Bruce Jun Fan Lee
• Chinese posed a direct threat to
American republicanism, not to
mention a mongrolization of the
Chinese also compared to Indians and
referred to as the “new barbarians.”
• In 1882, Congress passed the
Chinese Exclusion Act, which
made it unlawful for Chinese
laborers to enter the country
and declared Chinese already
living in the United States
ineligible for U.S. citizenship.
• Chinese martial artist, philosopher,
instructor, martial arts actor and the
founder of the Jeet Kune Do combat form.
• The more likely explanation is that he
came to be called "Little Dragon" because,
according to the Chinese zodiac, he was
born in the Year of the Dragon.
• He is widely regarded as the most
influential martial artist of the twentieth
century and a cultural icon
• Mao Zedong, the creator of
mainland China's unique brand of
Communism, launched the Cultural
Revolution. His aim was to rid China
of all remnants of traditional thought
so that it could radically modernize
into a fully functioning Communist
State. Persecution of Chinese
traditions hit the field of Chinese
martial arts and no one was safe.
Jeet Kune Do
• Lee decided to develop a system with an
emphasis on "practicality, flexibility,
speed, and efficiency". He started to use
different methods of training such as
weight training for strength, running for
endurance, stretching for flexibility, and
many others which he constantly adapted.
• Lee emphasized what he called "the style
of no style". This consisted of getting rid of
the formalized approach which Lee
claimed was indicative of traditional
• Kato in the TV series The Green Hornet.
• Lee had met karate champion Chuck Norris. In Way
of the Dragon Lee introduced Norris to moviegoers
as his opponent in the final death fight at the
Colosseum in Rome, today considered one of Lee's
most legendary fight scenes.
• In 1973, Lee played the lead role in Enter the
Dragon, the first film to be produced jointly by
Golden Harvest and Warner Bros. This film would
skyrocket Lee to fame in the U.S. and Europe.