Bruce Lee was a versatile martial arts who was always eager to expand his knowledge about the world as well as his own discipline. A true icon of the last century, Lee managed to achieve the highly difficult task of bridging the cultural differences between the East and the West by making martial arts film projects that were unanimously celebrated by fans all around the world.
For Lee, martial arts was philosophical praxis and he often fixated on the importance of such a conceptualisation of violent self-defence. These ideas have had a huge impact on the thinking of many scholars as well as political leaders who have insisted that education in self-defence is always a crucial step towards the liberation of marginalised groups within the hegemonies of modern society.
Many cultural commentators even claimed that Lee was the primary force who ensured that Asians were represented more positively in American cinema. Behind Lee’s incredible on-screen charisma was his highly intelligent thought processes, fuelled by his voracious appetite for all kinds of books belonging to different domains.