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“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There is no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973) was a Hongkong American martial artist, martial arts instruction, filmmaker, and Hollywood action known for his widely popular action movies such as “The Fist of Fury” and “Way of the Dragon”. Driven by his interest in martial arts, he studied philosophy in college to further understand its philosophical principles. Later on, he developed his own martial arts dubbed “Jeet Kune Do”.
His younger self was nothing like the disciplined Bruce Lee the world came to admire. As a young man in Hongkong, he was expelled from school due to poor academic performance and poor conduct. According to his father, he often got involved in fist fights both in campus and in the streets where notorious gangs roam. He was sent off to the US when it was too dangerous for him to stay and to teach him a better and more independent way to live. It was said to be the turning point of his life.
Bruce Lee’s great speed and skill was a product of rigorous and intense training—even while watching TV. His superhuman abilities that extend beyond his action movies had turned him into a legend. He had performed stunts that only a person would extreme focus and strength training can pull off. Few of his memorable and unbelievable skills are the “One Inch Punch” and “One Fingered Push-ups”. It was also reported that his movements were too swift for the camera those days to capture.
From a street brawler, Bruce Lee turned his life around to become one of the greatest and disciplined martial artists the world has known.