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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 24 2013 at 9:40pm Hello Shannon!, I wanted to ask you what you plan in the future in regards to Bruce Lee Enterprises. I know its ultimate goal is to promote and keep alive your father's legacy, but what direction you want to take the company? I've noticed that a lot of recently released merchandise are of the very small scale "limited edition" type that is geared more for the hardcore fanatic fans. Do you plan on having any products on a more massive scale in maybe stores like walmart, target, macy's, etc. to reach more of the public? Specifically, the younger generations who may not know who Bruce Lee is or what he's about? As with most of the world, your father has been a huge influence on me and although everybody my age (30) and older knows of Bruce and admires him, most of the younger generation that I talk to now know nothing of him except maybe his name at best. I would love to see his presence in more mainstream outlets. Thanks for reading! -Tom Kuo
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 9:02pm * Hi Shannon :D! Some of his stunts were dangerous, were the family worried about him getting hurt?? or were you and your brother at the set of any of his movies?? Also, did you have a favourite place for vacation with your dad or your brother?
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oct 21 2013 at 3:58pm Were the winners for this ever posted?
    • Dedicated in Mortal Kombat (2011)Oct 22 2013 at 10:50am I have not heard or gotten any messages that I can remember... good question, anyone know?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 12:45am Hi Shannon, first of all keep up the good work on keeping your fathers legacy alive. Thank you! Bruce Lee is a big influence in my life and I can't get enough of him, which brings me to my question, is there any chance of the HK TVB interviews on the show Enjoy Yourself Tonight, will ever see the light of day? I have only seen stills and and a short vid of Bruce with Brandon. This footage would be gold! Just to hear him speak again in an interview would be so awesome and a real treat for any Bruce Lee fan. Have you seen any of these interviews yourself or know if they even exist? Surely someone out there has them all.. I really hope they surface someday.. Thanks for your time. Brad.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:57pm Hey Shannon Greetings from NC. I am a lifelong fan of your Dad's and would love to know if he ever met Elvis Presley? I know Elvis was big into martial arts and was a close friend of Ed Parker who your Dad also knew very well... Any stories you can share? Thanks and have a great week! ~ JD
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  • Elite in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 9:23pm Hello my sister from another mother. As a gamer I was wondering, seeing as graphics and effects have improved tenfold. Have you ever considered getting a game out that takes Bruce Lee on his life's story? It can be a type of adventure game that shows his struggles, his success, his love while maintaining other important roles in his life, his philosophies and how he acted on them. The game could give people a good understanding of Bruce. A lot of people unfortunately nowadays do not watch TV or movies. They stick to other media outlets such as phones and gaming. It would be awesome to introduce a Bruce Lee story in a unique way to new generations of people, in the format of something they enjoy most. There could be a few things in between to spice things up of course lol. Similar to the Bruce Lee story, where they had him fighting his inner demon. Anyway, can't wait till the Bruce Lee Museum is up and ready! I'm subscribed to the channel and comment on the vids when I can. Hope the rest of your year goes well! - Yorai Dragon.
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 8:20pm via desktop app "Please forgive me if this question is to close to heart and I understand if you choose not to answer." Hi Shannon and thanks oh sooo much for participating in this Raptr Q & A. This question is from controversies of the past and Surrounds the speculation of a Lee curse that followed the males in your family, ultimately leading to your father's birth given name being female oriented and the main reason for your family leaving their homeland. My question is, is there any truth to those rumors? By truth I mean, [Did you, your parents, grandparents and or Late brother believe in said curse or was it a media nightmare/craze that blew up enveloping your family for decades? And if possible depending on your answer, whether yes or no can you explain your thoughts and/or how it affected you growing up? I know there are 2 questions, so if only one can be answered , I would like to know how it made you feel growing up, with the rumors of a curse following your loved ones with malicious intent and how you dealt with that? God Bless You and Your Family. Sincerely Prolific
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:35pm Hi shannon I am a italian fan of Bruce Lee, I write to you from the south of Italy specifically from Calabria, I am writing because i wanted to compliment your father because it is able to spread the martial arts and chinese culture in the word.I ' ve read his book and his letters that he wrote and I must say it helped me a lot. I hope that in a couple of years can i come to find Bruce and Brandon at Siattle and to bring my warmes tributes. I'm sorry for my bad grammar but i do not speak well the english, i hope yuo can read this kind letter you my most cordial greetings.
