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Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍; born Lee Jun-fan, Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.
Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco on November 27, 1940 to parents from Hong Kong and was raised in Kowloon with his family until his late teens. He was introduced to the film industry by his father and appeared in several films as a child actor. Lee moved to the United States at the age of 18 to receive his higher education, at the University of Washington, at Seattle and it was during this time that he began teaching martial arts. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in the United States, Hong Kong and the rest of the world.
He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Golden Harvest's Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978), both directed by Robert Clouse. Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He trained in the art of Wing Chun and later combined his other influences from various sources, in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist). Lee held dual nationality of Hong Kong and the United States. He died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32.
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These letters express friendship and appreciation for a man Bruce Lee called ‘my friend.’ Periodically, George would take the letters out of a box, read them, and then reflect on the moments he and Bruce shared as close friends.
We’ve heard of Bruce Lee the man and legend. Until now, however, we did not know Bruce Lee, the friend. The letters and photographs in this book document the close friendship that George Lee and Bruce Lee had. This book is for everyone who wants to know more about Bruce Lee behind the scenes and the friendship only a few knew about.
From the greatest modern martial artist of all time, this book is a compilation of proverbs coined by Bruce Lee himself. Touching on martial arts, the universe and life in general, this collection defines the concepts behind both a warrior and a martial artist. Ideal for fans and philosophers alike, this compendium is an attractive, elegant and compact guide to the insight of a legend.
This new edition of Bruce Lee’s book gives martial arts enthusiasts and collectors exactly what they want: more Bruce Lee.
In addition to the master’s insightful explanations on gung fu, this sleek book features digitally enhanced photography, previously unpublished Bruce Lee images with original handwritten notes, a brand-new front and back cover, and introductions by widow Linda Lee Cadwell and daughter Shannon Lee.
This new modern edition of the 1963 classic preserves the authority and charm of Lee’s original language for readers who want Bruce Lee in his purest written form. This official reproduction – as sanctioned by Shannon Lee and Bruce Lee Enterprises – features Chinese characters written by the author and painstakingly scanned for this project as well as vintage Bruce Less photos from his personal collection.
Chinese Gung Fu also comes to life through captioned photo sequences and Bruce Lee’s own hand-drawn diagrams that demonstrate a variety of training exercises and fighting techniques, ranging from basic gung fu stances, waist and leg training, single- and multiple-opponent scenarios as well as an essay on the theory of yin and yang.
In addition, the new Bruce Lee book includes the testimonials from the first edition by James Y. Lee, the legendary Ed Parker and jujutsu icon Wally Jay as well as contemporary introductions by Linda Lee Cadwell and Shannon Lee to help readers contextualize this iconic work.
Recently discovered Bruce Lee images from a lost photo session, which are described by Bruce Lee in his own handwriting, round out this new edition of Chinese Gung Fu.
With classic material remastered and 25 pages of new material included for the modern reader, Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense reasserts its place as a timeless work by one of the greatest masters in martial arts. It is a must for every gung fu practitioner and Bruce Lee fan!
Weight & Abs Training From The Martial Art Library Of Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee blinked wonderfully like a meteor through the world of fighting styles as well as motion pictures. Then, on July 20, 1973, in Hong Kong, like a meteor-he disappeared, snuffed out by premature death. He was just 32.
Bruce Lee started his martial arts research studies with Wing Chun, under the tutelage of the late Yip Male, to relieve the individual instability instilled by Hong Kong city life. Probably due to the fact that his training covered him to the point of fanaticism, he was eventually able to refine, boil down as well as grow into a thinker, specialist and trendsetter of the martial arts.
After intensive study of various martial arts styles and also theories, Lee developed a principle of fighting styles for the private man. This idea he later labeled Jeet Kune Do, the means of the intercepting fist. It has antecedents not just in his physical training and also large fighting styles collection (over 2 thousand publications), but in his formal education also (an ideology major at the College of Washington, Seattle).
Lee additionally combined his martial arts proficiency with his knowledge of acting abilities as well as cinematic strategies, starring in numerous motion pictures: The Big Boss, Fists of Fierceness, Way of the Dragon and Go into the Dragon.
Bruce Lee's fatality plunged both fighting styles and also movie lovers right into an abyss of disbelief. From their growing need to recognise more of and also about him, his Tao of Jeet Kune Do was published-which is now followed by BRUCE LEE'S BATTLING METHOD.
