Sunday, October 5, 2008

Chinese Kung Fu Legend and Bruce Lee

We all know that it's Bruce Lee who made the word "kung fu" written in the Engligh dictionary and let the whole western world know that martial art is originated from China. Before he made all these efforts, the western world know nothing about the history of martial art and Japanese Karate is taking all the attention of the western people.

Recently a famous TV series featuring the legend life of Bruce Lee is being showing in CCTV channel. Chinease feel very pride of this national classic idol. Lee was known for his unique presentation of Chinese martial arts to the non-Chinese world. Lee's films, especially his performance in the Hollywood-produced "Enter the Dragon," sparked huge interest of Chinese martial arts in the West. Subsequently Lee became an iconic figure particularly to Chinese; as he portrayed Chinese national pride and Chinese nationalism in his movies.

In a lifetime comprising a mere 32 years, Bruce Lee revolutionized the world of martial arts through his profound teachings and philosophy, and created a legacy through his work in motion pictures, that has evolved into a Legend. Thought by many to be the ‘Greatest martial artist of the 20th Century’, Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco on November 27th 1940, between 6:00am and 8:00am, at the Jackson Street Hospital, under the birth name of ‘Lee Jun Fan’. Courtesy of his thespian father, young Bruce made his stage debut at the tender age of three months, playing the role of a female baby. His father Lee Hoi Chuen, a prestigious member of ‘The Cantonese Opera Company’, would carry his young son on stage each night, during his performance of "Golden Gate Girl".
Today Bruce Lee is still a world icon and an inspiration to all seeking the answers to life's problems, and the search for ultimate knowledge that is self-knowledge.

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