Bruce Lee: The Evolution of a Martial Artist

Author(s): GONG TOMMY


Tracing Bruce Lee's path from wing chun student to jeet kune do founder, this biography chronicles Lee's physical journey -- from Hong Kong to Seattle to Oakland to Los Angeles and back again to Hong Kong -- as well as his voyage of self-discovery and actualisation. The book draws on numerous conversations with Bruce Lee's childhood classmates, former students, and family friends, offering a unique insight into the life of the legendary martial artist. It also offers a wealth of rare and unique photographs, letters, and personal writings courtesy of Lee's wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, and his daughter Shannon. As they learn about his progression in martial arts techniques and training methods, readers will also discover how Bruce Lee's personal philosophy of continuously adapting to the changing conditions of the moment can be applied to life.


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Tommy Gong is a martial arts instructor with more than 30 years of experience studying and practicing jeet kune do. His instructor, Ted Wong, was among only a few individuals who were certified in jeet kune do by Bruce Lee. Gong is a founding board member of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus/Bruce Lee Educational Foundation. He lives in Atascadero, California.

General Fields

  • : 9780897502085
  • : Independent Publishers Group
  • :,US
  • : June 2014
  • : 280mm X 215mm X 20mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 796.815092
  • : W
  • : black & white illustrations, colour illustrations