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Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Chinese name 李小龍 (Traditional)
Chinese name 李小龙 (Simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Xiǎolóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping lei5 siu2 lung4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Lee Jun Fan
李振藩 (Traditional)
李振藩 (Simplified)
Lǐ Zhènfān (Mandarin)
lei5 zan3 faan4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Shunde, Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born 27 November 1940(1940-11-27)
San Francisco, California, USA
Died 20 July 1973 (aged 32)
Hong Kong
Resting place Seattle, Washington, USA
Lakeview Cemetery
Years active 1941–1973
Spouse(s) Linda Emery (born 1945) (1964-1973)
Children Brandon Lee (1965–1993)
Shannon Lee (born 1969)
Parents Lee Hoi-chuen (1901-1965)
Grace Ho
Official Website Bruce Lee Foundation
The Official Website of Bruce Lee
.This article contains Chinese text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Chinese characters.^ He asked me, "Have you ever thought over other questions?"
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^ You'll get to see martial arts (of course), Chinese opera, and pop music acts as well.
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^ Please see my answers to other questions in this Q&A and read TAO OF BRUCE LEE to learn more.

.Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍pinyin: Lǐ Xiăolóng, born Lee Jun Fan, (Chinese: 李振藩pinyin: Lǐ Zhènfān, 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was an actor, martial artist, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do concept.^ Ever since 20 July 1973, he has blamed himself for Lee's death.

^ He's a huge Bruce Lee fan.

^ Dear Bruce Lee fan, .
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.He is considered as one of the most influential martial artist of the 20th century, and a cultural icon.^ In addition to being about the numerous ways Bruce Lee influenced me, as well as the ways he's influenced the people who visit this forum and hundreds of thousands of other folks, the book is intended to provide a primer into the basics of Lee's story and to look past the myths and legends to find some of what's real and true about the most influential martial artist ever and one of the most famous people of the 20th-century.

^ Davis Miller - I believe that Bruce Lee was the best, most knowledgable, smartest martial artist in the world at the time of his death.

^ Davis Miller - Lee was trying to get to the essence to that which he considered most efficient in every martial art, and every martial arts style, he studied and dissected.

[2]
.Lee was born in San Francisco, California to parents of Hong Kong heritage but raised in Hong Kong until his late teens.^ After coming to America from Hong Kong, Lee had a total of five fights I've been able to confirm.

^ Davis Miller - First, Bob Baker was not in Hong Kong and was not the source for Lee's hashish.

^ After working at various restaurants throughout college, Lee moved to San Francisco and attended the California Culinary Academy.
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Upon reaching the age of 18, Lee emigrated to the USA to claim his US Citizenship and receive his higher education. .It was during this time he began teaching martial arts, which soon lead to film and television roles.^ Tired of being rejected as a leading-man in Hollywood, he burns his professional bridges in L.A. and accepts a starring role in the Bollywood film Peculiar Dancing Boy.
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^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ It's worth mentioning that among the reasons that Dan Inosanto unofficially became "heir" to Lee's martial art is that no one Lee actually offered the role to was interested.

.His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked the second major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West.^ It will also make a contribution to Chinese martial arts.
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^ You'll get to see martial arts (of course), Chinese opera, and pop music acts as well.
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^ This may be due to the fact that while in Hong Kong in the early 1970s, Lee was not so much practicing and continuing to develop his fighting skills as he was making movies and developing a "martial art" for use in the movies.

.The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world as well.^ You'll get to see martial arts (of course), Chinese opera, and pop music acts as well.
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^ After this he left Hong Kong to settle his film business.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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.He is noted for his roles in five feature length films, Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Bruce Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse, and The Game of Death (1978).^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ He had written down exactly how Bruce Lee trained and illustrated in detail his training and the equipment he used.
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^ The look of his eyes in this film differs greatly with that of "The Big Boss."
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.Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world and remains very popular among Asian people and in particular among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism through his films.^ Widely known as “Donatello” from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle films, Steven has remained in the film industry and is now a sought after action trainer, choreographer, and stuntman.
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[3] .While Lee initially trained in Wing Chun, he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favoring instead to utilize useful techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).^ Bruce's stance was a Wing Chun style.
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^ You'll get to see martial arts (of course), Chinese opera, and pop music acts as well.
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^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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[4]

Contents

Early life

.Bruce Lee was born on 27 November 1940 at the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco's Chinatown.^ After working at various restaurants throughout college, Lee moved to San Francisco and attended the California Culinary Academy.
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^ In 1970 Bruce Lee wrote a letter in Chinese to the author of this article, Wong Shun-Leung.
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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[5] His father Lee Hoi-Chuen was Chinese, and his mother Grace Ho (何愛瑜) was of Chinese and partly German ancestry. He was the fourth child of five children: Agnus, Phoebe, Peter, and Robert. .Lee and his parents returned to Hong Kong when he was three months old.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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[6][7]

Names

Bruce Lee's Cantonese given name was Lee Jun Fan[8] The English name "Bruce" was thought to be given by the hospital attending physician, Dr. Mary Glover.[9]
.Bruce Lee had three other Chinese names: Lee Yuan-Xin 李源鑫 a family/clan name, Li Yuan Jian 李元鑒 as a student name while attending La Salle College, and of course his Chinese stage name Li Xiao Long 李小龍 (Xiao Long - meaning small dragon).^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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^ I have seen how Bruce Lee grew from a small boy to a mature man.
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^ One day, one of his fellow learners named Ng had a quarrel with a sifu name Li of another clan.
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The Jun Fan name was originally written in Chinese as 震藩, however this Jun (震) was identical to part of his grandfather's name 李震彪, which is considered taboo in Chinese tradition. .Therefore, Bruce Lee's name was changed to homonym/synonym 振.^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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^ Besides Bruce Lee and I, a friend named Chen also went with us.
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^ We caught the premiere of How Bruce Lee Changed the World on the History Channel yesterday.
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Family

.Bruce's father, Lee Hoi Chuen was one of the leading Cantonese opera and film actors at the time, and was embarking on a year-long Cantonese opera tour with his family on the eve of the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during the Second World War.^ Viewers will journey across the US, Asia and Europe exploring Lee's influence on popular culture worldwide--even joining Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong; nearly fifty years after Lee arrived to make his first kung fu film.
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^ Bruce Lee created a "Tensolator" isometric exercise training program that was light years ahead of it's time.
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^ This special pieces together rare family archival footage owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation, together with in-depth interviews with individuals who have cited inspiration from Lee.
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.Lee Hoi Chuen had been touring the United States for many years performing at numerous Chinese communities.^ In those days, many people organised these groups to perform in the United States.
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^ Before Bruce went to the United States, he wanted to learn Chinese Northern Kung Fu so that he could perform it on stage.
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.Although a number of his peers decided to stay in the US, Lee Hoi Chuen decided to go back to Hong Kong after his wife gave birth to Bruce.^ Viewers will journey across the US, Asia and Europe exploring Lee's influence on popular culture worldwide--even joining Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong; nearly fifty years after Lee arrived to make his first kung fu film.
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^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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.Within months, Hong Kong was invaded and the Lees lived the ensuing 3 years and 8 months under Japanese occupation.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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The Lee family survived the war and had actually done reasonably well. .After the war ended, Lee Hoi Chuen would resume his acting career and become an even bigger star during Hong Kong's rebuilding years.^ Viewers will journey across the US, Asia and Europe exploring Lee's influence on popular culture worldwide--even joining Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong; nearly fifty years after Lee arrived to make his first kung fu film.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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.Bruce Lee's mother Grace belonged to one of wealthiest and most powerful clans in Hong Kong, the Ho Tungs.^ This timeless classic is one of the most incredible books about the human mind and how to succeed ever written it's short but power packed!
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^ I wanted to have the power, strength and muscularity that was Bruce Lee!
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^ While browsing through a used bookstore, I stumbled across an old manuscript that described Bruce Lee's strength, speed and power workout.
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She was the niece of Sir Robert Ho Tung, patriarch of the clan. .As such, the young Bruce Lee grew up in an affluent and privileged environment.^ I grew up watching Bruce Lee movies, and I always admired his lean, ripped muscularity and V-tapered body.
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Despite this advantage of his family's status and because of the mass number of people fleeing communist China to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong neighborhood he grew up in became over-crowded, dangerous, and full of gang rivalries.
"Post war Hong Kong was a tough place to grow up. Gangs ruled the city streets and Lee was often forced to fight them. .But Bruce liked a challenge and faced his adversaries head on.^ Like a wild beast, Bruce continued to send out heavy punches on Chung's face.
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To his parents dismay Bruce's street fighting continued and the violent nature of his confrontations was escalating."[10]
.After being involved in several street fights, his parents decided that Bruce Lee needed to be trained in the martial arts.^ Bruce Lee created a "Tensolator" isometric exercise training program that was light years ahead of it's time.
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^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
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.Lee's first introduction to martial arts was through his father, Lee Hoi Cheun.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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He learned the fundamentals of Wu style Tai Chi Chuan from his father.[11]

Wing Chun

.The largest influence on Bruce Lee's martial development was his study of the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.^ Bruce's stance was a Wing Chun style.
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^ It will also make a contribution to Chinese martial arts.
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^ You'll get to see martial arts (of course), Chinese opera, and pop music acts as well.
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.Bruce Lee began training in Wing Chun at age 13 under the famous Wing Chun master Yip Man in the summer of 1954. Master Yip Man was also a colleague and friend of Hong Kong's Tai Chi Chuan teacher Wu Ta-ch'i.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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^ Legendary marshall arts master Bruce Lee will be the subject of a Broadway production slated to open in 2010.
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Yip's regular classes generally consisted of the forms practice, chi sao (trapping hands) drills, wooden dummy techniques, and free-sparring.[12] There was no set pattern to the classes.[12] Yip tried to keep his students from fighting in the street gangs of Hong Kong by encouraging them to fight in organized competitions.[13]
.After a year into his Wing Chun training, some of Yip Man's other students refused to train with Lee due to his ancestry (his mother was of partly German ancestry) as the Chinese generally were against teaching their martial arts techniques to non-Asians.^ It will also make a contribution to Chinese martial arts.
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^ You'll get to see martial arts (of course), Chinese opera, and pop music acts as well.
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^ Bruce Lee created a "Tensolator" isometric exercise training program that was light years ahead of it's time.
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[14] .Lee's sparring partner, Toe Dai Hawkins Cheung states, "Probably fewer than six people in the whole wing chun clan were personally taught, or even partly taught, by Yip Man.^ When word reached Cisco, a company larger than EMC that has been a strong partner in the marketplace for years, Cisco people also sprang into action.
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^ It was because at that time Master Yip's health was not very good and I was five or six years older than Bruce.
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^ In those days, many people organised these groups to perform in the United States.
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[15] " However Bruce showed a keen interest in the art, and continue to train privately with William Cheung and Wong Shun Leung in 1955.

Leaving Hong Kong

.After attending Tak Sun School (德信學校) (a couple of blocks from his home at 218 Nathan Road, Kowloon) Lee entered the primary school division of La Salle College in 1950 or 1952 (at the age of 12).^ She attended theater school to study acting and started modeling to pay off her college loans.
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^ Divisions: Dixie Sweetees (ages 5-6), Dixie Darlings (ages 7-8), Dixie Angels (ages 8-10), Dixie Ponytails (ages 11-12), Dixie Belles/Debs (ages 13-18) .
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^ He had studied in La Salle College in Hong Kong.
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In around 1956, due to poor academic performance (or possibly poor conduct as well), he was transferred to St. Francis Xavier's College (high school) where he would be mentored by Brother Edward, a Catholic monk (originally from Germany spending his entire adult life in China and then Hong Kong), teacher, and coach of the school boxing team.
.In the spring of 1959, Lee got into yet another street fight and the police were called.^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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[16] .Reaching all the way to his late teens Lee's street fights frequented more and included beating up the son of a feared triad family.^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ Bruce Lee's Concepts & Principles Of Effective Fighting: " Discover The Secrets Of The 3 Second Knockout.", "Uncover The Hidden Treasures Of Bruce Lee's Ultimate Fighting Style" and much more...
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.Finally Lee's father decided for him to leave Hong Kong to pursue a safer and healthier avenue in the U.S. His parents confirmed the police's fear that this time Bruce Lee's opponent had organized crime background, and there was the possibility that a contract was out for his life.^ Bruce Lee created a "Tensolator" isometric exercise training program that was light years ahead of it's time.
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^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ Bruce Lee stated that his concept is not an "adding to" of more and more things on top of each other to form a system, but rather, a winnowing out.
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"The police detective came and he says 'Excuse me Mr. Lee, your son is really fighting bad in school. If he gets into just one more fight I might have to put him in jail'."[10] --Robert Lee
.In April 1959 they decided to send him to the United States to meet up with his older sister Agnes Lee (李秋鳳) who was already living with family friends in San Francisco.^ Bruce had a friend who lived there.
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^ This special pieces together rare family archival footage owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation, together with in-depth interviews with individuals who have cited inspiration from Lee.
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^ Well, you are about to seem him more frequently as Dr. David Lee, a womanizing surgical resident who's broken as many hearts as he's replaced.
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New life in America

.At the age of 18, Lee returned to the U.S. with $100 in his pocket and the titles of 1957 High School Boxing Champion and 1958 Crown Colony Cha Cha Champion of Hong Kong.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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[5] .After living in San Francisco for several months, he moved to Seattle in the fall of 1959, to continue his high school education and worked for Ruby Chow as a live-in waiter at her restaurant.^ After working at various restaurants throughout college, Lee moved to San Francisco and attended the California Culinary Academy.
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^ They must live in hiding, working illegally and with no access to education or medical care.
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Ruby's husband was a co-worker and friend of his father. .His older brother Peter Lee (李忠琛) would also join Bruce Lee in Seattle for a short stay before moving on to Minnesota to attend college.^ After working at various restaurants throughout college, Lee moved to San Francisco and attended the California Culinary Academy.
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.In December 1960, Lee completed his high school education and received his diploma from Edison Technical School (now Seattle Central Community College, located on Capitol Hill, Seattle).^ Trackback by ro760ck 08.21.07 @ 6:14 pm high school diploma… .
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^ Trackback by ro991ck 09.11.07 @ 6:25 am high school diploma… .
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.In March 1961, he enrolled at the University of Washington majoring in drama according to UW's alumni association information,[17] not in philosophy as claimed by Lee himself and many others.^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
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.He most likely also studied philosophy, psychology, and various other subjects.^ Like most folks, I discovered how to weight train by asking others what to do.
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[18][19][20] It was at the University of Washington that he met his future wife Linda Emery, whom he would marry in August 1964.
Bruce Lee had two children with Linda, Brandon Lee (1965–1993) and Shannon Lee (1969–).

