Bruce Lee was not just a martial artist or a movie star. He was more than that as he is a man who needs no introduction. The iconic star and martial artist would have turned 77 years old today.
In honor of his birthday, here are 11 Bruce Lee Facts that prove why he will never be replaced.
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1. Do you want to know how fast he was? He used to place a coin in someone’s hand. He would then snatch the coin and replace it with another before the person could clench their fist and stop him. Hope you got an idea about his speed now.
2. His kick was so strong that once Lee kicked a man so hard that it broke a bystander’s arm when the man fell into him.
3. Chuck Norris (his good friend) was asked in an interview that who would win in a fight to the death, he said “Bruce [Lee] of course, nobody can beat him.
4. Lee married Linda Emery in 1964.
5. In 1964, Lee began teaching martial arts in California as he believed that all knowledge should be shared.
6. His famous martial arts students included
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Steve McQueen
- James Coburn
7. He was born on 27 November 1940 and wasn’t pure Chinese. He was actually half German as his grandfather from his mother’s side was German.
8. Did you know Bruce beat up Jackie Chan in a movie scene? He grabs Jackie by the hair and snaps his neck in a shot.
9. Bruce Was Too Fast For Cameras
Lee was cast as Kato in The Green Hornet in 1966 but Bruce’s kicks and punches were too fast to be seen on camera. Another facts is that sometimes film directors had to shoot Bruce Lee’s fight scenes at 32 frames per second instead of the usual 24.
10. He was a great dancer also
Bruce won Hong Kong Cha Cha championship. Yes, you read that right! He won a Cha Cha dancing competition when he was in high school.
11. Bruce’s’ real corpse can be seen in Game of Death
Lee’s lifeless body is glimpsed in a casket scene in his final, 1978 film. His death is still considered mysterious. To this day it’s all still debated among fans, friends and family alike.
We all know that he died at an early age but still we cannot deny the accomplishments of the man.
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING THESE INCREDIBLE FACTS ABOUT THE LEGEND BRUCE LEE.