His English name, Bruce, was suggested to his parents by an attending nurse. Bruce appears in the first of over 20 films as a child actor in Hong Kong. His first appearance is as a 3 month old in the film "Golden Gate Girl".
I had never seen one of his films or read anything about him. I had no idea what a fascinating person he was — not only was he a great athlete, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover what an incredible artist and philosopher he was.
The Evolution of a Martial Artist, Bruce Lee was devoted to his art, constantly studying form and learning how to improve it, seeking to make it the formless form that could never become stagnant by making it adhere to hard principles.
Anyone already familiar with Lee and his martial arts will find all the details needed here to take that understanding to a new level, including the curriculum Lee gave his students, the influences on Lee, and his own thoughts and desires to develop his art.
Lee insisted on personally teaching Jeet Kune Do to his students, and he did not expect them to follow his methods exactly but to use what they could and develop their own skills according to what worked best for each one.
So, there are people coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever.
He was an adamant believer in positive thinking and even wrote poetry with a positive message to it. It is not a question of developing what has already been developed but of recovering what has been left behind.
These things have been with us, in us, all the time and have never been lost or distorted except by our misguided manipulation of them. JKD is not a matter of technology but of spiritual insight and training. I have a great respect for not only his physical but his intellectual prowess.
He devoted himself to his art, reading everything he could from books on fencing and wrestling to Chinese philosophy and self-help books. He was more than a martial artist; he was a liberator of man.
A style should never be considered gospel truth, the laws and principles of which can never be violated. Man, the living, creating individual, is always more important than any established style. Anyone who is a Bruce Lee fan will love this book as well for its numerous photographs and anecdotes about Bruce Lee.
It is a great testament to a great man, and I feel like my life has been enriched by having read it.One of the major reasons for forming what is now called The Bruce Lee Educational Foundation was to promote unity and comradeship between the four phases of the evolution of Bruce Lee’s martial art.
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Gong’s emphasis on the technical evolution of Jeet Kune Do leads him to also explore the simultaneous development of Bruce Lee as an individual. Change and development is the watchword of this text, but only up to a certain point.