Thesis Statement: To inform my audience about the heritance, productions, and departure of Bruce Lee. Introduction
I. “If you truly love life, don’t waste time; because time is what life is made of.” These words come from a man that is wise in many aspects of life. As he also lived to these very words that he spoke. II. Bruce Lee was a philosopher, film director, screenwriter, and a martial arts instructor. In his time he made a multitude of movies, but was recognized for more than that in his time. III. I myself have been apart of martial arts since the age of five. Naturally his greatness is well known in my life as well as my family. IV. Today I’m going to talk about the heritance, the productions, and departure of Bruce Lee.
I. Bruce Lee’s heritance began on the twenty-seventh of November nineteen-forty in San Francisco Chinatown and returned to Hong Kong shortly after. A. Lee’s mother was from one of the wealthiest and powerful clans in Hong Kong, and his father was one of the leading Cantonese opera and film actors. 1. Despite his environment, Lee’s neighborhood became over-crowded, dangerous, and full of gangs because of the people fleeing from communist China. 2. Because of all the street fights Bruce was involved in, his parents decided to get him trained in martial arts. B. At the age of eighteen Bruce Lee returned to the United States. 1. He attended the University of Washington in 1961 majoring in drama. 2. He met Linda Emery, as she was a fellow student at the University of Washington, and they were married in 1964. Not too long after followed two children. II. Thus rendered the master-minding of Bruce Lee’s productions. A. He originated his own style of martial arts called “Jeet Kune Do.” 1. He performed a number of demonstrations in Long Beach, CA tae kwon do competitions. 2. His most famous performances were the “two-finger push-up, and the one-inch-punch.” B. Lee’s father...