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Biography

Bruce Jun Fan Lee (November 27, 1940, San Francisco - July 20, 1973 Hong Kong) was an American-born Chinese martial artist, instructor, actor and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system. He is...( read more ) widely regarded as one of the most influential and famous martial artists of all time. He is considered by many to be the greatest martial artist of all time, including karate legend Joe Lewis and Davis Miller.

Lee's films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level and sparked a greater interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. Lee also became iconic to Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese national pride and Chinese nationalism in his movies. His pioneering efforts paved the way for future martial artists and martial arts actors such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Chuck Norris, bringing martial arts films and actors to the mainstream.

Many see Lee as a model blueprint for acquiring a strong and efficient body as well as developing a mastery of martial arts and hand to hand combat skills. Lee began the process of creating his own fighting system known as Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee's evaluation of traditional martial arts doctrines is nowadays seen as one of the first steps into popularizing the modern style of mixed martial arts.

The death of Bruce Lee was a tragic one since he died of having a brain tumor. The tumor didn't killed Bruce Lee alone, the medication of which Bruce Lee took was supposed to get rid of headaches, but it was actually a brain tumor. So the medication did more harm because it actually made the tumor to grow bigger and faster until eventually his brain "blew up" utterly killing him.

Fighting Abilities

  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Jun Fan Gung Fu
  • Wing Chun Gung Fu
    Classic Chinese Boxing
    Shaolin Dragon Training

Philosophy

  • "Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there
  • "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, and it can crash. Be water, my friend..."
  • "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."

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