Curious about Bruce Lee
• Curious about Bruce Lee
is no doubt that Bruce Lee was and is a true legend of cinema and martial arts. His personality, strength of will and extraordinary ability to write a lot of articles, and even books.
Bruce Lee - a Superman of his time, who tirelessly to overcome all obstacles on the path to success. Thanks to his perseverance, he was able not only to master kung fu, but also become the world's first International Chinese superstar, breaking the barriers of race and nationality. Here are some facts from the biography of this remarkable man, that may surprise you.
He left the United States in particular, to avoid trouble with the law.
Bruce Lee grew up on the streets of Hong Kong in 1950 and as a child was in a band called Tiger Junction Street. Once he even beat the son of a prominent member of the Triad. In the end, my parents decided that it would be better to leave the country, and sent him to the United States.
Bruce Lee defended his right to teach kung fu to fight.
In 1964, Bruce began teaching martial arts in California. At that time, other teachers taught kung fu only the Chinese, he believed that knowledge should be shared with everyone, regardless of race. As a result, one of the members of the Chinese community, Wong Jack Man threw Bruce Lee challenge. In the context of the fight said that if Bruce Lee loses, he will forever be forbidden to teach kung fu to the Chinese. Of course he won and went on to teach his martial art all who took an apprentice.
His overly intensive training day led to a spinal injury.
Bruce Lee's workout was difficult and dangerous, even if done with all precautions. But one day he was not warming up, try the exercises with a barbell weight of 45 kg and causing serious damage to the spinal nerve. Despite the prediction of the doctors, Bruce Lee has fully recovered from his injury and has managed to become even faster and stronger than it was before.
Among his clients were many celebrities.
Among the students of Bruce Lee were such famous people like Steve McQueen, Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris, James Coburn and others. Despite the fact that Bruce Lee was trying to get rid of celebrities, repeatedly raising the price of the lessons, the flow of wanting to not fail. Once he even flew to Switzerland to give private lessons in Roman Polanski's.
He was too fast for the cameras.
Operators have repeatedly asked Bruce Lee to strike more slowly to the camera managed to capture its movement.
Bruce Lee was partly German.
Bruce Lee's grandfather was half-German nationality.
He was faster than any of the people.
Bruce Lee came up with a trick: someone holding a coin on the open palm and quickly squeezes his hand into a fist. During these split-second Bruce Lee managed to replace the coin on the other.
One day, he accidentally injured another actor during the filming.
During the filming of "Enter the Dragon" Bruce Lee accidentally broke his arm actor Bob Uolu.
He could be wrung out of all four fingers.
Bruce Lee's workout included push-ups, in which it rests on the floor is only the thumb and index fingers.
Bruce Lee mastered the technique "one-inch stroke."
This technique it is perfectly demonstrated in the championship in 1964 in Long Beach, when knocked his partner sparring, moving the fist only 2, 54 cm.