Bruce Lee: The Legendary Martial Artist

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For centuries people have been looking up and admiring stars lucky for us some stars are born on earth once a century we get to witness such star,”FROM A TROUBLESOME CHILD TO THE SHINING LIGHTS OF CINEMA”

Bruce Lee’s father was “Lee Hoi-Chuen” and he was an Opera Star and Bruce Lee’s mother was “Grace Ho”,she was from a wealthy clan When Lee family was travelling around U.S and Bruce lee’s father was performing on the stages,Bruce lee was born.He was born in 1940 fransisco in the year and the hour of “Dragon” which means “strong” and “Fortunate“.”Bruce” was the name given by the nurse in the hospital where Bruce Lee was born.When Bruce lee was born Lee family returned to Hong Kong for some months.At that time Japan invaded Hong Kong and they spend almost 4years in japan occupation as refugees were floaded in Hong Kong,Hong Kong became overcrowded because of the refugees streets were getting dangerous,Street Fights were taking place frequently as Bruce lee had a keen interest in fighting he joined a gang and fought in many Street fights.One day when Bruce returned to his home.His parents saw how badly he was beaten and they took notice on his fighting interest and introuduced him to Martial arts and the fundamentals of Ta’chi Chu’an

After Ta’chi Chu’an he was fortunate enough to be trained by the most respected and known martial artist “Ip Man“.Bruce trained in the dojo of Ip Man where he suffered racism from other students because of this reason Ip Man trained Bruce Lee Privately He started training “Wing Chun” from Ip Man when he was 16 years old.When he completed his Wing Chun in 1958 his Street Fights began again and in one of his fights he beat up a son of a “Triad” and when police was involved they were afraid that Bruce’s life was in danger and maybe a contract was out for his life after hearing this Lee family sent Bruce Lee to live with his Older sister with some family friends in fransisco for his safety after some month he returned to “Seattle” to continue his high school in 1958 and at that time he started teaching martial arts .He opened his own dojo and started teaching “jun fan gun fu” this martial arts was created by Bruce lee and after some years he perfected it and form the martial arts “Jeet Kundo” still known today.after he completed his high school and went to the “university of washington” in 1961.He studied many subjects like ‘philosophy‘ etc there.

In University of Washington Bruce lee Met “Linda Emely” who was going to be her future wife.they married in 1953 and had two children ‘Brandon lee‘ (1965) “Shannon Lee“(1968)

Bruce lee dropped out from the university and went to live with “James Yimm Lee” in oakland .he was a chineese martial artist and they both together made another dojo of Gung Fu in Oakland.Yimm lee also introduced “Ed Parker” to Bruce Lee.Ed Parker was an american Martial artist and the organizer of “Long beach international Karate competitions“.Ed parker invited him in Long Beach International Karate Competitions.This is where Bruce lee was first introduced to the Martial arts community.There Bruce lee performed repetitive of two finger push-ups using his thumb and index finger and also performed his very own technique “One Inch Punch” he placed his hand one inch from his partner’s chest and delivered a deadly blow without any farther gap and the partner fell on the chair placed behind him.He started taking part in these competitions and faced many judo and karate masters and in 1964 a incident happened.

Bruce lee recieved a letter from the chineese community to stop teaching Chineese traditional martial arts to non-chineese.this letter was written by “Wong Jack Man“who was a martial artist of tai’chi chu’an.After reading this letter Bruce simply replied it with “Come here in Oakland and let’s settle this in a Fight” Bruce lee literally meant a Hand to Hand fare Fight.The preparation of the fight began and the news spread and soon people were coming to see this fight.
When the Fight began Wong jack man was literally turning his back and was running away and bruce lee made him fell to the ground and asked him “Do you Give up?” He Gave up.The fight lasted for 3minutes and this fight changed bruce lee.He thought Wing Chun was not living up to his expectations this fight should have ended in 11 seconds therefore he realised that wing chun was an incomplete technique which focuses on tradditional fighting style and does’nt consist of deadly blows and quick hits to end the fight.He began to see its skills are too formalistic and rigid to use in chaotic situations like street fighting.He wanted a fighting style which balances speed,strength,flexibility then he started training.he used several training methods but the most important one which bruce lee always said was an “healthy Diet” He ate healthy food and avoided oil and junk food. He wanted his body to be fast enough to land punches before anybody could see it and he wanted his body to be flexible enough to dodge any incoming attacks.He started practicing his techniques and created skills which can be used in chaotic situations.He focused on his diet and said that its essential for a martial artist and soon he made the famous fighting “style Jeet Kune Do” According to Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is a completed martial art style which balances flexibility,endurance,strength and speed and it consist of quick hits to end a fight in seconds.The Letters on the Emblem of Jeet kune Do says “Having no limitations as Limitations”
and the interaction of Ying and Yang drawn in the Emblem.Bruce Lee was a Legend he crossed human expectations and became a Legendary martial artist his many clip videos are still present today He played Ping Pong with a Stick.Bruce lee trained himself every second of his life. unfortunately he died in a very young age.When he was 32 years old in 1973 he died because of Brain edema.Bruce lee Wrote his name in Such Bold words that can never be erased.He had a life full of achievements.


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