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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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  • 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 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 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 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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  • Experienced in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jul 10 2013 at 3:35am via desktop app I just started taking Wing Chun recently so this is awesome. I really want to learn Jeet Kune Do one day and I've always loved Martial Arts sense I saw my first Kung-Fu movie when I was little. Needless to say I look up to Bruce and he's been a great inspiration to me. Any suggestions for a fledgling Martial Artist? Also are there any life philosphies or words of wisdom you can share for the sake of self mastery and making the world a better place. Thanks Shannon, You're great :D ~Blake
    • Jul 10 2013 at 6:27am hi Mr.Blake.. No one can learn Jeet Kune Do. There is no separate form of it or style as the MASTER says. You must apply or repond using the suitable technique based on the actual situation you are facing. No pre-planned techniques is applied. Attacking the opponent body part which is nearer to you and using every opportunity to punch the opponent is the basis. You need to do good exercise consistantly to increase the speed in movement of legs & hands. Thanks & Regards, Takine
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      • Dedicated in Soulcalibur IVJul 11 2013 at 5:41pm via desktop app <moderated>
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        • Jul 15 2013 at 12:29pm Takinesan is right, you can't learn Jeet Kune Do. Lee's art couldn't be systematized or put into form because it was fluid and constantly changing depending on the circumstances ("Be water my friend", "Having no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation"). You obviously missed the whole point behind his teachings and Bruce was aware that people will probably misunderstand him or try to make profit of JKD.
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            • Jul 16 2013 at 7:17pm @fudan79 So you have the JKD book? Good. How about reading it instead of posting "stuped" shit from the bottomless pit of your anus? Also, I have a much better book for you: http://c14.mrcdn.net/22a/8b4/abd/344/e2e/776/fee/dff/8f4/e4e/c3.jpg
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              • Mar 17 2015 at 1:48am @Arthandas I learn JKD.. Bruce made up his own moves like that certain punch that is more powerful then the karate punch ;) Okay you can say that I can't learn JKD although I have to learn that there is no way as way ect I okay I learn the meaning of italthough I learn moves that are only classed under JKD.. the moves Bruce come up with.. although I don't think he classed them under JKD I think that's just the UFC and all haha, that says I'm not learning JKD I am learning JKD so I am learning JKD but philosophically I am not, although on other terms I am, I am learning about JKD (So I'm learning it in terms so don't get so angry over people) I only know about JKD because I taught my self that is learning.. is it not? "teaching my self counts as learning" Bruce was a philosophical type of guy.
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    • Jul 12 2013 at 2:59pm Why do people keep asking questions a month after the discussion ended? Do the commentators make a practice of coming back and answering late questions? I've never seen any replies, so do they do it in PMs? Just wondering as I see a lot of people seeming to believe that.
