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  • Jun 4 2013 at 12:39am In your opinion, how would Bruce Lee consider video-games in relation to his philosophy ? Would he consider them a valid way to convey the message he wanted to spread as he did with movies?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 8:11pm That's a good question. I don't really know. I think that he would have considered ay vehicle that he felt would share his message. I can't imagine he would have been a big gamer - he would have been too busy doing the motion capture! ;-)
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  • Newbie in Soulcalibur IVJun 5 2013 at 5:20pm I always thought that Bruce would be an early adopter of new technology to help make peoples lives better,in todays world, what can you see him using and advocating. With his deft fingers i think he would be a texting addict,it would have been great to have a conversation at high speed :)
    • Jun 6 2013 at 5:18pm I agree! Good question
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    • Elite in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 6:04pm Stephen King knows for a fact how much more you can get done with technology. He's mentioned that authors that didn't have what we have today would have written 3 times as much with what we have today.
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    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:42pm My dad was an innovator so I think he would have definitely grasped hold of new tech. I'm sure he would have held the world record for speed texting! haha!
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  • Jun 12 2013 at 12:13am Wonderful to finally see Shanon doing something about her father & answering questions she may know the answers to.How did you deal with your fathers passing & how old were you when it happened?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 8:10pm I was 4 when my dad died. I just remember what a zoo and a whirlwind that time was. The huge funeral; the upheaval. Leaving Hong Kong. It's all kind of a blur. I had nightmares for years as a child after, but time worked it's spell and I got through it.
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  • Experienced in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 12 2013 at 1:44am What is the most important life lesson you learned from your father?
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  • Jun 17 2013 at 7:18pm Hey there and thank you again for participating in a Raptr Q&A! My question is this: Bruce Lee has influenced countless of lives which in turn brings about so many imitators/homages to him in movies, music, video games, and more! Is there one particular homage, in any art form, that you enjoy/cherish the most?
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  • Dedicated in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 18 2013 at 1:45am Are you now married with children and will/would they be learning martial arts?
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  • Dedicated in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 18 2013 at 4:51am If Bruce lee were to be alive now, how far and popular would his movie carrer be?
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  • Jun 18 2013 at 6:47am What are your fondest memories of your father? I also understand that you trained with him, what was that like?
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  • Amateur in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 19 2013 at 11:41am When was the moment when bruce lee knew that martial arts was his path of life?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 8:08pm I think when he started studying with Yip Man at the age of 13, he fell in love with the art in large part due to Yip Man, who taught him not just the physical side but the mental and philosophical side.
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 12:26pm Hi shannon just to ask if the bruce lee museum you spoke of on facebook is coming close being built would love to take the trip to see it?
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 2:52pm بروسلي بما اشاهده اسطوره
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 3:41pm As your Dad was ever-pushing forward, when he would become injured in any way or strained as he filmed or trained, as was inevitable to the activity, would he give himself time to heal?...or push harder to speed up the process...push harder to Force his body to heal itself?...and how did he express his optimism towards being better--Quicker i.e. Psych himself up to heal and move forward? To your recollection. Thanks for taking the question. His perspective...made him one of the Greatest...and this is So important for young people to see....in this case where "The Candle that burns Twice as Bright....burns Half as Long". To my mind, his Optimism...is Timeless. ROB THE DRUMMER
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 3:54pm an 8 hour q and a. wow. that's dedication.
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  • Experienced in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 19 2013 at 5:02pm What video game character do you think imitates/represents Bruce Lee best (ex. Liu Kang, Fei Long, Marshall Law, etc)? Also, if you play video games, who is your favorite character and why?
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  • Amateur in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 19 2013 at 5:10pm Bruce Lee challenged the norms of Hollywood by being the first Asian American romantic lead in mainstream cinema in the US. Do you feel as though this impact has sustained? Why/why not? Which Asian American actors do you feel Bruce Lee would appreciate if he were with us today?
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  • Experienced in Soulcalibur IVJun 19 2013 at 6:00pm If your father was alive today, where do you think his career direction would have taken him? The action movie route, video games. producing, Directing or retirement and be just an advisor to projects?
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  • Dedicated in Soulcalibur IVJun 19 2013 at 6:41pm Your father once said, "Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.". Have you applied this philosophy to your life and if so, what changes have you made that influenced who you are today?
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  • Experienced in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 19 2013 at 7:11pm What do you remember of your father when he was alive? We all know his career, but I'm a little curious how he was seen by his loved ones.
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 7:17pm Hi Shannon, thanks for taking the time out to talk to us. You were very young (only 4) when he passed and it's probably hard to piece together your own personal memories with him. Is there anything significant that was shared as a moment between the two of you that has influenced you in your life? This could be a conversation he had with you of his many philosophical views, an activity he really wanted you to be involved in (outside of martial arts - maybe encouraging a healthy lifestyle at your young age?) or even a tangible toy or gift that he encouraged you to play. Maybe also anything you've observed as an interaction between him and Brandon. I'd really like to know how he behaved as Bruce Lee the Father. Thanks!
