"Vacie su mente. Sea sin forma, informe. Como el agua. Tu pones el agua en una botella y se convierte en la botella. Tu pones en una tetera, y se convierte en tetera. El agua puede fluir, o puede derramarse. Sea agua, mi amigo!" -Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was much more than his movie star persona. He was a philosopher, artist, husband, father, and icon. His words were both creative and influential. And during his life he fought many stereotypes of Asian American men, showing strength and intensity but also intelligence and heart. He is an international icon whose image lives on and his words have just touched the surface of possibilities in today's world toward a more collective tomorrow.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973) was just 32 when he died. He was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.