Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art
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Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art

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This is a book that Bruce Lee began writing in 1964, but never completed. Lee's writing reveals his thoughtful analysis of the tapestry of Chinese martial arts, offering glimpses into the varied styles and his commentary on these arts. Lee's intense curiosity led him to accumulate this knowledge and expose the limitations of strict adherence to tradition, which inspired hi...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 15th 1997 by Tuttle Publishing
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I was delighted to come across this book in a used book store on Chicago Ave. in Evanston. Not at all what I was shopping for, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I must buy it, since I am a big fan of Bruce Lee and had no idea he had written a book. The book was a very interesting peek into the mind of a man who devoted his entire life to the perfection of the art of Gung Fu. Compiled from many of his writings, the book doesn't always transition smoothly, but the philosophical and spiritual depth o...more
Santino Isaac
Great informational book. Teaches you the true meaning for kung fu. Physical technique and philosophy is taught through out. Recommend for some one who is interested in the art. Gung fu 101
Gavin Wilkes
If you like Bruce Lee and his insights on life then this book is a great combination of life quotes, valuable life lessons, and different forms of martial arts that Bruce Lee studied. I'd recommend this book because it was a great read.
John Perlin
An excellent book on Martial Art for one of its greatest masters. If you study any martial art this book is a must read.
Fouzi Faizi
one of a few written by Bruce Lee
Early stuff.
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A good explanation of the more metaphysical aspects of "hard work".
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Bruce Lee was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system, widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a cultural icon. He was the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee.
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