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 8:23pm * Though not technically a question...I remember thinking Shannon Lee was probably the most legit thing on WMAC Masters. It always felt like a weird mix of American Gladiator, Power Rangers & that Mortal Kombat tv show (take from that what you will)...Anyone else remember that show?
    • Jun 19 2013 at 11:38pm Yes! I remember it! They filmed a scene at my old martial arts school! =)
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  • Experienced in Soulcalibur IVJun 19 2013 at 8:59pm * Hi, Shannon! I own all of the Bruce Lee games, ever made/released. His "look a likes" in video games are a constant reminder to me that there needs to be a new game. The one for the original xbox was fun, but is there another game in the works? Is that even a thought? I would be happy to do anything I can on my end to help turn this into an option.
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 9:27pm Your father was an amazing man. He sparked my love for martial art films. What are your feelings about the new statue in Los Angeles?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:58pm I think it will be a great tribute. It is not installed yet. We are helping them with their fundraising efforts now. I hope it will become a permanent fixture in LA's Chinatown soon.
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  • Amateur in Soulcalibur IVJun 19 2013 at 11:04pm Your daughter never got to meet her grandfather. Do you see any of him in her or does she see bits of herself in him through personal home movies or stories the family has about him? It's often amazing how much a child or grandchild is like someone in the family without ever having met them.
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 11:49pm Hi Shannon! I met you briefly at the National Wushu Training Center in CA on La Brea a few years back when you came to do the Bruce Lee seminar. Do you remember that event? Anyways, Bruce Lee has been a big inspiration in my life and the reason why I took up martial arts. I've always wondered what it would be like to meet him in person and often wonder what he would be like today. I would imagine he would still be active and persistent with training/teaching others martial arts and his awesome philosophy. How would you image your father would be today?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:53pm It's always so hard to say, right? But he was an active person - always wanting to learn more and better himself. He would have continued on that path for sure. And he loved to teach. He would have continued to have students and to write and act and direct. I'm sure he would have written more as well. He would have continued to flow with his passions and never stopped.
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      • Experienced in Street Fighter IVJun 25 2013 at 4:00am Thank you for responding to my question. Yes, I totally agree with all you said! That's the best answer I could have asked for. I'm glad that you have continued with his legacy and continue to honor him with everything that you do. Thank you for your hard work and dedication! =)
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 12:44am Hello Shannon. I wanted to know if your father's martial arts career had any influence on you growing up, did you attend a martial arts programs or have particular interest in that field because him? I also just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to talk to the Raptr community, it's greatly appreciate it. Dice.
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:52pm We were always punching and kicking as kids at home before he died. After he died, it was hard to jump back into martial arts. It felt like a lot of pressure with out him there. Both my brother and I turned away from it as kids but we also both came back around to it when we got older. Brandon in his teens and me in my early twenties. It was a way to connect with him and understand this thing he loved so much. Of course, I had to study his art of JKD, which both Bran and I did. But I trained with Benny Urquidez for years too. And dabbled in other arts as well. In the end, I recommend the experience to everyone. It taught me a lot about myself.
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  • Dedicated in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 19 2013 at 1:14am * Did your Father ever talk to you about different dimensions or extra-terrestrials? He seemed to have a deeper understanding of how our world works and would be all over these topics. Thank you for your time.
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 1:56am How does it feel to you to know that generations of boys and girls and men and women look up to your father? Why do you think his legacy has successfully endured to this day? What do you think Bruce Lee would do differently compared to modern action stars?
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  • Elite in Soulcalibur IVJun 19 2013 at 2:16am Hi Shannon! Just recently discovered an incredible passion in your father's work both on and off camera so I really have one big question gnawing at me: What was he like outside of the martial arts/Hollywood scene? He seemed like an incredibly kind and gentle man, and I was wondering if that was true.
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  • Jun 19 2013 at 2:27am Hi Shannon, I'd just like to say I have admired your father and his work for a long time. Was just amazed the first time I saw The Fists of Fury and Chinese Connection. I have studied martial arts on for the past few years now, and Bruce is definitely an inspiration. Is there one piece of work of your father's that is a favorite?
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  • Jun 20 2013 at 11:14am What public video or film would you say best describes how your father was in real life or as a dad? Also, what is your personal favorite form of martial arts and why?
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  • Jun 20 2013 at 6:59pm Hi Shannon, I've been a fan of your Dad's since I was a child, I also took up studying martial arts including Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Choy Lay Foot and K1 and I'm now trying to blend these styles and become Jeet Kune Do...In college I studied and graduated in Film Production and since, I have been working on a screenplay for a 'Game of Death' movie that really expresses your fathers philosophies and will also present a visual birth for Jeet Kune Do, I believe that this version of 'Game of Death' is a lot closer to what your Dad personally wanted it to be, it has a heavy focus on the blending of east and west philosophies and is all about "Becomming water", I really believe that you would be impressed with this script! So, my question is...I am not currently involved with an agency but, could I pass this on to you? If so, how? Thank you Shannon!