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  • Jun 25 2013 at 10:54am Did Bruce lee and Chuck Norris ever had a professional fight?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 12:10am Hi Shannon, Can you give me more information on Bruce's training methods, specifically, do you know how he trained his fast-twitch muscle fibers? I think you mentioned once that he was doing something with his eyes. In the docudrama "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story", actor Jason Lee depicts Bruce training with Electronic Muscle Stimulation" equipment. Did he use this equipment? John Little may have also mentioned this. Are there any resources out there (print, etc) which elaborate on his training methods other than the John Little books?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 10:13pm Dear Shannon - THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing this, I have been a huge fan of your Dad since I was 13 (I'm 23 now) and I can't begin to tell you how many positive and uplifting experiences I've had in my life learning from his writings and watching his movies. I have so many questions (many you've already answered) about your Dad. I've always pictured Bruce in my mind to have an indomitable spirit and determination about him, but part of me wonders if he had days when he couldn't seem to find an answer to a question or problem that he was working on. When, or if, those kind of days did happen do you know what is was like? Did he ask for advice much? Or did he meditate? Did he work out? Did he laugh off his problems and move forward, ever optimistic? I kind of imagine he did all of those things, he just seemed like that kind of person, but that's something I've always wanted to know.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 10:09pm "Bruce Lee showed us Fist Of Fury to join The Chinese Connection so that we can Enter The Dragon and learn The Way Of The Dragon to reach the top of The Game Of Death to help his son Brandon Lee with The Showdown In Little Tokyo with his Rapid Fire with the help of The Crow"
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:52pm "Bruce Lee showed us Fist Of Fury to join The Chinese Connection so that we can Enter The Dragon and learn The Way Of The Dragon to reach the top of The Game Of Death to help his son Brandon Lee with The Showdown In Little Tokyo with his Rapid Fire with the help of The Crow"
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:36pm Hey Shannon, What is the best proverb describing your father? That would be my last question since it's late here in Poland. Thank You for participating in this Q&A and I wish you good fortune :)
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:16pm Hello there, Shannon! I have many questions since I'm a huge fan but I'm gonna ask just one. I live in a small country, even my nickname is Lee since highschool (for 25 y's now) and I just need to hear your point of view on the movie "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story". Did you like it or not? And if not why? In a few words. Thanks for your precious time. I wish to your whole family to have a great life! ;) Take care of yourselves
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  • Hardcore in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 9:11pm I've been wondering this forever, it'd be great if you could cure my curiosity. What kind of music did your father like to listen to? And what were some of his personal favorite movies?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 9:15pm I read somewhere that he workouted to "Mission Impossible" theme by Lalo Shifrin :)
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 9:10pm via desktop app This isn't a question but a thank you. My little brother had a very tough life, as I know many have. But without your father's philosophies and spark for life I truly believe my brother would be in a far worse place right now. He and I attribute lots of his success to what he learned from your family. He took that and continued on a path of his own. That path would not have been possible if your father didn't lay out the outline of what or should I say who he wanted to become. Thanks to all the books, interviews, etc... he was able to define himself on his own terms and come through stronger for it. And for that I thank you, your father, brother and the whole Lee family in general, for you all had a role in our and especially his life and always will. God Bless You and Yours. Sincerely Stephen :)
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:53pm Hi, Do You Think Your Father Was Murdered? His Philosophy And Outlook On Life Was One That Couldn't Be Stopped Or Controlled For That Matter. This Man Was Absolute In Every Way Which Strikes Fear To Those In Power Over Peoples Perception. "To Hell With Circumstances; I Create Opportunities." This Is Certainly The Kind Of Man That Was Bound By Nothing! (In Now Way Do I Mean Any Disrespect)
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:05pm Shannon, Are you okay? My Aluizio is, I live in Brazil, where Master Bruce has a huge audience, as indeed in all place World. I was born in 1965, the year that Brandon was also born. Brandon was in Brazil in 1992 to promote the film "Rapid Fire", shortly before the tragedy. Since 1974, with a fan and collector of Master Bruce. The my 2 questions: 1) The Master Bruce had faith? Was Buddhist? I never thought this question. 2) The first choice in "The Way of the Dragon" was Joe Lewis, right? Thank you Shannon.
    • Jun 24 2013 at 8:13pm My father did not follow any particular religious tradition. He believed in a spiritual side of life but as with his beliefs about martial arts styles, I think he felt religious traditions and beliefs separated people and were too rigid for his way.
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      • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 8:24pm via desktop app what a intelligent man. He was a great man ahead of his time imo.
