Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit

Author: Bruce Thomas

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319250

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 2198

This is the only independent biography of Bruce Lee, and it is complete in terms of both the martial arts and the movies.

Bruce Lee

Author: Bruce Thomas

Publisher: Bentwyck Henry Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781904538004

Category: Martial artists

Page: 160

View: 4087

This is a compilation of anecdotes, interviews and essays that were not included in the author's full-length Bruce Lee biography, Fighting Spirit, reflecting the many faces of a complex man - Bruce Lee: celebrity and icon, the greatest movie star of his day, the most innovative martial artist of the modern era, and Bruce Lee: the flawed human and unfulfilled philosopher.

Jeet Kune Do "Bruce Lee ́s Legacy"

Author: Ralph Fischer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3755740141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 8555

Jeet Kune Do is a modern system of self-defence based on the teachings and philosophy of Bruce Lee, the King of Kung Fu. JKD is built on Simplicity, Directness, Efficiency and Speed. It encapsulates all four fighting distances (Kicks, Boxing, Close Combat and Ground Combat) and uses specific Strategies, Concepts and Principles. JKD is constantly developing and encompasses the dangers of modern life, so that, after the early demise of its founder, it lives on through his friend and heir Dan Inosanto. This book serves to teach from level 1 to 3, although it introduces other developing areas. It is useful for any interested reader, who is involved in understanding a realistic method of self defence developed by Bruce Lee. It also serves as a support for every sportsperson and Martial Artist. Style is totally irrelevant, as Jeet Kune Do can be used for or against any style, freely using the motto "using no way as a way". "Having no limitation as limitation" Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee: Fighting Words

Author: Bruce Thomas

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781583941256

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2317

"Don’t think – Feel!" This is the wisdom that Bruce Lee impelled his students to follow. Even 30 years after his death, Bruce Lee remains a legend the world over. His writings and biographies continue to sell and his millions of fans worldwide are always eager for new and interesting information on him. This collection picks up where the popular Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit left off. Comprised of a series of short, pithy selections including anecdotes, interviews, and short essays, the book reflects the many facets of a complex man with two distinctly different sides that were often in conflict. Bruce Lee, superstar and icon, the most exciting screen presence of his day, the most innovative martial artist of the modern era . . . and Bruce Lee, the flawed human and unfulfilled philosopher. In words and pictures, the book offers a reappraisal of Lee's tragic early death and insights into the underlying philosophy that made him a unique talent. Features 16 black and white photos.

Bruce Lee

Author: Matthew Polly

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501187635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 6224

“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate” (The New York Times Book Review). The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs—of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age thirty-two, journalist and bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee’s early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like James Coburn and Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myths surrounding Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with the martial arts—not a kung-fu guru who just so happened to make a couple of movies. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played onscreen.

Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee

Author: Brian Preston

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1556438532

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 7531

What happens when a self-styled wuss sets out to earn a black belt? Why have Eastern martial arts become so popular worldwide? Is the Ultimate Fighting Championship a beautiful fusion of East-meets-West martial technique, or shameless commercialization? These questions and more find answers in Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee, a rollicking journey through the world of modern martial arts. Author Brian Preston’s trek takes him from a kung fu school in his hometown of Victoria, Canada, to the storied Shaolin Temple in China, back to Canada to meet Brazilian Jujitsu legend Royce Gracie, and on to Vegas and the thrills of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Along the way, Preston discovers a vast array of martial arts practices, theories, and controversies—when he’s not too busy getting a beat-down from a 60-year-old woman. Sprinkled with reflective detours into serious subjects like the nature of violence and the state of modern China, Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee expertly blends a lively travelogue, a droll riff on the “innocent abroad” theme, and an informative introduction to global martial arts.

Attachment Volume 2 Number 3

Author: Joseph Schwartz,Kate White

Publisher: Phoenix Publishing House


Category: Psychology

Page: 110

View: 8430

Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis is a leading edge journal for clinicians working relationally with their clients; it is a professional journal, featuring cultural articles, politics, reviews and poetry relevant to attachment and relational issues; an inclusive journal welcoming contributions from clinicians of all orientations seeking to make a contribution to attachment approaches to clinical work. It includes up to date briefings on latest developments in neuroscience relevant to psychotherapy and counseling and is an international journal with contributions from colleagues from different countries and cultures. Articles - Teenage Killings: Loss, Trauma and Abandonment in the Histories of Young People in Trouble by Rachel Wingfield - Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Excitement as a Re-enactment of Trauma by Liat Levy - Erotic Gift-Giving from Client to Therapist in Relational Psychotherapy by Benjamin Marr - Response to Paper by Benjamin Marr on Erotic Gift-Giving in Relational Psychotherapy by Barry Christie - Applications of the Child Attachment Interview. A Practitioner–Researcher’s Experience of Working with the Measure of Attachment in Middle Childhood by Joanna North - Attachment to the Unborn Child and Parental Mental Representations of Pregnancy Following Perinatal Loss by Joann M. O’Leary and Clare Thorwick - ‘The Making of Her’: My Boarding School Experience by Mary Stack - ‘What Do You Think Is Going On Here? Is This Individual Therapy Or Couple Therapy?’ by Jenny Riddell

The Cinema of Hong Kong

Author: Poshek Fu,David Desser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521776028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

View: 2845

This volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts.