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Lee Little Dragon

3/11/09 in Martial Arts   |   getgeet7   |   respect

                                       With nothing but his hands, feet and a lot of attitude, he turned the little guy into a tough guy.

Bruce Lee was born "Lee Juan Fan" in November 1940 in San Francisco, the son of Lee Hoi Chuen, a singer with the Cantonese Opera.Bruce Lee Jun Fan Yuen Kam (Bruce Lee's full birth name) was born in the year of the dragon (1940), at the hour of the dragon (between 6:00AM- 8:00AM).
                                            A Chinese martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do.Not only is he considered as the greatest martial artist of the 20th century but also a cultural icon and was an accomplished dancer and Hong Kong cha cha cha champion.He was constantly challenged by movie extras and other men seeking to gain fame by beating him in a fight but he was always able beat the best of them, was able to name every single karate term and performed them with dead accuracy.
                 Lee was not a professional competitor, but he did set his sights upon the goal of being one of the fittest and strongest fighters of the world, and he went through life earnestly attempting to achieve this. Lee researched many arts in his life and used what he found was useful and rejected what he did not. He also made subtle changes where he could if what he found did not fit his specific requirements. He tended to favor techniques where he could best take advantage of his own attributes, be it his phenomenal speed, strength, elusiveness, or power.
                                           Although Lee is best known as a martial artist and actor, he majored in philosophy at the University of Washington. He was well-read and had an extensive library. His own books on martial arts and fighting philosophy are known for their philosophical assertions both inside and outside of martial arts circles. His eclectic philosophy often mirrored his fighting beliefs, though he was quick to claim that his martial arts were solely a metaphor for such teachings. He believed that any knowledge ultimately led to self-knowledge, and said that his chosen method of self-expression was martial arts.
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4/4/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

Yes, Bruce Lee is the Best Martial Arts practitioner for me.  He's well gifted and very successful in his chosen field. His beliefs and knowledge is in this field is widely shared by  him. Thanks for the awesome post.