Bruce Lee Bio
Lee Jun-fan (known professionally as Bruce Lee), born on 27 November 1940 in Chinatown, San Francisco, was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker. He died, at the age of 32, on 20 July 1973 in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong from an acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to the medication Equagesic.
Bruce Lee is best known for his roles in Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced martial arts films; most notably The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978). He became an iconic figure known throughout the world and particularly in China.
Bruce Lee’s martial arts training included Choy Li Fut, Western Boxing, Épée fencing, Judo, Hsing-I, Praying Mantis kung fu and Jujitsu. In 1959 he began teaching martial arts in the United States. He named what he taught Jun Fan Gung Fu (Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu), which was basically his approach to Wing Chun.
Bruce Lee Personal Details
- Born Name: Lee Jun-fan
- Age: Died July 20, 1993, at the age of 32
- Date of Birth: November 27, 1940
- Birthplace: Chinatown, San Francisco, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Occupation: Sport, Martial Artist, Actor, Filmmaker And Martial Arts Instructor
- Net worth: 10 Million
- Official Website: http://www.brucelee.com/
- Official Twitter: @brucelee
Bruce Lee Family Tree
- Wife name: Linda Emery
- Boy: Brandon Lee
- Daughter: Shannon Lee
- Father name: Lee Hoi-Chuen
- Mother name: Grace Ho
- Sister: Agnes Lee
- Sister: Phoebe Lee
- Brother: Peter Lee
- Brother: Robert Lee
- Grandfather name: Ho Kom-tong (Maternal)
- Granddaughter name: Wren Keasler
- Nephew name: Clarence Lee Ka Ho
- Father-in-Law name: Everett Emery
- Mother-in-Law name: Vivian Emery
Bruce Lee Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Bruce Lee with his past and current girlfriend details.
Bruce Lee dated:
- Thordis Brandt – Bruce Lee dated Thordis Brandt.
- Linda Emery (September 1961-July 1973) – Bruce Lee married American teacher Linda Emery on 17 August 1964. They have two children together.
Bruce Lee Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Bruce Lee Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
- Height in Centimeters: 170 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 139 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 63 kg
To compliment his rigorous training regimen, Bruce Lee took nutrition seriously. He ate healthily and never consumed junk food. He favored carbohydrates from vegetables and rice in Chinese food, as opposed to proteins and fats in western foods. Considering carbs essential for a person with high levels of physical activity, he spread them across 4-5 meals a day. Additionally, he favored high-protein drinks and made his own weight-gain shakes by blending powdered milk with supplements, like ginseng and royal jelly, and massive doses of vitamins. He avoided baked goods and refined flour. He drank tea instead of coffee.
Training and Workout Routine
Bruce Lee included all elements of total fitness—muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility – into his martial arts training. He used traditional bodybuilding techniques in moderation to build muscle mass and was devoted to his barbell and kettlebells. However, he also loved his Nautilus-style Marcy Circuit Trainer.
As a martial artist, core training formed an integral part of his routine. To exercise his abs he would lie on the ground and have someone drop a medicine ball on his stomach. He also did conventional abs exercises, like sit-ups, side bends and leg raises.
Bruce Lee practiced his punches and kicks daily with full intensity. While training on the heavy bag, he was continuously moving, feinting and sidestepping to simulate a real fight. Cardio also formed a part of his training routine, and he ran, cycled and jumped rope.
- Jab-Speed Bag, Foam Pad, Top and Bottom Bag
- Cross-Foam Pad, Heavy Bag, Top and Bottom Bag
- Hook-Heavy Bag, Foam Pad, Top and Bottom Bag
- Overhand Cross-Pad, Heavy Bag
- Combinations- Heavy Bag, Top and Bottom Bag
- Platform Speed Bag Workout
- Side Kick
- Hook Kick
- Spin Kick
- Rear and Front Thrust
- Heel Kick
Alternate workouts A and B each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday:
- One-Arm Kettlebell Clean (2 sets of 8 reps)
- Barbell Squat (2 sets of 12 reps)
- Bent-Arm Barbell Pullover (2 sets of 8 reps)
- Barbell Bench Press – Medium Grip (2 sets of 6 reps)
- Stiff Leg Barbell Good Morning (2 sets of 8 reps)
- Barbell Curl (2 sets of 8 reps)
- One-Arm Kettlebell Clean (4 sets of 6 reps)
- Barbell Squat (4 sets of 6 reps)
- Stiff Leg Barbell Good Morning (4 sets of 6 reps)
- Bench Press – Medium Grip (4 sets of 6 reps)
- Barbell Curl (4 sets of 6 reps)
Bruce Lee started the day with a run. His favorite distance was approximately 4 miles, which he would run in about 20 to 25 minutes. He changed tempo throughout his run – similar to interval training. He followed a stretch of easy, even strides with a sprint for a short distance, and then he returned to easier running. While running, he shuffled his feet.
Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday: Rope skipping
Jumping rope helped Bruce Lee maintain stamina and leg muscles and stay light on his feet. He would jump rope for about 30 minutes.
Bruce Lee followed rope jumping with a session of stationary cycling and rode his Exercycle at high speeds for 45 minutes.
Bruce Lee Fun Facts
Bruce Lee Quotes
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”