" You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend." - Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was not only a renowned martial artist, he was also a philosopher. Born on Nov 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California, in the year and hour of the Dragon. A natural in front of the camera, Bruce starred in 20 films as a child actor. He studied dance and won the Cha-Cha championship in Hong Kong. He finished High School in Edison, Washington. He enrolled in the University of Washington to major in philosophy. He met his wife, Linda while teaching martial arts and married her in 1964. He opened his own martial arts school in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle.
He taught a style called 'Jeet Kune Do' or ' The way of the intercepting fist'. The traditional teachers of Kung-Fu were unhappy that he was teaching martial arts to non-Chinese. He had to fight a man who represented them. The fight was over quickly and needless to say, Bruce won. Bruce Lee was a fierce competitor and wanted to improve himself physically and mentally even though he had a high level of expertise.
He acted in 'Green Hornet' as Kato, a TV series 1966-1967. He also starred in The Chinese Connection, Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon, highly successful movies which shot him to stardom. Sadly, he died unexpectedly on July 20, 1973, just a month away before the premiere of Enter the Dragon. The official cause was brain edema, caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller he was taking for his back injury.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding his death, with some claiming that he was murdered and others saying he was cursed.
To Bruce Lee, another prodigy who died too soon but left behind a legacy so powerful that inspired millions of people and continues to do so, even today!!