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Bruce Lee

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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

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.

The Bruce Lee Story

Author : Linda Lee
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The widow of the late martial arts star traces his life from his childhood in Hong Kong, to his education in the United States, his career as an actor, and his untimely death

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.

Remembering the Master

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"Remembering the Master is a glimpse into the lives of Bruce Lee and James Yimm Lee, related through the memories of those closest to them during the Oakland years, where they changed the course of martial arts history with the creation of Jeet Kune Do"--

Bruce Lee Artist of Life

Author : Bruce Lee
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Bruce Lee's popularity remains undiminished

Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

Author : Bruce Lee
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Compiled from Bruce Lee's own notes and writings, Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death. The development of his unique martial art form—its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans—are all presented in this book in Bruce Lee's own words and notes. This is the complete and official version of Jeet Kune Do which was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in cooperation with the Lee family in 1997. It is still the most comprehensive presentation of Jeet Kune Do available. This Jeet Kune Do book features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable notes and commentaries on the nature of combat and achieving success in life through the martial arts, as well as the importance of a positive mental attitude during training. In addition, there are a series of "Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself" that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his own development, but never lived to complete. Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have in his collection. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body

Bruce Lee s Fighting Method

Author : Bruce Lee
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Part of the Bruce Lee's Fighting Method series, this book demonstrates simple, effective methods for dodging and deflecting incoming blows. It offers advice for improving the speed, power, and accuracy of your kicks and punches.

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

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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.

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Bruce Lee

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Only now can the full story be told 15 years after the untimely death of Bruce Lee. The director of his greatest hit, Enter the Dragon, brings you this explosive biography. Over 150 rare photos of the Little Dragon's life and career. Interviews with his family and friends. Includes over 200 pages of facts, quotes, and photos, many published for the first time.

Chinese Gung Fu

Author : Bruce Lee
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"This is a reproduction of the original book."

The Dragon and the Tiger Volume 1

Author : Sid Campbell
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"While much has been written about Bruce Lee as a martial arts instructor and as an actor, very little has ever appeared about the years he spent training with James Yimm Lee, a talented kung fu stylist. This training period left a lasting impression on the "Dragon's" ideology and shaped his outlook on the martial arts for years to come. This title offers an in-depth account of the emergence of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do."--Publisher description.

Theorizing Bruce Lee

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and From Tian'anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens, 1989-1997. --

Be Water My Friend

Author : Shannon Lee
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Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies, and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives ‘Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water’ Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline – they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth. In Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father’s life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic ‘be water’ philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being. This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee’s unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.

Bruce Lee Letters of the Dragon

Author : Bruce Lee
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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. Letter of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 is conclusive evidence that a life lived well is never a life too short.

American Legends

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures. *Includes Lee''s own quotes about his life, martial arts, and philosophy. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "When you''re talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you''d better train every part of your body!" - Bruce Lee "The slender, swift Bruce Lee was the Fred Astaire of martial arts, and many of the fights that could be merely brutal come across as lightning-fast choreography." - Pauline Kael''s review of Enter the Dragon A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history''s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors'' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America''s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. It would be nearly impossible for someone to pack more action into 32 years than Bruce Lee, whose name remains practically synonymous with martial arts excellence and kung fu movies. He was undoubtedly the forerunner to martial arts stars who came in his wake, including Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that he grew up as a sickly child. His upbringing was simultaneously one of great privilege and hardship, which had a huge impact on his career down the road; even when he began to fill out his skinny frame, trouble on the streets created a whirlwind set of circumstances that all but required Lee to move to America before he was 20. Despite being the most famous star of the genre and the man who almost singlehandedly popularized martial arts in the West, the films that helped make Lee a global icon were not even made in the United States but were instead shot and produced in Hong Kong, after which they received large-scale international distribution. Furthermore, for all of his fame, none of Bruce Lee''s movies are commonly regarded as masterpieces, and they have always been viewed more as popular entertainment than as significant artistic achievements. Some might be able to name the short list of movies in which he starred and may know that Enter the Dragon (1973) is his most iconic picture, but his movies were never among those considered for Academy Award nominations. Nonetheless, Bruce Lee has not been neglected by serious scholars of cinema, a fact that attests to the cultural significance of his films and his own star image. That Lee was able to become an international icon is all the more remarkable in light of the fact that he died suddenly and unexpectedly before the age of 33, leaving many to reasonably argue that he had yet to even reach the pinnacle of his career. As it was, the list of accomplishments speaks to his relentless work schedule and unparalleled drive. Bruce Lee was arguably the greatest martial artist who ever lived, but he''s also remembered today for being spiritual and philosophical. In addition to writing at length about those topics, Lee considered those elements essential to his physical fitness and training. In reference to a form of martial arts that came to bear his name, he explained, "Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation...[Jeet Kune Do] ultimately is not a matter of petty techniques but of highly developed spirituality and physique." In the process of becoming so famous, Lee played an outsized part in changing the representation of Asians on screen and in pop culture, even though Lee was both a product of his cultural background and someone who broke away from his background and challenged cultural conventions. American Legends: The Life of Bruce Lee examines the life and career of the world''s most famous martial artist. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Bruce Lee like never before, in no time at all.

Bruce Lee

Author : Kyle Stone
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Bruce Lee! Principles, Techniques & Tactics From Bruce Lee That'll Improve YOUR Life Are You Ready To Learn From A Visionary Ahead Of His Time? If So You've Come To The Right Place... Here's A Preview Of What This Bruce Lee Book Contains... The Birth Of Bruce Lee, The Dragon Bruce Lee's Thoughts On Life Bruce Lee's Thoughts On Time And The Now The Dragon On Being Human (A Must Read!!!) How To Become The Total Martial Artist - A Well Rounded Fighter The King Of Kung Fu On Business & Success More Vital Life Lessons from the Master of Jeet Kune Do And Much, Much More!

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.