Facts about Bruce Lee

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Facts about Bruce Lee

This section is focused on Bruce Lee, probably the best known martial artist of all time. The following is a list of important martial arts techniques and events associated with Bruce Lee.

  • Bruce Lee was born in 1940 in San Francisco.
  • Famous Bruce Lee martial arts movies include the following films:
    1. Enter the Dragon
    2. Fist of Fury
    3. Way of the Dragon with Chuck Norris
  • The popular Ip Man movies series was based on Yip Man, who was Bruce Lee's first formal martial arts instructor (beyond Lee's father). Bruce Lee learned Wing Chun from Yip Man (when Bruce Lee was a teenager).
  • Bruce Lee was the founder of the martial arts style known as Jeet Kune Do.
  • He popularized the famous one inch punch.
  • Diet information - Bruce Lee focused on health foods, high-protein drinks, supplements and vitamins. He avoided refined flour and baked goods.
  • Due to inadequate warm-up and stretching before a strenuous exercise routine, Bruce Lee severely injured himself. According to BruceLee.com, "Bruce picked up a 125-pound barbell and did a “good morning” exercise. That consists of resting the barbell on one’s shoulders and bending straight over at the waist. After much pain and many tests, it was determined that he had sustained an injury to the fourth sacral nerve. He was ordered to complete bed rest and told that undoubtedly he would never do gung fu again. For the next six months, Bruce stayed in bed."
  • Bruce Lee died in 1973.
  • Bruce Lee's grave site is located at 1554 15th Avenue East, Seattle, WA, USA. It is a martial arts "tourist" destination.

References

  1. BruceLee.com, Biography, http://www.brucelee.com/bruceleecom/file/biography.pdf, Added - 06/22/15




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