    • Dedicated in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 21 2013 at 11:23pm boo! This is about Shannon and Bruce, not your so called version "Game of Death". How could you possibly know what the GREAT Bruce Lee wanted? Bruce worked his way onto the big screen and dominated, through hard work and perseverance not a insider hook-up. Try it, if it's good i'll applaud you and become a fan. If not, well, there you have it.
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      • Experienced in Tekken 6Jun 22 2013 at 9:04pm Apriciate the honesty, really do! As someone who's passionate about wanting to get this project made all feedback and opinions are great to hear...I feel I know what Bruce wanted because I've read multiple biographies, studied his films religiously almost and have also read and studied 'The Tao of Jeet Kune Do', Bruce essentially wanted 'Game of Death' to be his 'masterpiece' if you will...This idea of his screenplay was to demonstrate 'The Classical mess' of martial arts, showing the faults of a system being too strict on routine, this was where he wanted to introduce the idea of formlessness...i.e. Jeet Kune Do, to put it simply (Very simply) the movie was supposed to be an advertisment or demo if you will of Jeet Kune Do to show the world the practicality in said formlessness, it was also intended to be highly philosophical, not just relying on the physical art of JKD to make this point but, also on the intellectual art of it too...The screenplay I have written in my opinion pays huge respect to Bruce, it is highly philosophical, emotional and political, it is allegorical and deeply meaningful...I understand scepticisim since you haven't heard or read anything about my version but, I assure you, I have been extremely dedicated to writing this and making sure it will never become some cheesy kung fu movie with Bruce Lee's image made to sell tickets...I hope one day I get to have this realised and in that time I hope you see it...If you're a real Bruce fan I'm sure you'll love it! :)
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  • Amateur in Soulcalibur IVJun 20 2013 at 1:10am With the death of both you father and brother on movie sets, do you believe in the so called family curse?
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  • Jun 20 2013 at 1:16am Hey that's really cool that she is participating in this. My question would be: What is she most proud of from her father's entire legacy and what steps would she like to see done in order to preserve and continue that.
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  • Jun 20 2013 at 2:05am I would like to know what is Shannon Lee's favorite memory of her father that is not too personal to share with his fans?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:49pm You know, my memories are more like glimpses or brief scenes in my mind. I was so young. I do remember going to visit him on the set at Golden Harvest and playing in our yard in Hong Kong. But what I remember most is not an image but a feeling. I remember the feeling of him - his energy, his unwavering attention, his love. That's what I remember most.
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      • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 8:31pm via desktop app It's strange how images in the mind fade even for the ones we love most, but as you said it's their essence, their lifes energy that they leave behind that reminds us to never forget, and lets us remember and keep them in our mind and heart. God Bless.
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  • Jun 20 2013 at 2:13am Welcome to the Raptr community. It is an extreme honor to have you here and the legacy that comes with it. What is it like knowing that your father helped pave the way for martial arts to gain the respect it has in America?
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  • Jun 21 2013 at 9:21am We all know how awesome Bruce Lee was as a actor, but how was his "real life"? I have read, that he spend a lot of time with making his movies, and that he had enemys because of his huge success, so his life was controlled by his job. Is this true? Sry because my bad englisch
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:47pm No. This wasn't true. My dad obviously spent a lot of time training and working on his various crafts but he did most of this at home. He loved his private life. He viewed his home as a respite from work/filming and liked to be at home as much as possible. Of course, there were period of time when he was filming or exhibiting when he was not but home was always a welcome refuge for him. And, listen, there are haters everywhere. What can you do but continue to be you and not worry about them? :)
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      • Dedicated in Street Fighter IVJun 25 2013 at 9:00am Thank you Shannon for taking the time to answer my question :) And thank you for this great answer.
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  • Jun 21 2013 at 2:50pm Can you still watch his old movies? And if there's any amazing little facets you're surprised aren't more common knowledge about the man, those would be pretty awesome to read.
    • Jun 21 2013 at 2:54pm Oh, and given that the legend probably seems to overshadow the man sometimes, are there any myths or such that you'd like to just end for all time?
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  • Dedicated in Soulcalibur IVJun 21 2013 at 6:57pm via desktop app From interviews and biopics I've seen, Bruce seemed to be a very lighthearted guy most of the time. I know he took his art and work seriously but behind the public eye was he laid back and fun at home? Thanks.
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:38pm My dad was VERY fun! I don't know if I'd ever use the term "laid back" to describe him. He was always full of energy and active. He loved to play with us kids and he loved jokes. He loved to laugh.
