Ten amazing facts about Bruce Lee
Parents didn't call him Bruce. They preferred to call him SAI Fon - a small miracle. Girl's name that parents chose on purpose, believing that evil spirits do not like when the family has boys (their first child is a boy, died in infancy).Therefore, they believed that if you give Bruce a female name, you will be able to trick the demons and save his life.Actually, the name Bruce gave him a nurse of the hospital on Jackson Street in San Francisco, where he was born (at that time father Bruce traveled in the troupe of the theatre). The nurse thought that if to give the child an English name, it will help to avoid difficulties with obtaining a us birth certificate (Bruce had been born an American, and have never had any other nationality).Yet2. Partly Bruce Lee was a GermanBruce wasn't pure Chinese: it tech and German blood (his grandfather on the mother's side was half German).3. Bruce Lee never lost a fightIn fact he lost the fight only once in his life: when he was 13 years old. This defeat pushed him to study martial arts from the master of wing Chun (Wing Chun) named Yip man (Yip Man). After the other disciples learned that Bruce wasn't pure Chinese, they demanded that he stopped training with them. The teacher had to deal with him individually.4. Bruce Lee was a bad studentThe study wasn't Bruce. After graduating from elementary school, Bruce went to College La Salle College is a secondary school for English-speaking boys in Kowloon, Hong Kong. At school, he constantly got into trouble and was expelled for bad behavior.Even after his parents transferred him to another school, Bruce continued to engage in street fights.5. Bruce Lee was a brilliant dancer and boxedBruce has taught dance as hard as martial arts: he was a brilliant dancer, and in 1958 at the age of 18 won the championship of the Hong Kong cha-cha-cha! Bruce is also excellent boxed: in the same year he won the championship on Boxing - of course, a knockout!6. Bruce Lee studied philosophyBruce wasn't brainless sack of muscles. He attended the University of Washington where he studied philosophy, namely the philosophy of martial arts. As you might guess, in College Bruce moonlighting that taught the martial art. He later dropped out and opened his own martial arts school.7. Want to fight with Bruce Lee? Tap his foot on the ground!After Bruce became famous, many thought that they would be able to defeat him - they approached him, knocking feet on the ground (symbolizing the call), and rushed to the attack! Well... maybe not so literally, but the popularity of Bruce definitely attracted various psychos who tried to prove that they are better.Once, during the filming of "the Island of the Dragon", one statistician began to taunt Bruce and challenged him to a fight. Everything happened as follows:"The guy was good. Not just a street hooligan. He was strong and fast moving, trying to knock Bruce's brains. But Bruce was methodically disassembled"."Bruce was moving so well that the guy just couldn't even touch him... Suddenly Bruce grabbed him, pressed my ass into the wall and attacked him with a barrage of strikes: knee to the chest and a straight arm to the face like a hammer.Bruce wasn't fired assistant - what it was in his nature. He taught him a lesson, and showed what need to be improved!8. Bruce Lee was strongIn 1964, Bruce was invited to a karate championship in long beach, California. There he demonstrated his famous "one-Inch punch" is the punch of awesome power, stopping only inches from the goal, and knocks the opponent back.Bob Baker from Stockholm, which Bruce struck, said: "I said to Bruce more did not. When he hit me, I had to stay home and not go to work because the pain in my chest was unbearable.".