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15 Unknown Facts about Bruce Lee

Updated on April 14, 2015

Lee Jun-fan (Chinese Name) popularly known as Bruce Lee, he is one of the most influential martial artist of all time who founded the hybrid fighting style Jeet Kune Do (JKD).

Here are the facts about Bruce Lee that you must know:

Fact 1

Bruce Lee was sent to America to stop his street fighting

Until his late teen (1959), Bruce Lee Street Fighting become more frequently that the police were always called. Lee also beat the feared son of the triad family.

the police detective give the last change to Bruce Lee to his parent's that he's fighting badly on his school, that if he got involve in another fight we will be in jail.

Bruce Lee parent's decided to send him to the United State (1959) to stay with his sister since their perusing to safer and healthier avenue of the United States.


Fact 2

Bruce Lee was the 1958 Hong Kong Cha-Cha Champion

As Bruce Lee studied Kung Fu, he also assiduously studied Dancing and noted 108 different Cha-cha moves on his notebook.

After a year, he was sent to United States. Bruce Lee teaches his co-passengers Cha-cha on his travel to the unites states.

His first job in America was Dance Instructor.

Fact 3

Bruce Lee was secret hobby was writing poetry, and he was actually pretty good at it.

According to his daughter Shannon Lee, "he writes poetry, he was really the consummate artiest", his works are categories as anti poetry. All Bruce Lee poetry was originally handwritten on a paper and later on it was edited and publish.

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

— Bruce Lee

Fact 4

Bruce Lee had the ability to catch a grain of rice in mid-air with chopsticks.

Catching flies with chopsticks is possible, but catching a grain of rice using chopstick is possible with Bruce Lee.

They said that Bruce Lee is fast enough to catch a grain of rice, even the mighty Norris isn't fast enough to do it.


Fact 5

Bruce Lee was a fan of the Great Gama, the only undefeated wrestler in the world.

Gama Pahalwan also known as "The Great Gama" was awarded the World Heavyweight Champoint(1910). He was undefeated in his career of 50 years.

Fact 6

Bruce Lee was known to be a great Cha-cha dancer.

Fact 7

Bruce Lee was a big Muhammad Ali fan and used to would watch his fights on film obsessively.

Lee idolized Ali believing he is one of the best of all time, he used to repeatedly watch Ali's recorded fights and study his move on the ring and used it to his own lateral movement.

Fact 8

Jackie Chan began his film career as stuntman in the Bruce Lee films, "Fist of Fury" and "Enter the Dragon".

Fact 9

He once (accidentally) beat up Jackie Chan

Fact 10

He walked away from a deadly spinal injury

Fact 11

He was too fast for cameras

Fact 12

Bruce Le died at just 32 year of age from an allergic reaction to a painkiller.

Fact 13

Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Chuck Norris were amongst the pallbearers at Bruce Lee's funeral.

Fact 14

Bruce Lee's last movie "Game of Death" contains footage of his actual funeral with close ups of Lee in his coffin.

Fact 15

Bruce Lee was part German (his mother is half German).


Yes it's true, Bruce Lee grandmother was Full German

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