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Growing up with Bruce Lee. William Jonell

Growing up with Bruce Lee.

William Jonell

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119 pages
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Growing up with Bruce Lee.By William Jonell.“In this timeless story, released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, author William Jonell provides us with a detailed and insightful personal account of what it was like to grow upMoreGrowing up with Bruce Lee.By William Jonell.“In this timeless story, released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, author William Jonell provides us with a detailed and insightful personal account of what it was like to grow up with Bruce Lee.”I’ve trained with Bruce Lee, but never in the same dojo.I’ve eaten with Bruce Lee, but never at the same table.I’ve laughed with Bruce Lee, but never in his company.I grew up with Bruce Lee, but I’ve never met him.I was 16 years old when I saw film of Bruce taking Sammo Hung apart in front of two dozen ‘Shaolin monks’ at the Tsing Shan Monastery, Castle Peak, on the western edge of the New Territories, Hong Kong. The film was ‘Enter the Dragon’, the date was Monday 9th September 1974, and the experience was inspirational.From that day I trained with Bruce’s pictures looking down at me from my bedroom wall.At meal times I had a Bruce Lee book in one hand and a fork in the other.When Bruce misbehaved on screen, I laughed until my sides ached.Bruce Lee became my all consuming passion, and suddenly my mannerisms were no longer my own and my still formative decisions were always preceded by the question, “What would Bruce Lee do in these circumstances?”With the release of ‘Enter the Dragon’ Bruce Lee was the catalyst for the Kung Fu craze which swept the world. It wasn’t just me that was affected. On a global level, culture, fashion, attitudes, health, and stereotypes were turned on their heads under the influence of this unique martial artist.From 9th September 1974 I changed. I didn’t grow up with my parents. I didn’t grow up with my friends.I grew up with Bruce Lee.