Jun Fan Gung Fu

.Lee began teaching martial arts in the United States in 1959. He called what he taught Jun Fan Gung Fu (literally Bruce Lee's Kung Fu).^ So he changed from teaching cha-cha to teaching Kung Fu.
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^ Dear Bruce Lee fan, .
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^ We discussed and compared the results of our researches on Kung Fu in Bruce's study while our wives were having a good chat outside.
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It was basically his approach to Wing Chun.[21] .Lee taught friends he met in Seattle, starting with Judo practitioner Jesse Glover, who later became his first assistant instructor.^ Bruce then suddenly said, "Leung, it's Chen who starts first."
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.Lee opened his first martial arts school, named the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, in Seattle.^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ One of them was Chung, an assistant teacher in a famous martial arts institute.
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^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
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.Bruce Lee dropped out of college in the spring of 1964 and moved to Oakland to live with James Yim Lee (嚴鏡海, no relation to Bruce Lee).^ Then you need to check out this Bruce Lee like, isometric exercise home gym.
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^ After working at various restaurants throughout college, Lee moved to San Francisco and attended the California Culinary Academy.
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^ Bruce Lee stated that his concept is not an "adding to" of more and more things on top of each other to form a system, but rather, a winnowing out.
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.James was twenty years senior to Bruce and a well known Chinese martial artist in the Bay area.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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^ While browsing thru a used book store I ran across a book about Bruce Lee, the martial artist and movie actor.
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.Together they co-founded the second Jun Fan martial art studio in Oakland.^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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.James Lee was also responsible for introducing Bruce Lee to Ed Parker, royalty of the US martial art world and organizer of the (Long Beach) International Karate Championships at which Bruce Lee was later "discovered" by Hollywood.^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
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^ Besides Bruce Lee and I, a friend named Chen also went with us.
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Jeet Kune Do

.
The Jeet Kune Do emblem is a registered trade mark held by the Bruce Lee Estate.
^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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^ Bruce Lee - Jeet Kune Do "Original" Manuscript .
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.The Chinese characters around the Taijitu symbol indicate: "Using no way as way" & "Having no limitation as limitation" The arrows represent the endless interaction between yang and yin.^ Registration is limited to 30 participants, so groups are asked to limit their attendance to no more than two representatives per applicant group.
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[22]
.Jeet Kune Do originated in 1965. A controversial match with Wong Jack Man heavily influenced Lee's philosophy about martial arts.^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
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After about three minutes of combat (some say 20 - 25 min), Wong Jack Man conceded. .Lee concluded that the fight had lasted too long and that he had failed to live up to his potential using his Wing Chun techniques.^ His was experienced and understood the weakness of Wing Chun, so he used this method.
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^ Sometimes it looked like long boxing, sometimes it looked like Wing Chun.
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^ He also knew that his history of learning Wing Chun Hung Fu was not long.
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.He took the view that traditional martial arts techniques were too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting.^ As to martial arts, I still practice daily.
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^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ His interest in practicing martial arts also grew deeper.
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.Lee decided to develop a system with an emphasis on "practicality, flexibility, speed, and efficiency". He started to use different methods of training such as weight training for strength, running for endurance, stretching for flexibility, and many others which he constantly adapted.^ To use this method, one had to run an arch.
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^ Use our exclusive P.I.C.E. advanced training system to maximize your gains quickly and easily.
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^ Developed an explosive type of strength that weights couldn't give me.
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.Lee emphasized what he called "the style of no style". This consisted of getting rid of the formalized approach which Lee claimed was indicative of traditional styles.^ With no formal culinary training, Jaden Hair is sometimes called the Chinese American Rachael Ray.
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.Lee felt the system he now called Jun Fan Gung Fu was even too restrictive, and eventually evolved into a philosophy and martial art he would come to call Jeet Kune Do or the Way of the Intercepting Fist. It is a term he would later regret because Jeet Kune Do implied specific parameters that styles connote whereas the idea of his martial art was to exist outside of parameters and limitations.^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
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^ Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967.
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^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
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[23]

Long Beach International Karate Championships

At the invitation of Ed Parker, Lee appeared in the 1964 Long Beach International Karate Championships[24] and performed repetitions of two-finger pushups (using the thumb and the index finger) with feet at approximately a shoulder-width apart. .In the same Long Beach event he also performed the "One inch punch",[25] the description of which is as follows: Lee stood upright, his right foot forward with knees bent slightly, in front of a standing, stationary partner.^ Swiftly I rushed forward and used my foot to strike against his leg which was in front.
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^ In those days, he had seen how I punched at a short distance (that was the inch-power he later performed), and how I compared my wrist's power with others.
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.Lee's right arm was partly extended and his right fist approximately an inch away from the partner's chest.^ Seeing this, Bruce took one step backward, then tried to hit Chung's chest with his right fist, but his step was a little slower.
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^ When he had used his right fist for a long time, I turned aside and attacked him from the right towards his chest.
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.Without retracting his right arm, Lee then forcibly delivered the punch to his partner while largely maintaining his posture, sending the partner backwards and falling into a chair said to be placed behind the partner to prevent injury, though his partner's momentum soon caused him to fall to the floor.^ If I knew he would die soon, I would have said some good words to make him happy.
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His volunteer was Bob Baker of Stockton, California. "I told Bruce not to do this type of demonstration again", Baker recalled. ."When he punched me that last time, I had to stay home from work because the pain in my chest was unbearable."^ It is because I have lost it when I moved my home.
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^ Moreover, he was able to punch at my throat at the same time.
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^ This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania.
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[26]
It was at the 1964 championships where Lee first met taekwondo master Jhoon Rhee. The two developed a friendship — a relationship from which they both benefited as martial artists. Jhoon Rhee taught Lee the side kick in detail, and Lee taught Rhee the "non-telegraphic" punch. [27]
Lee appeared at the 1967 Long Beach International Karate Championships and performed various demonstrations, including the famous "unstoppable punch" against USKA world karate champion Vic Moore.[24] .Lee told Moore that he was going to throw a straight punch to the face, and all he had to do was to try and block it.^ In her first TV sitcom " All American Girl ", Margaet Cho was told by network executives that her "face was too full" to play herself.
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^ They've proven they can work a crowd and they are going to try to win over all of America in order to be known as the "best."
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Lee took several steps back and asked if Moore was ready, when Moore nodded in affirmation, Lee glided towards him until he was within striking range. He then threw a straight punch directly at Moore's face, and stopped before impact. In eight attempts, Moore failed to block any of the punches.[28]

Fight history

.Martial artist Bruce Lee was involved in competitive fights.^ That was Bruce Lee, competitive and aggressive.
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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Some by date, some without. Dan Inosanto stated, "There's no doubt in my mind that if Bruce Lee had gone into pro boxing, he could easily have ranked in the top three in the lightweight division or junior-welterweight division."[29]
.Lee defeated three time champion British boxer Gary Elms by way of knockout in the third round in the 1958 Hong Kong Inter-School amateur Boxing Championships by using Wing Chun traps and high/low-level straight punches.^ I thank you and Master for teaching me the ways of Wing Chun in Hong Kong.
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^ After about half a year's training, the time for an inter-school boxing match came.
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^ There are many so-called masters in Wing Chun here, I really hope that they will not be so blind to fight with those western boxers may make a trip to Hong Kong.
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Hawkings Cheung, his fellow Wing Chun street fighter, witnessed the event.[30][31][32] .Lee knocked-out Pu Chung, a Choy Li Fut fighter, in the roof tops of Hong Kong in a 1958 Full-Contact match.^ Chung's false teeth were also knocked out.
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^ For example, when Wing Chun and Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu have a match, the newspapers will publicise it to attract buyers.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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The match was refereed by Sheun-Leung Wong.[33][34][35]
The following year, Lee became a member of the "Tigers of Junction Street," and was involved in numerous gang-related street fights. ."In one of his last encounters, while removing his jacket the fellow he was squaring off against sucker punched him and blackened his eye.^ I continued, "If you punch horizontally from your chest against a man who weighs 200 pounds, it will not be easy for you to push him away.
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.Bruce flew into a rage and went after him, knocking him out, breaking his opponent's arm.^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ As I was thinking for a solution, Bruce called out loudly and said, "Leung please ask him to fight with me.
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^ Bruce was still young, and I did not want to see him being knocked down.
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The police were called as a result."[36] The incident took place on a Hong Kong rooftop at 10 P.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 1959.[37]
.In 1960 in Seattle, Lee back-fisted and broke a man's nose after Lee saw him harassing a Chinese girl while Lee was taking a walk.^ Therefore, he could take back his fist in a shorter time.
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This fight was witnessed by James DeMile in 1960.[38]
.In 1962 Lee knocked out Uechi,a Japanese black belt, in 11 seconds in a 1962 Full-Contact match in Seattle[39].^ Trackback by free motorola and nextel ringtones 12.07.07 @ 11:39 am how to win at black jack computer black jack… .
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It was refereed by Jesse Glover[40]. The incident took place in Seattle at a YMCA handball court.[41] Taki Kamura says the battle lasted 10 seconds in contrary to Harts statement.[42] Ed Hart states "The karate man arrived in his gi (uniform), complete with black belt, while Bruce showed up in his street clothes and simply took off his shoes. .The fight lasted exactly 11 seconds--I know because I was the time keeper—and Bruce had hit the guy something like 15 times and kicked him once.^ Both were hit However because Bruce was not calm enough, his punches did not hit decisively.
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^ This time a construction worker asked me whether I would fight with him.
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^ It was because at that time Master Yip's health was not very good and I was five or six years older than Bruce.
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I thought he'd killed him."[43] The fight ended by Bruce knocking Uechi the length of the gymnasium[44]
In Oakland, California in 1964 at China Town the Chinese community issued an ultimatum to Bruce's dojo to stop teaching non-Chinese[45]. Refusing to be told what to do or to discriminate who is allowed to learn, Lee had been challenged to a combat match with their top fighter Wong Jack Man [46]. The formidable Wong Jack Man had mastery of Xingyiquan, Northern Shaolin, and Tai Chi Chuan while being a direct student of Grand Master Ma Kin Fung[47]. The arrangement was that if Bruce lost he would have to shut down his school, if he won then Bruce would be free to teach Caucasians or anyone else[48]. Wong stated that he requested to fight Lee after Lee issued an open challenge during one of Lee's demonstrations at a Chinatown theater[49]. .However, contrary to this claimed motive is the signed formal letter manifested by Dan Chan with signatures by the martial art community, including Chan and Wong, as a petitioned document by the community does not correspond to the motive of responding to an open challenge.^ This Taiwanese-Israeli kid studied astrophysics, does martial arts, and plays the piano.
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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"That paper had all the names of the sifu from Chinatown, but they don't scare me." — Bruce Lee[50]
Wong and witness William Chen stated that the fight lasted an unusually long 20-25 minutes[51]. .Individuals known to have witnessed the match included Cadwell, James Lee (Bruce Lee's associate, no relation) and William Chen, a teacher of Tai Chi Chuan.^ This special pieces together rare family archival footage owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation, together with in-depth interviews with individuals who have cited inspiration from Lee.
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^ Besides Bruce Lee and I, a friend named Chen also went with us.
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According to Bruce, Linda, and James Lee, the fight lasted 3 minutes with a decisive victory for Bruce. "The fight ensued, it was a no holds barred fight, it took three minutes. .Bruce got this guy down to the ground and said 'do you give up?'^ Bruce meditated for a while and said, "Yes, but you don't have to care about that in combat.
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^ As I stepped in, Bruce came up to me and said, "Leung, we'll have a match on Saturday.
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^ Seeing this opportunity, Bruce did not give up.
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and the man said he gave up." — Linda Lee Cadwell[52]
.Reportedly, Wong Jack Man published his own account of the battle in the Chinese Pacific Weekly, a Chinese-language newspaper in San Francisco, which contained another challenge to Lee for a public rematch[53] Lee had no reciprocation to Wong's article nor were there any further public announcements by either, but Lee had continued to teach Caucasians.^ After working at various restaurants throughout college, Lee moved to San Francisco and attended the California Culinary Academy.
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^ In 1970 Bruce Lee wrote a letter in Chinese to the author of this article, Wong Shun-Leung.
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^ Soon after, San Francisco music channel CMC invited her on as the first female veejay to host her own music countdown.
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Lee's eventual celebrity put him in the path of a number of men who sought to make a name for themselves by causing a confrontation with Lee. .A challenger had invaded Lee's private home in Hong Kong by trespassing into the backyard to incite Lee in combat.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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Lee finished the challenger violently with a kick, infuriated over the home invasion. Describing the incident, Herb Jackson states,
."One time one fellow got over that wall, got into his yard and challenged him and he says 'how good are you?'^ If you withdraw, how will you answer your fellow-learners?
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^ At that time, most of my fellow-learners were English school students, and I was one of the elders in the group.
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And Bruce was poppin mad. .He [Bruce] says 'he gets the idea, this guy, to come and invade my home, my own private home, invade it and challenge me.'^ So what I am now writing about it, the Bruce Lee in my own eyes.
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^ Bruce nodded his head to show that he understood my idea.
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He said he got so mad that he gave the hardest kick he ever gave anyone in his life."[54]
.Bob Wall, USPK karate champion and co-star in Enter the Dragon, recalled one encounter that transpired after a film extra kept taunting Lee.^ He had just finished the making of ``Enter the Dragon" If you have seen that film, I think you will agree with my idea.
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.The extra yelled that Lee was "a movie star, not a martial artist," that he "wasn't much of a fighter."^ Heroes star James Kyson Lee is starring in a new TV movie on the Sci-Fi channel called "Star Runners".
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Lee answered his taunts by asking him to jump down from the wall he was sitting on. .Wall described Lee's opponent as "a gang-banger type of guy from Hong Kong," a "damned good martial artist," and observed that he was fast, strong, and bigger than Bruce.^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ It was because at that time Master Yip's health was not very good and I was five or six years older than Bruce.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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[55]
"This kid was good. He was strong and fast, and he was really trying to punch Bruce's brains in. .But Bruce just methodically took him apart.^ Bruce then just took them from him by force.
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[56] .Bruce kept moving so well, this kid couldn't touch him...then all of a sudden, Bruce got him and rammed his ass with the wall and swept him up, proceeding to drop him and plant his knee into his opponent's chest, locked his arm out straight, and nailed him in the face repeatedly."^ Bruce wanted to go straight up to the roof, but I stopped him.
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^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ I walked up to Bruce and pulled him to the side.
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— Bob Wall[57]