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      • Dedicated in Soulcalibur IVJun 24 2013 at 11:00pm via desktop app Thank you for your time and sharing your memories of your father with us. Its our memory of our loved ones that makes them immortal, and sharing those memories with others continues that immortality beyond our own lives.
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 21 2013 at 7:26pm * I just want to say that I'm a huge fan of Bruce Lee and believe that he is, in my eyes, the greatest martial artist who ever lived, even to this day. Thank you for doing this Raptr Q&A, Shannon Lee,, we all really appreciate it!!
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 21 2013 at 7:48pm via desktop app Did Bruce really chewed/ate hash?
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  • Dedicated in Street Fighter IVJun 21 2013 at 7:59pm via desktop app What do you think your father would feel about the love ad admiration people all the way around the world have for him and what do you thik about it? I just want to add that Master Lee is Someone that will always be rememered, honored, and missed by all of us and give your mother my best wishes and Brandon was also someone special to me. And I will always try to rememer how they lived and what they brought to world in such a short amount of time even though I am saddened that I never got to meet them.
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  • Jun 21 2013 at 8:15pm I bet your father was one of the nicest guy's anyone could meet and most loyal friend you can have.Plus kick anyone butt as well.LOL RIP Bruce Lee #Respect!!
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  • Experienced in Tekken 6Jun 21 2013 at 9:09pm What would you say influenced you more? The unfortunately short amount of time that you spent with your father, or growing up seeing and learning just how great an impact he had on the world.
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  • Dedicated in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 21 2013 at 11:29pm Hi! Thanks for your time.Your Father was not only a super martial artist, he was an incredible actor. So I have a 2 part question. 1)Considering the awesomeness that was your father on the big screen, which current martial arts actor do you think he would enjoy watching or working with? 2) Which current martial arts actor do you enjoy watching, and how does he/she compare in terms of acting, not just martial artist, to your father?
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 21 2013 at 12:21am via desktop app hello. bruce lee movies have helped me in my seek by personal issues and a few other people who have made instructional videos. I have a friend who can karate that Point all the time that it is the only martial art that has a warrior soul and he be proud of this and I do not know why I never get any answers as to why. so how should I take his word as? any whon help
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  • Hardcore in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 21 2013 at 2:24am HI Shannon Bruce Has made such a huge mark in todays world and in many hearts. I was wondering if he had legends and figures to make him challenge himself and inspirational people he looked up to?
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  • Hardcore in Super Street Fighter IVJun 21 2013 at 2:31am A question: The fighting game community is flourishing right now and in past games there has been many "clones" of your father. Wouldn't you like to see an actual fighting game revolving around Bruce and styled like a Hong Kong action cinema flick? It could pay tribute to his past works and have potential to become a great project.
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  • Elite in Street Fighter IVJun 21 2013 at 4:50am Bruce Lee was so much more than what people remember him for; he was a thinker.
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  • Dedicated in Street Fighter IVJun 22 2013 at 8:00am via desktop app First time asking: My question will be: With Bruce Lee being an actor, fighter, trainer, celebrity, etc. and passing at an earl age (God Bless His Soul), is there anything you wish you and your father could've done while he was still alive, or anything you miss doing with him?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:56pm Everything. He would have been an amazing grandfather. He would have been an amazing sounding board and guide.
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  • Jun 22 2013 at 11:21am Hello, My question is:- Is Bruce Lee human? Or is he some kind of Martial Arts alien? Every video I see him in never fails to amaze me :)
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  • Newbie in Tekken 6Jun 22 2013 at 12:04pm What is Shannon Lee's favorite movie starring her father Bruce Lee and why?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:55pm It's always so hard to choose. I love ETD because I think it's great movie and personally, I like to hear the sound of his voice. I love WotD because it came from him and it has his humor and his style. Those are my top two!
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      • Newbie in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 10:49pm I really like to hear your father's voice as well. I wish the older films had his voice in it. Even if I can't understand the language I still would like to hear his delivery of whatever lines he spoke because I know it would be filled with passion and his personality! Thanks for answering my question! :-)
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  • Newbie in Tekken 6Jun 22 2013 at 12:14pm What do you think is the most important "message" or philosophy Bruce Lee wanted to convey to his audience through his films or martial arts training is? What do you think was the most important thing he wanted to communicate to his fans was?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:44pm I think there were many. I think he wanted to share the beauty of his Chinese culture through his martial arts and philosophy. I think he was not just trying to showcase martial arts but the highest and most elevated form of it. And I think he wanted to show that we can all make a difference if we cultivate ourselves and act.
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      • Dedicated in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 10:44pm I feel the same way that is what I have always loved his philosophy and not just his Martial arts.People like me would have never got to see how beautiful The Chinese culture is.
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      • Newbie in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 10:55pm Thank you again for taking the time to answer my question. I have definitely been inspired by Bruce Lee's dedication to improving himself both physically and mentally and I will always be grateful to him for that inspiration!
