Protesters march in Hong Kong against an extradition bill. A number have been channelling the spirit of Bruce Lee, whose statue is seen in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: AFP/Sam Tsang
Nicolas Atkin
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Sensei Says by Nicolas Atkin

Hong Kong protests embrace Bruce Lee but reject Jackie Chan in tale of two martial arts heroes

  • Bruce Lee becomes a symbol for young demonstrators and their ‘formless’ guerilla tactics in defiance of China’s unpopular extradition law
  • But Jackie Chan, already vilified for his pro-Beijing stance, feigns ignorance of historic marches in his home city

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Protesters march in Hong Kong against an extradition bill. A number have been channelling the spirit of Bruce Lee, whose statue is seen in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: AFP/Sam Tsang
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Bruce Lee in 1971 film The Big Boss. Photo: Handout

Bruce Lee’s fitness regime and diet made him a pioneer among athletes and martial artists alike

  • Enter The Dragon star was ahead of his time, reaping benefits of strength and conditioning training 50 years ago
  • Lee also drank protein shakes – including a blend of entire raw hamburgers – long before they became commonplace for modern athletes
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Bruce Lee in 1971 film The Big Boss. Photo: Handout
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