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      • Jun 24 2013 at 8:29pm I have noticed many connections between Zen Buddhism and quotations of Bruce in not only "Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way" but other books concerning your father's views as well. I have recently been absorbed by literature about Zen and I think it suits a martial artist like him.
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      • Jun 24 2013 at 8:39pm Thank You, Shannon.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:57pm Have you considered making movies? The troubled world we live in could use the guiding light and inspiration of the Lee name once again.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:38pm Shannon, Thank you very much for spending time doing a Q&A. I'm sure anyone here loves it! I was very blessed when I was younger to be able to work out with Dan Inosanto and Chris Sato. Even more blessed to be able to be able to sit down and hear stories about your father when Chris's dad was teaching him Judo. Chris said your dad was a lot of fun. Very cocky (lol) and young. So I guess really my question is can you share any stories with us that you remember and we haven't heard? I know in an earlier post you said you just basically remember glimpses. But maybe you have heard stories from your dad's friends or mom you could share? Thank you, Chris
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 7:33pm Dear Shannon my name is Martin and my question to you is. If you had the opportunity in the life again to have your father and brother back just for 1 day what would you do with them, what would you talk to them about? Would it be about the new world we live in or how their passing affected you and your mother's lives. I'm glad your fire still burns strong lady dragon and so glad you are willing to teach and share that flame with the world. Thank you
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Dedicated in Tekken 6Jun 21 2013 at 7:48pm via desktop app Did Bruce really chewed/ate hash?
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Jul 29 2013 at 8:42pm https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153068832520634&set=a.184478615633.250170.184049470633&type=1&theater i just want to have the fifth one set of clothes, where can i find these clothes and buy them?
    • Experienced in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jul 29 2013 at 12:21am I got my kung-fu jacket from this place called Gifts from Afar, a mall shop in my area. You might have better luck on the internet but if that's not an option that would be my suggestion. Head to the biggest city where you live and go questing for it round mall shops. lol
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  • Newbie in Tekken 6Jun 28 2013 at 4:05pm Hi Shannon your father was able to train and be with the family at the same time? or devoting more time to workout?
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  • Jun 28 2013 at 3:28pm Hi Shannon Your frather could at the same time to train and keep the family?, or he trained and spend less time at home in family?
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  • Jun 26 2013 at 9:25pm Shannon, were you at the set of your father's second film Game of death
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  • Jun 26 2013 at 8:41pm Hi All. I have a Bruce Lee (Magazine) from Argentina (Spanish Language) Number 1 to Number 40. Any interested? gregasiaprodu @ gmail. com
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  • Jun 26 2013 at 2:48pm i am sad that i missed the opportunity to talk to you Ms.Shannan
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  • Jun 26 2013 at 12:59pm Hi, Legend's precious baby . . . your dad made awesome impression to me ..
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  • Jun 25 2013 at 9:21pm Are you proud a lot of your dad?
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 25 2013 at 6:12pm im am an avid martial arts fan, ur father was and still is the best ever. his skills were second to none. they need to remake the bruce lee game again. I have no problem picking it up when launched. haha.
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  • Jun 25 2013 at 2:21pm Dear Ms.Shannon, i would like to know whom was he believed in? ie., what was your father faith in God.
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  • Jun 25 2013 at 9:12am Enter The Dragon began the New Era in Martial Arts movies. So what changes do you noticed in Martial Arts movie genre after the release of Enter The Dragon?
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  • Amateur in Tekken 6Jun 25 2013 at 8:14am I've heard rumors that Bruce Lee had met Muhammad Ali but never known whether to believe them or not. Can you confirm this meeting took place? Also, Bruce Lee became a very popular celebrity and icon and must of met many inspirational and special individuals were they any people in particular that he truly admired?