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  • Elite in Soulcalibur IVJun 22 2013 at 3:40pm Hello All! The landscape of martial arts cinema has historically always been an uphill battle to receive mainstream attention from audiences and the studios holding the keys to theaters... most noticeably in the west. However Bruce Lee and those who followed helped break down barriers and propelled martial arts to brand new audiences worldwide. Today however, following what seems to have been the golden age of Kung fu films, there seems to be a shortage of heroes able to make the same kind of breakthroughs or innovate new ones. There simply aren't enough quality martial arts films getting Hollywood exposure or proper fanfare. What advice would would you give to this and the next generation of aspiring martial arts filmmakers? What must be done to bring martial arts cinema back into the mainstream eye and perhaps to heights beyond even that of its heyday?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 12:14am I think the problem lies in trying too hard to design cool, in your face action and not paying attention to story and message. My father wanted several things in his films: he wanted a good story, great action sequences (that you can a actually see and appreciate), a good REASON for undertaking the action (emotional / moral content) and a philosophical perspective. Bring those things back and I think things will be better.
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      • Elite in Soulcalibur IVJun 24 2013 at 2:00am Thank you for this response, it is highly appreciated. I will definitely follow in this advice and I will continue doing all I can to help things get better.
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  • Dedicated in Street Fighter IVJun 22 2013 at 5:46pm via desktop app the man he know move dont need be same move it has his own stye his goal is also speed he want be faster than bulllet like speed of time. He never give up martail artist. He was keeping training for good for his heath. shannon lee dont give up on you father life and our brother too this guy are awesome. :D i watch that moive i do miss them . bye bye xD
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 22 2013 at 8:49pm via desktop app awsome.
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  • Jun 22 2013 at 6:28am I consider Bruce Lee the legend and founder of current mixed martial arts. It is very welcoming to see someone like that here, I also took martial arts but as I discovered some fighting styles I just couldn't do and reading his research told me to use what I can, adapt what I can, and discard the rest. it has worked well for me.
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  • Amateur in Soulcalibur IVJun 22 2013 at 7:46am Outside of martial arts what is your favorite thing Bruce Lee would do?
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  • Jun 23 2013 at 10:16pm Hi Shannon, thanks in advance for participating in this Raptr Q&A I think Bruce revolutionized the approach to Martial Art for everyone. I can't help but think that in a world that is becoming more and more dependent by technology in general, he would have adviced not to lose oneself to technology, to take good care of one's own body, surpassing its physical limits. But I also think that he would approve of many things that are getting realized nowadays, like robotic arms for who has lost them, or similar technological features to improve one's scarred life. Where do you see him today? Would he collaborate to improve the research on the anatomical possibilities of human beings, or maybe to challenge what machines can achieve today? Would he motivate everyone to focus on such and other researches and become an opinion leader on avoiding prejudice and racism? Thank you again for your time
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  • Jun 23 2013 at 12:04am Dear Shannon, First of all, many thanks and a lot of appreciation for your continuous efforts on keeping your father's legacy alive. Secondly, I find it very admirable that you are taking all this time for the wonderful fans and community! Your approach to everything is simply quite amazing. Like others who have commented here, I am a huge fan of your father. I like to mention that I have quite a few memorabilia, including the awesome limited 'Walk On!' Warrior Hoodie and the limited expanded edition of the 'Tao of Jeet Kune Do', and am very proud to have those as part of my 'collection'. To be honest, I could probably ask quite a few questions (and say many more things), but will ask one question which has to be somewhere high up on my 'To ask'-list: From the many great (many more adjectives could be applied here) thoughts & philosophies your father had and shared with everyone, which of those are you most keen on to 'teach' to your daughter? Thank you for taking your time and looking at/through all these comments, I will be looking forward to your answers, to any of these. Kind regards, Bruce, a Dutch Bruce Lee 'fan' PS: Even though I know that, despite my own father's 'wishes' (who is also quite the fan himself), I was not specifically named after Bruce Lee, I still would like to believe so myself and try to live up to his moral standards and believe of respect.
    • Jun 23 2013 at 2:46am Also just to add, I created my gaming handle 'in honor' of your father. I was looking for something that was related to martial arts and/or Bruce Lee in particular, yet totally unique. Finally, I decided to go with 'Slunigo', an anagram for 'Siu Long' (or 'Xiao Long'). Especially now with this message (and the above, original comment) directed to you, Shannon, I hope I made no mistake(s), but as far as I know 'Siu Long' stands for 'Little Dragon', your father's name in Cantonese (Jyutping). Unfortunately, I have no knowledge of the Chinese language, so I would feel terrible if any of the above is incorrect, so if there's an error please correct and forgive me, but there is definitely no disrespect meant!
