Bruce Lee: Words of the Dragon: Interviews, 1958-1973 (Bruce Lee Library)

By Bruce Lee

Here they're, on hand for the 1st time in a single assortment, Bruce Lee's conversations with the clicking from 1958 to 1973.

Words of the Dragon is an anthology of infrequent newspaper and journal interviews with Bruce Lee, many no longer formerly released within the usa, revealing new phrases and causes of Bruce approximately himself, his artwork, and philosophy.

fascinating and insightful, Words of the Dragon presents the reader a method to appreciate the true Bruce Lee, supplying us a different keyhole in which to view the personal existence and private struggles of the past due martial arts star. those interviews supply us with Lee's personal interpretations of existence, the martial arts, foreign stardom, and his cross-cultural marriage in the course of a time of racism.

John Little is taken into account one of many world's most effective specialists on Bruce Lee, his education tools, and philosophies. Little is the single one who has ever been approved to check the whole thing of Lee's own notes, sketches, and examining annotations. he's at the moment the affiliate writer of Bruce Lee journal and the handling editor of Knowing isn't really Enough, the respectable publication of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus. Little's articles have seemed in each martial arts and overall healthiness and health journal in North the US. he's the writer of The Warrior Within:The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, and co-author of Power issue education, The Golfer's 2-Minute Workout, and Static Contraction education For Bodybuilders.

This Bruce Lee publication is a part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which additionally features:

  • Bruce Lee's impressive Thoughts
  • Bruce Lee's The Tao of Gung Fu
  • Bruce Lee Artist of Life
  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: The artwork of Expressing the Human Body
  • Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

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W rooster you meet him in actual lifestyles, you understand that he is in basic terms approximately 5-8, possibly a hundred and forty or one hundred fifty kilos. are you able to think what might take place if a bit man like that truly got here up opposed to massive Dan motor vehicle­ ley? i'm going to inform you what could ensue: PLEW ! additionally BLAM-BLAM-BLAM-BLAM! In that order. and massive Dan will be sitting within the nook on his ear. you notice, Lee can also be a $30 an hour teacher in Gung-Fu, an Oriental approach to self-defense. And if you happen to imagine that this is often only a press agent's dream, Bruce may most likely be at liberty to kick you within the groin when it comes to advent. in truth, he had by no means acted until eventually somebody from twentieth Century-Fox observed him supply an illustration of The Kato Years (I 965-1967) sixty nine Gung-Fu in 1964 on the global Karate Championships in lengthy seashore. forty nine Lee differs from many such teachers, who believe you want to ex­ ecute the correct ritualistic strikes, and utter a few remarkable intestine­ tural chants earlier than kicking an acquaintance within the tooth. Lee teaches his scholars the best way to convey a kick to enamel within the fastest and least difficult attainable demeanour. in the event that they are looking to genufl�ct and grunt in a while, that is their alternative. "Ninety consistent with cent of Oriental self security is baloney... it truly is orga­ nized despair," Lee says. "I train the Jun Fan process. five° I pressure sim­ plicity, directness and non-classical guide. it's not ritual and it is not recreation. it is self safety. " it's also, evidently, undesirable information to someone at the receiving finish. Lee's arsenal is a magnificent one, even to an observer seated a secure 10 ft away. Biff, Bam and and so forth. ''At lengthy variety, you employ a kick to the shins within the similar method a boxer makes use of his left jab. At nearer variety, you utilize a finger jab to the eyes or throat. Even nearer, you use a curved arm blow to the pinnacle, the ribs or the sunlight plexus. W rooster you are in a clinch you employ your elbow, knee and the instep kick. " to illustrate, Lee introduced a livid volley of kicks and punches at an obliging good friend and native teacher named Taky Kimura. every one blow or kick might have stretched Kimura out at the ground. but each one lightning-quick blow and kick ended simply an inch clear of Kimura's head. For a parting demonstration, Lee positioned a dime within the upturned palm of a reporter. Little did he recognize that the reporter possessed hair-trigger reflexes from lengthy organization with athletes and athletics. "I'm going to attempt to select that dime from your palm. do not allow me do it," Lee recommended. His arms poised above the upturned palm, then unexpectedly he 70 phrases of the Dragon grabbed. He was once too gradual. The sportswriter's fist closed with the rate of a metal catch. "Hey," Lee marveled, "you've obtained lovely speedy reflexes. " The reporter blushed becomingly. "Let me see that dime," Lee requested. The reporter opened his fist. In his palm was once a penny. Lee used to be retaining the dime. Boy, i am telling you, eco-friendly Hornet. simply be comfortable he is in your aspect! Newspaper article entitled "Man Alive" (source unknown, ca. 1966) THE misplaced VENERATION by way of invoice Fiset Wild bit in San Leandro: Bruce Lee, the Gung-Fu professional who hit it colossal in Hollywood taking part in "Kato" on "The eco-friendly Hornet" television exhibit, known as and made a quiet appointment with Dr.

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