In this book you will get:
Bruce Lee's daily abdominal workout
The Power of The Dragon - WeightTraining
Lee's Thought on Stamina
Lee's Strength Routine
Isometrics & Board Isometrics
His Use of A Bull-worker for Speed & Grappling Strength
How To Develop Speed & Power...
And much More...
This very first in a collection of quantities, which has been assembled and also arranged by a veteran friend, some of the many hundreds of images from Lee's personal image documents. After his fatality, his widow, Linda, really felt that Bruce had added so much in the world of the fighting styles that it would certainly be a fantastic loss if the expertise of Bruce would certainly pass away with him. Although guide can never change the real mentor and knowledge that Bruce Lee possessed, it will certainly boost you, the major martial musician, in establishing your skill in battling.
Bruce constantly believed that martial artists train carefully for one solitary function - protect themselves. Whether we remain in judo, martial arts, aikido, kung fu, etcetera, our utmost objective is to prepare ourselves for any kind of circumstance.
Bruce Lee never extolled his muscle body, but he was proud of it, particularly of his very developed stomach muscles. When Bruce put on loose apparel, he looked like an usually developed man. Yet beneath the apparel, he was a man with amazing muscles.
"I've seen several muscular body builders," one of his fans claimed, "yet never ever like Bruce. He is built flawlessly, not large. He has muscle mass in addition to muscular tissues, yet he moves with the skill of a ballet dancer. Those males with bulky muscle mass can not move like that; they are also tight as well as awkward."
Fred Weintraub, the manufacturer of Enter The Dragon, gave this description of Bruce: "... His body never had an inch of fat; it was pure muscle, like steel..."
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Bruce Lee sufrió durante el período de inactividad por una lesión tuvo la oportunidad de transcribir al papel los conceptos y principios sobre los que había fundamentado su Arte, el resultado es la obra que usted tiene en sus manos, «EL TAO DEL JEET KUNE DO». Una obra maestra de la filosofía y técnica del Arte Marcial.
Bruce Lee emprendió en 1963 la redacción de un manual detallado acerca del Tao del Gung Fu; ese libro nunca fue publicado, pero las notas que escribió entonces han sido compiladas y editadas por John Little manteniendo la esencia de Lee. Según las propias palabras de Lee "…este libro fue escrito para la defensa personal tal como se enseña en China y tal como se usa en emergencias reales. Hemos seleccionados sólo aquellos movimientos que se pueden efectuar sólo con un pequeño gasto de fuerza y sin entrenamiento o experiencia previos. Finalmente, hemos de resaltar encarecidamente que estos movimientos no pueden dominarse sin práctica, más práctica y aún más práctica (…) pues el dominio no se logra sin un estudio y una práctica constantes".
In diesem persönlichen Buch finden sich die Geheimnisse und Lebensweisheiten von Bruce Lee, die zu seinem unglaublichem Erfolg geführt haben – als Schauspieler, Kampfkünstler und als Inspiration für die Welt. Dieser Erfolg basiert auf einer glasklaren geistigen Ausrichtung, die Bruce Lee ebenso trainierte wie seinen Körper. Bruce Lee verkörperte daoistische und buddhistische Prinzipien und setzte sie in seinen Kämpfen, aber auch in seinem alltäglichen Leben um. Sie ermöglichten ihm zu "wissen", was ein Gegner als nächstes tun würde, bevor dieser überhaupt damit begonnen hatte.
John Little, der Herausgeber, hatte erstmals exklusiv Zugang zu Bruce Lees Notizbüchern. "Know Yourself" umfasst 825 Lebensweisheiten – vom Familienleben, das Bruce Lee sehr wichtig war, über Spiritualität bis hin zur persönlichen Befreiung.
Seine Lebensweisheiten haben auch seine Familie, Freunde, Studenten und Kollegen dazu inspiriert, immer wieder selbstgesetzte Grenzen zu hinterfragen und über sich selbst hinauszuwachsen.
Die "Geheimnisse seine Erfolgs" sind eine Fundgrube an Inspiration für jeden, der sich weiterentwickeln will. Denn nach Bruce Lee zeichnet es einen guten Lehrer aus, einem Schüler zu zeigen, wie er die Wahrheit in sich selbst finden kann.
In einem Fernsehinterview sagte Bruce Lee: "Leere deine Gedanken! Sei ohne feste Gestalt und Form, so wie Wasser. Wenn man Wasser in eine Tasse füllt, wird es zur Tasse. Füllt man es in eine Flasche, wird es zur Flasche, füllt man es in einen Teekessel, wird es zum Teekessel. Wasser kann fließen, oder es kann zerstören. Sei Wasser, mein Freund."