Kung Fu Icon: 18 Captivating Facts About Bruce Lee

1Lee's kicks

Lee's kicks

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.


2Lee's fitness

Lee's fitness

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


3Wing Chun

Wing Chun

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.


4Bruce's autopsy

Bruce's autopsy

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


5Bruce's punches

Bruce's punches

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


6Cha Cha Championship

Cha Cha Championship

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


7Bruce Lee cameo

Bruce Lee cameo

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.


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8The Great Gama

The Great Gama

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


9Wong Jack

Wong Jack

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.


10Jeet Kune Do

Jeet 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.

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