Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury (1972). Photo: Golden Harvest

Happy birthday Bruce Lee: 7 things about the actor that you may not know

Did you know that Bruce Lee wanted to add comedy to his films, and was a fan of samurai films? Bone up on the martial arts icon on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

27 Nov 2022 - 11:35AM

The French martial artist behind kung fu action game Sifu’s success

Kung fu action game Sifu is a huge hit in 2022, with nearly one million copies sold so far. The French martial arts master who choreographed the fight sequences talks about going for authenticity.

Kung fu action game Sifu is a huge hit in 2022, with nearly one million copies sold so far. The French martial arts master who choreographed the fight sequences talks about going for authenticity.

5 Mar 2022 - 4:06AM

Martial arts master and Bruce Lee’s co-star Bob Wall dies at 82

Lee gave Wall his big break filming ‘Way of the Dragon’ in Hong Kong, where American black belt recalled he was challenged to fights ‘everywhere I went’ by locals.

Lee gave Wall his big break filming ‘Way of the Dragon’ in Hong Kong, where American black belt recalled he was challenged to fights ‘everywhere I went’ by locals.

2 Feb 2022 - 5:53AM

Bruce Lee on drugs? Recently found letters revive conspiracy theories

Bruce Lee’s sudden death bred many conspiracy theories, among them that triads or Chinese gangs had ordered a hit on him, and even a curse. Letters referring to alleged drug use have rekindled speculation.

Bruce Lee’s sudden death bred many conspiracy theories, among them that triads or Chinese gangs had ordered a hit on him, and even a curse. Letters referring to alleged drug use have rekindled speculation.

4 Dec 2021 - 6:15PM

Being a stunt double for Bruce Lee made Jackie Chan want to be a star

Martial arts star Jackie Chan, in a previously unpublished 1997 Post interview, reveals how seeing himself in Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury made him realise ‘I wanted to be a star myself’.

Martial arts star Jackie Chan, in a previously unpublished 1997 Post interview, reveals how seeing himself in Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury made him realise ‘I wanted to be a star myself’.

3 Oct 2021 - 5:15AM

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Brad Pitt, as fictional character Cliff Booth, and Mike Moh as Bruce Lee in their fight scene in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Bruce Lee disrespected stuntmen, Quentin Tarantino tells Joe Rogan

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director dismisses critics of fight scene in the film between fictional stuntman Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, and Bruce Lee, played by Mike Moh.

1 Jul 2021 - 3:08AM

‘Warrior’ star Tobin hails HBO Max renewal as show resonates amid Stop Asian Hate

Hong Kong’s Jason Tobin says ‘I would rather there not be this kind of violence against Asians than our show coming back’ as ‘Warrior’ finds new life after demise of Cinemax.

Hong Kong’s Jason Tobin says ‘I would rather there not be this kind of violence against Asians than our show coming back’ as ‘Warrior’ finds new life after demise of Cinemax.

4 May 2021 - 5:04PM

American finds kung fu serenity in China’s Wudang Mountains

Kung fu practitioner Jake Pinnick, who left the US in 2010 for China’s Wudang Mountains in the Hubei province, has found a sense of philosophy and self through cultural immersion.

Kung fu practitioner Jake Pinnick, who left the US in 2010 for China’s Wudang Mountains in the Hubei province, has found a sense of philosophy and self through cultural immersion.

29 Apr 2021 - 10:21AM

In Hong Kong reality show, martial arts novices train to fight a pro

An action-movie star couple used their enforced down time to create a reality-TV show, Fight’n Chance, in which complete novices learn a martial art and fight a veteran practitioner of it.

An action-movie star couple used their enforced down time to create a reality-TV show, Fight’n Chance, in which complete novices learn a martial art and fight a veteran practitioner of it.

22 Dec 2020 - 10:29AM

Tai chi master blames sun, cage and lack of time for Xu Xiaodong ‘fluke’

Chen Yong posts on social media to say that ‘Mad Dog’ win was a ‘fluke’ and tai chi cannot generate force on soft ground.

Chen Yong posts on social media to say that ‘Mad Dog’ win was a ‘fluke’ and tai chi cannot generate force on soft ground.

