In the 1970s Bruce Lee emerged as the world's greatest fighting star - an accolade he has kept ever since. A star first in Hong Kong and then in Hollywood, he broke racial stereotypes and became the highest-paid movie star of his day. His controversial death, at the age of 32 when he was at the height of his powers, has given him a James-Dean style enduring appeal.In Fighting Spirit Bruce Thomas has written a complete account not only of Lee's life, but of the fighting philosophy he developed (jeek kune do) which made him the greatest exponent of martial arts in modern times. In this updated edition he reassesses Lee's skills and explores the increasing influences of his insights. He also compares Bruce Lee with that other great fighting spirit, Muhammad Ali, by asking: what would have happened if the two men had ever met in combat? Insightful and authoritative, Bruce Lee - Fighting Spirit is the extraordinary story of a man whose achievements have never been surpassed.
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Bruce Lee was an innovative martial artist, not only in the training hall but on film. He played Kato to the Green Hornet on the 1967-8 Twentieth Century Fox Television series of that name. He was the star of The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Game of Death, and Enter the Dragon. He also studied for a philosophy doctorate at the University of Washington and won the Hong Kong cha-cha championship as a teenager in 1958. A multifaceted charismatic figure who would stand out in a crowd of hundreds, he was also a family man who valued his privacy. From Hong Kong to California, the author has spoken with those who knew Bruce Lee well, and he brings to light much new information. We follow Bruce through his rowdy childhood, his early martial arts training, his journey to America to claim U.S. citizenship, his romances, fights, and meteoric course through Hollywood and the Hong Kong film industry. The book closes with a sweeping presentation of Bruce Lee's philosophy, followed by a comprehensive Bruce Lee source list for both film and print media.About the Author:
Bruce Thomas is a professional mucisian who is known principally as the bass player with Elvis Costello and the Attractions, but has also played with Paul McCartney, the Pretenders and Madness. He trained with the late kung fu master Derek Jones.
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Descripción Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0283073578