Acting career

Bruce Lee's star at the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.
.Lee's father Hoi-Chuen was a famous Cantonese Opera star; because of this, Bruce was introduced into films at a very young age and appeared in several short black-and-white films as a child.^ That young man was Bruce Lee, the famous international star.
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^ Chung was an assistant teacher in a famous sports club, while Bruce was a child star in Cantonese films, so this match was very attractive.
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^ Here's more about Jeffrey Ou: Jeffery was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and showed a remarkable gift for music as a very young child.
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Lee had his first role as a baby who was carried onto the stage. By the time he was 18, he had appeared in twenty films.[5]
.While in the United States from 1959–1964, Lee abandoned thoughts of a film career in favor of pursuing martial arts.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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William Dozier invited Lee for an audition, where Lee so impressed the producers with his lightning-fast moves that he earned the role of Kato alongside Van Williams in the TV series The Green Hornet. The show lasted just one season, from 1966 to 1967. Lee also played Kato in three crossover episodes of Batman. .This was followed by guest appearances in a host of television series, including Ironside (1967) and Here Come the Brides (1969).^ He's also the host of HGTV's inspirational makeover series Deserving Design, which has transformed countless homes and restaurants with beautiful makeovers on several design television shows and through his private practice.
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.In 1969, Lee made a brief appearance in his first American film Marlowe where he played a henchman hired to intimidate private detective Philip Marlowe (played by James Garner) by smashing up his office with leaping kicks and flashing punches, only to later accidentally jump off a tall building while trying to kick Marlowe off.^ Comedian Eliot Chang made his first appearance on Chelsea Lately recently.
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^ (BTW - You can catch James Kyson Lee in White on Rice on the Asian American film festival circuit.
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^ In her first TV sitcom " All American Girl ", Margaet Cho was told by network executives that her "face was too full" to play herself.
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.In 1971, Lee appeared in four episodes of the television series Longstreet as the martial arts instructor of the title character Mike Longstreet (played by James Franciscus).^ This Taiwanese-Israeli kid studied astrophysics, does martial arts, and plays the piano.
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^ Ken doesn't play a pre-med professor or math teacher or a martial arts instructor, instead he plays Spanish teacher Senor Chang.
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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According to statements made by Bruce Lee and also by Linda Lee Cadwell after Bruce's death, in 1971 Bruce pitched a television series of his own tentatively titled The Warrior, discussions which were also confirmed by Warner Bros. According to Cadwell, however, Lee's concept was retooled and renamed Kung Fu, but Warner Bros. gave Lee no credit.[58] .Instead the role of the Shaolin monk in the Wild West, was awarded to then non-martial artist David Carradine because of the studio's fears that a Chinese leading man would not be embraced by the public.^ Tired of being rejected as a leading-man in Hollywood, he burns his professional bridges in L.A. and accepts a starring role in the Bollywood film Peculiar Dancing Boy.
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^ I hoped that it was because he had over-worked, so I advised him to take more rest, for even if a man could work like a machine, he would break down if he did not have any rest.
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[59] .Books and documentaries about the show "Kung Fu" dispute Cadwell's version.^ He then asked me about his Kung Fu.
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^ There were about twelve people practicing Kung Fu in the garden of the house.
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^ A good comparison will give you more understanding about your Kung Fu.
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.According to these sources, the show was created by two writers and producers, Ed Spielman and Howard Friedlander, and the reason Lee was not cast was in part because of his ethnicity but more so because he had a thick accent.^ Learn more about this acclaimed food journalist, writer, producer and host.
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[60]
.In a 9 December 1971 television interview on The Pierre Berton Show, Bruce Lee himself makes reference to both Warner Brothers and Paramount wanting him to do an American TV series.^ We really wanted to see him make it.
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^ Trackback by american idol in nude 06.05.07 @ 3:41 am bruce lee foundation… .
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^ This special pieces together rare family archival footage owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation, together with in-depth interviews with individuals who have cited inspiration from Lee.
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After Pierre Berton comments, "there's a pretty good chance that you'll get a TV series in the States called "The Warrior", in it, where you use what, the Martial Arts in a Western setting?" Lee responds, "that was the original idea, ...both of them (Warner and Paramount), I think, they want me to be in a modernized type of a thing, and they think that "The Western" type of thing is out. .Whereas I want to do the Western, because, you see, how else can you justify all of the punching and kicking and violence, except in the period of The West?"^ You see a little bit of how Kevjumba shoots behind the scenes.
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^ You’re a reminder that hey, I can do whatever I want if I’m passionate about it and it’s very exciting to see that you use your art in so many different venues.
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^ For more information about how you can help see below.
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.Later in the interview, Berton asks Lee about "the problems that you face as a Chinese hero in an American series.^ Well, you are about to seem him more frequently as Dr. David Lee, a womanizing surgical resident who's broken as many hearts as he's replaced.
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^ Interesting series if you are in NYC. Tune in next week to NY1 to see how many imports they profile vs Asian Americans.
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^ (BTW - You can catch James Kyson Lee in White on Rice on the Asian American film festival circuit.
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.Have people come up in the industry and said 'well, we don't know how the audience are going to take a non-American'"?.^ I don't know when he will come back.
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^ He said, "You don't have to take any action.
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^ Wong Fu Productions definitely knows how to rep the Asian American community.
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Lee responds "Well, such question has been raised, in fact, it is being discussed. That is why "The Warrior" is probably not going to be on." Lee adds, "They think that business wise it is a risk. I don't blame them. If the situation were reversed, and an American star were to come to Hong Kong, and I was the man with the money, I would have my own concerns as to whether the acceptance would be there."[61]
.Not happy with his supporting roles in the U.S., Lee returned to Hong Kong.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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Unaware that The Green Hornet had been played to success in Hong Kong and was unofficially referred to as "The Kato Show", he was surprised to be recognized on the street as the "star" of the show. .Lee was then offered a film contract by legendary director Raymond Chow to star in two films produced by his production company Golden Harvest.^ Recently, I have organised a film production company.
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^ Upon his return to New York City, Lee spent two years at Gilt where he earned the restaurant two Michelin stars.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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Lee played his first leading role in The Big Boss (1971) which proved to be an enormous box office success across Asia and catapulted him to stardom. He soon followed up with Fist of Fury (1972) which broke the box office records set previously by The Big Boss. .Having finished his initial two-year contract, Lee negotiated a new deal with Golden Harvest.^ Upon his return to New York City, Lee spent two years at Gilt where he earned the restaurant two Michelin stars.
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Lee later formed his own company Concord Productions Inc. (協和公司) with Chow. .For his third film, Way of the Dragon (1972), he was given complete control of the film's production as the writer, director, star, and choreographer of the fight scenes.^ Plus, go behind the scenes with the show’s writers, stars and artists as you explore hours of exclusive and revealing bonus features.
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^ It's cool to see Wong Fu Productions in action behind the scenes filming a short.
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In 1964, at a demonstration in Long Beach, California, Lee had met karate champion Chuck Norris. .In Way of the Dragon Lee introduced Norris to moviegoers as his opponent in the final death fight at the Colosseum in Rome, today considered one of Lee's most legendary fight scenes and one of the most memorable fight scenes in martial arts film history.^ The history of Lee's life, and death at the age of only 32, is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today.
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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[62]
In late 1972, Lee began work on his fourth Golden Harvest Film, Game of Death. .He began filming some scenes including his fight sequence with 7'2" American Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a former student.^ Bruce began to give his comments on the skill and acting of each fighting film stage.
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.Production was stopped when Warner Brothers offered Lee the opportunity to star in Enter the Dragon, the first film to be produced jointly by Golden Harvest and Warner Bros.^ He had just finished the making of ``Enter the Dragon" If you have seen that film, I think you will agree with my idea.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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.This film would skyrocket Lee to fame in the U.S. and Europe.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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.However, only a few months after the film's completion and 6 days before its 26 July 1973 release,[63] the supremely fit Lee mysteriously died.^ One day before he died he gave me a phone call.
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^ The history of Lee's life, and death at the age of only 32, is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today.
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.Enter the Dragon would go on to become one of the year's highest grossing films and cement Lee as a martial arts legend.^ One of them was Chung, an assistant teacher in a famous martial arts institute.
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^ He had just finished the making of ``Enter the Dragon" If you have seen that film, I think you will agree with my idea.
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^ I believed, if he had withdrawn, he would have felt shame and his history in martial arts would have ended.
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It was made for US$850,000 in 1973 (equivalent to $4 million adjusted for inflation as of 2007).[64] To date, Enter the Dragon has grossed over $200 million worldwide.[65] .The movie sparked a brief fad in the martial-arts, epitomized in such songs as "Kung Fu Fighting" and such TV shows as Kung Fu.^ He asked my opinion too, but I seldom went to see martial arts movies.
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^ Under the influence of his classmates, Bruce challenged two tall and stout Kung Fu experts to fight on the roof of a building in Kowloon.
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^ I always told him this, "If a man has the same size and physical power as you have, even though he does not know Kung Fu, he will still be able to fight with you.
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.Robert Clouse, the director of Enter the Dragon, and Raymond Chow attempted to finish Lee's incomplete film Game of Death which Lee was also set to write and direct.^ He had just finished the making of ``Enter the Dragon" If you have seen that film, I think you will agree with my idea.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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Lee had shot over 100 minutes of footage, including outtakes, for Game of Death before shooting was stopped to allow him to work on Enter the Dragon. .In addition to Abdul-Jabbar, George Lazenby, Hapkido master Ji Han Jae and another Lee student, Dan Inosanto were also to appear in the film, which was to culminate in Lee's character, Hai Tien (clad in the now-famous yellow track suit) taking on a series of different challenge on each floor as they make their way through a five-level pagoda.^ These five girls have different dancing backgrounds, including ballroom and hip-hop, but they all share a fierce feminine flair.
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^ Ang Lee appeared on The Cobert Report on Wednesday night to talk about his new film Taking Woodstock .
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^ We think some crews are too specialized to make it through some of the weeks where the challenge dance styles don't match up.
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.In a controversial move, Robert Clouse finished the film using a look-alike and archive footage of Lee from his other films with a new storyline and cast, which was released in 1979. However, the cobbled-together film contained only fifteen minutes of actual footage of Lee (he had printed many unsuccessful takes[66]) while the rest had a Lee look-alike, Kim Tai Chung, and Yuen Biao as stunt double.^ This special pieces together rare family archival footage owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation, together with in-depth interviews with individuals who have cited inspiration from Lee.
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^ Ang Lee appeared on The Cobert Report on Wednesday night to talk about his new film Taking Woodstock .
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^ Jenna Ushkowitz and other cast members from the new FOX show glee will be appearing at a Hot Topic near you!
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.The unused footage Lee had filmed was recovered 22 years later and included in the documentary Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey.^ This special pieces together rare family archival footage owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation, together with in-depth interviews with individuals who have cited inspiration from Lee.
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Physical fitness and nutrition

Lee in Way of the Dragon in 1972.

Physical fitness

.Bruce Lee was renowned for his physical fitness and vigorous, dedicated fitness regime to become as strong as he possibly could.^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
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^ The Death of Bruce Lee Bruce was too heavily burdened with trying to maintain his fitness.
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.After his match with Wong Jack Man in 1965, Lee changed his approach toward martial arts training.^ Ken doesn't play a pre-med professor or math teacher or a martial arts instructor, instead he plays Spanish teacher Senor Chang.
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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^ I want to alter people's attitude towards Chinese martial arts in my own effort.
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.Lee felt that many martial artists of his day did not spend enough time on physical conditioning.^ In those days, not many people knew Bruce Lee.
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Bruce included all elements of total fitness—muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. He tried traditional bodybuilding techniques to build bulky muscles or mass. .However, Lee was careful to admonish that mental and spiritual preparation was fundamental to the success of physical training in martial arts skills.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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In his book The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, he wrote
Training is one of the most neglected phases of athletics. Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation." "JKD, ultimately is not a matter of petty techniques but of highly developed spirituality and physique.[67]
.The weight training program that Lee used during a stay in Hong Kong in 1965 at only 24 years old placed heavy emphasis on his arms.^ Well, to get on Britian's Got Talent, the 24 year old Sue Son had to ditch her music partner keyboardist Janine Khalil.
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^ He says watching Charice sing reminds him of when her first saw Celine Dion perform at only 18 years old.
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^ Compounding the problem is that Laura Ling has a recurring ulcer and Euna Lee has a 4 year old daughter.
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At that time he could perform single bicep curls at a weight of 70 to 80 lb (about 32 to 36 kg) for three sets of eight repetitions, along with other forms of exercises, such as squats, push-ups, reverse curls, concentration curls, French presses, and both wrist curls and reverse wrist curls.[68] The repetitions he performed were 6 to 12 reps (at the time). While this method of training targeted his fast and slow twitch muscles, it later resulted in weight gain or muscle mass, placing Bruce a little over 160 lb (about 72 kg). Lee was documented as having well over 2,500 books in his own personal library, and eventually concluded that "A stronger muscle, is a bigger muscle", a conclusion he later disputed.[citation needed] Bruce forever experimented with his training routines to maximize his physical abilities, and push the human body to its limits. He employed many different routines and exercises including skipping rope, which served his training and bodybuilding purposes effectively.[69]
.Lee believed that the abdominal muscles were one of the most important muscle groups for a martial artist, since virtually every movement requires some degree of abdominal work.^ With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work.
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.Mito Uyehara recalled that "Bruce always felt that if your stomach was not developed, then you had no business doing any hard sparring". According to his wife Linda, even when not training he would frequently perform sit ups and other ab exercises in domestic living throughout the day, such as during watching TV. She said of Lee, "Bruce was a fanatic about ab training.^ Well, you are about to seem him more frequently as Dr. David Lee, a womanizing surgical resident who's broken as many hearts as he's replaced.
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^ Water cops are cracking down if you water your lawn at the wrong time of the day or hose down your sidewalk.
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^ Jackie Chan talking about Bruce Lee .
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He was always doing sit-ups, crunches, Roman chair movements, leg raises and V-ups".[70]
Lee trained from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., including stomach, flexibility, and running, and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. he would weight train and cycle. A typical exercise for Lee would be to run a distance of two to six miles in 15 to 45 minutes, in which he would vary speed in 3–5 minute intervals. .Lee would ride the equivalent of 10 miles (about 16 kilometers) in 45 minutes on a stationary bike.^ In its television incarnation “Food Party” episodes run about 10 minutes each and make no pretense about offering any actual cooking advice.
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[71][72]
Lee would sometimes exercise with the jump rope and put in 800 jumps after cycling. Lee would also do exercises to toughen the skin on his fists, including thrusting his hands into buckets of harsh rocks and gravel. He would do over 500 repetitions of this on a given day.[73] An article of the S. China Post writes "When a doctor warned him not to inflict too much violence on his body, Bruce dismissed his words. 'the human brain can subjugate anything, even real pain' --Bruce Lee.[74]"

Nutrition

.According to Linda Lee, soon after he moved to the United States, Lee started to take nutrition seriously and developed an interest in health foods, high-protein drinks and vitamin and mineral supplements.^ His family moved to the United States when he was three and he began formal training in piano at six.
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He later concluded that in order to achieve a high-performance body, one could not fuel it with a diet of junk food, and with "the wrong fuel" one's body would perform sluggishly or sloppily. Lee also avoided baked goods and refined flour, describing them as providing calories which did nothing for his body.
He consumed green vegetables and fruits every day. Bruce always preferred to eat Chinese or other Asian food because he loved the variety that it had. Some of his favourite Chinese dishes were beef in oyster sauce, tofu and steak and liver. He also became a heavy advocate of dietary supplements, including Vitamin C, Lecithin granules, Bee pollen, Vitamin E, Rose hips (liquid form), Wheat germ oil, Acerola — C and B-Folia
Bruce Lee disliked dairy food although he knew that for building muscle he must add milk and consume eggs. As a result he only ate dairy as part of cereals and protein drinks, usually using powdered milk instead of fresh milk. Lee's diet included protein drinks; he always tried to consume one or two daily, but discontinued drinking them later on in his life. They typically included non-instant powdered milk which is reported to have a higher concentration of calcium than other forms of powdered milk, Eggs, wheat germ, peanut butter, banana, Brewers yeast for its B vitamins, and Inositol and Lecithin supplements. Linda recalls Bruce's waist fluctuated between 26 and 28 inches (66 to 71 centimeters). "He also drank his own juice concoctions made from vegetables and fruits, apples, celery, carrots and so on, prepared in an electric blender", she said.[75]
According to Lee, the size of portions and number of meals were just as important. He would usually consume four or five smaller meals a day rather than a couple of large meals, and would boost his metabolism by eating small healthy snacks such as fruits throughout the day. Fruit and vegetables provided him with the richest source of carbohydrates, he was particularly keen on carrots which would make up one half of the contents of the drink, with the remaining being split between the other fruits and vegetables. .The reason why Lee was to keen on juicing vegetables and fruits is that he believed it allowed the body to assimilate many nutrients more easily.^ Well, you are about to seem him more frequently as Dr. David Lee, a womanizing surgical resident who's broken as many hearts as he's replaced.
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The enzymes in the juiced vegetables acting as organic catalysts which increase the metabolism and absorption of nutrients. Given that most of these enzymes are destroyed when vegetables are cooked, Lee would try to consume them raw.
Lee often drank a royal jelly and ginseng drink as they contain B-complex vitamins, including a high concentration of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), acetylcholine, hormones, and eighteen amino acids which allow for a quick energy boost.[76] .In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ginseng is also said to improve circulation, increase blood supply, allow quicker recovery times after exhaustion and stimulating the body.^ Viagra increases the body’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection during sexual stimulation.
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Physical feats

Lee's phenomenal fitness meant he was capable of performing many exceptional physical feats.[77][78][79][80] "A man able to perform super human feats that have yet to be equaled."[81] The following list includes some of the physical feats that are attributed to Bruce Lee.
  • Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.[82]
  • Lee could take in one arm a 75 lb barbell from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for 20 seconds.[83]
  • Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film for clear slow motion replay using the traditional 24 frames per second of that era, so many scenes were shot in 32 frames per second for better clarity.[84][85][86]
  • In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.[87]
  • Lee would hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer.[79]
  • Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks.[88]
  • Lee could thrust his fingers through unopened cans of Coca-Cola. (This was when soft drinks cans were made of steel much thicker than today's aluminum cans).[86]
  • Lee performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger.[80][88][89]
  • Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups.[90]
  • Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.[91]
  • Lee could cause a 200-lb (90.72 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick.[80]
  • Lee performed a sidekick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150 lb (68 kg) punching bag.[79][92]
  • In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso horizontal midair.[93]

Philosophy

.Although Lee is best known as a martial artist, he also studied drama and philosophy while a student at the University of Washington.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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He was well-read and had an extensive library. His own books on martial arts and fighting philosophy are known for their philosophical assertions both inside and outside of martial arts circles. His eclectic philosophy often mirrored his fighting beliefs, though he was quick to claim that his martial arts were solely a metaphor for such teachings. He believed that any knowledge ultimately led to self-knowledge, and said that his chosen method of self-expression was martial arts.[94] His influences include Taoism, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Buddhism.[95] John Little states that Lee was an atheist. When asked in 1972 what his religious affiliation was, he replied "none whatsoever."[96] Also in 1972, when asked if he believed in God, he responded, "To be perfectly frank, I really do not."[96]
The following quotations reflect his fighting philosophy.
  • "Be formless... shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, or it can crash. .Be water, my friend..."
  • "All kind of knowledge, eventually becomes self knowledge"
  • "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."^ (For all you Harold and Kumar fans, that's NPH.) The dinner takes place at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, so there's a magic theme to the dinner.
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    [97]
  • "Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there."[98]
  • .
  • "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
  • "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."
  • "It's not the daily increase but daily decrease.^ Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine… .
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    ^ Follow what you love!…Don’t deign to ask what “they” are looking for out there.
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    ^ Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.
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    Hack away at the unessential."

