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Letters of the Dragon

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A highly personal collection of letters, these writings span Lee's life from high school until the year of his death.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 15th 1998 by Tuttle Publishing
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Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
These letters (written to friends and students) weave a narrative of a good man behind the disciplined genius of Bruce Lee. He applies his deep understanding of Taoist and Zen philosophy in his teachings of martial arts and in doing so raises the threshold of mastering the craft.

Bruce Lee's body and mind speak a single cohesive language, transcending knowledge and understanding to a level of clarity that as his students we can only hope to attain.

Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bruce Lee previously just stroke me as an international kung fu grand master. When I introduce myself to foreigners, more often than not, they exclaimed, "Ah, Hong Kong, Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan, so do you know Kung Fu?" I had thought it amusing. After reading the book, I am proud that people associate Hong Kong with Bruce Lee, who possessed profundity unbeknownst to me.

Discipline: Despite his schedule of filming and teaching, he is adamant of practicing two hours per day, even the most basic forms
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: biografico
Es muy interesante como documento sobre el personaje, aunque se hace pesadillo a veces pues abundan los detalles mundanos (encargos, viajes rutinarios, referencias a personajes sin interés y otras cosas repititivas). Tiene sus puntos álgidos, cuando da ánimos a sus amigos o cuando habla sobre la forma de enfrentarse a la vida. Son interesantes sobre todo porque, recordemos, no se trata de entrevistas ni de un libro escrito por él, sino de sus cartas personales a amigos y familiares, lo que lo ha ...more
Pekka Huhtala
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The title says it all. A collection of Lee's letters, painting a picture of a man working hard towards his goals. Letters also reveal the kind and loving side of his. Some letters include fascinating descriptions of life and martial arts. Most certainly this will affect my writing.

Read if you are interested. Easy to read in small doses.
P.S. Winn
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting look inside the life of Bruce Lee through letters collected throughout a life that was way too short and still mysterious to this day.
David Schneider
Great insight into an Icon
Piper Winchester
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
It's nice to look into the mind of Bruce and see how he wrote and talked to people.
Re-reading again in the future
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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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