Bruce Lee


New Wing Luke Exhibit Showcases the Teachings of Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee could blast a man backwards with one punch, but his identity as an intellectual and voracious reader was far less known. “You think of Bruce Lee as a martial artist and as an actor, but you don't necessarily think of him as a philosopher,” says Jessica Rubenacker, exhibit director of Wing Luke Museum.

ArtSEA: Summer reading with Bruce Lee

It’s the end of July — how’s your summer reading going? Are you revisiting the classics or tearing through page-turners? (Any progress on your Summer Book Bingo card?) Maybe it’s too darn hot to read… or maybe we can take literary inspiration from Seattle’s favorite martial arts star, Bruce Lee, whose 2,800-book library recently found a permanent home at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

A Defining Feature Of Dragon Ball Z Was Directly Inspired By Bruce Lee

It shouldn't surprise anyone that "Dragon Ball Z" creator Akira Toriyama is a fan of kung-fu movies. Following his previous "Dr.Slump" series that he published for Shonen Jump magazine, Toriyama went on to create "Dragon Ball" partly because of his love for kung-fu action flicks. You can't blame the mangaka, as Toriyama's original "Dragon Ball" manga series sought to replicate the balance of action and levity that films like Jackie Chan's "Drunken Master" had achieved upon its initial release.

How ESPN's Be Water Tried To Bring Humanity Back To The Mythic Bruce Lee

Sometime in the '90s — I couldn't have been no more than 4 years old — my big brother brought home this fighting game called "Mortal Kombat" for the Sega Genesis. My favorite character quickly became Liu Kang. In my young, impressionable eyes, the character's martial arts moveset and his high-pitched "Whaaaaah!" and "Wha-taaaah!" every time he connected on one of his flying kicks made him way cooler than the rest of the playable characters. I put to memory the controls to executing one of those flying kicks and obnoxiously repeated the move over and over again until I reached the point where no one wanted to play against me.

New exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum celebrates the life of Bruce Lee

At the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, there's a new exhibit celebrating the life of martial artist Bruce Lee called "Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee." The exhibit, which debuted on July 9, features digital interactives, Lee's personal 2,800 book library from the Bruce Lee Foundation, and more.

Remember the Dragon: Chinatown museum pays loving tribute to Bruce Lee, exposes Hollywood racism he faced

Since his sudden death at age 32 in 1973, every detail of Bruce Lee’s life has been scrutinized and surveyed ad nauseam. There have been countless books, documentaries and retrospectives telling the story of the film icon considered by many to be the greatest martial artist of the 20th century. Filmmakers as renowned as Quentin Tarantino have paid reverence to Lee’s legend (such as in “Kill Bill”) as easily as they’ve slandered him (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”).
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The enduring legacy of Bruce Lee

‘First Asian American global superstar’ prefigured, influenced today’s interconnected world, CU Boulder professor writes in new book. Nearly a half century after his untimely death at age 32, the American-born, Hong Kong-raised martial artist, actor, filmmaker and philosopher Bruce Lee remains one of the most enduring cultural icons on earth.