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    • Jun 24 2013 at 6:41pm I want to pass on so many things to my daughter it would be hard to pick just one but in general I want her to know that her journey here on earth is one of self cultivation and expression. One of my dad's favorite quotes is "The medicine for my suffering I had within me all along." I guess I like that because it tells me I have the power to make my life what I want it to be. And, yes "Siu Loong" or "Siu Long" is the cantonese for Little Dragon, which was one of my father's Chinese names.
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  • Newbie in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 23 2013 at 3:21am The first time I witnessed Bruce Lee's awesomeness was when I was 5 (Enter The Dragon) I was just absorbed by his coolness. As I got older, I can say I've watched almost every movie he's been in 20+. I'm only 14 at the moment but am a HUGE fan. Your dad was an amazing man. My question/s to you, Would you ever want your children, grandchildren, their children, etc. to follow in your father's footsteps? If so, why? Again, thank you for participating in this event. It would mean the world to me for you to answer the questions. Your father was a truly great man, and he will never be forgotten.
    • Jun 24 2013 at 12:07am What I really want for my daughter is to make her own footsteps. But if those steps involved some that have been tread by my father or brother or me., that would be fine with me as long as she is doing something that she is passionate about.
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  • Amateur in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 4:29pm Your very beautiful, are you single?
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 4:40pm During your run on WMAC Masters, there were few if any direct references to Bruce Lee. Even when during the romance angle they tried with you. You did mention once or twice his philosophies as passed down to you and your brother. Was this due to a compromise with the production and would Bruce Lee approve of the show despite it being "sports entertainment"?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 12:04am We didn't mention my father much on the show because the show was t really about that. It was just a fun tie in to me as far as the show was concerned. I have no idea what my father would have thought of the show. But are t all movies and tv not real combat and just for entertainment? It was for kids. And it incorporated a chance to enjoy the arts. That was a good thing I think. :)
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  • Amateur in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 4:46pm A quick question will we see some rendition of your father, on a next gen game system I.E. Wii U, XBOXONE,PS4?
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 4:47pm I always wondered: if Bruce Lee had not passed, would we have been subjected to a action star diversifying his brand (i.e. "Waking up with the Dragon" in the mornings during the 80s) or an expansion of his intellectual endeavors like poetry, philosophy, and potentially politics?
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 4:50pm Despite this Q&A on a video game centric site: How do you think your father would find video games? Would we see official Kinect workout and marital assets training software or would he disapprove and view it as a waste of effort?
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 5:04pm Not directly relating to Bruce Lee but I have always wondered if you derive solace or perhaps a certain catharsis performing music with Medicine?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 11:59pm I definitely enjoy the chance to perform whenever it arises. I think what I love about it is the aliveness of it if you will. It's an opportunity to connect your being into something that's immediate and terrifying and push yourself to live in the expression of that moment fully. It's not always successful but it's thrilling to try.
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 5:21pm For many years the technology to create digital recreations of actors has advanced and many have speculated that your father would be one of the best people to use this technology on. Specifically to finish "The Game of Death" and various other projects that only made it into discussions. Has this possibility been considered? Would it ever be entertained?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 11:56pm Yes. It has been discussed and entertained. But it's kind of scary too. I'd hate to have it turn out poorly. But how awesome would it be if turned out great?! I think it may be worth the risk at some point. Maybe start small and work up from there. He would be the best person to see on screen again if possible. I guess we'll see..
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  • Amateur in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 5:23pm Out of the technologies that were breaking through at his time, what was he the most taken by?
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  • Amateur in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 5:27pm Who were Bruce Lee's inspirations philosophically, artistically, in filmmaking, etc?
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 5:50pm Your father is an enduring icon of action movie badassery. That said he was a man of many passions that extended beyond action superstardom. What was his greatest passion with respect to his public life? Was action star his ultimate goal or was it merely a stepping stone towards his true ambition?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 11:53pm My father's true passion was martial arts and self cultivation through martial arts. He really thought of film as a vehicle for sharing his art and culture and a way to take care of his family. He loved the creativity of it but his passion was with combat!
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 6:05pm In video games we see countless homages to Bruce Lee and they all are caricatures on the same idea we have of him through the puritan of his body of work in film. As a result are any of the portrayals you are aware of reasonably close to the man himself as he really was?
