Bruce Lee is a name many know because he is a famous martial artist, actor and Philosopher. Bruce Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco but his family moved to Hong Kong when he was young. He became an actor at a young age and appeared in over twenty movies. Also, he got into many fights. One was against the son of a Triad family. Some of his fighting skills he learned might have come under the training of Yip Man who taught him more martial arts like Wing Chun. He moved back to America when he was an adult and started teaching martial arts to everyone. This angered others who believed he should not train non Chinese people KungFu. So a deal was made that if he got in a fight and lost he would stop teaching KungFu to non Chinese. Bruce Lee had the man pinned down and won the fight.
When his was at school around this time he studied philosophy and his philosophy went with his martial arts. For example, he said that in life and martial arts one should be like water; Formless, shapeless. Like how water in a cup becomes the cup or water in the teapot becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or crash. Basically this meant one must know what to do in a situation like when to crash like water or when to expand like water because life and martial arts is about changing. This became Jeet Kune Do though Bruce said it was just a name and mirror to see ourselves in.
Bruce become an actor again after he went to an international Karate Tournament. A hair stylist saw him and told a producer about this amazing man. He had some roles in acting but not as much as he would later get. Also he injured his fourth scarcel nerve around this time. People didn’t think Bruce could do martial arts again however he tried his own treatment and began to get better. Because he didn’t get a lot of acting roles he decided to do more acting in Hong Kong rather than American movies. He was in the big hit in The Big Boss movie. He was in other movies even helping to make one of them. Finally those in Hollywood wanted him in American movies. Enter the Dragon was a big Hollywood/ Hong Kong production. Unfortunately Bruce later died after being prescribed medicine which swelled the fluids in his brain. Bruce was so famous at this time that doctors from around the world came to see what caused his death. To me Bruce Lee’s story is incredible. He was an actor, philosopher and martial artist together. I relate that when he got injured he still fought to be better. I think I am similar because with my OCD I try to get better even though it’s hard. Bruce Lee was an incredible man and a blessing to this world.