Bruce Lee The Man, The Legend, The Little Dragon

Bruce Lee – The Little Dragon

You remember the little skinny kid that kicked a lot of butt back in the early 70’s in movies like Enter The Dragon and The Chinese Connection.

Yea that’s the one! BRUCE LEE, not Jet Li, not Jackie Chan or any of those other guys.

Bruce Lee was the original little skinny kid that kicked everyone’s butts in such a cool fashion that you wanted to watch him do it again and again!

Bruce Lee – The Legend

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a rising star that got extinguished before his time was due. Often, a movie stars or rock stars popularity soars after they die at a young age. Bruce Lee was only 32 years old when he died on July 20th, 1973.

Bruce Lees Death came as a sudden shock to the world. His status as a movie star was rising incredibly fast leading up to his death. Only 3 weeks after Bruce Lee passed away, his masterpiece movie – Enter The Dragon – was released to audience across the globe. Creating waiting lines at movie theaters in every town, or city that wrapped around city blocks.

Bruce Lee was working on becoming a living legend when he suddenly died from an allergic reaction to a pill he took to reduce a headache. The official cause of death is Cerebral Edema or water on the brain caused from the over reaction to the medicine he took.

Bruce Lee – The Man

Bruce Lee was an incredibly gifted and talented person. He had the ability to learn quickly. Bruce Lee was very dedicated and had a strong desire for exercising and learning what his body was capable of doing. Feats such as 2 finger push ups and speed punches and kicks that impressed his friends and on lookers. Bruce Lee was way more than just some skinny Chinese kid that looked flashy for the cameras. Bruce Lee was the real deal. A martial arts master, that surpassed any other master of the martial arts and made them all look like a bunch of wimps.

Bruce Lee Poster

Bruce Lee Poster

Bruce Lee – The Myth

After Bruce Lee passed away in July of 1973, his legendary status rose to new heights. Rumors and speculations surrounding his sudden deaths flew through the streets of San Francisco, Seattle,plus every other city and streets of America.

Even back home in China, the rumors were so wide spread. From being poisoned by the Chinese Mafia, to him being stroke by a one inch death blow. Rumors fueled Bruce Lee’s popularity and secured his status as one of the all time best in Martial Arts and fighting action films as well.

Bruce Lee Videos

The legend of Bruce Lee lives on today. With the power of the internet, we have instant access to archived footage of some of the best videos of Bruce Lee. From film segments to home videos. There are tons of videos of this incredible athlete performing some pretty amazing feats. Videos are out there that show Bruce Lee playing with nunchucks, kicking around the heavy bags, and back yard sparring videos of Bruce Lee performing Jeet Kune Do moves and Wing Chun kicks. Near the bottom are a few of my favorite Bruce Lee Videos from Youtube.

The Bruce Lee Diet

A lot of people wonder about the food and diet that kept Bruce lee so energized. We are talking about a man who slept very little. It has been reported that Bruce Lee only got 4-5 hours of sleep each day. So what did Bruce Lee eat that gave him so much energy to keep going and going?

Lee started to take nutrition seriously and developed an interest in health foods, high-protein drinks and vitamin and mineral supplements. He later concluded that in order to achieve a high-performance body, one could not fuel it with a diet of junk food, and with “the wrong fuel” one’s body would perform sluggishly or sloppily. Lee also avoided baked goods and refined flour, describing them as providing calories which did nothing for his body.

Lee consumed green vegetables and fruit every day. He always preferred to eat Chinese or other Asian food because he loved the variety that it had. Some of Lee’s favorite Chinese dishes were beef in oyster sauce, tofu and steak and liver. He also became a heavy advocate of dietary supplements, including Vitamin C, Lecithin granules, bee pollen, Vitamin E, rose hips (liquid form), wheat germ oil, Acerola – C and B-Folia.

The Bruce Lee Workout

Bruce Lee worked out in some fashion every single day of his teenage and adult life. The Bruce Lee workout routine consisted of many various types of exercises. From traditional weight lifting and bodybuilding exercises to cardiovascular exercises. A Bruce Lee work out consisted of anything he could do to become stronger, faster, and healthier than the day before.

Typical Bruce Lee Workout Day

Bruce Lee trained from 7 am to 9 am, including stomach, flexibility, and running, and from 11 am to 12 pm he would weight train and cycle. A typical exercise for Lee would be to run a distance of two to six miles in 15 to 45 minutes, in which he would vary speed in 3–5 minute intervals. Lee would ride the equivalent of 10 miles (about 16 kilometres) in 45 minutes on a stationary bike.

(source- Bruce Lee Wiki)

“Training is one of the most neglected phases of athletics. Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation. … JKD, ultimately is not a matter of petty techniques but of highly developed spirituality and physique.”

– Bruce Lee

“Be formless… shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or creep or drip or crash! Be water, my friend…”

– Bruce Lee

“I always learn something, and that is: to always be yourself. And to express yourself, to have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate him”.

– Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Height

How tall was Bruce Lee? Bruce Lee was 5′ 7 1/2″ tall and weighed between 126 and 145 pounds.

Bruce Lee Movies List

The following is a full (adult) Bruce Lee Movies List. The most known movie was Enter the Dragon which was released only 3 weeks after the death of Bruce Lee.

1969 – Marlowe
 
1971 – The Big Boss Also known as Fists of Fury
1972 – Fist of Fury Also known as The Chinese Connection
Way of the Dragon Also known as Return of the Dragon
1973 – Enter the Dragon Released posthumously
1978 – Game of Death Released posthumously

 

Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris

One of the most famous fight scenes of all time was filmed for Way of the Dragon. The scene put Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris who was then the United States Karate Champion. Filmed in the Rome Coliseum, this fight scene was a true work of film art.

Bruce Lee Feats

Bruce Lee was capable of:

  • Lee’s striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
  • Lee could take in one arm a 75 lb barbell from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for several seconds.
  • In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person’s open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
  • Lee performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger.
  • Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups.
  • Lee could cause a 300-lb (136.08 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick.

Also, according to the Intercepting Fist DVD, Lee would hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer.

I have wrote about Bruce Lee Before!

You see, every since I was around 8 years old, which would have been in 77-78, I have had a huge fascination with Bruce Lee. It was around that time when Bruce Lee’s final movie – The Game of Death – was released.

So Bruce Lee was everywhere. On lunch boxes, posters, t-shirts. You name a product and his name and image was on it. When I became a writer on the Squidoo.com website, all the help and how to pages always said to write about something you have a passion for and are knowledgeable about. So it was natural for me to write about Bruce Lee. I know longer own that squidoo lens though. But just the same here it is so you can take a look at it.

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8 Comments

  1. I absolutely love Bruce Lee, found this on Twitter and had to come see, I love your squidoo lenses on him. I think that is the first time I ran into you too. Great guy!

    • Thanks for the visit Susan! Bruce Lee was an amazing person! So many talents and pretty smart too! Glad you enjoyed my post about Bruce Lee!

  2. Great Nugget. About time u revisited your interest in Bruce Lee.

    • Thank You Sir! It was fun to write about the legendary Bruce Lee once again! I may do some more! So many topics like Enter the Dragon or the Game of Death! Maybe a Jeet Kune Do post? I don’t know, you know as much about Bruce Lee as I do, why don’t you make a post about him too?

  3. Awesome tribute to the Master Bruce Lee

  4. Great Bruce Lee page!!

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