Death

Bruce Lee is buried next to his son Brandon in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, U.S.A
On 10 May 1973, Lee collapsed in Golden Harvest studios while doing dubbing work for the movie Enter the Dragon. Suffering from seizures and headaches, he was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnosed cerebral edema. They were able to reduce the swelling through the administration of mannitol. These same symptoms that occurred in his first collapse were later repeated on the day of his death.[99]
.On 20 July 1973, Lee was in Hong Kong, due to have dinner with former James Bond star George Lazenby, with whom he intended to make a film.^ Viewers will journey across the US, Asia and Europe exploring Lee's influence on popular culture worldwide--even joining Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong; nearly fifty years after Lee arrived to make his first kung fu film.
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^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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^ Heroes star James Kyson Lee is starring in a new TV movie on the Sci-Fi channel called "Star Runners".
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.According to Lee's wife Linda, Lee met producer Raymond Chow at 2 p.m.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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at home to discuss the making of the movie Game of Death. They worked until 4 p.m. and then drove together to the home of Lee's colleague Betty Ting, a Taiwanese actress. The three went over the script at Ting's home, and then Chow left to attend a dinner meeting.[citation needed]
Later Lee complained of a headache, and Ting gave him an analgesic (painkiller), Equagesic, which contained both aspirin and a muscle relaxant. Around 7:30 p.m., he went to lie down for a nap. When Lee did not turn up for dinner, Chow came to the apartment but could not wake Lee up. A doctor was summoned, who spent ten minutes attempting to revive him before sending him by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Lee was dead by the time he reached the hospital.
There was no visible external injury; however according to autopsy reports, his brain had swollen considerably, from 1,400 to 1,575 grams (a 13% increase). .Lee was 32 years old.^ Compounding the problem is that Laura Ling has a recurring ulcer and Euna Lee has a 4 year old daughter.
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The only substance found during the autopsy was Equagesic. .On 15 October 2005, Chow stated in an interview that Lee died from a hypersensitivity to the muscle relaxant in Equagesic, which he described as a common ingredient in painkillers.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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When the doctors announced Lee's death officially, it was ruled a "death by misadventure."[citation needed]
Controversy occurred when Dr. Don Langford, who was Lee's personal physician in Hong Kong and had treated Lee during his first collapse believed that "Equagesic was not at all involved in Bruce's first collapse."[100]
However Professor R.D. Teare, a forensic scientist recommended by Scotland Yard who had overseen over 1000 autopsies, was the top expert assigned to the Lee case. His conclusion was that the death was caused by an acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds present in the prescription pain killing drug Equagesic.[101]
.The preliminary opinion of the neurosurgeon who saved Lee's life during his first seizure, Peter Wu, was that the cause of death should have been attributed to either a reaction to cannabis or Equagesic.^ The history of Lee's life, and death at the age of only 32, is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today.
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However, Dr. Wu later backed off from this position:
"Professor Teare was a forensic scientist recommended by Scotland Yard; he was brought in as an expert on cannabis and we can't contradict his testimony. The dosage of cannabis is neither precise nor predictable, but I've never known of anyone dying simply from taking it."[100]
His wife Linda returned to her home town of Seattle, and had him buried at lot 276 of Lakeview Cemetery. Pallbearers at his funeral on 31 July 1973 included Taky Kimura, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Chuck Norris, George Lazenby, Dan Inosanto, Peter Chin, and his brother Robert Lee.
.His iconic status and untimely demise fed many theories about his death, including murder involving the Triad society and a supposed curse on him and his family.^ Well, you are about to seem him more frequently as Dr. David Lee, a womanizing surgical resident who's broken as many hearts as he's replaced.
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[102] Black Belt magazine in 1985 carried the speculation that the death of Bruce Lee in 1973 may have been caused by "a delayed reaction to a Dim Mak strike he received several weeks prior to his collapse". As well other authors have said the death of Bruce Lee may have been due to a "Vibrating Palm technique".[103]
.Lee's son, Brandon Lee, also an actor, died 20 years after his father, in a bizarre accident while filming The Crow at the age of 28. It was released after his death and gained cult status, as had his father's last film.^ The film went from coast to coast last year.
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^ The history of Lee's life, and death at the age of only 32, is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today.
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(The Crow was completed with the use of computer-generated imagery and a stunt double in the few but critical scenes that remained to be filmed.) Brandon Lee was buried beside his father.

Legacy

Certified instructors

Bruce Lee personally certified only 3 instructors. Taky Kimura, James Yimm Lee, and Dan Inosanto. .Inosanto holds the 3rd rank (Instructor) directly from Bruce Lee in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Bruce Lee's Tao of Chinese Gung Fu.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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Taky Kimura holds a 5th rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu. James Yimm Lee (now deceased) held a 3rd rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Ted Wong holds 2nd rank in Jeet Kune Do certified directly by Bruce Lee and was later promoted to Instructor under Dan Inosanto; feeling that Bruce would have wanted to promote him. Other Jeet Kune Do instructors since Lee's death have been certified directly by Dan Inosanto, some with remaining Bruce Lee signed certificates.
James Yimm Lee, a close friend of Lee, died without certifying additional students. .The sole exception to this being Gary Dill who studied Jeet Kune Do under James and received permission via a personal letter from him in 1972 to pass on his learning of JKD to others.^ With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work.
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Taky Kimura, to date, has certified only one person in Jun Fan Gung Fu: his son Andy Kimura. .Dan Inosanto continued to teach and certify select students in Jeet Kune Do for over 30 years, making it possible for thousands of martial arts practitioners to trace their training lineage back to Bruce Lee.^ Trackback by apply card credit student 12.30.07 @ 2:25 am download free new ringtones free new ringtones chinese free new ringtones year… .
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^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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.Prior to his death, Lee told his then only two living instructors Kimura and Inosanto (James Yimm Lee had died in 1972) to dismantle his schools.^ The history of Lee's life, and death at the age of only 32, is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today.
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Both Taky Kimura and Dan Inosanto were allowed to teach small classes thereafter, under the guideline "keep the numbers low, but the quality high". Bruce also instructed several World Karate Champions including Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis, and Mike Stone. .Between all 3 of them, during their training with Bruce they won every Karate Championship in the United States.^ His family moved to the United States when he was three and he began formal training in piano at six.
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Hong Kong legacy

Sculpture of Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
.There are a number of stories (perhaps apocryphal) surrounding Lee that are still repeated in Hong Kong culture today.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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^ The history of Lee's life, and death at the age of only 32, is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today.
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.One is that his early 70s interview on the TVB show Enjoy Yourself Tonight cleared the busy streets of Hong Kong as everyone was watching the interview at home.^ Lee's friend and business partner famed Hong Kong film producer, Raymond Chow gives a rare interview.
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On 6 January 2009, it was announced that Bruce's Hong Kong home (41 Cumberland Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong) will be preserved and transformed into a tourist site by philanthropist Yu Pang-lin.[105]

Awards and honors

Recognition

.He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.^ Tran has been profiled by the NY Times , was recently named to "New York's Most Beautiful People" list by Paper Magazine, and was recently awarded the Out of the Box Award at the 2008 New York Television Festival for her work on Food Party.
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Martial arts lineage

Lee's familiarity of the Art of War was infinitely diverse from his studious life-time focus; Lee was trained in Wu Tai Chi Chuan (also known as Nga) and Jing Mo Tam Tui for the twelve sets. .Lee also was trained in the martial art Choy Li Fut.^ Bruce Lee is universally recognized for prying open the doors of ancient Chinese martial arts to the mass market.
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Lee's perspectives were wide and never ending still as it included Western Boxing, of the three swords for fencing (epee, sabre and foil) Bruce was trained in Epee, Judo, Praying Mantis, Hsing-I, and Jujitsu.
"When Bruce arrived in the U.S he (already) had training in Wu Style Tai Chi, sometimes in Hong Kong called Nga. And he had of course training in western boxing. He had training in fencing from his brother, that's Epee, that goes from toe to head. He had training obviously in Wing Chun. And the other area was the training he had received in Buk Pie, or Tam Toi, he was twelve sets in Tam Toi. And I believe he had traded with a Choy Li Fut man."[106] --Danny Inosanto
Lineage in Wing Chun / Jeet Kune Do
Wing Chun teacher Yip Man (葉問)
Other instructors Wong Shun-leung (黃惇樑)
Sparring partner and friend Toe Dai Hawkins Cheung
 
Bruce Lee (李小龍)
Creator of Jeet Kune Do
 
Instructors personally certified by Bruce Lee to teach Jeet Kune Do Taky Kimura
James Yimm Lee
Dan Inosanto
Notable students of Jun Fan/Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do Brandon Bruce Lee
Jesse Glover
Steve Golden
Larry Hartsell
Dan Inosanto
Yori Nakamura
Taky Kimura
Richard Bustillo
Jerry Poteet
Ted Wong
James Yimm Lee
Rusty Stevens
Chuck Norris[107]
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
James Coburn
Joe Lewis
Roman Polanski
Lee Marvin
Stirling Silliphant
Steve McQueen
Mike Stone

Media

Books authored

Selected filmography

For a complete list of Bruce Lee's filmography see

Film

Television

  • The Green Hornet (26 episodes, 1966–1967) .... Kato
  • Batman (Episodes: "The Spell of Tut" 28 September 1966, "A Piece of the Action" 1 March 1967, "Batman's Satisfaction" 2 March 1967) .... Kato
  • Ironside (Episode: "Tagged for Murder" 26 October 1967) .... Leon Soo
  • Blondie (Episode: "Pick on Someone Your Own Size", 1968)
  • Here Come the Brides (Episode: "Marriage Chinese Style" 9 April 1969) .... Lin
  • Longstreet (4 episodes, 1971) .... Li Tsung
  • The Pierre Berton Show (1971) .... Himself

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Bruce Lee Foundation
    Awards, Honors, Achievements, and Activities
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  3. ^ Dennis, Felix; Atyeo, Don (1974). Bruce Lee King of Kung-Fu. United States: Straight Arrow Books. ISBN 0-87932-088-5. 
  4. ^ Lee, Bruce. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do. 1975. p.12.
  5. ^ a b c "Bruce Lee Bio" (PDF). Kevin Taing Foundation. 2006. http://www.bruceleefoundation.com/BruceLeeBio.pdf. Retrieved 6 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Bruce Lee: Biography". Bruce-lee.ws. http://www.bruce-lee.ws/about_bruce_lee.html. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
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  8. ^ 振藩; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhènfán).Lee 1989
  9. ^ Lee, Grace (1980). Bruce Lee The Untold Story. United States: CFW Enterprise. 
  10. ^ a b Bruce Lee: the immortal Dragon, 29 January 2002, A&E Television Networks
  11. ^ Thomas 1994, p. 14
  12. ^ a b Black Belt: Bruce Lee Collector's Edition Summer 1993
  13. ^ pg 18 Black Belt: Bruce Lee Collector's Edition Summer 1993
  14. ^ "Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information". Fun Trivia. http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Celebrities/Lee-Bruce-13857.html. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  15. ^ pg 19 Black Belt: Bruce Lee Collector's Edition Summer 1993
  16. ^ Burrows, Alyssa (2002). "Bruce Lee". HistoryLink. http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3999. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  17. ^ "U. of Washington alumni records". Washington.edu. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec99/j_o.html. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  18. ^ "100 Alumni of the Century". University of Washington. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec99/j_o.html. Retrieved 6 August 2007. 
  19. ^ Little 2001, p. 32
  20. ^ Thomas 1994, p. 42
  21. ^ "WING CHUN GUNG FU". Hardcore JKD. http://hardcorejkd.com/wing_chun.php. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  22. ^ Bishop 2004, p. 23
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  32. ^ http://armotec.blogspot.com/2008/11/legion-of-heroes-part-1-bruce-lee.html
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  35. ^ http://www.netglimse.com/celebs/pages/bruce_lee/index.shtml
  36. ^ Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon, 29 January 2002, A&E Television Networks
  37. ^ pg 60 Official cc 01596 Karate vol2 no 2 fall 1995 GCR publishing group
  38. ^ http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chenj/brucelee/bruce_faq.html
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  40. ^ pg 45 Fighting Spirit Bruce Thomas 1994
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  49. ^ Lee had boasted during a demonstration at a Chinatown theater that he could beat any martial artist in San Francisco and had issued an open challenge.. (Dorgan)
  50. ^ pg 117 Black Belt: Bruce Lee Collector's Edition Summer 1993 Rainbow Publications Inc
  51. ^ Dorgan, Michael. Bruce Lee's Toughest Fight. Official Karate. July 1980
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  53. ^ Wong's version of the fight, along with the challenge, was run as the top story on the front page... (Dorgan)
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  56. ^ Vaughn 1986, p. 153
  57. ^ Little 1997, p. 168
  58. ^ Lee (Cadwell), Linda, Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew, Warner Books, 1975.
  59. ^ Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey, documentary feature, 2000.
  60. ^ "From Grasshopper to Caine, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlYdp1BVOlw
  61. ^ "From The Pierre Berton Show 9 December 1971 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXOtmhA6Nvw&feature=PlayList&p=9E42117F3D1A8008&index=0&playnext=1 (comments near end of part 2 & early in part 3)
  62. ^ Lee, Linda (1989). The Bruce Lee Story. Ohara Publications. ISBN 0897501217. 
  63. ^ Enter the Dragon at the Internet Movie Database
  64. ^ "Inflation Calculator". Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  65. ^ "Heroes & Icons". Time. http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/lee03.html. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  66. ^ Bruce Lee, the Legend, 1977, Paragon Films, Ltd., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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  69. ^ Hatfield, Fredrick C. (1993). Fitness: The Complete Guide. California: International Sport Sciences Association. p. 119. 
  70. ^ Lee, Bruce; M. Uyehara (2008). Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: The Complete Edition. Black Belt Communications. pp. 483. ISBN 9780897501705. 
  71. ^ Uyehara, Mito. "Feats". Bruce Lee: The Divine Wind. http://www.bruceleedivinewind.com/feats.html. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  72. ^ Thomas 1994, p. 63
  73. ^ Campbell, Sid (2003). The Dragon and the Tiger: The Birth of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, the Oakland Years. California: Frog LTD. pp. 58. 
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  76. ^ Little (1998), p.169
  77. ^ DM. "Feats". Bruce Lee: The Divine Wind. http://www.bruceleedivinewind.com/feats.html. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  78. ^ "Bruce Lee — Two Finger Pushup". Maniac World. http://www.maniacworld.com/bruce_lee_3.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
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  81. ^ How Bruce Lee Changed the World, May 17, 2009 Brian Waddell Productions Limited, Steve Webb
  82. ^ Little 1998, p. 21
  83. ^ Little, John (1998). The Art of Expressing the Human Body. Tuttle Publishing. pp. 12,22. ISBN 978-0804831291. 
  84. ^ Vaughn 1986, p. 110
  85. ^ "Bruce Lee answers a challenge". Bruce Lee Divine Wind. 2007. http://www.bruceleedivinewind.com/articles/brucechallenge.zip. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
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  88. ^ a b Little, John. ""WARM MARBLE" The Lethal Physique of Bruce Lee". Mike Mentzer. http://www.mikementzer.com/blee.html. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
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  94. ^ Little, John (1996). The Warrior Within - The philosophies of Bruce Lee to better understand the world around you and achieve a rewarding life. Contemporary Books. p. 122. ISBN 0809231948. 
  95. ^ Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey at 31m45s
  96. ^ a b Little, John (1996). The Warrior Within - The philosophies of Bruce Lee to better understand the world around you and achieve a rewarding life. Contemporary Books. p. 128. ISBN 0809231948. 
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.Bruce Lee (27 November 194020 July 1973) was a Chinese American martial artist and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century.^ 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 .
  • Bruce Lee - OTMWiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.onthemat.com [Source type: General]

^ Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 - 20 July 1973) .
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

^ For Lee, “to be a martial artist means also to be an artist of life.” .
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When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body!
Note: Many of Bruce Lee's statements are derived from his own studies of various schools of philosophy and the martial arts, and are sometimes paraphrases of previous expressions by others which he wrote down for his own instruction.
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
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Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
  • You know what I want to think of myself?^ Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't you know that?
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To become one with your feelings so that, when you think—it is.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    As a human being. .Because, I mean I don't want to be like "As Confucius say," but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family.^ Because, I mean I don't want to be like "As Confucius say," but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family.

    ^ The Empty barrel quote means that the people who boast the most are usually the ones that don’t have anything inside them to fight with.
    • The Twenty Best Martial Arts Quotes of All Time 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.martialdevelopment.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is a satellite office in Hong Kong and there will be one soon in Beijing, so that anyone wanting to capitalize on Bruce Lee's name knows who to contact.

    It just so happens that people are different.
    • Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)
  • When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body!
    • Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)
  • All types of knowledge, ultimately self knowledge.
    • Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)
  • Boards don't hit back.
    • As "Mr. Lee" in Enter the Dragon (1973); Bruce Lee's character said this to "Oharra" after Oharra had broken a board in the air with his fist.
  • A good martial artist does not become tense but ready. Not thinking yet not dreaming, ready for whatever may come. .A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and face the consequences of his own doing.^ A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing.

    ^ A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and face the consequences of his own doing.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A true martial artist always has his/her head held high and looking anyone and everyone in their faces no matter who it is.
    • The Twenty Best Martial Arts Quotes of All Time 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.martialdevelopment.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To have no technique, there is no opponent, because the word "I" does not exist.^ He has no technique; he makes his opponent's technique his technique.

    ^ To have no technique, there is no opponent, because the word 'I' does not exist.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Student: Because the word 'I' does not exist.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .When the opponent expands I contract and when he contracts, I expand.^ When the opponent expands I contract and when he contracts, I expand.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ When the opponent expands, I contract.

    ^ When the opponent expands - I contract.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .And when there is an opportunity, "I" do not hit, "It" hits all by itself.^ 'It' hits all by itself.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit - it hits all by itself .