6 Dec 2020 - 5:56PM

Xu Xiaodong follows 12-second win by unmasking impostor

Chinese MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong returns with brief bout against tai chi master Chen Yong – then points out someone is pretending to be him online despite social media ban.

Chinese MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong returns with brief bout against tai chi master Chen Yong – then points out someone is pretending to be him online despite social media ban.

5 Dec 2020 - 3:44PM

Bruce Lee statue – when Mostar beat Hong Kong to punch by 24 hours

Kung fu film star – picked because of his popularity among Bosnian Muslims, Croats and Serbs – has been immortalised globally but the first was in Mostar not Hong Kong.

Kung fu film star – picked because of his popularity among Bosnian Muslims, Croats and Serbs – has been immortalised globally but the first was in Mostar not Hong Kong.

26 Nov 2020 - 12:00PM

Bruce Lee at 80: the martial arts legend and his legacy

Bruce Lee would have turned 80 on Friday had he lived. We gauge the influence of the jeet kune do fighting technique the martial arts superstar developed, with its ‘be water’ philosophy.

Bruce Lee would have turned 80 on Friday had he lived. We gauge the influence of the jeet kune do fighting technique the martial arts superstar developed, with its ‘be water’ philosophy.

26 Nov 2020 - 6:02PM

Disgraced Chinese tai chi master comes out of retirement for kung fu film

Ma says film will ‘break box office records’ as online ridicule continues, with one newspaper saying ‘acting is his real strength’.

Ma says film will ‘break box office records’ as online ridicule continues, with one newspaper saying ‘acting is his real strength’.

24 Nov 2020 - 5:23PM

Disgraced master ‘walks away from kung fu’ after fresh online mockery

Ma Baoguo, who went viral in May after being knocked down three times in 30 seconds, announces he has ‘returned to peaceful life’ as netizens mark six-month anniversary with spoof videos.

Ma Baoguo, who went viral in May after being knocked down three times in 30 seconds, announces he has ‘returned to peaceful life’ as netizens mark six-month anniversary with spoof videos.

18 Nov 2020 - 5:15PM

Review | Bruce Lee’s philosophy turned into self-help guide for modern living

Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon has taken sections from Lee’s handwritten notebooks and broadened them out into a guide for modern life in Be Water, My Friend.

Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon has taken sections from Lee’s handwritten notebooks and broadened them out into a guide for modern life in Be Water, My Friend.

29 Oct 2020 - 9:08PM

Tarantino’s Bruce Lee still leaves lingering raw feelings for daughter

Shannon Lee reflects on Quentin Tarantino row with no love lost more than a year on – ‘it’s started this narrative where some people are saying Bruce Lee was an [expletive]’.

Shannon Lee reflects on Quentin Tarantino row with no love lost more than a year on – ‘it’s started this narrative where some people are saying Bruce Lee was an [expletive]’.

14 Dec 2020 - 10:39AM

Bruce Lee’s mantra at heart of protests – and new book by daughter

Shannon Lee says Hong Kong protesters adopting her father Bruce Lee’s famous ‘Be Water, My Friend’ mantra, which is also title of her new book, ‘is the point of his philosophy – to help you figure out how to move through life’.

Shannon Lee says Hong Kong protesters adopting her father Bruce Lee’s famous ‘Be Water, My Friend’ mantra, which is also title of her new book, ‘is the point of his philosophy – to help you figure out how to move through life’.

5 Oct 2020 - 10:54PM

Donnie Yen pays tribute to Benny Chan, dead at 58

The Hong Kong actor and Ip Man star posts on social media in tribute to Chan, who died of cancer last weekend.

The Hong Kong actor and Ip Man star posts on social media in tribute to Chan, who died of cancer last weekend.

24 Aug 2020 - 2:16PM

China warns fake kung fu masters to clean up their act

Chinese Wushu Association warns practitioners not to appoint themselves as ‘kung fu masters’ or ‘authentic masters’ and stop faking documents and certificates about their ‘alleged prowess’.

Chinese Wushu Association warns practitioners not to appoint themselves as ‘kung fu masters’ or ‘authentic masters’ and stop faking documents and certificates about their ‘alleged prowess’.

16 Jul 2020 - 8:43PM