Saturday, October 20

Bruce Lee is “Alive”

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Bruce Lee in 1973’s “Enter the Dragon.” (All photos supplied courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation. The Bruce Lee name, image, likeness and all related indicia are intellectual property of Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.brucelee.com.) All photos supplied courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation.

In spirit that is…

Since the death of Bruce Lee in 1973, almost 43 year ago, his name and spirit still as popular today as it was when he was alive. Most people know Bruce Lee as a martial artist and a movie star, but the people who knew him up-closed, personal and much more are Bruce Lee’s wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, and his daughter, Shannon Lee. The two teamed-up to promote the life and teaching of Bruce Lee through their non-profits.

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Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter and a co-founder and chair of the Bruce Lee Foundation. (All photos supplied courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation. The Bruce Lee name, image, likeness and all related indicia are intellectual property of Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.brucelee.com.) All photos supplied courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation.

Shannon Lee is the co-founder and chairs of the Bruce Lee Foundation, to inspire confidence and motivate action through the lens of Bruce Lee’s philosophies. The foundation, which initially began as a grassroots campaign, has expanded in recent years and now operates three branches: a Bruce Lee Action Museum, a scholarship program, and the “Little Dragons” martial arts education program.

little_dragonsA participant of the “Little Dragons” program at a recently San Francisco event. (All photos supplied courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation. The Bruce Lee name, image, likeness and all related indicia are intellectual property of Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.brucelee.com.) All photos supplied courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation.

“My father had a philanthropist’s mind and a philanthropist’s spirit because he wanted to encourage people to be their best selves through his philosophy on self-actualization, being like water, and living in the flow of life. He was constantly a big advocate for anyone around him and anyone in his life,” Shannon Lee said.

Shannon Lee is also working on a biopic that takes focuses on her father’s philosophies and the characteristics that made him unique. With the help of her mother, Linda Lee Cadwell, the duo have been interviewing her father’s friends and spending hours combing through archives to gain a better understanding of his teachings.

“We don’t want this to be a typical biopic where it’s just a chronicle of events until his death,” Shannon Lee said. “We really want it to focus on his spirit, his struggles, who he was as a human being, and what he was trying to do with his life.”

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