Bruce Lee - The Real Hero | Biggest Motivator
Bruce Lee (Chinese: born Lee Jun-fan, November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973)
was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor,
martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
Actually, "Bruce" was a name given by a nurse at the Jackson Street Hospital, San Francisco, where he was born (Bruce's father was traveling with an acting troupe at the time). The nurse thought that giving the baby an English name would help avoid any confusion with his American birth certificate (yes, Bruce was an American by birth - he never had any other citizenship).
Bruce Lee is without a doubt the biggest combat sports icon of the twentieth century and most young lads won't to do a Bruce Lee workout to try and obtain the same unbelievable fighting skills, muscular body and superhuman fitness that he showed in Kung fu movies like Enter the Dragon, Way of the Dragon, the Big Boss and Fist of Fury.
His influence has been so phenomenal over the years that for example, the legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard said he developed his amazing speed by emulating the fight scenes of Bruce Lee's films such as Enter the Dragon.
Bruce Lee is considered to be great because of his greatness. He brought to light martial art in many places (USA & others) where it had never been seen. He was an extraordinary athlete, and quite obsessed with his art. He did more to popularize martial art than any other person short of perhaps Master Funakoshi.
People do not think Bruce Lee was great at all they KNEW he was great.
Here is a list of what Bruce Lee could do.
- Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
- Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up.
- In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
- Lee could perform push ups using only his thumb and forefinger on one hand
- Lee would hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer.
- Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks.
- Lee performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger
- Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups.
- Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.
- Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a side kick.
- Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb (68 kg) punching bag.
- In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso perfectly horizontal midair.
Bruce Lee is a household name and, although he died relatively young, the legacy he left simply by being really good at punching people is astounding.
Bruce Lee epitomized that morbid saying: "Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse."