Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.

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Video: How Bruce Lee learned to fight

Ip Chun, son of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, recalls how his father taught Bruce Lee all he needed to get started in martial arts

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 July, 2013, 5:09pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 July, 2013, 12:41pm


The son of the martial arts grandmaster who first taught Bruce Lee how to fight spoke to the South China Morning Post ahead of the 40th anniversary of the star's death this week about his memories of the two men.

Ip Chin, is the son of Ip Man and runs the Wing Chun Athletic Association in Prince Edward, Hong Kong. He recalled how the young Bruce Lee was a student of Ip Man, who "said he worked very hard". 

He added: "Bruce Lee taught Wing Chun when he arrived in America. You can say it was Wing Chun that made Bruce Lee famous. After Bruce Lee was famous he spread Wing Chun and made it famous."

See the rest of the interview below



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