Bruce Lee in a scene from The Way of the Dragon (1972). The martial arts legend would have turned 80 years old on Friday. Photo: Criterion Collection
Bruce Lee in a scene from The Way of the Dragon (1972). The martial arts legend would have turned 80 years old on Friday. Photo: Criterion Collection
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee at 80: the martial arts legend and his legacy jeet kune do, the unique way of fighting he developed

  • The martial arts superstar, who would have turned 80 on Friday, refused to stick to one fighting technique as was the norm, and looked to mix styles
  • Lee developed a mix called jeet kune do, and wanted its practitioners to continually adapt their fighting style – an idea summed up in his ‘be water’ philosophy

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Bruce Lee in a scene from The Way of the Dragon (1972). The martial arts legend would have turned 80 years old on Friday. Photo: Criterion Collection
Bruce Lee in a scene from The Way of the Dragon (1972). The martial arts legend would have turned 80 years old on Friday. Photo: Criterion Collection
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