The great martial artist, actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, Bruce Lee, is remembered today as a philosopher and a multifaceted figure. His legacy is vast, encompassing all forms of media and life. He is remembered as a pioneer of the modern martial arts movement, a philosopher, and a master of many art forms. Here are a few of the most important things you may not know about him. In addition to his many accomplishments as a martial artist, Lee was also a successful actor, producer, and director.
The Chinese Connection was a parody of The French Connection, and The Big Boss was initially a drugs story. The Seven Little Fortunes, which included Lee, worked as stunt doubles for his films. Yuen Lo, aka Jackie Chan, was a member of the Seven Little Fortunes and became a stunt double for his character Mr. Suzuki in Fist of Fury. He also worked as a stunt double in Enter the Dragon.
Adaptability was one of the most important tenets of Bruce Lee's martial arts. His famous statement, “Be water,” refers to how water can either trickle like a gentle stream or crash like a tsunami. In jeet kune do, students learn that flexibility is life while rigidity kills. Some of his most memorable quotes, including “I am the Master of My Self”, were written while Lee was bedridden.