. below). was unveiled on November 26. The 1993 film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a slightly fictionalized biographical film about Bruce Lee. honored Lee as Chinese film's bright star of the century. (Source (http://www. unveiled on November 27. Lee was remembered in Hong Kong with a bronze statue to mark his sixty-fifth birthday.html)) In 08. 2005 (One day before the unveiling of the statue in Hong Kong. UFC president Dana White credited Bruce Lee as the "father of mixed martial arts"[13].htm#L. In September a street in the village is named after him where his ancestral home is the free encyclopedia Seite 10 von 12 均安.co. "Things Asian" published an article: Lee´s Legend remains strong 30 years after his death and in the process he establish his place in martial arts as "the greatest martial artist of all-time". After many years of war and religious 2005.07. Bruce Lee was named TIME Magazine 's 100 Most Important People of the Century and as one of the greatest heroes & icons and among the influential martial artists of the 20th century.) Martial arts lineage Lineage in Wing Chun / Jeet Kune Do Sifu in Wing Chun Other instructors Notable Sparring partner Yip Man (葉問) Sihing Wong Shun-leung (黃惇樑) Toe Dai Hawkins Cheung Note: He was Bruce Lee's friend at the time.thingsasian. In 2005.stm) Lee has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category Motion Picture. The home is open for public access. at 6933 Hollywood Blvd [4] (http://www. Bruce Lee (李小龍) Creator of Jeet Kune Do Jesse Glover Steve Golden Dan Inosanto Known students in Jun Fan Taky Kimura Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do Jerry Poteet Ted Wong James Yimm Lee Numerous a a BBC story (http://news. Guangdong Shunde Jun'An). The bronze placed in the city park. to his 30th day of death.wikipedia. Famous students taught Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do List of people influential to Bruce Lee Chuck Norris Dan Inosanto Ed Parker Gene LeBell http://en.2006 .. [3] ( The statue.

Documentary from the Biography Channel Jeet Kune Do . Felix & Atyeo. (p.chinesehospital-sf.S.a book about Bruce Lee's philosophy Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit .thoughts and quotes of Bruce Lee The Tao of Bruce Lee . 1997. 3. ISBN 0865680094 6.S. ^ U.mikementzer. Bruce Lee documentaries Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey ..S. (1989) First Printing. [2] (http://imdb. San Francisco.bruceleedivinewind.a biography by Bruce Thomas Striking Thoughts .written by Davis Miller mostly about Bruce 11. ^ a b c d Bruce Lee The Divine Wind.written by Dan Inosanto mostly about JKD training practices.70) 08.Includes interviews with Bruce Lee's students. ^ Wathen. ^ "Bruce Lee The Untold Story".07. ^ Lee. ^ Hatfield. . Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon .Bruce Lee .com. Grace & Unique Pub. Jeff. ^ a b "The Bruce Lee Story".Wikipedia. (1980) First Printing. CA 94133. Editors. In Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. Fredrick C.436) 8. OHRA PUBLICATIONS INC. California. kucklepit. 1993. Facts \ Feats ( for the See Wikiquotes (http://en. Lee.written by Jesse Glover Bruce Lee: Dynamic Becoming . and cast and crew members. Dennis. 1989.. 2004.Documentary by Wah Chan. U. (1974) First Printing.S. Dana White and the future of UFC. 10. Fitness: The Complete Guide. More about JKD but contains many Bruce Lee footages. Bruce Lee: The Curse of the Dragon . Marc. U. Illinois. 1994. ISBN 0-87932-088-5 2. Bruce Lee Between Wing Chun and JKD . ^ Chinese Hospital [1] (http://www.119) 9. ^ a b "Bruce Lee King of Kung-Fu" 12. D. California. http://en. Human Kinetics. Dan. ^ Wickert. et all. Lee. Straight Arrow Books. ISBN 0-89750-121-7 5. Inflation Calculator (http://data. Warm Marble (http://www. The Bruce Lee Story Ohara Publications. References 1. the free encyclopedia Seite 11 von 12 James Coburn Jhoon Rhee Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Muhammad Ali Raymond Chow of Golden Harvest Wong Jack Man Wong Shun-leung Yip Man Books authored Bruce Lee's Fighting Method 1-5 Chinese Gung-Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self Defense The Tao of Jeet Kune Do Books about Bruce Lee and/or JKD Absorb What Is Useful . Bureau of Labor Statistics.2006 .wikiquote. Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture.Radiology 845 Jackson Street.html) 13. 4.Documentary by John Little based on his book by the same ^ Yang. (p. Linda. Ph. (p. Linda & Bleecker. Boston/New York: Meridian/Houghton Mifflin. ^ John Little. Don.html) The accuracy of this source has been disputed: see here. ^ Internet Movie Database. International Sport Sciences Association. CFW Enterprise UNIQUE PUBLICATIONS. Load Assignment.

Bruce Lee . at the Internet Movie Database The Bruce Lee Foundation (http://www.time. the free encyclopedia Seite 12 von 12 See also Bruce Lee and popular culture Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story The Tao of Jeet Kune Do External links Bruce Lee (http://www.maniacworld.bruceleedivinewind.wikipedia. (See Copyrights for details.html) Bruce Lee speed demonstration (http://www.htm) Watch Bruce Lee in Chinese Connection ( All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation channel=717&format=movie&theme=guide) Retrieved from " Inc. 7 July 2006.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia TIME 100: Bruce Lee Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Bruce Lee (http://www.2006 .org/wiki/Bruce_Lee 08.07.html) Bruce Lee's Gung Fu Essays (" Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Bruce Lee Categories: 1940 births | 1973 deaths | American film actors | American martial artists | Asian American sportspeople | Batman actors | Chinese-American actors | Chinese Wing Chun practitioners | Entertainers who died in their 30s | Eurasians | Eurasian actors | Jeet Kune Do practitioners | Martial arts school founders | San Franciscans | Seattleites | University of Washington alumni This page was last modified