Bruce Lee-The Real Hero-Biggest Motivator | Who is he?
Bruce Lee (Chinese: born Lee Jun-fan, November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of Jeet Kune Do.
Actually, "Bruce" was a name given by a nurse at Jackson Street Hospital, San Francisco, where he was born (Bruce's father was traveling with a company of actors at the time).
The nurse thought that giving the baby a name in English would help avoid any confusion with his American birth certificate (yes, Bruce Lee was an American by birth, he never had another citizenship).
Bruce Lee is arguably the greatest combat sports icon of the 20th century and most young boys want to do a Bruce Lee workout to try and get the same amazing fighting abilities, muscular body, and superhuman fitness that Bruce showed in Kung Fu movies like Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, The Big Boss and Fist of Fury.
His influence has been so phenomenal over the years that, for example, legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard said he developed his incredible speed by emulating the fight scenes from Bruce Lee movies like Enter The Dragon.
Bruce Lee is considered great for his greatness. He brought martial art to light in many places (the United States and others) where it had never been seen.
He was an extraordinary athlete and quite obsessed with his martial art. He did more to popularize martial art than anyone else, perhaps less than Master Funakoshi.
People don't think Bruce Lee was great at all, they KNEW he was great.
Here is a list of what Bruce Lee could do:-
- Bruce Lee's surprising speed of three feet with his hands at his sides reached five hundredths of a second.
- Bruce Lee's combat movements were sometimes too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot at 32 fps to put Lee in slow motion. Usually martial arts movies speed up.
- In a speed show, Bruce Lee could snatch a penny from a person's open palm before he could close it and leave a penny behind.
- Bruce Lee could perform push-ups using only the thumb and forefinger in one hand.
- Bruce Lee would maintain an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or more.
- Bruce Lee could throw rice grains into the air and then catch them mid-flight with chopsticks.
- Bruce Lee performed one-handed push-ups using only the thumb and index finger.
- Bruce Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm pullups.
- Bruce Lee could break 6-inch-thick wooden boards.
- Bruce Lee could make a 300 lb (136 kg) bag fly off and hit the ceiling with a side kick.
- Bruce Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150 lb (68 kg) punching bag.
- In a move that has been dubbed the "Dragon Flag," Bruce Lee was able to perform leg lifts with just his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso in perfectly horizontal air.
Bruce Lee is a household name, and while he died relatively young, the legacy he left behind simply by being really good at hitting people is staggering.
Bruce Lee embodied that morbid saying: "Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse."
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