    ^ And when there is an opportunity… I do not hit… [raises his fist] it hits all by itself.” -Bruce Lee .
    • The Twenty Best Martial Arts Quotes of All Time 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.martialdevelopment.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon (1973); In a conversation with an older member of the temple.
  • Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
    • As quoted in Bruce Lee : Fighting Spirit (1994) by Bruce Thomas (1994), p.44
  • Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life.^ What an informative post about Bruce Lee.
    • Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee - Sources of Insight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sourcesofinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The following are some of Bruce Lee's quotes that reflect his fighting philosophy.
    • Bruce Lee - OTMWiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.onthemat.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .Do not be concerned with escaping safely — lay your life before him.^ Do not be concerned with escaping safely - lay your life before him.
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    ^ Do not be concerned with escaping safely — lay your life before him.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do not be concerned with escaping safely - lay your life before him .

    .
    • As quoted in Bruce Lee : Artist of Life (1999) edited by John R. Little, p.^ I don't think a line of just Bruce Lee would be good, perhaps a line of famous martial artists, or a Bruce Lee in a Movie Maniacs line.
      • Petition for Bruce Lee figures.. [Archive] - SPAWN.COM Message Board 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC board.spawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Now, for the first time in his life, Bruce Lee was finally wealthy.
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
      • Bruce Lee on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Bruce Lee was one of those rare individuals, says Perry Lee in an interview with the IE. A combination of intellect, foresight, incredible physical attributes, and artist ability.

      .192
  • Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water.^ Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Empty your mind, be formless.

    ^ Shapeless, like water.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Twenty Best Martial Arts Quotes of All Time 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.martialdevelopment.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot.^ Pour it into a bottle; it becomes part of the bottle.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pour water into a cup, it becomes part of the cup.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can just imagine how Bruce, the warrior, put everything he could into sharing the best of what he knew, while dealing with a pretty traumatic point in his life.
    • Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee - Sources of Insight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sourcesofinsight.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Top 10 Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee … for Business or Life | CINCOM EXPERT ACCESS 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC expertaccess.cincom.com [Source type: General]

    .Water can flow or it can crash.^ Water can flow, and it can crash.
    • Bruce Lee - OTMWiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.onthemat.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Water can flow or it can crash.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Now, water can flow or it can crash.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
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    Be water, my friend.
    • Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000); here, Lee was reciting lines he wrote for his short lived role on the TV series Longstreet.

Tao of Jeet Kune Do (1975)

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Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion.
  • Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all styles. As a result, Jeet Kune Do utilizes all ways and is bound by none and, likewise, uses any techniques which serve its end.^ In primary freedom, one utilizes all ways and is bound by none, and likewise uses any techniques or means which serves one's end.

    ^ As a result, Jeet Kune Do utilizes all ways and is bound by none and, likewise, uses any techniques which serve its end .

    ^ Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all the styles.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • p.12
  • When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity. The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition.^ The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Top 10 Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee … for Business or Life | CINCOM EXPERT ACCESS 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC expertaccess.cincom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ "When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    .If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow — you are not understanding yourself.
  • Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
    • p.25
  • Truth has no path.^ "Truth has no path.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you follow the classical patterns, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow - you are not understanding yourself.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there .

    .Truth is living and, therefore, changing.
    Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception.^ Truth is living and, therefore, changing.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception .

    ^ Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee - Sources of Insight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sourcesofinsight.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.^ To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person .

    Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion.
    • This statement probably derives from a famous one of Jiddu Krishnamurti: "Truth is a pathless land."

The Warrior Within - The Philosophies of Bruce Lee (1996)

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  • To contemplate a thing implies maintaining oneself OUTSIDE it, resolved to keep a distance between it and ourselves.^ To contemplate a thing implies maintaining oneself outside it, resolved to keep a distance between it and ourselves .

    ^ To contemplate a thing implies maintaining oneself OUTSIDE it, resolved to keep a distance between it and ourselves.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .30
  • Running water never grows stale.^ Running water never grows stale.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing .

    .So you just have to 'keep on flowing.'
    • p.^ Plus, again, you’ll get to keep all the handouts and free bonuses just for giving it a try.
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      ^ The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing .

      ^ The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .48
  • If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love.
    • p.^ If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love .

      ^ If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love.
      • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .64
  • The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire — soon it will go out.^ The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire - soon it will go out.

    ^ The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire — soon it will go out.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As soon as I hit the pillow I'm out like a light.
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .Before we married, we never had the chance to go out to nightclubs.^ Before we married, we never had the chance to go out to nightclubs.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Without taking any rest, he claimed that he had to go out again, but before he went, he said, "Leung, I have to do something immediately, but I will come back in a short time.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We only spent our nights watching TV and chatting.^ We only spent our nights watching TV and chatting.

    .Many young couples live a very exciting life when they are in love.^ Many young couples live a very exciting life when they are in love.

    ^ In our lives, many unhappy incidents are caused by some very minor things.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You’re a reminder that hey, I can do whatever I want if I’m passionate about it and it’s very exciting to see that you use your art in so many different venues.
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So, when they marry, and their lives are reduced to calmness and dullness, they will feel impatient and will drink the bitter cup of a sad marriage.^ So, when they marry, and their lives are reduced to calmness and dullness, they will feel impatient and will drink the bitter cup of a sad marriage.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, when they marry, and their lives are reduced to calmness and dullness, they will feel impatient and will drink the bitter cup of a sad marriage .

    • p. .66
  • Of course you’re there.^ Of course you’re there.

    ^ When you read the book, you'll have the sense that you're actually there while the events are happening.

    .Death is always there.^ Death is always there.

    So why was I afraid? .Your leap is swift.^ Your leap is swift.

    .Your claws are sharp and merciful.^ Your claws are sharp and merciful.

    .What can you take from me which is not already yours?^ What can you take from me which is not already yours?

    ^ Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
    • Bruce Lee Day | SPIKE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee - Lose Control | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    . . . .Everything I have done until now has been fruitless.^ Everything I have done until now has been fruitless.

    It has led to nothing. .There was no other path except that it led to nothing—and before me now there is only one real fact—Death.^ When there is no wave, make one.
    • Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee - Sources of Insight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sourcesofinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was no other path except that it led to nothing—and before me now there is only one real fact—Death.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was no other path except that it led to nothing - and before me now there is only one real fact - Death.

    .The truth I have been seeking—this truth is Death.^ The truth I have been seeking - this truth is Death.

    .Yet Death is also a seeker.^ Yet Death is also a seeker.

    Forever seeking me. So—we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace. .Because I will conquer death with death.
    • p.^ Because I will conquer death with death .

      ^ Because I will conquer death with death.
      • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      77, spoken by Cord, the protagonist of the unproduced film The Silent Flute
  • Neither. .I think of myself as a human being.^ I think of myself as a human being.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think of myself as a human being .

    ^ But if you do not have a style, if you just say: Well, here I am as a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely?

    • p. .87, when asked if he thought of himself as Chinese or American
  • The Three Stages of Cultivation - The first is the primitive stage.^ The Three Stages of Cultivation - The first is the primitive stage.

    ^ Chinese or American The Three Stages of Cultivation - The first is the primitive stage.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is a stage of original ignorance in which a person knows nothing about the art of combat.^ It is a stage of original ignorance in which a person knows nothing about the art of combat.

    ^ The person named Thunderbird said he doesn’t know what he was talking about but the person who posted the quote about bone pain was someone named Randy.
    • The Twenty Best Martial Arts Quotes of All Time 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.martialdevelopment.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've talked with Joe for hours on end about the nature of martial art, boxing, wrestling, and combat in general.

    .In a fight, he simply blocks and strikes instinctively without a concern for what is right and wrong.^ In a fight, he simply blocks and strikes instinctively without a concern for what is right and wrong.

    ^ Please do not be concerned with soft versus firm, kicking versus striking, grappling versus hitting and kicking, long-range fighting versus in-fighting.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Of course, he may not be so-called scientific, but, nevertheless, being himself, his attacks or defenses are fluid.^ Of course, he may not be so-called scientific, but, nevertheless, being himself, his attacks or defenses are fluid.

    .The second stage—the stage of sophistication, or mechanical stage—begins when a person starts his training.^ The second stage - the stage of sophistication, or mechanical stage - begins when a person starts his training.

    .He is taught the different ways of blocking, striking, kicking, standing, breathing, and thinking—unquestionably, he has gained the scientific knowledge of combat, but unfortunately his original self and sense of freedom are lost, and his action no longer flows by itself.^ He is taught the different ways of blocking, striking, kicking, standing, breathing, and thinking—unquestionably, he has gained the scientific knowledge of combat, but unfortunately his original self and sense of freedom are lost, and his action no longer flows by itself.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is taught the different ways of blocking, striking, kicking, standing, breathing, and thinking - unquestionably, he has gained the scientific knowledge of combat, but unfortunately his original self and sense of freedom are lost, and his action no longer flows by itself.

    ^ After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick no longer a kick.

    .His mind tends to freeze at different movements for calculations and analysis, and even worse, he might be called “intellectually bound” and maintain himself outside of the actual reality.^ His mind tends to freeze at different movements for calculations and analysis, and even worse, he might be called “intellectually bound” and maintain himself outside of the actual reality.

    · .The third stage—the stage of artlessness, or spontaneous stage—occurs when, after years of serious and hard practice, the student realizes that after all, gung fu is nothing special.^ The third stage—the stage of artlessness, or spontaneous stage—occurs when, after years of serious and hard practice, the student realizes that after all, gung fu is nothing special.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The height of cultivation is really nothing special.

    ^ The third stage - the stage of artlessness, or spontaneous stage - occurs when, after years of serious and hard practice, the student realizes that after all, gung fu is nothing special.

    .And instead of trying to impose on his mind, he adjusts himself to his opponent like water pressing on an earthen wall.^ And instead of trying to impose on his mind, he adjusts himself to his opponent like water pressing on an earthen wall.

    ^ Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water.
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless – like water.
    • Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee - Sources of Insight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sourcesofinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It flows through the slightest crack.^ It flows through the slightest crack.

    .There is nothing to try to do but try to be purposeless and formless, like water.^ There is nothing to try to do but try to be purposeless and formless, like water.

    ^ Like water, sparring should be formless.

    ^ Creating fancy forms and classical sets to replace sparring is like trying to wrap and tie a pound of water into a manageable shape of paper sack.

    .All of his classical techniques and standard styles are minimized, if not wiped out, and nothingness prevails.^ All of his classical techniques and standard styles are minimized, if not wiped out, and nothingness prevails.

    ^ The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .He is no longer confined.^ He is no longer confined .

    • p. .108-109
  • In Jeet Kune Do, it’s not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned.^ It's not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned.

    ^ It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate, but what you can apply livingly that counts.

    ^ Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back .

    .It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate, but what you can apply livingly that counts.^ It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate, but what you can apply livingly that counts.

    ^ It's not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned.

    ^ Report development Gwyn (18) How do you all fit so much onto a windows form?
    • The Old Joel on Software Forum: Part 4 (of 5) 20 November 2009 8:31 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: General]

    .‘Being’ is more valued than ‘doing’.
    • p.^ "Being" is more valued than "doing" .

      ^ Very, very few of them, if any, have anything any more than an intellectual clue what they're doing.

      .117
  • You have to keep your reflexes so that when you want it—it’s there.^ You have to keep your reflexes so that when you want it - it's there.

    ^ The BULLY XTREME HOME GYM Support Group is there for you to get your questions answered by our staff of professionals and your fellow BULLY XTREME HOME GYM users.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ If you want to do your duty properly, you should do just a little more than that .

    .When you want to move—you are moving.^ When you want to move - you are moving.

    .And when you move, you are determined to move!^ And when you move, you are determined to move!

    .Not accepting even once inch less than 100 percent of your honest feelings.^ Not accepting even one inch less than 100 percent of your honest feelings.

    ^ I'll walk you thru cutting edge techniques that will easily put an inch of muscle on your arms in less than 28 days!
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .Not anything less than that.^ Not anything less than that.

    .So that is the type of thing you have to train yourself into.^ In the past, you had trained yourself hard.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So that is the type of thing you have to train yourself into.

    ^ DW Forum - As you were trained by Muhammed Ali and other greats have you yourself ever fought any greats in a ring?

    .To become one with your feelings so that, when you think—it is.^ As you think, so shall you become.
    • Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee - Sources of Insight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sourcesofinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As you think, so shall you become .

    ^ To become one with your feelings so that, when you think - it is .

    • p. .126
  • In life, what more can you ask for than to be real?^ In life, what more can you ask for than to be real?

    ^ In the past, he had more combat experience than you.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .To fulfill one’s potential instead of wasting energy on [attempting to] actualize one’s dissipating image, which is not real and an expenditure of one’s vital energy.^ To fulfill one's potential instead of wasting energy on attempting to actualize one's dissipating image, which is not real and an expenditure of one's vital energy.

    .We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy.^ We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy.

    .To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day — sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.^ To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day - sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.

    ^ With each new experience, you learn something new about yourself—whether good or bad.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would be very good if we could improve every day, then is not necessary for us to compare with other people.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness.^ No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness .

    ^ If somebody attacks you, your response is not Technique No.1, Stance No.

    ^ Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine… .
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • p. 126
  • None whatsoever.
    • p. 128, when asked what major religion he was affiliated with in 1972 by journalist Alex Ben Block
  • To be perfectly frank, I really do not.
    • p. 128, when asked if he believed in God
  • I believe in sleeping.
    • p. .129, when asked by his brother Robert if he believed in God
  • There is no such thing as maturity.^ There is no such thing as maturity.

    ^ There is no such thing as "this" is better than "that".

    ^ There is no such thing as " this " is better than " that.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    .There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing.^ There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing.

    ^ Concepts vs. Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF. The process of maturing does not mean to become a captive of conceptualization.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation.^ Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation.

    That’s the end. That’s when the coffin is closed. .You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing.^ You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing.

    ^ They realized, as I did, that the only person responsible for your health and well-being is you.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The same unsubscribe process is available to a parent or legal guardian of a minor (a person under the age of 18, or the age of majority in your state).
    • Bruce Lee Day | SPIKE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee - Lose Control | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day.^ You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day .

    ^ When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body!
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body .

    • p. .131
  • I have come to discover through earnest personal experience and dedicated learning that ultimately the greatest help if self-help; that there is no other help but self-help—doing one’s best, dedicating one’s self wholeheartedly to a given task, which happens to have no end but is an ongoing process.^ I have come to discover through earnest personal experience and dedicated learning that ultimately the greatest help if self-help; that there is no other help but self-help - doing one's best, dedicating one's self wholeheartedly to a given task, which happens to have no end but is an ongoing process.

    ^ Pluto midpoint Chiron in Leo The merging of Bruce Lee's destiny, and capacity to transform the self and the outer world with their ability to help, heal, and teach others, and where one has much experience is very proud, gregarious, dramatic, dignified, and desires self expression.
    • The Strange House - Bruce Lee 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.strangehouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing.

    .I have done a lot during these years of my process.^ I have done a lot during these years of my process.

    .A swell in my process, I have changed from self-image actualization to self-actualization, from blindly following propaganda, organized truths, etc.^ A swell in my process, I have changed from self-image actualization to self-actualization, from blindly following propaganda, organized truths, etc.

    to searching internally for the cause of my ignorance.
    • p. .133
  • Whether or not we can get together, remember well that art “lives” where absolute freedom is.^ Art "lives" where absolute freedom is.

    .With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind (if there is such a verbal substance) perfectly unaware of its own working, with the “self” vanishing nowhere, the art of JKD attains its perfection.^ I cannot comprehend this though as all his skills, reflexes and training came fraom a traditional martial art!

    ^ With his body almost completely out of action, Bruce decided to focus his energy on his mind and began an intensive academic self study on martial arts.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .156
  • You must have complete determination.^ You must have complete determination.

    .The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession.^ The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession.

    ^ As he was striking at the ball, he said, "Leung, let me tell you two events which I have come across.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back .

    .For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it.^ For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it.

    ^ Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine… .
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bruce always felt that if your stomach wasn't developed, then you had no business doing any hard sparring.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective.^ He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective.

    ^ Bruce wanted to go straight up to the roof, but I stopped him.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    That is the real fighter.
    • p. 161
  • Walk on.
    • p. 174

Jeet Kune Do (1997)

Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way (1997) edited by John Little
.
The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.
^ The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ No truth to that story at all.

^ Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all the styles.
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

.He lives only in what is.
  • Jeet Kune Do rejects all restrictions imposed by form and formality and emphasizes the clever use of the mind and body to defend and attack.
    • Part 2 "Jeet Kune Do — The Fundamentals"
  • An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach.^ Jeet Kune Do rejects all restrictions imposed by form and formality and emphasizes the clever use of the mind and body to defend and attack .

    ^ An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach.

    ^ Jeet Kune Do uses no way as way.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more.^ It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more .

