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Transcript of Bruce Lee
My full name is Lee Jun Fan
My family and I moved to Hong Kong but during my teenage years, my involvement in common turf wars prompted my parents to send me back to America to receive an education and keep me out of trouble.
My most famous films are Fists of Fury, The Iron Hand, The Game of Death, Return of the Dragon, and Enter the Dragon.
I have starred in over 25 films, 20 of which were in a matter of 10 years.
I had less than 1% body fat
I won the 'Crown Colony Cha-Cha Championship' in 1958.
I was one of the first martial arts teachers to open up a dojo that welcomed all races.
I developed the highly popular 'One Inch Punch'
I appeared in the popular American TV show, 'The Green Hornet' as Kato, the Hornet's Sidekick.
I developed the Jeet Kune Do fighting style - the MOST efficient fighting style EVER created by one man. Thesis: Bruce Lee has changed America as he ushered in a new genre of filmography that influenced the lives of both minorities and majorities alike, and he opened the eyes of the world to the wonders of martial arts and its benefits to one's attitude, lifestyle, and soul. Reason 1:
Much to the distress of the Chinese elders, Bruce Lee continued to have an open-door policy to all races in his dojos.
Bruce Lee's popularity in the TV show "The Green Hornet" exceeded that of the caucassian leading actor, giving drive and encouragement to all Chinese Americans and minority groups suppressed by descrimination.
His final, completed movie (Enter the Dragon) has become the most acclaimed fighting movie of all time; around the world, it is known for its fluidity, seamless action sequences, philosphical notions, and has pushed him to his iconic status. Reason 2:
His philosophical teachings exhibit the epitamy of dedicated training through tough, grueling, regimens and body-wrenching exercises.
Bruce Lee sought true peace and serenity in one's body through fluid motions where massive strength is not needed, but smooth, intelligent techniques and the natural use of one's body is enough to easily take down an opponent quickly and efficiently.
One of the many things that Bruce Lee contributed was his vision of martial arts and taoist world view. Taoism reflects the natural way of things and universal balance. Bruce observed that the most powerful form was no form. He made the following comment; "Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend." Bruce Lee
"The more relaxed the muscles are, the more energy can flow through the body. Using muscular tensions to try to "do" the punch, or attempting to use brute force to knock someone over, will only work to opposite effect." "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."