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  • Elite in Tekken 6Jun 24 2013 at 7:13am Your dad was amazing in all of his martial arts films. Do you think your dad would have done any other genre of movie or Tv show?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 5:50am A few days ago, I watched a movie called IP Man, a biographical account on your father's master Yip Man. Have you met the grand master himself, also when and if you did take up marshal arts, were you enrolled under your father's master, or under your father? Also do you practice Wing Chun? Thanks.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 4:33am Hello Shannon, I am a huge fan of your father. Bruce Lee is one of my heroes. My favorite quote from Bruce was from Enter The Dragon, "Don't think, feel, it is like a finger pointing away to the moon, don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory". I think this is great advice for life in general. My question is, did your father have a favorite quote or philosophy?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 3:16am hola amigo yo soy de mucho a bruce lee y lo estaño mucho tu amigo bruce lee
    • Jun 24 2013 at 4:31am Amigo, tu español... deja mucho que desear. In English: Your Spanish... leaves much to be desired, buddeeeee.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 2:57am via desktop app I just wanted to say that,i'm a 30 year old man and ever since I was a kid (4years old)i admire the first few films of Bruce Lee I use too rewind the cassette (VHS)over and over, and ever since till now I still watch them all, I'm a huge fan and the movies never get old, I even try to nunchuck just like him and I think im getting better and better,and for the record Bruce Lee is tattoo'ed on my back from enter the dragon.I will celibrate by watching Enter the Dragon once more again,and again,thanks for reading..B.L.fan#1
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 2:36am Shannon, I remember your father direct the game of death
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 12:24am Hey Shannon! I was wondering what the status was currently on the Bruce Lee action museum? I have long been planning to make it on grand opening day whenever that may be :)
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 12:12am * When will Brandon Lee's passing receive a proper investigation? There are at least two anomalies with the official story. In an interview the actor that shot Brandon Lee by accident said he wasn't even suppose to be handling a gun in the scene and that right before the scene the director, Alex Proyas, gave him the gun the to use. Why wasn't Alex Proyas held accountable for the gun that he gave the actor to use? Also the autopsy report said it was a full caliber bullet found inside the body NOT a fragment of anything but a full caliber bullet. I'm a huge fan of your brother and your father and of you. I find this utterly unconscionable. Where's the justice....
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 12:00am Where would I go to learn his martial arts? is there a book, or dvd, or something??
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 11:59pm I think it would be great to meet his daughter and tour his home
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 11:58pm Did you learn his martial arts too?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 11:57pm Your father was my hero....Did he lift weights to make his body as strong as he was or did he use some technique?
    • Jun 24 2013 at 5:10am He used tons of techniques. Just read "Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body, and "The Art of Gung Fu" (among others). Also, as I understand it, Bruce was pretty much open to anything that could possibly help make him a better martial artist and athlete; this is reflected in his writings. For example, Bruce said "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." Bruce also said "It's not the daily increase but daily decrease -- hack away at the unessential." Here's another one: "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." It is my understanding that as he progressed in his knowledge and experience, he was able to strip down and adapt his regimen to suit his specific needs and goals as a developing martial artist, athlete, and human being. Bruce's philosophy, his martial arts, and his action were all inseparable. Bruce said: "To change with change is the changeless state." It is through a constant evolutionary process that we learn and grow. And, this process is without end. So, the strength lies in the fluidity. Bruce lifted weights, he did isometrics, jumped rope, jogged, did inverted V-sits for extended periods of time, threw 500-100 pushups per day, threw punches with weights, and so much more. Bruce was an advocate of core training, as he felt that most of the power comes from the core. He also emphasized forearm training, and believed that strong forearms add to punching power. He worked out with heavy bags, but cautioned on not relying too much on the reactions of working out with a bag, as it's not the same as hitting a living, breathing person (people move and absorb energy differently than a bag). Bruce said to do your own research. He was way ahead of his time. He had his friend George Lee make custom exercise equipment to his very own specs -- among these was a handgrip machine. He became so powerful that he had his Wing Chun dummies (i.e. muk yan jong) made of metal and automobile parts, as he was destroying the wooden dummies. Shannon, please correct me if I'm wrong!
