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Who Was Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bruce Lee

Author : Bruce Thomas
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Draws on interviews to break the myths surrounding Bruce Lee's life and discover the man who struggled to reconcile Hollywood's preoccupations with his Zen monastery discipline

The Bruce Lee Story

Author : Linda Lee
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Presents a story of the great martial artist/actor Bruce Lee. This title includes hundreds of photographs from Lee's personal albums.

Bruce Lee

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“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate” (The New York Times Book Review). The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs—of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age thirty-two, journalist and bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee’s early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like James Coburn and Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myths surrounding Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with the martial arts—not a kung-fu guru who just so happened to make a couple of movies. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played onscreen.

Who Would Win a Fight between Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee

Author : Nicholas Hobbes
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Nicholas Hobbes tackles the sports-related questions that thousands of people have debated in front of the TV and in the pub, but for which they have never found a definitive answer. These include: Why do female tennis players grunt? Are English footballers really thicker than foreign players? Why do cyclists shave their legs? Can one swimming pool be 'faster' than another? Who would win a fight between Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee? Drawing on studies by statisticians and scientists, doctors and philosophers, Nicholas Hobbes explains the whys, whats and hows, so you don't have to.

Bruce Lee Artist of Life

Author : Bruce Lee
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Bruce Lee's popularity remains undiminished

The Boy Who Became a Dragon A Biography of Bruce Lee

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The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form.

A Lineage of Dragons

Author : Steve Gray
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A true story about dragons and wizards, it will tell you what real dragons which live in the spirit realm like, what they look like, and their relationship to wizards, immortals, gods, demons, and of course, humans. There are several prehistoric systems of qigong and yoga in which the master's body is animated by the spirit of a dragon. Bruce Lee's uncle and secret main kung fu teacher was one of these qigong dragon masters. The author, who's body is also animated by a dragon, a black dragon, was his apprentice. There were a couple of dragon lineages in Europe but the church destroyed those, in fact the church declared that dragons were their biggest enemy and the book tells why they did this. It could be possible to revive one of those lost systems in Europe if it was done by a student of the Eastern dragon lineages who becomes a dragon master and then moves to Europe. The author has moved to the wilderness of South America.This book describes one of these lineages of dragons in detail. It tells of Bruce Lee's secret kung fu teacher in Seattle, Fook Yueng, who was one of those dragon master wizards, and it tells us Bruce would have become one too if he had lived. You can read about the steps that a person must take along the path of growth. Here I will describe some of the main steps which are described in the book: A person who has a good heart begins by doing the right kind of qigong (there are many wrong types). Next step is finding a very powerful master to learn from so that the apprentice can 'get his motor started'. This book describes in some detail what kind of teachers to look for and which kind of teachers to avoid like the plague, the book also explains which types of qigong systems lead people along this path and which ones are more medically oriented. If a person is lucky and they practice hard they may themselves become a wizard, at which point they are able to talk with dragons and immortals and others. When the wizard dies he may become an immortal, what is called a celestial immortal, like an ascended master. Some of these immortals, who then are living in the spirit realm yet are able to interact with the material realm, are able to become dragons. In the book it describes the nature of these kinds of spiritual cultivation systems, it describes the kinds of exercises and meditations that they use to cultivate power, and how it fits together. It also gives a few practice examples and a few hints for the perceptive.You can learn how the Jedi masters in the Star War movies represent these kinds of qigong masters, and how the force represents chi energy. It explains in some detail what kinds of exercises and systems lead to those kinds of abilities.The book is required reading for anyone who thinks that they want to become a student. 99% of people who think the path of the dragon master immortals is for them are not being realistic. Here you can see what the future holds for you and find that perhaps you may be one of the 1%.May the force be with you, Steve Gra

Bruce Lee

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Labels such as ‘icon’ or ‘legend’ are rarely attached to one individual to the degree that they are to Bruce Lee. He only made a handful of films, yet four and a half decades after his untimely death at the age of 32, the Little Dragon’s influence on culture is as strong as ever. Named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Lee wasn’t just an actor and martial artist, but a director, inventor, husband, father and philosopher. His martial art, jeet kune do, is still practised around the world, while UFC champions credit him with inspiring the growing sport of mixed martial arts. His films kick-started a global kung fu boom and retain the power to awe today, while his thoughts – collected in a series of books from Lee’s own notes – still inspire. Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend is a unique oral biography that combines the memories of Lee’s original students, close friends, co-stars and colleagues – those who knew him best – to provide a candid view on the action movie star adored by millions, capturing the essence of a complex man in a way no straightforward narrative ever could. Further, for the first time ever in print, legendary professional boxing, bodybuilding and MMA champions and personalities from the motion picture industry pay homage to Lee, giving a blend of unique perspectives on a man who changed the face of their respective sports.

Dear Bruce Lee

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Read about how Bruce Lee's life, his art, and his untimely death affected and influenced his worldwide legion of fans. Learn about his art, jeet kune do, through his personal replies to letters he received in 1967.

