25 Interesting Facts about Bruce Lee

1Bruce Lee's birth

Bruce Lee was born in both the hour and the year of the dragon.


2. Bruce Lee had to flee Hong Kong for the US after he got into a street fight with the son of an organized crime leader.


3. When Chuck Norris was asked who would win a fight between him and Bruce Lee, he said, “Bruce [Lee] of course, nobody can beat him.”


4. Bruce Lee actually hit Jackie Chan during the filming of 1973 classic "Enter the Dragon," but neither broke character until the director called cut [1:49].


5. Bruce Lee used edible Marijuana on a regular basis.


6Bruce's physical feats

Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.


7. Bruce Lee's kicks were so fast, that for one scene in "Enter the Dragon", they had to re-film it in slow motion so that it wouldn't appear fake.


8. Bruce Lee avoided baked goods and refined flour, describing them as providing empty calories which did nothing for his body.


9. The style of Kung Fu practiced by Bruce Lee, Wing Chun, was actually invented for women by a woman. It features a narrower stance than other martial arts, focuses on speed and agility instead of strength, and confrontations where the attacker is very close.


10. During Bruce Lee's second autopsy, his doctor tried to attribute his cause of death to cannabis.


11Bruce's punches

In 1962, Bruce Lee landed 15 punches and a kick and knocked out his opponent in a fight that lasted 11 seconds.


12. Bruce Lee was a national dance champion, winning the 1958 Cha Cha Championship in Hong Kong.


13. In the Batman 60's series, Batman & Robin would interact with people while scaling the side of a building, during the blatantly bad special effect of the "bat climb". These were cameo appearances, & included Sammy Davis Jnr & Bruce Lee.


14. The Great Gama is the only undefeated wrestler in the world. His career spanned for 50 years and Bruce Lee was a fan.


15. Bruce Lee had an epic private fight against a 24-year-old Shaolin Grand Master (Wong Jack) in 1964 in San Francisco. After the outcome of the fight was disputed, the Grand Master challenged Lee to a public fight, to which the easily provocated Lee never accepted.


16Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee developed his martial art style called Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) which is more of an idea of being flexible and practical with learning martial arts.


17. He died of brain edema caused by allegic reaction to a painkiller in Hong Kong at the age of 32.


18. Bruce Lee suffered a serious back injury while attempting a good-morning (involves holding a barbell across the shoulders and bending forward, keeping legs and back straight). During his recuperation, he wrote several books on martial arts.


19. Bruce Lee left Hong Kong for Seattle in 1958 with nothing but $100 in his pocket. He gave cha-cha lessons to first-class passengers to earn extra money during the ship ride to the US.


20. Bruce Lee adopted his legendary nunchaku routine in his movies from the legendary karate master Hidehiko "Hidy" Ochiai. The two met at the Los Angeles YMCA in the mid-1960s.


21The One-Inch Punch

Bruce Lee mastered a technique called "The One-Inch Punch", in which he could deliver a devastating blow yet have his fist travel the distance of one mere inch (2.54 cm) before striking an opponent.


22. A statue of Bruce Lee was placed in Mostar, Bosnia because he was something that all ethnicities liked and could agree on. The statue was later vandalized and destroyed.


23. Bruce Lee was capable of doing push-ups with a 250-pound man on his back and could do push-ups with only one finger.


24. Bruce Lee was almost 165 pounds at his heaviest.


25. Bruce lee was constantly challenged by movie extras and other men seeking to gain fame by beating him in a fight.

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  1. Lots of wrong information. Don’t trust Wikipedia.

    #2 Never fled HK. Went to America to be a Dentist. He wanted to prove that he could make it on his own in life. And being born in America he was a citizen which made it easy to go back. HK people loved America and an American education was a golden ticket to them.

    #3 CN never admitted Bruce was better fighter. Just that some of his techniques were better.

    #6 Never replaced with a penny

    #10 After Bruce’s first episode of brain edema, a HK doctor saved his life and blamed cannabis. This same doctor would be called to trial after Bruce’s death and make the same claims. But Bruce’s American doctor said there was no known link to cannabis and edema related deaths.

    #17 His brain edemas were caused by heat exhaustion. Nobody has died from brain edemas caused by pain killers. Ever.

    #19 He actually stopped in Japan to visit his older brother for several weeks before continuing on to America. He taught Cha Cha to kill the time, exersize and get a little cash.

    #23 Two finger push ups. He never did one finger.

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