The martial arts world is filled with many talented and skilled practitioners, but none have had the impact and legacy of Bruce Lee. As we enter 2021, Bruce Lee is ranked first among the top 10 martial artists in the world.
Lee Jun-fan, better known as Bruce Lee, was born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, California. His parents were Chinese immigrants who had moved to the United States in search of a better life. Lee’s father was a famous opera singer and his mother was a well-known actress.
Lee’s early life was filled with martial arts training. He began studying Wing Chun at the age of 13 and quickly developed a passion for the martial arts. He soon became a master of the art and began teaching it to others.
Lee moved to Hong Kong in 1959 to pursue his acting career. He starred in a number of films, including The Big Boss and Fist of Fury. He also wrote and directed the classic martial arts film Enter the Dragon.
His movies inspired an entire generation of mixed martial artists and MMA influencers including Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Dana White, Joe Rogan and many others.
Lee’s martial arts skills were unparalleled. He was a master of Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, and a variety of other martial arts styles. He was also a skilled fighter, able to defeat opponents much larger than himself.
Lee’s philosophy of martial arts was revolutionary. He believed that martial arts should be a way of life, not just a sport. He believed that martial arts should be used to promote peace and harmony, not violence.
Lee tragically passed away in 1973 at the age of 32. His legacy, however, lives on. He is remembered as one of the greatest martial artists of all time and his influence can still be felt in the martial arts world today.
If you are looking to learn more about Bruce Lee and his martial arts style, we recommend the following DVDs on Amazon:
• Bruce Lee: The Lost Interviews
• Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey
Bruce Lee is a true martial arts legend and will always be remembered as the greatest martial artist of all time.”
Holy got introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) during freshman year of college, by her roommate that dropped out shortly after. After training for a few years, she drifted away from the sport and struggled to maintain her fitness and emotional wellbeing. After a personal crisis she came back to the sport and loves to follow the ins and outs of BJJ culture.