    ^ I answered him, "I base it on what you have just said when you asked me to catch your fist.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Part 5 "On training in Jeet Kune Do"
  • As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort.^ As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort.

    ^ Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back .

    ^ When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body!
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness.^ You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness.

    You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.
    • Part 5 "On training in Jeet Kune Do"
.
Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe.
  • Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement.^ Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Joe also says that his attitude is "don't tell me you can fight, show me!", with this attitude it makes it even harder for me to believe that the two didn't sparr at least once.

    .I'm still learning, for learning is boundless.^ I'm still learning, for learning is boundless.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.^ Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jeet Kune Do uses no way as way.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .He lives only in what is.
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact.^ Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact .

    ^ Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jeet-kune-do is only a name.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
.
The intangible represents the real power of the universe.
^ The intangible represents the real power of the universe.

.It is the seed of the tangible.
  • Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline.^ Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline.

    ^ Saturn Square Pluto Bruce Lee's part of mind that is disciplined, respectful, and solitary is somewhat in conflict with their destiny, and capacity to transform the self and the outer world.
    • The Strange House - Bruce Lee 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.strangehouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Faith will accomplish. .
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe.
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • Possession of anything begins in the mind.^ Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe .

    ^ Possession of anything begins in the mind .

    ^ Jeet Kune Do rejects all restrictions imposed by form and formality and emphasizes the clever use of the mind and body to defend and attack .

    .
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • Thoughts are things.
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • The intangible represents the real power of the universe.^ The intangible represents the real power of the universe.

    ^ Make at least one definite move daily towards your goal .

    ^ Jeet Kune Do is training and discipline towards the ultimate reality in combat.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It is the seed of the tangible.
    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
  • The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.^ The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits .

    ^ Jeet Kune Do, ultimately, is not a matter of petty technique but of highly developed personal spirituality and physique.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jeet Kune Do is training and discipline towards the ultimate reality in combat .

    • Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"

Striking Thoughts (2000)

Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living (2000) edited by John Little
Emptiness the starting point.
.
We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it.
^ We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it.

^ This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania.
  • channelAPA.com - broadcasting Asian America 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: General]

^ These things have been with us, in us, all the time and have never been lost or distorted except by our misguided manipulation of them.
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

But once passed, it is gone forever.
We are always in a process of becoming and NOTHING is fixed.
.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
^ "If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

^ If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves .

^ Flow in the TOTAL OPENESS OF THE LIVING MOMENT. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

.Moving, be like water.^ Moving, be like water.
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

.Still, be like a mirror.^ Still, be like a mirror.
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

Respond like an echo.
.
We have finally come back to the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, who said everything is flow, flux, process.
^ We have finally come back to the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, who said everything is flow, flux, process.

^ In Science we have finally come back to the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, who said everything is flow, flux, process.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Krishnamurti, the great philosopher who influenced Lee, said: “We must first understand ourselves in order to know anything and to understand and solve problems.” .
  • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

There are no "things."
What IS is more important than WHAT SHOULD BE.
Taoist philosophy ... is essentially monistic. ... Matter and energy, Yang and Yin, heaven and earth, are conceived of as essentially one or as two coexistent poles of one indivisible whole.
The all illuminating light shines and is beyond the movement of the opposites.
.
True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness.
^ True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no thought except that of true thusness.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ True thusness is without defiling thought; it cannot be known through conception and thought.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

.There is no thought except that of true thusness.^ There is no thought except that of true thusness.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness.
  • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ There was no other path except that it led to nothing - and before me now there is only one real fact - Death.

Thusness does not move, but its motion and function are inexhaustible.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
.
Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime.
^ Don't fear failure.

^ Not failure, but low aim, is the crime.

In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Part I : On First Principles
.
  • Emptiness the starting point. — In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup.^ Emptiness the starting point.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup.

    ^ The metaphor Lee borrowed from Chan Buddhism was of constantly filling a cup with water, and then emptying it, used for describing Lee's philosophy of "casting off what is useless."
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral.^ My friend, drop all you preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral.

    .Do you know why this cup is useful?^ Do you know why this cup is useful?

    ^ Unlike body weight exercises, traditional Isometrics, or Static Contraction where you don't know how much resistance you are using.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Why certain group exercise classes and athletic activities are not effective fat burners (if you're taking classes and not seeing results - you need to know this!
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    Because it is empty.
    • p. .2
  • Life is wide, limitless.^ Life is wide, limitless.

    .There is no border, no frontier.
    • p 2
  • Life lives; and in the living flow, no questions are raised.^ There is no border, no frontier .

    ^ There is no border, no frontier.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Life lives; and in the living flow, no questions are raised.

    .The reason is that life is a living now!^ The reason is that life is a living now!

    .So, in order to live life whole-heartedly, the answer is life simply is.
    • p.^ So, in order to live life whole-heartedly, the answer is life simply is .

      ^ So, in order to live life whole-heartedly, the answer is life simply is.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .3
  • The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.
    • p.^ Life is better lived than conceptualized.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems .

      .3
  • The aphorism "as a man thinketh in his heart so is he" contains the secret of life.
    • p.^ The aphorism 'as a man thinketh in his heart so is he' contains the secret of life.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .4; Lee here quotes Proverbs 23:7 "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."
  • Meaning is found in relationship. — Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background.^ Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background .

    ^ Meaning is found in relationship.

    ^ Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .4
  • Life is never stagnation.^ Life is never stagnation.

    .It is constant movement, unrhythmic movement, as we as constant change.^ It is constant movement, unrhythmic movement, as we as constant change.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is constant movement, unrhythmic movement, as we constantly change.

    .Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.^ Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Things live by moving and gain strength as they go .

    • p. .5
  • Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
    • p.^ Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning .

      ^ Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You should be constantly learning because life and experiences are your teacher.
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

      .5
  • The primary reality is not what I think, but that I live, for those also live who do not think.
    • p.^ The primary reality is not what I think, but that I live, for those also live who do not think .

      ^ Bruce was a wonderfully spiritual guy, a deep thinking philosopher who touched the thinking lives of many many people.
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

      .7
  • The timeless moment. — The "moment" has no yesterday or tomorrow.^ The "moment" has no yesterday or tomorrow.

    .It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.^ It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time .

    ^ It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .9
  • Knowledge, surely, is always of time, whereas knowing is not of time.^ Knowledge, surely, is always of time, whereas knowing is not of time.

    .Knowledge is from a source, from accumulation, from conclusion, while knowing is a movement.^ Knowledge is from a source, from accumulation, from conclusion, while knowing is a movement .

    ^ Knowledge is from a source, from accumulation, from conclusion, while knowing is a movement.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • P. 9
  • To realize freedom the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness — care for watching, but don't stop and interpret "I am free," then you're living in a memory of something that has gone before.^ To realize freedom the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness - care for watching, but don't stop and interpret 'I am free,' then you're living in a memory of something that has gone before.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To realize freedom the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness - care for watching, but don't stop and interpret .

    ^ That means… you can learn EVERYTHING for FREE! .
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    • p. .9
  • To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner.^ To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner.

    .To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly.^ To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly.

    .We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it.^ We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it.

    ^ These things have been with us, in us, all the time and have never been lost or distorted except by our misguided manipulation of them.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't spend all your time on making money."
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But once passed, it is gone forever.
    • p.^ But once passed, it is gone forever.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But once passed, it is gone forever .

      .10
  • Time means a lot to me because, you see, i, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying.^ Time means a lot to me because, you see, i, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Time means a lot to me because, you see, I too am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying .

    ^ In fact, you could touch him for a number of times because he was shocked by your trick.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
    • p.^ If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of .

      ^ Follow what you love!…Don’t deign to ask what “they” are looking for out there.
      • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .10; Here Lee paraphrases a much older English proverb: If you care for life, don't waste your time; for time is what life is made of. (as quoted in Bordighera and the Western Riviera (1883) by Frederick Fitzroy Hamilton, p.^ If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of .

      ^ To realize freedom the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness - care for watching, but don't stop and interpret 'I am free,' then you're living in a memory of something that has gone before.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .189).
  • Be aware of doing your best to understand the ROOT in life, and realize the DIRECT and the INDIRECT are in fact a complementary WHOLE. It is to see things as they are and not to become attached to anything — to be unconscious meant to be be innocent of the working of a relative (empirical) mind — where there is no abiding of though anywhere on anything — this is being unbound.^ Be aware of doing your best to understand the root in life, and realize the direct and the indirect are in fact a complementary whole.

    ^ Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion .

    ^ Be aware of doing your best to understand the ROOT in life, and realize the DIRECT and the INDIRECT are in fact a complementary WHOLE. It is to see things as they are and not to become attached to anything - to be unconscious meant to be be innocent of the working of a relative (empirical) mind - where there is no abiding of though anywhere on anything - this is being unbound.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .This not abiding anywhere is the root of our life.^ This not abiding anywhere is the root of our life .

    ^ This not abiding anywhere is the root of our life.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .11
  • Concentration is the ROOT of all the higher abilities in man.^ Concentration is the ROOT of all the higher abilities in man.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man .

    • p. .11
  • Seek to understand the root. — It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.
    • p.^ It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Do you all understand what I say?"
      • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Seek to understand the root.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .11
  • What we are after is the ROOT and not the branches. The root is the real knowledge; the branches are surface knowledge.^ The root is the real knowledge; the branches are surface knowledge.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Real knowledge breeds 'body feel' and personal expression; surface knowledge breeds mechanical conditioning and imposing limitation and squelches creativity.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Real knowledge breeds "body feel" and personal expression; surface knowledge breeds mechanical conditioning and imposing limitation and squelches creativity.^ Real knowledge breeds 'body feel' and personal expression; surface knowledge breeds mechanical conditioning and imposing limitation and squelches creativity.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Real knowledge breeds "body feel" and personal expression; surface knowledge breeds mechanical conditioning and imposing limitation and squelches creativity .

    ^ The root is the real knowledge; the branches are surface knowledge.

    • p. 11
Part II : On Being Human
.
  • Flow in the living moment. — We are always in a process of becoming and NOTHING is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you'll be flexible to change with the ever changing.^ We are always in a process of becoming and NOTHING is fixed.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Have no rigid system in you, and you'll be flexible to change with the ever changing.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Flow in the living moment.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .OPEN yourelf and flow, my friend.^ OPEN yourelf and flow, my friend.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Flow in the TOTAL OPENESS OF THE LIVING MOMENT. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.^ "If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Flow in the total openess of the living moment.

    ^ If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves .

    .Moving, be like water.^ Moving, be like water.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Still, be like a mirror.^ Still, be like a mirror.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Respond like an echo.
    • p.^ Respond like an echo."
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Respond like an echo .

      ^ Respond like an echo.
      • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .13; Unsourced variant: Be like water making its way through cracks.^ "Be like water making its way through cracks.
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Be like water making its way through cracks.

      .Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it.^ Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.

      ^ Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it.
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I hope that you've been able to find copies in India, by the way.

      .If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
  • You cannot force the Now. — But can you neither condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on? You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open.^ "If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open.
    • Bruce Lee Quotes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open .

    • p. .13
  • The Moment is freedom. — I couldn't live by a rigid schedule.^ I couldn't live by a rigid schedule.

    .I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them.
    • p.^ I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them .

      ^ The main thing about free online let it ride poker black free jack online poker… .
      • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .13
  • The Now is indivisible. — Completeness, the now, is an absence of the conscious mind to strive to divide that which is indivisible.^ Completeness, the now, is an absence of the conscious mind to strive to divide that which is indivisible.

    .For once the completeness of things is taken apart it is no longer complete.^ For once the completeness of things is taken apart it is no longer complete .

    • p. .15
  • The Western approach to reality is mostly through theory, and theory begins by denying reality — to talk about reality, to go around reality, to catch anything that attracts our sense-intellect and abstract it away from reality itself.^ The Western approach to reality is mostly through theory, and theory begins by denying reality - to talk about reality, to go around reality, to catch anything that attracts our sense-intellect and abstract it away from reality itself.

    ^ Most other "JKD" instructors have scarcely a clue about anything at all resembling real-world combat.

    ^ Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus philosophy begins by saying that the outside world is not a basic fact, that its existence can be doubted and that every proposition in which the reality of the outside world is affirmed is not an evident proposition but one that needs to be divided, dissected and analyzed.^ Thus philosophy begins by saying that the outside world is not a basic fact, that its existence can be doubted and that every proposition in which the reality of the outside world is affirmed is not an evident proposition but one that needs to be divided, dissected and analyzed.

    ^ One sure and primary and fundamental fact is the joint existence of a subject and of its world.

    .It is to stand consciously aside and try to square a circle.^ It is to stand consciously aside and try to square a circle .

    • p. .15 - 16
  • In Science we have finally come back to the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, who said everything is flow, flux, process.^ We have finally come back to the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, who said everything is flow, flux, process.

    ^ Krishnamurti, the great philosopher who influenced Lee, said: “We must first understand ourselves in order to know anything and to understand and solve problems.” .
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Without taking any rest, he claimed that he had to go out again, but before he went, he said, "Leung, I have to do something immediately, but I will come back in a short time.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There are no "things."
    NOTHINGNESS in Eastern language is "no-thingness."^ There are no "things" .

    ^ There is no such thing as maturity.

    ^ There's no such thing as a style if you understand the roots of combat .

    We in the West think of nothingness as a void, an emptiness, an nonexistence. In Eastern philosophy and modern physical science, nothingness — no-thingness — is a form of process, ever moving.
    • p. .16
  • What IS is more important than WHAT SHOULD BE. To many people are looking at "what is" from a position of thinking "what should be."^ Too many people are looking at "what is" from a position of thinking "what should be."

    ^ What is, is more important than what should be.

    ^ Bruce was a wonderfully spiritual guy, a deep thinking philosopher who touched the thinking lives of many many people.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .16
  • Conditioning obstructs our view of reality. — We do not see IT in its suchness because of our indoctrination, crooked and twisted.^ Conditioning obstructs our view of reality.

    ^ We do not see it in its suchness because of our indoctrination, crooked and twisted .

    ^ Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .19
  • True thusness is without defiling thought; it cannot be known through conception and thought.
  • Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. — There is "what is" only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
    • p.^ Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare.

      ^ There is "what is" only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful .

      ^ The major disadvantage is that there is really no way of measuring your progress.
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      .19
  • Reality is being itself. — It is being itself, in becoming itself.^ Reality is being itself.

    ^ It is being itself, in becoming itself.

    .Reality in its isness, the "isness" of a thing.^ Reality in its isness, the "isness" of a thing.

    Thus isness is the meaning — having freedom in its primary sense — not limited by attachments, confinements, partialization, complexities.
    • p. 19
  • A self-willed man obeys a different law, the one law I, too, hold absolutely sacred — the human law in himself, his own individual will.
    • p. .19
  • One should be in harmony with, not in opposition to, the strength and force of the opposition. This means that one should do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous; the important thing is not to strain in any way.^ Jupiter Opposite Fortune Bruce Lee's enthusiastic, faithful, wise, expansive, spontaneous nature opposes and creates tension with their place where opportunity and success can be found.
    • The Strange House - Bruce Lee 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.strangehouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Art reveals itself in psychic understanding of the inner essence of things and gives form to the relation of man with nothing, with the nature of the absolute.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Admetos Sextile Vulkanus Bruce Lee's intense, focused nature has opportunity for growth, exchange, and harmony in relation with their greatly forceful energies.
    • The Strange House - Bruce Lee 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.strangehouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • p. .20
  • The dualistic philosophy reigned supreme in Europe, dominating the development of Western science.^ The dualistic philosophy reigned supreme in Europe, dominating the development of Western science.

    .But with the advent of atomic physics, findings based on demonstrable experiment were seen to negate the dualistic theory, and the trend of thought since then has been back to the monistic conception of the ancient Taoists.^ But with the advent of atomic physics, findings based on demonstrable experiment were seen to negate the dualistic theory, and the trend of thought since then has been back to the monistic conception of the ancient Taoists .

    • p.. .21
  • If thought exists, I who think and the world about which I think also exist; the one exists but for the other, having no possible separation between them. Therefore, the world and I are both in active correlation; I am that which sees the world, and the world is that which is seen by me.^ Most other "JKD" instructors have scarcely a clue about anything at all resembling real-world combat.

    ^ There are sick guys who travel the world making money doing just that.Lee had NO experience doing it.

    ^ Still no one cared about him.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    I exist for the world and the world exists for me. ... .One sure and primary and fundamental fact is the joint existence of a subject and of its world.^ One sure and primary and fundamental fact is the joint existence of a subject and of its world.

    ^ Thus philosophy begins by saying that the outside world is not a basic fact, that its existence can be doubted and that every proposition in which the reality of the outside world is affirmed is not an evident proposition but one that needs to be divided, dissected and analyzed.

    .The one does not exist without the other.^ The one does not exist without the other.