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 11:54pm Hi Shannon, You and your family have been such an inspiration to me, especially your brother, Brandon. Along with the Oscar Nominated writer of JFK, Zach Sklar, I was moved to write a screenplay about Brandon's inspirational life and plan to shoot it this Summer with my studio. We would love if you would support our cause to honor your brother by endorsing our kickstarter campaign. Thank you for your time.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 11:53pm * knowing your dad was exhilarating athlete,would you'r dad ever participate in the Olympics and if he did what event would he be qualified for?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 11:42pm Your father died when you were very little,and you have a wealth of knowledge at you disposal through your mother and books,but if you yourself could sit down with him,what would you ask ?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 10:57pm Thanks for your time Ms./Mrs. Lee? Your dad was just amazing? He is a was a true Martial artist at heart. I can just imagine what he would be doing right now if he were still alive? What did your dad do on his spare time if any? Was he constantly working out? What was his favorite dish?
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  • Dedicated in Street Fighter IVJun 24 2013 at 10:22pm * 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 The Crow is my favorite movie I got to see it i the theater also I have it on VHS, DVD, and Blu Ray . And I will always try to remember 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. I do ot mea to ask twice its just I thought maye I asked too early ad this eig read ad aswered meas the world to me.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 10:03pm Hello Shannon, I would like to know if there s a lot of outtakes from your father movies available to you ?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:33pm Shannon, What is one golden memory you have of your dad? Would you make a movie of your dad and your brother (Brandon Lee) who would you chose as actor?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:27pm via desktop app Did you knew Jackie Chan and Chuck Norris? If so can you remember how was your dad towars them? I mean how did they get along.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:14pm hi shannon loved your fathers films and yours! ive made a character like bruce on mortal kombat game and also bruce lee app on my phone very good at it!
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:12pm hello Miss Lee I have been a huge of your dad ever since i saw him on the big screen when i was little he has inspired alot by watching his movies and listening to his way of philosophy nad how to use numbchucks all tho i cant play ping pong like he did with them anyway my question is how come you haven't decided to any more movies the only movie i saw you in was Dragon with Jason Scott Lee and you were singing and not bad by the way
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 9:05pm Hey Shannon, What is the funniest thing Bruce ever did? Thanks for responding to my other question :)
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:58pm Are there any teachers who teach in a similar manner as your father by this I mean true teachers of the way of no way. I know Dan Insanto is a big name in Jeet Can Do style but is their anyone who you believe can teach as your father did?
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  • Elite in Mortal Kombat (2011)Jun 24 2013 at 8:55pm via desktop app Is there any particular philosophy that your father believed in to the point that he thought it could better people in general or help us to see the world with truly open eyes? If so what or who inspired him and whats your take on it?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:55pm I also wanted to say although your father was a great actor and exceptional martial artist his biggest and most inspirational pieces of work are found in books, the books that your mother had helped to get released are life changing to all types of people.
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:53pm ive learned the art of bruce lee and it was quite an experience I find it hard to learn most things because I have autism and thinking of bruce lee helped with my courage because he was a great man and I believe that anyone can learn talents in their own way such as your father did a lot of people mock disabled people but I can say that we can do and apply ourselves and be willing you've done a great job of carrying on bruce lees work
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:50pm Hello Shannon, in the same way as was done with the "My Name is Bruce Lee" documentary, will there be a limited nation wide theatrical release of Enter the Dragon in connection with celebrating its 40th anniversary?
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  • Jun 24 2013 at 8:47pm Shannon your father will always be a great inspiration and in a lot of ways a pioneer of what a man's determination can do. He was a great Philosopher of whom I have quoted in college as well as to the Marines I had served in combat with and even to my son who I hope develops to love Bruce and his influence as I have. And I wish to say Shannon to you and your mother thanks for keeping your fathers legend alive by being such good promoters of your great father and Linda's great husband. So at this moment I would like to thank both you and Linda for your works and time as well. And know that your father has lived way beyond his time because you keep his honor remembered, Thanks to both of you and may you both be blessed in all you do.
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