S: Bruce Lee
FC: Bruce Lee (Lee Jun Fan) | By: Johnathan Nguyen
1: Basic Information | Bruce Lee: 1940-1973 | Bruce Lee later died on the date of July 20, 1973 at the age of 32 years old, before his premiere of Enter the Dragon. | The cause for his death was a reaction to a painkiller he used for back pain, causing a brain edema. | Bruce Lee was born as an Asian-American on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California on the hour of the dragon, between 6 and 8 A.M. He was given the name of Lee Jun Fan.
2: Basic Information | His legacy then led to a new form of action heros such as Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, and Jackie Chan. Many Asians know him as a movie star, still today. | Bruce Lee was mostly known as a martial arts star on the "big screen." Bruce was also an instructor for his arts of teaching called Jeet Kune Do. Some of the schools he opened were in Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, and Oakland, California. | Bruce Lee was also famous for founding Concord Pictures. He had many roles in entertainment, like in the Green Hornet (1966-1967).
3: Childhood and Family | Bruce Lee was the son of Lee Hoi Chuen (father) and Grace Ho (mother); the brother of Phoebe and Agnes (older sisters), and Peter (younger brother). The name BRUCE was given to him by a nurse that worked at the Jackson Street Hospital. | At the age of three months, Bruce Lee's family left America for Hong Kong. He would then return to America at the age of 18. He was a gang member as well as a good dancer (Cha Cha). When Bruce was a teen he would often retaliate taunts from whites, leading into fights. At the age of 13 he studied Kung or Gung Fu from Master Yip Man. | Later in 1959, Bruce Lee won the Cha Cha championship in Asia. At the age of 18 he stared in roughly 20 films.
4: Brave | Even though Bruce Lee was discriminated by whites, he was still pursuing his dream when he left America with his family in 1971 for Hong Kong with weights on him in America. He then influenced Asia with his acting. | It mentioned earlier that Bruce would get into fights with whites often as a teen when he was taunted. Instead of giving up, he wanted to be taught Gung Fu in order to keep up the bullies. | In high school, Bruce Lee beat an English student at a champion boxing match with the Marquis of Queensbury rules (no kicking allowed). | I chose BRAVE because Bruce Lee overcame many of his problems in his short lifetime.
5: Inspiring | About 3 slides ago, it said Bruce Lee's legacy inspired many new actors into the themes of action. Such as Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, and Jackie Chan. | Bruce Lee influenced many of the teachings of Martial Arts. With that he also inspired many martial artists. By opening his own Martial Arts studios. | I chose INSPIRING because Bruce Lee moved the arts of fighting with his technique of Jeet Kune Do.
6: Successful | Bruce Lee was mentioned earlier as a famous movie star on the big screen, in Asia and in America. He was very successful while pursuing his dreams. With that dream, Bruce Lee founded Concord Pictures. | Bruce also changed and moved the techniques of Martial Arts. With his techniques of Cha Cha (108 noted steps), Bruce Lee placed his techniques into Jeet Kune Do. | With his acting in movies Bruce Lee's character of an action hero influenced many famous action heroes today on the big screen. | I chose SUCCESSFUL because Bruce Lee, because of his legacy is known a long time ago to today for his acting and his Marital Arts.
7: Other Facts and Quotes | A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. -Bruce Lee | If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee | His son, Brandon was born in 1965, while his daughter (Shannon) is two years younger, born in 1967. | Bruce Lee's grave now lies in Seattle, Washington, in the Lake View Cemetery.
8: Time of My Life | 1940- birth date 1940- left America for Hong Kong !959- won the Cha Cha championship in Asia 1959- moved back to America to live with parents' friends 1966-67- stared in the Green Hornet 1969- stared in his most notable role in Marlowe 1971- moved with wife and kids to Hong Kong 1971- Fists of Fury 1972- Chinese Connection 1972- Way of the Dragon 1973- Enter the Dragon 1973- death
9: Bio Poem | Bruce Born in San Francisco, California Child of Lee Hoi Chuen and Grace Ho Lived in San Fracisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Hong Kong Over came discrimination in America Worked as an actor and/or movie star Challenged by his dreams and goals with Martial Arts Personal traits were determination, skillful, and courageous Always been taught by many instructors Never gave up when he messed up Best known for his Martial Arts acting in movies Lee (Jun Fan)
10: Dear Journal | March 21, 1973 With my premier of Enter the Dragon coming out soon, I hope that I could see it. I don't know the cause of my effects. I think it could be the cause of my medicine, but I don't think I have time to see the doctor. With my production I would probably make at least make 10 million dollars. I just have a feeling something is going to go wrong. With my last movie, it didn't go well, with this movie, Enter the Dragon, I have many hopes of success coming out of this one.
11: Dear Hero | Dear Bruce Lee, I am one of the many fans that you have, I think you are important to me because you are my hero. You are my hero because you are a famous person that stood up for what you wanted not what others wanted. I chose you than any other person because you are unique with your techniques of dancing and fighting put together, you change Martial Arts, I am starting to do Kung Fu, so if you can show me or mail back something for my Martial Arts benefit it would be great. Sincerely, Your fan Johnathan Nguyen
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