    ^ If thought exists, I who think and the world about which I think also exist; the one exists but for the other, having no possible separation between them.

    .I acquire no understanding of myself except as I take account of objects, of the surroundings.^ I acquire no understanding of myself except as I take account of objects, of the surroundings.

    .I do not think unless I think of things — and there I find myself.
    • p.^ I do not think unless I think of things - and there I find myself .

      .21
  • When we hold to the core, the opposite sides are the same if they are seen from the center of the moving circle.^ When we hold to the core, the opposite sides are the same if they are seen from the center of the moving circle.

    I do not experience; I am experience. I am not the subject of experience; I am that experience. I am awareness. Nothing else can be I or can exist.
    • p. 22
  • Taoist philosophy ... is essentially monistic. ... .Matter and energy, Yang and Yin, heaven and earth, are conceived of as essentially one or as two coexistent poles of one indivisible whole.
    • p.^ Matter and energy, Yang and Yin, heaven and earth, are conceived of as essentially one or as two coexistent poles of one indivisible whole .

      .23
  • Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that.^ "Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The void is all-inclusive; having no opposite, there is nothing which it excludes or opposes.^ The void is all-inclusive; having no opposite, there is nothing which it excludes or opposes.

    ^ The void is all-inclusive, having no opposite--there is nothing which it excludes or opposes.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The void is all-inclusive, having no opposite - there is nothing which it excludes or opposes.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    .The all illuminating light shines and is beyond the movement of the opposites.^ The all illuminating light shines and is beyond the movement of the opposites .

    • p. .23
  • Like everyone else you want to learn the way to win.^ Like everyone else you want to learn the way to win.

    ^ I won't be shy in telling you that I'm damned fortunate to have learned fairly early on that I didn't enjoy hurting other people, and I sure didn't like getting hurt.

    ^ If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water.

    .But never to accept the way to lose.^ But never to accept the way to lose.

    .To accept defeat — to learn to die — is to be liberated from it.^ To accept defeat - to learn to die - is to be liberated from it.

    .Once you accept, you are free to flow and to harmonize.^ Once you accept, you are free to flow and to harmonize.

    .Fluidity is the way to an empty mind.^ Fluidity is the way to an empty mind.

    .You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying.
    • p.^ You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying .

      ^ That means… you can learn EVERYTHING for FREE! .
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      ^ As a matter of fact, whether you win or not is not important, but you must try your best.
      • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

      .25; Variant: Like everyone else you want to learn the way to win, but never to accept the way to lose — to accept defeat.^ Like everyone else you want to learn the way to win.

      ^ To accept defeat - to learn to die - is to be liberated from it.

      ^ But never to accept the way to lose.

      .To learn to die is to be liberated from it.^ To accept defeat - to learn to die - is to be liberated from it.

      .So when tomorrow comes you must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying!^ You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying .

      ^ That means… you can learn EVERYTHING for FREE! .
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      ^ As a matter of fact, whether you win or not is not important, but you must try your best.
      • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

      • As quoted in Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000)
Part III : On Matters of Existence
  • True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness. .There is no thought except that of true thusness.^ There was no other path except that it led to nothing - and before me now there is only one real fact - Death.

    Thusness does not move, but its motion and function are inexhaustible.
    • p. .42
  • Liberate yourself from concepts and see the truth with your own eyes. — It exists HERE and NOW; it requires only one thing to see it: openness, freedom — the freedom to be open and not tethered by any ideas, concepts, etc.^ It exists here and now.

    ^ Liberate yourself from concepts and see the truth with your own eyes.

    ^ I see that the colour of your eyes is different.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ... .When our mind is tranquil, there will be an occasional pause to its feverish activities, there will be a let-go, and it is only then in the interval between two thoughts that a flash of UNDERSTANDING — understanding, which is not thought — can take place.
    • p.^ When our mind is tranquil, there will be an occasional pause to its feverish activities, there will be a let-go, and it is only then in the interval between two thoughts that a flash of understanding - understanding, which is not thought - can take place .

      ^ Since my little son had stayed too long in the room and the women were not interested in our discussion, it was wise to let them go.
      • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Mercury Conjunct Fortune Bruce Lee's thoughts, intellect, and communicative activity is connected and fused together with their place where opportunity and success can be found.
      • The Strange House - Bruce Lee 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.strangehouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .43
  • Balance your thoughts with action. — If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.^ If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible.

    ^ What about when you child throws things?
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done .

    • p. 43
Part IV : On Achievment
  • Concepts vs. self-actualization.Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF. The process of maturing does not mean to become a captive of conceptualization. .It is to come to the realization of what lies in our innermost selves.^ It is to come to the realization of what lies in our innermost selves .

    • p. .44
  • Life is better lived than conceptualized. — This writing can be less demanding should I allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation.^ I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation.

    ^ This writing can be less demanding should I allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation.

    ^ Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I've come to understand that life is best to be lived - not to be conceptualized.

    .Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I've come to understand that life is best to be lived — not to be conceptualized.^ Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I've come to understand that life is best to be lived - not to be conceptualized.

    ^ Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized.

    ^ Be aware of doing your best to understand the root in life, and realize the direct and the indirect are in fact a complementary whole.

    .If you have to think, you still do not understand.^ If you have to think, you still do not understand .

    ^ Even if you have made a long and detailed explanation, the audience will still find it difficult to understand your meaning.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .45
  • Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
    • p.^ Knowledge will give you power, but character respect .

      ^ YES, I will give you all the tools, knowledge, shortcuts and tricks of the trade.
      • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      ^ It will add interest and variety to your workouts and its power meter gives you a way to measure your isometric strength gains.
      • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      46
Part VIII : On Ultimate (Final) Principles
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  • What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will ultimately become.
    • p.^ What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become .

      ^ As you think, so shall you become .

      ^ To become one with your feelings so that, when you think - it is .

      .120; This probably derives from a Rosicrucian proverb, "As you think, so shall you become", which is itself probably derived from Proverbs 23:7 "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."
  • Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience. — To realize that it's just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part of waking up.^ To realize that it's just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part of waking up .

    ^ In your film, you can do your own way.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pour it into a bottle; it becomes part of the bottle.

    • p. .120
  • The change is from inner to outer. — We start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions.^ The change is from inner to outer.

    ^ We start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions .

    • p. .120
  • Choose the positive. — You have choice — you are master of your attitude — choose the POSITIVE, the CONSTRUCTIVE. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.
    • p.^ Optimism is a faith that leads to success .

      ^ You have choice - you are master of your attitude - choose the positive, the constructive.

      ^ You will be able to know others and have faith in yourself when obstacles get in your way.
      • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

      .120
  • Cease negative mental chattering. — If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible.^ If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible.

    ^ Cease negative mental chattering.

    ^ He had just finished the making of ``Enter the Dragon" If you have seen that film, I think you will agree with my idea.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.
    • p.^ Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed .

      ^ The Complete Software Tool Box You Need To Get The Job Done...
      • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      .121
  • A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
    • p.^ A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at .

      .121; this likely derives from the observation of Joseph Joubert: The goal is not always meant to be reached, but to serve as a mark for our aim.
      • As translated by Katharine Lyttelton, in Joubert : A Selection from His Thoughts (1899)
  • Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime.^ A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at .

    ^ Don't fear failure.

    ^ Not failure, but low aim, is the crime.

    .In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
    • p.^ In great attempts it is glorious even to fail .

      121

Misattributed

.
  • The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.^ "The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who seek them… .
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.^ Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.
    • Academy Of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.jkd.gr [Source type: Original source]
    • Bruce Lee Quotes - Rated and Sorted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.elemental-sayings-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.^ Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.

    ^ You’re a reminder that hey, I can do whatever I want if I’m passionate about it and it’s very exciting to see that you use your art in so many different venues.
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Discover the latest and BREAKTHROUGH training methods to quickly add muscle size and mass, even if you never gain muscle size before!
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease.^ The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease .

    • In Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living (2000) edited by John Little, this is attributed to Lee, perhaps because it was found in his notes, but it is also quoted in precisely this form, from what appear to be translations of Taoist writings in The Religions of Man (1958) by Huston Smith

About Bruce Lee

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  • When I was having dinner with Chuck Norris I did ask him: "If you and Bruce would be in a real fight to death, who would win?", and he said without thinking: "Bruce of course.^ Later, he asked me when he would be able to win over Chang and me.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This time a construction worker asked me whether I would fight with him.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Would Lee have beaten Norris in a "real" fight?

    .Nobody can beat him".
  • Bruce and I were training out on my patio one day, we were using this giant bag for side kicks, I guess it weighed about 150lbs.^ So what I am now writing about it, the Bruce Lee in my own eyes.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bruce was to get his fair share of the funds & return back to the US to live & work.

    ^ In primary freedom, one utilizes all ways and is bound by none, and likewise uses any techniques or means which serves one's end.

    .Bruce kicked it and it just went Bang, it shot up out into the lawn about 15ft in the air, it then busted in the middle.^ I went up hurriedly to see Bruce.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bruce went up and stood before Li.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank You for your time today, I just finished watching the A&E bigraphy about Bruce.

    It was filled with little bits and pieces of rag, we were picking up bits of rag for months. .
  • I wouldn't have put a dime on anyone to beat Bruce Lee in a real confrontation.^ DW Forum - Would like to know how much of Bruce Lee's death and its real causes is revealed in Tao.

    ^ Joe will tell you exactly what he feels and believes about Bruce Lee and anyone else he has an opinion about.

    ^ The reality is this: Bruce Lee was light years ahead of almost everyone else in martial arts anywhere in the world at the time of his death.

    .Bruce Lee was the best street fighter I ever saw, even to this very day, and not just pound for pound — but against anyone in a real fight.^ Hartsell had no real fights with Lee.

    ^ Bruce Lee was a very ambitious man.

    ^ Linda Lee, in her book Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew, initially dismisses the fight as follows: "The two came out, bowed formally and then began to fight.

  • Yes, I was on the receiving end of his side kick. It was like getting hit with a truck.
    • Leo Fong
  • When he could do push ups on his thumbs and push ups with 250lbs on his back, he moved on to other exercises. .
  • The power that Lee was capable of instantly generating was absolutely frightening to his fellow martial artists, especially his sparring partners, and his speed was equally intimidating.^ Was he an ambitious and capable martial artist?

    ^ DW Forum - Bruce Lee was a great martial artist but was he a great fighter, what is the different between fighter and martial artist?

    ^ While browsing thru a used book store I ran across a book about Bruce Lee, the martial artist and movie actor.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .We timed him with an electric timer once, and Bruce's quickest movements were around five hundredths of a second, his slowest were around eight hundredths.^ Wall said in the interview that the guy was very good, but that when Bruce decided it was time to put an end to it, Bruce handled him very easily.

    ^ Of course Bruce hated both of these guys around the time of his death lol and was easily the biggest star of the Far East.

    ^ DW Forum - Is is true that Bruce and Linda were seperated or the marriage wasnt going well around the time of his death?

    This was punching from a relaxed position with his hands down at his sides from a distance between 18-24 inches. Not only was he amazingly quick, but he could read you too. .He could pick up on small subtle things that you were getting ready to do and then he'd just shut you down.^ You just could not do anything about it.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can pick up the game here .
    • channelAPA.com - broadcasting Asian America 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I could not making losing your gut any simpler, short of wiring your jaw shut and sending you to a fat farm!
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .
    • Jesse Glover
  • Bruce was gravitating more and more toward weight training as he would use the weighted wall pulleys and do series upon series with them.^ Similar to him, after my own free weights injury, I looked for other methods to use in my training.
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ That's when I discovered an old expired patent for a device that Bruce Lee used in his isometric training program.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ He had written down exactly how Bruce Lee trained and illustrated in detail his training and the equipment he used.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .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, which is no small feat when you consider that the barbell weighed 70lbs.^ No matter how he pretended or tried to cover up, his thoughts would show up in his words and attitude.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting, If I tell you I'm no good, You know I'm lying .

    ^ I want you to grab your package today, read it, use it to create your own training routine or use one of my pre-set programs.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .
    • Jesse Glover
  • There's no doubt in my mind that if Bruce Lee had gone into pro boxing, he could easily have ranked in the top three in the lightweight division or junior-welterweight division.^ So what I am now writing about it, the Bruce Lee in my own eyes.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What I just saw in Bruce's eyes flowed up in my mind.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Dan Inosanto, as quoted in "The Truth of Boxing : A Critical Look at Bruce Lee's Hand Skills" by Bob Birchland in Black Belt Magazine (November 2007).^ There's a whole lot more about all of this in TAO OF BRUCE LEE. DW Forum - Are you planning on interviewing Louis Dalgado for your upcoming Bruce Lee book, I read that he was interviewed by Black Belt magazine and he stated that he and Bruce sparred, this is what he had to say, " I have never seen anyone who has baffled me so completely.

      ^ Bruce fighting a Karate black belt at the National Guard Armory in Seattle.

      ^ Bruce Lee was known for his incredible skill, deadly speed, and his...
      • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
      • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

      pg. 93)
  • The biggest problem in designing equipment for Bruce was that he'd go through it so damn fast. I had to reinforce his wooden dummy with automobile parts so he could train on it without breaking it. .I had started to build him a mobile dummy that could actually attack and retreat to better simulate "live" combat, sadly Bruce died before the machine was built.^ Actually none could compare with him at that time.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bruce Lee often asked me whether he could win over Mr. X or Mr. Y. I frequently analyzed the strong and weak points of his imagined opponent for him, and told him the way to win.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before Bruce went to the United States, he wanted to learn Chinese Northern Kung Fu so that he could perform it on stage.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It would have been strung up by big high-tension cables that I was going to connect between two posts, one on either side of his backyard.^ This results in a struggle between the two sides.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If not, there would not be any difference between two learners of same clan.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The reason for the machine was simply because no one could stand up to his full force punches and kicks, Bruce's strength and skill had evolved to a point where he had to fight machines.^ A fight is not won by one punch or kick.

    ^ It taught him that one could not naturally become a successful man, one had to fight.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is silly, and the problem becomes that the fighting style then becomes set in stone with no growth, and no adaptation, because what works well with me might not work for you .

    .
    • Herb Jackson
  • He never trained in a gym, he thought he could concentrate better at home, so he worked out on his patio.^ Breakthrough Ab Blasting Training: The Ab Blasting Specialization Program is a great way to enhance your BULLY XTREME HOME GYM workout.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ BULLY XTREME HOME GYM training is capable of maximizing the genetic muscle building potential of anyone!
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania.
    • channelAPA.com - broadcasting Asian America 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: General]

    He had a small weight set, something like a standard 100lb cast-iron set. In addition, he had a 310lb Olympic barbell set, a bench press and some dumbbells, both solid and adjustable. .
    • Herb Jackson
  • 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.^ Most other "JKD" instructors have scarcely a clue about anything at all resembling real-world combat.

    ^ It's really messed up that money/greed canlead to such catastrophic ends...I guess the fame Bruce wanted, wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

    .
    • Herb Jackson
  • The slender, swift Bruce Lee was the Fred Astaire of martial arts, and many of the fights that could be merely brutal come across as lightning-fast choreography.^ Could Wong have beaten Bruce Lee?

    ^ The same could be said of many people around Bruce Lee.

    ^ Linda Lee, in her book Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew, initially dismisses the fight as follows: "The two came out, bowed formally and then began to fight.

    .
    • Pauline Kael reviewing Enter the Dragon, from 5001 Nights at the Movies (1982)
  • Bruce, well I can basically say this.^ DW Forum - Do you know if Bruce had any REAL fights on the film sets excluding Enter the Dragon?

    ^ Davis Miller - It's fair to say that it wasn't going well between Bruce and Linda Lee.

    ^ What i was leading to was to say that, Bruce wasnt invincible, i think you'll agree, do you think his main objective in life was fitness, martial arts, body building or movies.

    .I have been around a lot of great martial arts fighters.^ DW Forum - Bruce Lee was a great martial artist but was he a great fighter, what is the different between fighter and martial artist?

    ^ And as a martial artist, he's a whole lot more than most of the martial arts world believes him to be.

    ^ Regardless of what Lebell has said about Lee in various martial arts magazines, he did not particularly respect Lee's abilities as a fighter.

    Worked out with them. Fought them in tournaments. .In my opinion Bruce Lee was the greatest martial artist who ever lived.^ Please see my answers to other questions in this Q&A and read TAO OF BRUCE LEE to learn more.

    ^ Davis Miller - I believe that Bruce Lee was the best, most knowledgable, smartest martial artist in the world at the time of his death.

    ^ Joe will tell you exactly what he feels and believes about Bruce Lee and anyone else he has an opinion about.

    To me thats my opinion. .I think Bruce Lee is the greatest martial artist ever.^ I think it's helpful to also mention that Bruce Lee was quite a salesperson.

    ^ Maybe it would be fair to think of LAST DAYS as something of a postgraduate program in Bruce Lee studies.

