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Donnie Yen: " Bruce Lee  was the greatest."

     
 

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According to Donnie Yen, Bruce Lee was definitely ahead of his time and is one of the greatest Chinese figures, more so than any of the leaders or historical legends. Bruce Lee has been a big influence for him. It was an interesting twist of fate that he shot some photos with Shannon Lee (Bruce’s daughter). When he gave her a hug, it was as if he gave half his mentor a hug. It meant a lot to him because when he gave her a hug, he felt this was something spiritual; he felt this certain energy. For years, he had looked to Bruce Lee as a mentor as being a Chinese man living in the US. He was such a pioneer for his time. He was really a larger-than-life personality, more than just his martial arts ability. That itself alone gave Donnie a lot of motivation. He wouldn't dare put himself in that level of achievement. At least he was trying to follow the same path, and trying to contribute to the knowledge.
Bruce Lee is the man,” Donnie insists. He believes that no one comes close to him and he doesn't think anybody ever will. He thinks it is because of the kind of environment he grew up in, and all those elements that made up Bruce Lee. Unfortunately that kind of environment is hard to find as the world gets more complicated There's too many things to do in the world besides practice martial arts - it's not like the old days. Although Donnie didn't know Bruce personally, he has read about him, and has studied all his books and teachings.
According to him, Bruce was /is the greatest. We couldn’t agree more…
     
 

More topics:

Donnie's Biography Martial Arts Mastery Hong Kong  films

 

Donnie's debut as a director “Fist of Fury” TV series  
 
     

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