Bruce Lee (Real name – Lee Jun-fan) who is known for its extremely extraordinary martial arts skills and fighting abilities, simply saying “God of Martial Arts World” who actually died in 1973 but celebrating his birthday still today in the hearts of his fans. In this article, we will too celebrate his birthday by knowing some facts about his life, career, professions, etc.
Bruce Lee was born on 27th November 1940 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a Martial Artist, Actor, Director, Philosopher, Director, Screenwriter, and producer. His father was a great opera star of his era.
Bruce Lee was announced to films at a very young age and appeared in several films as a child, he played his role as a child in a film named Golden Gate Girl.
He was very weak in studies and academics and that was a reason known for his transfer to St. Francis Xavier’s College where he would be mentored by Brother Edward, a teacher, and coach of the school boxing team.
At the age of 16, he used to involve himself in several street fights, so, his parents decided that he needs to be trained in martial arts and he began his training in Wing Chun with Yip Man. According to Wikipedia Yip tried to keep his students from fighting in the street gangs of Hong Kong by encouraging them to fight in organized competitions.
After a year into his Wing Chun training, most of Yip Man’s other students refused to train with Lee when they had learned of his mixed ancestry, as the Chinese were generally against teaching their martial arts techniques to non-Asians. With continuous training, he won the Hong Kong boxing championship in 1958 and defeated the previous champion.
That year, Lee was also a cha-cha dancer, winning Hong Kong’s Crown Colony Cha-Cha Championship.
In 1959, Lee got into another street fight and beat the son of a feared triad family, and police were called. The police detective come and said, “Excuse me, Mr. Lee, your son is fighting badly in school. If he gets into just one more fight I might have to put him in jail”. So Bruce Lee’s father decided to send him to the United States which could be safer for him, lee continued his education there.
In December 1960, Bruce Lee completed his high school education and received a diploma. In March 1961, Lee enrolled at the University of Washington and studied dramatic arts, philosophy, psychology, and various other subjects.
As mentioned earlier, he began his acting career from infantry as his father was a great opera star. Afterward, he continued his acting in 1966, where he played the role of Kato alongside the title character played by Van Williams in the TV series produced and narrated by William Dozier, the show was titled “The Green Hornet” which lasted only 26 episodes.
Bruce Lee and Williams also appeared as their characters in three crossover episodes of Batman, which was another William Dozier-produced television series. Bruce Lee was introduced to the American audience by “The Green Hornet”.
The Green Hornet became the first popular American show presenting Asian-style martial arts. The show’s director wanted Lee to fight in the typical American style using fists and punches. As a professional martial artist, Lee refused, insisting that he should fight in the style of his expertise.
His movements were so fast that they need to slow it down or it wasn’t possibly visible on camera. After the show was canceled in 1967, Lee wrote to Dozier thanking him for starting “my career in show business.”
In 1967 he started using different methods for training like weight training for strength, running for endurance, stretching for flexibility, and many others which he constantly adapted, including fencing and basic boxing techniques.
Lee was very much influenced by heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, whose footwork he studied and incorporated into his style, and with so much for knowledge and understanding he developed a style which he called “Style of no style” named it Jeet Kune Do (way of intercepting fists)
As we all are aware of this deadly force Bruce Lee, defeated a Karate in just 11 seconds by a knockout, but he was still disappointed because he wanted to defeat him with a punch which he achieved too later on.
Bruce Lee was the one who uplifted Chinese masculinity. He tried to teach Kung Fu to foreigners but the Chinese were against him. During the shooting of a film named Dragon, he faced racism but Bruce lee never saw himself as an American or an Asian but he believed that we are all one family. He always insisted on training every body part and take fighting as it is without any rule.
On 10th May 1973, he died due to a condition named “cerebral edema”. According to information sources, he was feeling a serious headache and was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, and later he was reported to be dead.
It is believed that when he was facing a headache, Betty Ting who was working with him on a film gave him a painkiller. Cerebral Edema is reactive to painkiller tablets and resulted in his death.
His last movie was “Game of Death”
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