Archive for the ‘martial arts’ Category
I’m grateful to LikeCool.com, which originally posted these eye-catching, cut-out images of Bruce Lee and his clothing.
And thanks to the crew at The Wing Luke Asian Museum, which posted the image links on Facebook.
As a journalist, I had the good fortune of writing about former Seattle resident Bruce Lee.
In researching his life, I interviewed his first student, Seattle resident Jesse Glover, and another pupil, Taky Kimura, who lives in the area.
Here are passages from my story last year about how these men became Lee’s students and friends.
Architects around the world and ordinary people are pulling their best design ideas together following this week’s call for entries to restore Bruce Lee’s former house in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong officials and Yu Pang-Lin, the property owner, announced the competition Monday, the 36th anniversary of the international martial arts star’s death, according to a statement from the region’s Commerce and Economic Development Bureau.
Competition guidelines call for the original facade and layout of Lee’s two-story house at No. 41 Cumberland Road Kowloon Tong to be respected. The plan also calls for an exhibition hall, library, audio-visual room and a “kung fu” corner.
I should start with a disclosure: That’s not me. Not even years ago.
In 2006, photographer Dan DeLong and I dropped by the University of Washington to watch some visiting Shaolin-trained monks give a martial arts demonstration.
They impressed a huge crowd by soaring through the air, twirling, bouncing and kicking. In short, good, amazing stuff.
It probably helped that most of the monks were either in their teens or twenties. But their training and discipline were evident.
The above photograph has never been shown publicly, at least to my knowledge. The next day’s print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer had limited space and featured the image after the jump.