By Ken Mochizuki
Before Bruce Lee grew to become a world movie famous person he used to be a boy becoming up in Hong within the Forties and Nineteen Fifties who enjoyed to learn, play sensible jokes, and get into difficulty in the street. In Hong Kong, martial arts have been as well known as baseball was once within the usa. Bruce studied martial arts below the watchful eye of Yip guy, the simplest martial arts grasp in Hong Kong. at the beginning Bruce's curiosity used to be influenced basically through his wish to win extra fights on the street, yet he quickly found that he was once relatively being taught to not need to struggle. Bruce Lee ultimately turned a pioneer of martial arts cinema, and his legacy lives on in pop culture greater than thirty years after his dying. however it is his boyhood trip towards self-discovery and his braveness to beat hindrances that would motivate all who look for their method on the earth today.
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Additional resources for Be Water, My Friend: The Early Years of Bruce Lee
Santa Clarita, CA: Ohara Publications, 1975. Lee, Linda, and Tom Bleecker. The Bruce Lee Story. Santa Clarita, CA: Ohara Publications, 1989. Tagliaferro, Linda. Bruce Lee. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2000. AUTHOR’S NOTE This story is true to the facts of Bruce Lee’s life. Due to limited information about Lee’s earliest years, some events are extensions of the facts based on the author’s knowledge of the times and circumstances of Lee’s life. The title Be Water, My Friend is a direct quote from Bruce Lee.
One of Bruce’s students was Linda Emery. She and Bruce began dating during a time when interracial dating and marriage were not common or popular. After fighting for approval from Linda’s family, Bruce and Linda married in 1964. They later had a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Shannon. —Bruce Lee Bruce and his family moved to Oakland and then to Los Angeles, California. After amazing an audience at a martial arts tournament, Bruce won the role of Kato on the mid-1960s television series The Green Hornet.
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