BRUCE LEE – Gong Fu Master
It is assumed that the most influential, charismatic Chinese
authority of martial arts’ was born in China, did you also think so? Bruce Lee the Movie
Actor, Director, Philosopher, entrepreneur, Hong Kong Street fighter, simple
beginnings and background grew to such astronomical stardom and heralded as a
master of self-taught mixed style Kung-fu, finally dies in unusual circumstances
and dubious at best
Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, CA USA
Early days in Hong Kong
Lee xiao long – AKA -Bruce became respectable martial arts’ contender living and growing up in Hong Kong, having to complete in open air street fights against superior skills and experienced fighters, he began to develop skills that would best put him in a different arena by Mixing his ‘gong fu’ styles, it was some time to gain this and being beaten a few times he focused on his task of becoming better and faster than his competitors, we know finally he did and was a respected street fighter because of his understanding and effectiveness of his skill sets
Bruce Lee only made 5 movies as a lead action star before his death
1 Enter the Dragon (1973)
2. The Chinese Connection (1972)( best known as Fist of Fury )
3. The Way of the Dragon (1972)
4. The Big Boss (1971)
5. Game of Death (1978)
The others were released posthumously or filled in by supporting ”look a like” Bruce Lee’s,
Not too long after many Film makers took advantage of this, like vultures around a corpse, tapping into his famous standing and the BRUCE LEE name, thankfully the public were not hoodwinked and all those movies flopped miserably.
Lee also appeared in a TV series, and finally a Movie called the Green Hornet, this was a partnership detective style series being the Driver ‘KATO’ and unknown Kung fu partner going out to take on the bad guys and gangsters in USA
10′ Things You didn’t know about Mr Lee:
Lee’s parents origins are from South China Mainland
Bruce lee had a daughter: Shannon who strives to reveal almost to the brink of financial disaster, to bring her fathers’s other qualities’ to the public, she also had plans erecting a statue of her Father in the historical birth place of Bruce’s mother and father in south of China
His Son Brandon Lee, died in 1993- age 28. (death by a faulty prop gun on the Crow. Set)
A 2.5 Meter bronze statue crafted by artist Cao Chong-en, commissioned and installed along the Avenue of Stars attraction near the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
This is a good representation of the fighter, though the mainland Chinese government didn’t until the recent years regarded him or even held him high as a son of china and his achievements at home and internationally Bruce lee’s last place of rest is at Capitol Hill’s Lake View Cemetery USA country of birth and departed place
Bruce lee and his incredible yet unique attributes has given the rise to many new sports in cooperating mixed styles, cage boxing and mixed martial arts contests Globally
Was Bruce lee acclaimed for his achievement by china?
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