Bruce Lee the Dragon of American Films
Did you know that one of the Chinese superstitions in the 1940’s was that demons would try and steal male children? Well Bruce Lee’s parents were all for it and dressed poor Bruce as a girl and sent him to an all-girl school for the first few years of school (E-Encyclopedia of World Biography). He started his acting career during school. But although he was a good actor he was also a very good dancer and this helped him in many of his future accomplishments. He took classes for dance and at one point he won the award for the cha-cha championship (E- Encyclopedia of World Biography). The thing is nobody is perfect and Lee found himself very caught up in gang violence. His nickname the “Little Dragon” really suited him because the 5’7 135 pound guy became a master martial artist during his life time (A-Baughman). The main reason for his instant interest in the Kung Fu style of Wing Chun was because being in a gang he thought if he was alone at any point a rival gang would try and beat him up (A-Baughman). With both the dance and the martial arts going on, it was the start of his new life as a very successful Chinese American actor and martial arts phenomenon.
Bruce Lee was extremely devoted to martial arts. He started when he was young and in a gang. Bruce thought he wasn’t exactly well equipped in self-defense so he went and studied at the Wing Chun School, which allowed Bruce to have a very good Chinese martial arts system (A-Baughman). He was taught by the Grandmaster Yip Man himself, and because of the teachings of him it became clear that Lee was especially adept in martial arts (A-Baughman). Bruce developing the style so quickly he began to add his own variations to the traditional moves. This was greatly frowned upon by the Wing Chun community so they asked him to the leave the school (A-Baughman). Bruce Lee started his own Wing Chun martial arts school when he went back to America (B-Biography BLF). Being in...
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