Bruce Lee Research Paper

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Bruce Lee and his contribution Bruce Lee was one of the most recognizable names in the world. Many people know Lee as an action movie star, who performed amazing Chinese Kung Fu in the movie. Others recognize Lee for his great foresight and innovative contributions to the martial arts. Although Bruce Lee died almost forty years ago, he is still one of the most popular film stars in the world. The reason is not only that he made tremendous contribution to modern martial arts and to the development of the film acting, but also that he developed his own martial arts philosophy as his lifestyle. Bruce Lee has made great contribution to martial arts. Although instead of being the real fighter, he is more likely to be a theorist. “Bruce was not …show more content…

“Many years later Unicorn recalled that Bruce was always in trouble with his father for fighting. Mr. Lee would usually set an example by whacking his son across the head” (Thomas, 7). Even by his own admission, Bruce Lee was exactly the same kind of character off-screen, as the sort of gang-thug he had played in The Orphan. Years later, in 1967 he told Black Belt magazine, "I was a punk and went looking for fights". For several years Bruce Lee attended Yip Man's school of Wing Chun, rapidly growing in proficiency year by year. Bruce Lee was slight of build, and the fluid, economical style of Wing Chun seemed to suit him well. Within only a few years Yip Man had not only succeeded in training Bruce Lee in the physical aspects of the martial arts, but he also changed Bruce Lee's mental focus and Lee was now becoming increasingly interested in the philosophical aspects of Kung Fu. He took the view that traditional martial arts techniques were too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting. Lee decided to develop a system with an emphasis on "practicality, flexibility, speed, and efficiency". He started to use different methods of training such as weight …show more content…

Lee's father Lee Hoi-chuen was a famous Cantonese opera star. Because of this, Lee was introduced into films at a very young age and appeared in several films as a child. While in the United States from 1959 to 1964, Lee abandoned thoughts of a film career in favour of pursuing martial arts. However, a martial arts exhibition on Long Beach in 1964 eventually led to the invitation by William Dozier for an audition for a part in the pilot for "Number One Son". The show never aired, but Lee was invited for the role of Kato alongside Van Williams in the TV series The Green Hornet. Unaware that The Green Hornet had been played to success in Hong Kong and was unofficially referred to as "The Kato Show", he was surprised to be recognised on the street as the star of the show. Bruce Lee was able to bring his love of the Martial arts to the general public through his acting career. His training in multiple martial arts and background in dance inspired a more fluid, realistic approach. In late 1972, Lee began work on his fourth Golden Harvest Film, Game of Death. He began filming some scenes including his fight sequence with the American Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Production was stopped when Warner Brothers offered Lee the opportunity to star in Enter the Dragon, the first film to be produced jointly by Golden Harvest and Warner Bros. Filming commenced in Hong Kong in February 1973. One month into the filming,

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