    ^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    I don't think anybody is in his class. .
  • I wanted to do in boxing what Bruce Lee was able to do in the martial arts.^ By all accounts, Lee's less than consummate performance caused him to re-evaluate both his martial art and his level of physical conditioning.

    ^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Perhaps, like so many others, Bruce Lee motivated me to become involved in martial arts.
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    .Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to get beyond the fundamentals of my sport.^ Wong got up and ran with Lee chasing him around the room, trying to pound the back of Wong's head with closed fists.

    ^ He said that Lee was walking behind him and telling all the time that he is martial artist.

    ^ And my opinions on what would've likely happened with those guys and Lee.

    I want my fights to be seen as plays. .
  • In a dictionary, you say "greatest", you say "Bruce Lee", that´s the way it is.^ Davis Miller - Larry Hartsell, as you may know, was one of Bruce Lee's Los Angeles students.

    ^ It goes without saying that it's tough to get out of the way of fists and feet if you can't tell that they're being beamed at you.'

    ^ Joe will tell you exactly what he feels and believes about Bruce Lee and anyone else he has an opinion about.

    He is second to no one. .
  • When Bruce Lee kicked, you shouldn´t blink with your eyes, because if you do, you don´t see his kick, it´s so fast!^ I see that the colour of your eyes is different.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was because of Bruce that Chow achieved success with Golden Harvest so why kill your main bread & butter?

    ^ Please see my answers to other questions in this Q&A and read TAO OF BRUCE LEE to learn more.

    .Human beings can´t move like colibris, so that´s the fastest you can be.^ Instead you simply move in like sound and echo, without any deliberation.

    ^ But if you do not have a style, if you just say: Well, here I am as a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely?

    ^ Fuzzy Logic (5) Interesting Old Books Humans Being (20) W-2 Hourly vs. Incorporated Rob (12) MBA: What did you really learn?
    • The Old Joel on Software Forum: Part 4 (of 5) 20 November 2009 8:31 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: General]

    .Even Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson, their punches are fast, but you still can see.^ I own a footage of Ali trying to fight with Japanese wrestler (this wasn't a real fight of course) but Ali appeard to be kinda desperted seeing series of fast low kicks...Third, good kick is always more powerful then good punch...

    ^ It’s also nice to see that not EVERYTHING is done on computers and you still rock fine art and incorporate that and use it in and for your digital art.
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As you see advance cash overnight payday loan fast no fax… .
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Bruce was incredibly strong for his size.^ Jackie Chan talking about Bruce Lee .
    • channelAPA.com - broadcasting Asian America 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: General]

    .He could take a 75lb barbell and from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest, he could slowly stick his arms out, lock them and hold the barbell there for 20 seconds, that's pretty damn tough for a guy who at the time only weighed 138lbs.^ There are sick guys who travel the world making money doing just that.Lee had NO experience doing it.

    ^ He's a guy who knew how to stick his fingers in your eyes, rearrange your skeleton, choke you out fast, or any- and everything it took to get the deed done.

    ^ He won all of these; none of them were against genuine tough guys or talented martial artists.

    I know 200lb weight lifters who can't do that. .
  • I never stood in front of another human who was as quick as him.^ Joe has never received credit for this but I've known him for years -- and can 1000% assure you that it's true.

    ^ So the entire matter was just another quick triumph for the man who frequently boasted he could whip any man in the world.

    ^ And although Lee never did spar with Lewis, he did set Joe up one time in front of Ted Wong.

    He not only had the quickness but he had the inner confidence to muster the conviction to do so. .I've seen others who had the speed but lack conviction or vice versa.^ On the other hand, in twenty eight years of training, I've rarely seen anyone punch a bag that big, that hard, bare-fisted.

    He was like Ali, he had both. I stood before both of these men, so I know. .
    • Joe Lewis
  • If Bruce Lee wasn't the greatest martial artist of all time, then certainly he is the number one candidate.^ He said that Lee was walking behind him and telling all the time that he is martial artist.

    ^ There have been reports of witnesses to traning sessions with Bruce and his champion martial artist friends, most notably in Linda Lee's bio, The Bruce Lee Story, where there is an article from the Washington Star which states that Bruce handles and instructs these martial artists as a mother would a child; the martial artists the article is referring to is Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris and a few others, have you ever come across this article?

    ^ My thought is this, Joe Lewis writes about himself as this magnificent specimen back in his fighting days, and he probably was, and says that he didn't believe a little guy could beat a big guy, until he met Bruce; he also states that Bruce is the greatest martial artist of all time, what is he basing this on, the fact that Bruce was so intelligent, or the fact that he can fight, he must have tested Bruce.

    .
  • I considered him by far the greatest.^ Also, does Joe Lewis have any rare pictures of him and Bruce and has he ever thought about writing a book about his life, I think it would be interesting to read.

    ^ I know I read somewhere that Joe Lewis did publicly thank Bruce for what he had taught him, I can't remember if it was after, or before Bruce passed on.

    .And for those who don´t considering him the greatest, at least he is the top candidate for being actually the greatest.^ Simply demythologizing him, making him the human being he was, instead of some martial arts world's greatest warrrior deity.

    .
  • Lee, pound for pound, might well have been one of the strongest men in the world, and certainly one of the quickest.^ In my book, THE TAO OF BRUCE LEE, Joe Lewis calls these guys "geek kune do" practitioners.

    ^ Yes, Joe Lewis has thanked Bruce Lee time and again over the years, both before and after Lee's death, for what he learned from Lee.

    ^ Lately I've also read an article about mr.Lewis (very old interviews just after Lee's death) and mr. Lewis appeared very self-conceited in it.

    .
  • Bruce was like the Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali in his prime, somebody who stood above everyone else.^ Along with Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee was my hero.

    ^ DW Forum - Everyone here seems to love talking about who could and could not beat Bruce Lee.

    ^ First, read in "Words of the Dragon" that people who seen Bruce fighting skills were sure he would fight with Ali.Second, Muhammad was king in the ring and that's it.

    .It's not that the other martial artists weren't good.^ A good martial artist does not become tense but ready.

    It's just that this guy was great. .
    • Doug Palmer
  • I think its important for people to realize that he was not only one of history's greatest martial artists, but also one of the finest athletes period.^ The real Joe Lewis is an amazing martial warrior, arguably the finest of the past century.

    ^ There was no other path except that it led to nothing - and before me now there is only one real fact - Death.

    ^ Lee didn't have REAL reasons not to trust what other people were telling him; he simply didn't think that anyone knew what they were talking about.

    His devotion to physical exercise and healthy lifestyle was mind-boggling. .
    • James Rage
  • Bruce always felt that if your stomach wasn't developed, then you had no business doing any hard sparring.^ If you are not physically fit, you have no business doing any hard sparring.

    ^ If somebody attacks you, your response is not Technique No.1, Stance No.

    ^ Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine… .
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Mito Uhera
  • It's a little tough for the traditional martial artists to swallow, because one system doesn't do it.^ He won all of these; none of them were against genuine tough guys or talented martial artists.

    ^ He also admired Nishiyama, a very traditional Japanese martial artist who lived in California and whose classes Lee attended.

    .You've got to cross-train in many different systems.^ Make it effective and very powerful, but don't worry if you are taking moves from many different arts, that is a good thing .

    ^ You’re a reminder that hey, I can do whatever I want if I’m passionate about it and it’s very exciting to see that you use your art in so many different venues.
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As I've said many times, he was the best martial artist in the world; I assure you he wasn't more or less than that.

    .Actually, the father of mixed martial arts, if you will, was Bruce Lee.^ Davis Miller - I believe that Bruce Lee was the best, most knowledgable, smartest martial artist in the world at the time of his death.

    ^ Perhaps like me you too grew up watching Bruce Lee movies .
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Davis Miller - Larry Hartsell, as you may know, was one of Bruce Lee's Los Angeles students.

    .If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style.^ The same could be said of many people around Bruce Lee.

    ^ I said, "You should not think in this way.
    • WONG SHUN LEUNG AND  HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BRUCE LEE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Davis Miller - Larry Hartsell, as you may know, was one of Bruce Lee's Los Angeles students.

    You take a little something from everything. .You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away.^ What about when you child throws things?
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The gentle movements increase your muscle size and strength every time you work out.
    • Bruce Lee Body - His Secrets to a Powerful Body 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ You’re a reminder that hey, I can do whatever I want if I’m passionate about it and it’s very exciting to see that you use your art in so many different venues.
    • RXB Blog 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.rxbandits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • ...that made Lee arguably the greatest martial artist of his time - or any other.^ They have also been featured on an episode of MTV's MADE and have danced on stage with artists such as Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Public Enemy, Ludacris and 50 Cent, among others.
    • channelAPA.com - broadcasting Asian America 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Originally, when Lee first began research into fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jung Fan Gung Fu.
    • Bruce Lee Isometric Exercise 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bullyxtreme.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The attempt after the Wong fight was to do away with his own limitations, to step outside what he had known and become the ultimate martial artist.

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Bruce Lee
Box artwork for Bruce Lee.
Developer(s) Datasoft
Publisher(s)
Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64/128
Datasoft
Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC
U.S. Gold
MSX
Comptiq
Designer(s) John A. Fitzpatrick
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Genre(s) Platform
System(s) Atari 8-bit, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64/128, MS-DOS, Fujitsu FM-7, Apple II
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
For the mobile game, see Bruce Lee (Mobile).
.Bruce Lee is a video game designed by Ron J. Fortier, with graphics by Kelly Day and music by John A. Fitzpatrick.^ Bruce Lee was awesome and is likeness is bound to be copied in video games.
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^ For the mobile game, see Bruce Lee (Mobile) .
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^ Bruce Lee backs Ron Paul .
  • How Bruce Lee Changed The World 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was originally published for the Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 by Datasoft Inc in 1984.^ It was originally published for the Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 by Datasoft Inc in 1984 .
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ As well as the Atari 8-bit Version, there were versions for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad.
  • Bruce Lee (Platform) 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.ataricave.com [Source type: General]

^ Bruce lee is a remake of a classic Commodore 64 game and is an excellent tribute to the original classic.
  • Bruce Lee @ Abandonia Reloaded 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reloaded.org [Source type: General]

.Bruce Lee was converted to the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC and published by U.S. Gold in the same year.^ Bruce Lee's Seattle years .

^ LEVEL 3 What year was Bruce Lee born?
  • Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do Jkd Martial Arts Instructors DVD training 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC worldjkd.com [Source type: General]

^ Bruce Lee was converted to the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC and published by U.S. Gold in the same year.
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

.An MSX version was published in 1985 by Comptiq.^ An MSX version was published in 1985 by Comptiq .
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

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.Bruce Lee is a platform/beat 'em up hybrid, in which the player controls Bruce Lee.^ Would Chuck Norris beat up Bruce Lee?
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^ Living up to Bruce Lee's Legend .
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^ Bruce Lee would beat him up bad.
  • Bruce Lee - Video 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The plot involves the eponymous martial artist advancing from chamber to chamber in a wizard's tower, seeking to claim infinite wealth and the secret of immortality.^ Improved enemy A.I Graphics look like original Good challenge Not much sound Only 2 enemy types In his fortress, a wizard has the secrets to wealth and immortality and is not willing to just share those secrets with just anyone.
  • Bruce Lee @ Abandonia Reloaded 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reloaded.org [Source type: General]

^ An opulent, mysterious, and perilous fortress is the setting as Bruce Lee seeks to claim infinite wealth and the secret of immortality from the wizard who dwells within.
  • Ultimate Bruce Lee - Ovine by Design 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ovinebydesign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thanks to the magic of the silver screen, he has achieved immortality as an incredible martial artist.
  • CET - ESL Activities Online - American Stories 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tcet.com [Source type: General]

.There are twenty chambers, each represented by a single screen with platforms and ladders.^ There are twenty chambers, each represented by a single screen with platforms and ladders.
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ Each chamber is a platform environment that requires running and jumping in attempts to capture all of the lanterns which are placed in accessible positions around the screen.
  • Bruce Lee - Overview - allgame 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: General]

^ Go down the fence, and to the right, wallflip onto the ladder, and kill the minion, jump the ladder and platforms, kill the minions, go right to the next screen.
  • GameFAQs: Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by Devis0r 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.To progress, the player must collect a number of lanterns suspended from various points in the chamber.^ To progress, the player must collect a number of lanterns suspended from various points in the chamber.
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

.Each chamber is guarded by two mobile enemies; The Ninja, who attacks with a bokken stick and The Green Yamo, who attacks with punches and kicks.^ Each chamber is guarded by two mobile enemies; The Ninja, who attacks with a bokken stick and The Green Yamo, who attacks with punches and kicks.
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ Billed as a "fighting game," Dragon shows two, sometimes three, characters punching and kicking it out on screen.
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - Review - allgame 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: General]

^ Throughout your search for the wizard, you are attacked by the ninja brandishing their BOKKEN sticks.
  • Ultimate Bruce Lee - Ovine by Design 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ovinebydesign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A multiplayer modes allows a second player to control Yamo, or to allow two players to alternately control Bruce.^ In single player mode Bruce travels through the fortress and can take five hits before it is game over.
  • Bruce Lee - Overview - allgame 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: General]

^ There are several different gameplay modes to challenge your skills: One-Player or Two-Player Story, and One-, Two-, or Three-Player (if you have a Multiplayer Adapter) Match modes.
  • DRAGON: The Bruce Lee Story - Super NES - GameSpy 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC cheats.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ In two player mode, one user plays until Bruce takes a hit, then it is the others player turn to control Bruce .
  • Bruce Lee - Overview - allgame 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: General]

.The Ninja and the Yamo are also vulnerable to the screen's dangers, but have infinite lives so they always return.^ The Ninja and the Yamo are also vulnerable to the screen's dangers, but have infinite lives so they always return.
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ Also, by running left off the screen and returning you'll find the shields reappear for more extra lives (these only appear for a total of 5 extra lives though).
  • Bruce Lee (Platform) 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.ataricave.com [Source type: General]

^ Then they returned to Oakland and lived with James Lee again.
  • HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.historylink.org [Source type: General]

.If the player playing the Green Yamo is inactive for a certain time, the computer takes over.^ If the player playing the Green Yamo is inactive for a certain time, the computer takes over.
  • Bruce Lee — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ In two player mode, one user plays until Bruce takes a hit, then it is the others player turn to control Bruce .
  • Bruce Lee - Overview - allgame 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: General]

^ Each player can take it in turns to play as Bruce Lee or the second player can take control of the Green Yama to oppose Bruce Lee.
  • Bruce Lee (Platform) 24 September 2009 23:28 UTC www.ataricave.com [Source type: General]

.Later chambers include more hazards such as mines and moving walls, as well as a "comb-like" surface that has an electric spark racing along it.^ Such dangerous items include electrical charges, exploding bushes, and Pan lights, which stream along the floors.
  • Bruce Lee - Overview - allgame 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: General]

^ For a shy, skinny boy of 10, growing up in a tough town like Hong Kong can be more hazardous than a tourist with chopsticks.
  • Bruce Lee Article - In The Shadow Of A Legend - Robert Lee Remembers Bruce Lee 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC web.ukonline.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The movie does manage move along fairly well and has some decent martial arts action, as well.
  • The Bad Movie Realm - The Image of Bruce Lee 20 September 2009 7:13 UTC badmovierealm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Skillful walking, climbing, ducking and jumping are required to negotiate them. .On the twentieth screen, Lee finally faces the evil wizard.^ The finale sees Lee face off against Norris in the maze-like arches of the Roman Coliseum, invoking the not-so-subtle image of modern-day gladiators.

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External Links

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Simple English

Bruce Lee
李小龍
File:HK Star Bruce Lee
Born Lee Jun-Fan (李振藩)
27 November 1940(1940-11-27)
San Francisco, California, United States
Died 20 July 1973 (aged 32)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Years active 1941 - 1973
Spouse Linda Lee Cadwell (born 1945) (1964-1973)
Website
Bruce Lee Foundation
Bruce Lee official website

Bruce Jun Fan Lee (November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973) was a Chinese martial artist and actor. He is most famous for making martial arts popular in the United States in the 1970s, when he played in a series of movies made in Hong Kong, which were very successful all over the world. The most successful of these being 'Enter The Dragon', which was released after Bruce's death. He died while filming a movie called, 'Game of Death', during the height of his popularity (almost 20 years later his son, Brandon Lee would die while filming a movie, too). Lee also taught other people martial arts, like actors Steve McQueen and James Coburn and basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, he also inspired many other actors who are famous for using martial arts in their movies including Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chuck Norris. Jackie Chan had a bit-part in 'Enter The Dragon' and Chuck Norris co-starred in Way of The Dragon. In 1993 a film about Bruce Lees life was made called Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Most of the film is true but some parts are made up.

Bruce starred in The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon and Game of Death.

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