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bruce lee remains awesome

Just finished watching the documentary I am Bruce Lee and I remain impressed by Lee.

  • He was huge child star in Hong Kong cinema.
  • He was the 1957 dance champion in Hong Kong. His style – the cha-cha!
  • He married his white girlfriend from Seattle – when interracial marriage was still illegal.
  • In 1965, Wing Jack Man challenged to a fight. If Lee lost, he would stop teaching martial arts to non-Chinese. Lee did not lose.
  • He taught Chuck Norris some moves.
  • His martial art style incorporates move from fencing (!).

There’s also interesting sociological insights about Hollywood, how sometimes someone has to make it big on the periphery (Hong Kong) before getting accepted in the mainstream.

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Written by fabiorojas

January 23, 2013 at 12:04 am

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  1. The randomness of your posts really grinds my gears, Fabio. Big thoughts on my thought process over at my blog, peterlander.wordpress.com.

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    peterlander

    January 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  2. I am the boss.

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    peterlander

    January 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  3. p.S. I owe a big intellectual debt to my stats prof. you can shout from your phonebooks and see a hundred miles.

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    peterlander

    January 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  4. There is nothing random about Bruce Lee.

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    fabiorojas

    January 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  5. Bruce Lee will always be the best. Unforgettable man!

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    mae

    January 27, 2013 at 8:21 am


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