Bruce Lee, as known professionally was the founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee had also worked as an American actor and a filmmaker. Bruce Lee was considered as one of the most influential artists of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century.
Bruce Lee’s short stories.
Born in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Bruce Lee’s birth according to a Chinese zodiac was in the year of Dragon which according to a tradition is a strong and fortuitous omen. Also he had been given names like Lee Jun-Fan, Sai-fon and three other Chinese names.
2Street Fights to Martial Arts
Bruce Lee grew up in a very affluent environment but despite of being living in such a privilege environment with a good family status, their neighborhood was more dangerous and saw gang rivalries and then Lee was involved on street fights and thus his parents decided martial arts for him.
Fights and rival gang members, Bruce Lee lose to all and this led him to training. Under Yip Man, his teacher, Bruce Lee learned the forms of practice and gradually learned of his mixed ancestry. Lee continued to train himself harder and harder.
4Left Hong Kong for Safety Reasons
Bruce Lee got into a street fight and his fighting’s were becoming more frequent. In one of his fight, Lee beat a guy whose family had an organised crime background and this was informed to Lee’s parents by the police. His parents decided that he should leave Hong Kong to live a more safer life.
5Martial Arts as a Career
In the United States, Bruce Lee began teaching Martial Arts and all the techniques he learned from his teacher and slowly Bruce Lee opened his very first martial arts school by the name of Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute.
At the Long Beach International Karate Championship, Bruce Lee performed demonstrations like the unstoppable punch against his competitor and straight punched that stopped before impact. After this, Bruce Lee fought several other matches that also included controversial private match and also a combat match.
7Innovation in Martial Art
According to Bruce Lee, the martial arts technique were getting too rigid and formalistic. Bruce Lee decided to develop a system with emphasis on practicality, speed and flexibility and thus he came up with ‘Jeet Kune Do’ and the purpose was to exist outside of parameters and limitations.
8Sucess in Films
Introduced to films at a very young age since his father was a Cantonese Opera Star. He got introduced in many television series and films. in his lifetime, Bruce Lee also played the character of the martial arts instructor.
Bruce Lee wrote poetry that reflected his emotions as his principle of self expression was applied to his poetry. Apart from this, Bruce Lee also had his own books on martial arts and fighting philosophy.
10Death Still a Mystery
Bruce Lee was diagnosed with Cerebral Edema which resulted in continue headache and that was later repeated on the day of his death. However after Lee’s death, many controversies came around like he was murdered and there was a curse on him and his family.
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