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PROFILE OF BRUCE LEE

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Name

Bruce Lee

Full name

Bruce Jun Fan Lee

Date of Birth & Place

November 27, 1940, San Francisco, USA

Date Of Death & Place

July 20, 1973 Hong Kong

Education

High school diploma in Edison Technical School, San Francisco.Philosophy at University of Washington.

Profession

Chinese martial artist, Instructor, Actor and Founder of the ‘Jeet Kune Do’ martial arts system

Married On

1964

Family

Father: Lee Hoi-Chuen
Mother:Grace Lee
Wife:Linda Emery
Children: Brandon Lee (1965) ,
Shannon Lee (1969)

His  style of Kung Fu

Lee called his martial arts as “Jun Fan Gung Fu”

 Martial Art Instructors

Master : Sifu Yip Man, a master of the Wing Chun system of Kung-Fu
Other instructors : Sihing Wong Shun Leung & Sihing William Cheung

Founded

Kung-Fu institutes:First Institute at Seatle (1963)
Second institute at Oakland (1964)
Third institute at Los Angeles' Chinatown (1966)

Name of the institute

Jeet Kune Do

Famous students of Jun Fan Gung Fu

Jesse Glover
Steve Golden
Dan Inosanto
Taky Kimura
Jerry Poteet
Ted Wong

James Yimm Lee

Physical fitness

•  He was able to hold a 57 kg barbell at arms length in front of him (with elbows locked) for several seconds.

•  He was able to hold a 57 kg barbell at arms length in front of him (with He had lowest ever-recorded pulse rates per minute in human history, that is 18, whereas average human pulse rate per minute is between 64 and 72.

Childhood

Made his first major childhood movie at the age of 6.   Appeared in 20 more films in Asia as a child artiste

Teenage

Age 13 :  Began to take Kung-Fu lessons.
Age 18 : Won  the Crown Colony Cha-Cha dancing championship. He entered into Boxing Championships and won many titles.

Age 19 : Because of numerous street fighting, causing police involvement, he returned to his birth-place San Francisco Chinatown.

TV & Movie Debut

Movies: Golden Gate Girl(As an infant)
TV: "The Green Hornet"

His famous quotes

• The Most powerful fighter is an ordinary man with laser precision focus.
• One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.
• If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
• 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...
• I'm not a master. I'm a student-master, meaning that I have the knowledge of a master and the expertise of a master, but I'm still learning. So I'm a student-master. I don't believe in the word 'master.' I consider the master as such when they close the casket.
• Mere technical knowledge is only the beginning of Kung Fu. To master it, one must enter into the spirit of it.
• Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
• Some people are tall; some are short. Some are stout; some are slim. There are various different kinds of people. If all of them learn the same martial art form, then who does it fit?

Honours

TIME Magazine named Lee as one of “100 Most Important People” of the 20th Century
(2004) UFC president Dana White credited Bruce Lee as the "Father of mixed martial arts"
(1993) "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” is a fictionalized biographical film about Bruce Lee.
(2005) In Hong Kong, bronze statue of Lee was established to mark his sixty-fifth birthday and honored Lee as “Chinese film's bright star of the century"

Mystery of his Death

Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong of an apparent cerebral edema (swelling of the brain). After much confusion and debate, doctors declared the death of Bruce Lee as 'death by misadventure’. But the exact details of Lee's death were controversial.

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: Rishi

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