Bruce Lee's free flow philosophy from the beginning focused efficiency in fighting in real, so it needed rapid improvisation when fighting on street fight. Bruce Lee always learns other martial arts and combines with each other so as to create a martial arts style that is truly efficient, deadly and powerful in real battles.

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In the beginning, martial arts skills in Chinese society were martial arts or wushu, and not kung fu. The term of kung fu itself at that time was not as popular as it is today, because the term kung fu that was known by the people at that time was more directed to a special skill and tenacity that was tested and superior, such as gastronomy, farming skills, etc. . The term kung fu became popular after a martial arts legend, namely Bruce Lee popularized the term kung fu in the Western hemisphere. Jolted by the ability, speed and strength of the legend, the term kung fu became very popular and synonymous with Chinese martial arts until now.

Kung Fu martial arts initially developed from the needs and abilities of humans to survive, both to defend themselves from various types of wild animal attacks, to hunt for food, and to fight against other groups of people who were considered to be a threat to the security of their lives. With the development of the science of medicine and the human body in ancient China - as well as the prolonged civil war, kung fu martial arts also developed rapidly and spread widely, thus bringing many contributions and influencing the forerunner of various types of martial arts in Asia, such as Shorinji Kempo, Karate, Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Hapkido, Pencak Silat and others.

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On page twelve of the end of the century edition of Australia's main daily newspaper, ten icons are listed. In some eclectic ways, the author establishes in priority order ten people from the twentieth century appoint as teachers. Seeing the identity of kung fu in ten twentieth-century icons is quite satisfying. Even more satisfying is the fact that no other style of martial arts gets such recognition or attracts the attention of the author, attributed to Time magazine. But the meaning of Bruce Lee's appearance in ten icons lies in the great influence he made in the martial arts community.

Wing chun and jeet kun do are Bruce Lee styles. His life story is well documented. However, the two aspects of his life are most prominent. First, in the midst of the wonderful hostility of Chinese martial arts, Bruce Lee taught non-Chinese kung fu. Thus he provoked the anger of the elders of Chinese and world martial arts to a significant degree so that they were exiled from them. But thus he also expanded the world understanding of kung fu not only as a martial art but as a way of life. The second important aspect of his life was the inheritance he left behind.

Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973. Almost thirty years later he was still considered one of the best martial artists in the world ever known. According to his widow, Linda Lee, Bruce was thirsty to learn all the art of fighting, it seemed never satisfied for him.

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