Bruce Lee Eve

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Beyond Bruce Lee

Author : Paul Bowman
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In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.

Theorizing Bruce Lee

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"Bruce Lee is a complex and contradictory figure, and it's a formidable task to take on the multiple facets of his legacyûfighter, film star, philosopher, nationalist, multiculturalist, innovator. With an approach as multidisciplinary and iconoclastic as Lee's approach to martial arts, Bowman provides an original and exhilarating account of Lee as 'cultural event'. No one has done a better job of explaining why the martial arts 'legend' remains such an important and provocative figure."ûLeon Hunt (Brunel University), author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger. "Taking on Martin Heidegger and Slavoj ÄiPek as well as drawing on Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Guy Debord, Jacques RanciFre, Rey Chow, and Stuart Hall, among others, Bowman shows how Bruce Lee 'speaks' to the philosophical debates that frame our understanding of global popular culture today. Although Bowman may not be able to resolve the philosophical battles surrounding our ability to 'know' Bruce Lee, he does a remarkable job of articulating why Bruce Lee remains an essential force within not only world cinema but global culture û both 'high' and 'low.' Armoured with his philosophical nunchakus, Bowman goes to battle with anyone who may doubt Lee's ongoing importance, and this book will undoubtedly become essential reading for everyone (from philosopher to kung fu practitioner) interested in popular culture and Asian cinema."ûGina Marchetti (University of Hong Kong), author of Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction, and From Tian'anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens, 1989-1997. Theorizing Bruce Lee is a unique work, which uses cultural theory to analyse and assess Bruce Lee, and uses Bruce Lee to analyse and assess cultural theory. Lee is shown to be a major 'event' in both global film and global popular culture û a figure who is central to many intercultural encounters, texts, and practices. Many key elements of film and cultural theory are employed to theorize Bruce Lee, and Lee is shown to be a complex û and consequential û multimedia, multidisciplinary and multicultural phenomenon. Theorizing Bruce Lee is essential reading for anyone interested in Bruce Lee in popular culture and as an object of academic study.

Bruce Lee

Author : Bruce Lee
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An illustrated collection of inspirational and thought-provoking quotations by martial artist and actor Bruce Lee.

Art of Expressing the Human Body The

Author : Bruce Lee
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Beyond his martial arts and acting abilities, Bruce Lee's physical appearance and strength were truly astounding. He achieved this through an intensive and ever-evolving conditioning regime that is being revealed for the first time in this book. Drawing on Lee's own notes, letters, diaries and training logs, bodybuilding expert John Little presents the full extent of Lee's unique training methods including nutrition, aerobics, isometrics, stretching and weight training.

The Legendary Bruce Lee

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Examines the life of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, following him from his formative years in Hong Kong to his controversial death; discusses his training methods and philosophy of martial arts; looks at his movie work; and includes reminiscences by friends and colleagues.

Bruce Lee Conversations

Author : Fiaz Rafiq
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A collection of Rafiq's interviews of people who knew Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee

Author : M. Uyehara
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Get to know the true Bruce Lee through the eyes of his friend, M. Uyehara. Pound for pound, he may have been the greatest fighter who ever lived. Read about his good and bad times, his dreams and destiny shattered by his early death.

Bruce Lee Letters of the Dragon

Author : Bruce Lee
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Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 is a fascinating glimpse of the private Bruce Lee behind the public image—a man with the patience and concern to dedicate as much effort to crafting a thoughtful personal answer to the letter of a young fan as to those from his old friends and associates; an extremely active man never too busy to make time for an old family friend in need of simple companionship; a man who never wrote without careful thought, and never thought from the heard alone, but always from the head and heart together. The letters in this inspiring book track Bruce Lee's career and development from his decision, made while he was still in secondary school, to move to the US to further his education, through the many setbacks, redirected efforts, and triumphs of life that shaped his martial art and humanity, all the way to the last letter he ever composed, just hours before his sudden death. After absorbing the letters in this volume, the reader will inevitably find that the private Bruce Lee was every bit as great as the public Bruce Lee, and deeper and broader by far. Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 is conclusive evidence that a life lived well is never too short a life. This Bruce Lee Book is part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee's Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee's The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee Artist of Life Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

The Warrior Within

Author : John Little
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Inspire and educate yourself with this comprehensive guide to the tactful and legendary ways of renowned martial arts master, Bruce Lee! During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy--a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals--that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. However, most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate--until now. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee's philosophies to your own life. This unique guide reveals such life-affirming secrets as: Seeing the totality of life and putting things into perspective Understanding the concept of Yin and Yang Defeating adversity by adapting to circumstances Tapping into inner spiritual forces to help shape the future With a foreword by his wife, Linda Lee Cadwell and photographs and other memorabilia from Bruce Lee's short but celebrated life, The Warrior Within is an engrossing and easy-to-understand guide to the little-explored world of Bruce Lee.