Bruce Lee

Lee in 1971
Bruce Lee as a baby with his parents, Grace Ho and Lee Hoi-chuen.
Bruce Lee in The Kid
Lee and Yip Man.
William Cheung and Bruce Lee
Publicity photo of Williams and Lee for The Green Hornet
The Jeet Kune Do emblem is a registered trademark held by the Bruce Lee Estate. The Chinese characters around the Taijitu symbol read: "Using no way as way" and "Having no limitation as limitation" The arrows represent the endless interaction between yang and yin.
Bruce Lee's star at the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.
Bruce Lee's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Lee and his family
With his son Brandon in 1966
Bruce Lee is buried next to his son Brandon at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.
Bruce Lee statue in Hong Kong

Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher.

- Bruce Lee

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Hong Kong action cinema

Principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame.

The Swordswoman of Huangjiang (1930) co-starring Chen Zhi-gong.
Scene from the wuxia film Buddha's Palm (1964). The magic qi rays are created using crude hand-drawn animation.
Bruce Lee in 1971
Sammo Hung as a wise master in Tsui Hark's Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain from 1983. The white eyebrows speak of extraordinary power on the part of the character.
Jackie Chan in 2002
John Woo in 2005

The 1970s saw a resurgence in kung fu films during the rise and sudden death of Bruce Lee.

Chuck Norris

American martial artist and actor.

Norris in 2015
Norris in 1976
Norris on the set of the film The Delta Force (1986)
Norris during a meeting with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) commanding officer Captain J. R. Haley, in June 2005
Norris during a promotion ceremony at Camp Taqaddum in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on November 2, 2006
Norris's Hollywood star
Norris receiving the Veteran of the Year award by the U.S. Air Force in 2001
Commandant Gen. James T. Conway making Norris an honorary United States Marine in 2007
Norris with George W. Bush and Jeb Bush on November 6, 1997
Norris and his wife at a political event in the Woodlands, Texas on February 15, 2016
Norris with former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee in Londonderry, New Hampshire on January 5, 2008

Friend and fellow martial artist Bruce Lee invited him to play one of the main villains in Way of the Dragon (1972).

Street fighting

Hand-to-hand combat in public places, between individuals or groups of people.

Goya, Man Interfering in a Street Fight (1812–20)
Street fight in Jimma, Ethiopia
Fight between 2 men

Bruce Lee: A martial artist who is well-known for his achievements in Kung Fu. With his respect to the spirit and aesthetics of the original Kung Fu, he criticized the impracticality of academic Kung Fu, stating it was unsuitable for real street fights. Therefore, he brought Kung Fu from practice into actual street fighting, emphasizing the dynamic side of a street fight – alive and unpredictable. Based on his research and analysis, he came up with his own style, Jeet Kune Do, greatly expanding the visibility of Kung Fu to American society.

Enter the Dragon

1973 martial arts film directed by Robert Clouse and written by Michael Allin.

Theatrical release poster by Bob Peak

The film stars Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly.

Ip Man

Chinese martial artist and a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun when he was 20.

Ip Man
Ip Man's gravestone at Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery, Hong Kong
The original Ip Man Wing Chun Association in Hong Kong around 1960
Ip Man and Bruce Lee
Ip Man and William Cheung

He had several students who later became martial arts masters in their own right, the most famous among them being Bruce Lee.

Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee with Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man
The Wing Chun centerline.
Punching from the Wing Chun centerline.
The centerline can be expressed as the height of a triangle.
An animation of mechanical linkage to the shoulders of the triangle illustrates the importance of guarding the centerline.

Jeet Kune Do is an eclectic martial arts philosophy heavily influenced and adapted by the personal philosophy and experiences of martial artist Bruce Lee.

Wing Chun

Southern Chinese kung fu style and a form of self-defense originating in Qing China, which requires quick arm movements and strong legs to defeat opponents.

Some notable practitioners of Wing Chun are Ip Man and his sons Ip Chun and Ip Ching, Max Zhang (Zhang Jin), the martial artist Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen, and Dan Inosanto, and actor Robert Downey Jr.

Orange Sky Golden Harvest

Film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong.

Entrance to Grand Ocean Cinema at Harbour City

It dominated Hong Kong cinema box office sales from the 1970s to the 1980s, and played a major role in introducing Hong Kong action films to the world, especially those by Bruce Lee (Concord Production Inc.), Jackie Chan, and Sammo Hung.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Abdul-Jabbar in 2014
Alcindor with the reverse two-hand dunk against Stanford
Alcindor versus USC
Alcindor performs ceremonial net cutting at Freedom Hall in Louisville in 1969 after a 20-point win over Purdue and Rick Mount in unprecedented third-straight national title en route to seven consecutive national championships for UCLA.
Alcindor displaying the skyhook over Wes Unseld of the Baltimore Bullets. The shot was almost impossible to block.
Abdul-Jabbar lines up a free throw. He started wearing goggles in order to avoid damage to his corneas.
Abdul-Jabbar receiving a pass from Magic Johnson during the 1985 NBA Finals
Abdul-Jabbar against the Boston Celtics in the 1980s
Actor Shavar Ross and Abdul-Jabbar on the set of Diff'rent Strokes, c. 1982
Abdul-Jabbar (center) at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear with Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
Abdul-Jabbar at a book signing in 2007
Hillary Clinton and Abdul-Jabbar, 2012
Abdul-Jabbar surrounded by children's division players during an exhibition at Club Ferro Carril Oeste of Buenos Aires, 1993
Abdul-Jabbar (below, far right) and other former NBA players visit the New York NBA Store in January 2005

Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, a best-selling author, and a martial artist, having trained in Jeet Kune Do under Bruce Lee and appeared in his film Game of Death (1972).

Cantonese people

The Cantonese people, or Yue people , are a Yue-speaking Han Chinese subgroup originating from or residing in the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (collectively known as Liangguang), in Southern Mainland China.

Cantonese noblewoman and servants, c.1900s
Nanyue (Nàhm Yuht) Kingdom
Cantonese bazaar during Chinese New Year at the Grant Avenue, San Francisco, circa 1914. Names of shops are in Cantonese and there are four daily newspapers printed in the Cantonese language at that time, as there were already a significant number of Cantonese people who had been there for generations.
A Cantonese gentleman in Qing-era traditional attire, c. undefined 1873–1874
A statue on the Avenue of Stars, a tribute to Hong Kong Cantonese cinema
Statue of Cantonese martial artist Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
Cantonese dim sum
"Portrait of Sun Yat-sen" (1921) Li Tiefu

There have been a number of influential Cantonese figures throughout history, such as Yuan Chonghuan, Bruce Lee, Liang Qichao, Lee Shau-kee, Ho Ching, Flossie Wong-Staal and most notably Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and first president of the Republic of China.