By Ken Mochizuki
Before Bruce Lee turned a world movie superstar he used to be a boy transforming into up in Hong within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties who enjoyed to learn, play useful jokes, and get into hassle in the street. In Hong Kong, martial arts have been as renowned as baseball was once within the usa. Bruce studied martial arts less than the watchful eye of Yip guy, the easiest martial arts grasp in Hong Kong. first and foremost Bruce's curiosity used to be prompted in simple terms via his wish to win extra fights on the street, yet he quickly found that he used to be fairly being taught to not need to struggle. Bruce Lee finally grew to become a pioneer of martial arts cinema, and his legacy lives on in pop culture greater than thirty years after his dying. however it is his boyhood trip towards self-discovery and his braveness to beat stumbling blocks that may encourage all who look for their approach on the earth today.
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Additional info for Be Water, My Friend: The Early Years of Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2000. AUTHOR’S NOTE This story is true to the facts of Bruce Lee’s life. Due to limited information about Lee’s earliest years, some events are extensions of the facts based on the author’s knowledge of the times and circumstances of Lee’s life. The title Be Water, My Friend is a direct quote from Bruce Lee. ” Bruce Lee was often called “Dragon” because he was born during the hour and year of the dragon. Later the nickname was used in the titles of many of Lee’s martial arts films, including his most famous, Enter the Dragon.
In the United States he had to catch up in order to receive his high school diploma. He then attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he loved studying philosophy. Bruce also gave classes in the martial art called kung fu. He taught that kung fu could instill self-confidence, humility, adaptability, and respect for others in those who studied it. His goal was to establish martial arts schools all over America. One of Bruce’s students was Linda Emery. She and Bruce began dating during a time when interracial dating and marriage were not common or popular.
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