By Ken Mochizuki
Before Bruce Lee grew to become a global movie superstar he was once a boy growing to be up in Hong within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties who enjoyed to learn, play functional jokes, and get into difficulty in the street. In Hong Kong, martial arts have been as renowned as baseball was once within the usa. Bruce studied martial arts less than the watchful eye of Yip guy, the simplest martial arts grasp in Hong Kong. in the beginning Bruce's curiosity used to be encouraged only by means of his wish to win extra fights on the street, yet he quickly found that he used to be fairly being taught to not need to struggle. Bruce Lee finally grew to become a pioneer of martial arts cinema, and his legacy lives on in pop culture greater than thirty years after his demise. however it is his boyhood trip towards self-discovery and his braveness to beat hindrances that would motivate all who look for their means on the planet today.
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L. assets Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s trip. DVD. Directed via John Little. Burbank, CA: Warner domestic Video, 2001. The Bruce Lee creditors show Commemorative software, 2003. released at the side of the exhibition “The Bruce Lee creditors convey 2003: the start of a Legend, the tale of a guy. ” Seattle, WA. Chunovic, Louis. Bruce Lee: The Tao of the Dragon Warrior. long island: St. Martin Griffin, 1996. Clouse, Robert. Bruce Lee: The Biography. Burbank, CA: detailed courses, 1988. Koopmans, Andy. the significance of Bruce Lee. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 2002. Lee, Bruce. “Bruce Lee: In His personal phrases. ” distinctive Features/Documentaries. input the Dragon: certain variation. 2 DVD. Directed by means of Robert Clouse. Burbank, CA: Warner domestic Video, 1998. . Bruce Lee: the prestigious lifetime of the Golden Dragon. Edited through John Little. Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2000. . The Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Santa Clarita, CA: Ohara courses, 1975. Lee, Linda, and Tom Bleecker. The Bruce Lee tale. Santa Clarita, CA: Ohara courses, 1989. Tagliaferro, Linda. Bruce Lee. Minneapolis: Lerner guides, 2000. AUTHOR’S observe This tale is right to the proof of Bruce Lee’s lifestyles. as a result of constrained information regarding Lee’s earliest years, a few occasions are extensions of the proof in line with the author’s wisdom of the days and situations of Lee’s existence. The name Be Water, My good friend is a right away quote from Bruce Lee. The calligraphy at the again jacket is the nature for “dragon. ” Bruce Lee was once known as “Dragon” simply because he used to be born through the hour and yr of the dragon. Later the nickname was once utilized in the titles of a lot of Lee’s martial arts motion pictures, together with his most famed, input the Dragon. textual content copyright © 2006 by means of Ken Mochizuki Illustrations copyright © 2006 via Dom Lee All rights reserved. No a part of the contents of this publication might be reproduced in any respect with out the written permission of the writer. LEE & LOW BOOKS Inc. , ninety five Madison street, ny, new york 10016 leeandlow. com synthetic in China booklet layout via Susan & David Neuhaus/NeuStudio booklet construction by means of the children at Our condo The textual content is determined in Rotis SemiSerif The illustrations are rendered by way of employing acrylic on paper, melting encaustic beeswax over it, and scratching the photographs out of the wax. First variation Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Mochizuki, Ken. Be water, my good friend : the early years of Bruce Lee / by means of Ken Mochizuki ; illustrated through Dom Lee. — 1st ed. p. cm. precis: “A biography of Bruce Lee targeting his early years in Hong Kong, the place he came upon martial arts and started constructing the actual and psychological talents that resulted in his profession as a mythical martial artist and movie star”—Provided via writer. eISBN: 978-1-62014-013-0 1. Lee, Bruce, 1940–1973—Juvenile literature. 2. Actors—United States— Biography—Juvenile literature. three. Martial artists—United States—Biography— Juvenile literature. I. Lee, Dom, 1959, ailing. II. identify. PN2287. L2897M63 2006 791.