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  • Elite in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 6:05pm What kinds of activities was Bruce Lee into when he wanted to relax? What about his favorite food when when he went for taste? Also, what films and music was he most into? While I'm at it, what did Bruce Lee like to read?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:10pm Ms. Shannon, Do you practice Martial Arts ? Do you find yourself practicing some of the philosophies of your Father? Do you have any philosophical differences with him?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:12pm Hi! I was wondering if you remembered any kettlebells around the house?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 1:26am Hmmm just asking because John Saxon was talking about how your father worked out with them. I was just wondering if you remembered.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:12pm What do you think Bruce Lee would think about martial arts today? Is it becoming detached from its roots? Is it changing? and if so, for better or for worse?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 11:50pm Well my father was not one to dishonor anyone's traditions and I know he believed in starting somewhere and having good basics but he also said "to change with change is the changeless state." So I think he would have just flowed with it all.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:13pm how you doing Shannon my your mother and the family doing in your little precious jewel of a daughter how is she doing I always imagine your father being alive to see his great great his granddaughter I hope your daughter follows her grandpa
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:14pm Hi Shannon. I was born and raised right across the street from your father's burial site on 15th Ave and went to school with Taky Kimura's son Andy along attending Garfield High School and UW in Seattle so Bruce Lee is a huge part of who I am. His words of wisdom and movies gave me huge amount of inspiration on how to live my life. Although I have no questions today I just want to wish you and your Mom the best. Bruce Lee will live in our culture and in our lives forever! He was a great martial artist and even better human being!
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:14pm yup either name me feel whole because I was a kid growing up with a disability and they told me I could walk I'll talk or see a sink and your father show me how to be a man and stuff like that and one thing that I always have to say to people really always told me the way to the way to feel like a gentleman
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:15pm let me ask you a question why you'd stop acting you would have been an accident accident actress to see how your father than your brothers legacy I hope to see you in a show dealing with martial arts second action adventure series because you are a very talented beautiful elegant woman you should be there
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:20pm thank you. i stopped acting for a number of reasons. i think about getting back into it sometimes but i'm not sure how much time i have to devote to it now. i didn't have a good team around me. i didn't like the parts i was getting. i wanted to have a family and do other things.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:16pm ls1 n**** opening me cm that's fascinates me I hope that you pick up all of us have a your own personal webpage on it and we went to find out when you get a new another convention on your father in the league of martial arts I hope you come to Fort Lauderdale Florida in a big convention
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:17pm Also, what was Bruce Lee like as a father? was he hard and forceful? soft and caring? did he try to get you into martial arts? film?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:18pm We were punching and kicking from the moment we could punch and kick in our house! He was extremely playful and caring. He loved being at home with us kids whenever he could. He was strict too for sure. My teen years were definitely mad easier without him. haha.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:17pm California is not the only one that gives father all around so you should see if you could do a convention in Fort Lauderdale Florida the big convention center we have here so we could see your parents and everybody else
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:17pm Bruce Lee has been an inspiration and idol in my life. Particularly in the disciplines of focus and concentration. I wonder how would he adapt focus and concentration with the modern internet and the instant availability of knowledge. I think a certain level of discipline needs to be considered. A discipline that would I would think be would rare in modern times.
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  • Experienced in Super Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 6:17pm Would Bruce Lee have beat Muhammad Ali? I would have liked to see that match almost as much as Bruce.
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  • Experienced in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 6:19pm Do you think Bruce would've prefered Playstation or Xbox? :P
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:20pm how would Bruce feel about games of today that has him in them I bet he would have been a master at fighting games with his quick thinking and hand movements he wouldn't needed to look at the instruction books to do. characters moves
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:20pm Aside from martial arts and philosophy, what would you have liked to learn from your father?
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  • Experienced in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 6:22pm Shannon, Greetings! I have been a fan and follower of your Father's since I was little. Thank you for continuing his legacy so wonderfully! My question is: what is your current relationship with the Martial Arts film industry as well as the gaming industry? Are you a fan of fighting games (and games in general) and how do you feel about another Bruce Lee video game?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:16pm I would love for there to be a BL video game. I only recently got the rights to work on back under my family's control so that's why there haven't been any games (or any good ones)over the years. I would love to be able to bring the ultimate BL game to the gamers. But that's a big challenge and I would need to find a company that was interested in wanting to go there. I myself do not play vid games much. I played a little Tekken in my day and I'm a casual gamer on my iphone. As for the martial arts film industry, I have several projects in the works. So get ready!
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:35pm Hi Shannon, Bruce Lee is my godfather I love all the works he did I love the way he think, His life philosophy. He is the best, He is the greatest and I pray to God to have mercy on him and make him in the highest paradise. I love all the family, I love father Bruce Lee, Mother Linda, brother Brandon God have mercy on him, and the sweetest sister Shannon :) Can you do me a favor please Shannon? I want a picture of father Bruce Lee with your signature on it as a souvenir for best memories :) I have a big hope that you will respond. This is my number +201068306993 Have a nice day Shannon ;) Thank you, Magdy
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:43pm I find it so honorable that you put so much time into remembering your father. I also hope that you take his passion for life (even a fraction of it) to promoting and perfecting (as Bruce would have it) a part of your own life. Also be sure to have plenty of kids, I want to make sure there are plenty more Bruce's running around in the future. That aside my humble question: I watch videos on Bruce Lee, I know he had contact with Gene Lebell, part of me wonders is how much time did he dedicate to the ground game, and did he value it? There are so many questions brimming in my head right now, but I'll just ask this one, do you watch any of his old videos. The Big Boss, Enter the Dragon etc... Is it an annual event, or monthly would you watch one? What's your favorite one, and what do you think of your dad as an actor and the roles he plays in the movies. He always was the pacifist being pulled into the fight. Thanks, I hope you get to answer these questions.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:48pm Shannon, I live in WA and was born in Seattle. As a child I was mesmerized by what your father did on my TV. My father took me to his grave site every year where I brought him a stick of gum and a penny, on e year we saw you and your mother but out of respect we did not approach. As I grew older I realized why my father took me there and why he wanted me to know about Bruce. He did it because Bruce was more than just a man to my father and I he was something else. We feel he was put on this earth to show people that no matter what you go through in life no matter how big or small a problem may be, he thought us that it can be overcome if you set your mind to it. The quote I live by from your father is "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." I thank you for all you do to keep your fathers spirit alive. Here is my quote "The only thing you have to live is life, so don't let it pass you by." - Erik deChatonnayree
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:49pm hello, hope all i well and blessed... always been a fan of your father... is there or will there be any plans for a anime "BRUCE LEE"
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  • Amateur in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 6:51pm Hi Shannon -- I'm a big fan of the band Medicine and (as you know, of course) you sang on their fourth album. How did that come about, and do you have any other music projects in the works?
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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 6:53pm If people could take only one important thing from your family's legacy, what would you want that to be?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:06pm To take the time to discover who they are and then cultivate that and then actualize it out into the world. And to be kind to your fellow humans.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 6:56pm hello,.. hope all is well and blessed... always been a fan of your father... is there or will there be any plans for a "BRUCE LEE" anime series?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:06pm We have been talking around a BL animated series. It is still in early stages. Stay tuned for more......
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  • Dedicated in Street Fighter X TekkenJun 24 2013 at 7:04pm Dear Shannon, It is a shame that his ability to deal with both abstract and linear thinking is overshadowed by his physical abilities, and thus many people do not know about Bruce Lee, the Thinker. I do not know the legal side of things, but would you ever approve of a Bruce Lee Philosophy course taught in post-secondary institutions? I find his branch of thinking to be more practical, yet an up to date version of Sun Tzu's the Art Of War. I guess as an extension of continuing his teaching, would he ever teach the course himself as a professor?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:07pm Dear Shannon, My question is this: I find the combination between baseball (The Giants) and Bruce Lee (read Martial Arts) very interesting, but also a very ‘catchy’ choice! How did this collaboration come about? Have a nice day! Greetings from the Netherlands.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:08pm Hi Shannon, it's an honor to speak with you. I have been a fan of your fathers since I was about 5 years old (probably the first time I watched enter the dragon, on those old laser disc's, probably watched it at least 50 times since,) so narrowing it down to one question is really tough, how about two? : ) Question 1: I know Bruce was very philisophical and his mind and thinking was brilliant. As a Christian man all my life (33 years), I often have wondered if Bruce was committed to one form of religion and if he believed in the Christian God, or was more of a spiritual 'free thinker' and from various religions took idea's and beliefs, simliar to the art of JKD, taking what applies and works from many places and going with that as a form of his beliefs? Second: I have heard and read many, and I mean many, stories and articles regarding the real fight Bruce was in to be allowed to keep teaching his art to us westerner's; should he win. Well we know he won, but what is the real story regarding his back being injured? 'The Bruce Lee Story' portrays his back being broken following the fight, and major damage. Yet, I have read other articles and notes that don't even suggest anything happened to his back or of injury at all. I may stand corrected but even in some documentaries I recall the mention of the fight but nothing of a horrific back injury portrayed in 'The Bruce Lee Story.' Can you please shed some light on what really happened if anything? Thank you, Randy, MI
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:05pm 1: my father did not follow any one religion. He was more of a free thinker and as he felt in martial arts, so he felt with religious traditions - that they ultimately separated people rather than bringing them together and they were too rigid. 2. He injured his back at home. He attempted to do a "good morning" exercise without warming up as he usually did. This exercise entails putting a weighted bar across your shoulders and bending at the waist with legs straight and then coming back up. It caused a very serious injury that he was told he would never fully recover from.
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      • Jun 24 2013 at 9:24pm Wow! I have no idea why they misrepresented that in the movie, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. I liked that movie, but often questioned its accuracy...they totally took that a different and inaccurate direction, now I finally know!! Thank You!
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:10pm What is your most memorable moment you remember with your father?. and thanks again for keeping your father's influence alive for all.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:10pm Bruce Lee had always been a futuristic person. His movies and techniques in martial arts were ahead of the time. But what's been most impressive is his philosophical mind. He was a gifted think tank, but who was Mr.Lee's favorite philosopher? whose books were more in number in Lee's book shelf? Which philosopher inspired Lee the most?
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