A Bruce Lee Family Store Exclusive!Outer fabric: 50% polyester, 46% cotton, 4% rayon
Lining: 100% polyester
We're paying tribute to the Dragon, with this super-slick, full-zip hoodie featuring Bruce's dragon embroidered on the back in metallic gold. Inside, we've printed Bruce's Core Symbol logo
Bruce Lee is known to many as Lee Little Dragon (Lee Siu Long). Trailblazer. Role-Model. Philosopher. Martial Artist. Inspirational. All of these are apt descriptions. Perhaps the best description, and one which Bruce used to describe himself is as an Artist of Life. He sought daily to find and know himself. To express himself honestly. His means to get there were many: Martial Arts practice. Acting. Teaching. Writing poetry and even drawing. Indeed, the dragon you find on these products was drawn by Bruce Lee. We hope you are inspired yourself to become an artist of life.
Bruce Lee created the Core Symbol as a representation of the culmination of his own self cultivation. This symbol is the final in a series of four that show this progression.
The Stages of Cultivation are: 1. Partiality: The Running to Extremes; 2. Fluidity: The Two Halves of One Whole; 3. Emptiness: The Formless Form; 4. Jeet Kune Do
The final symbol (Core Symbol) that represents Jeet Kune Do and Bruce Lee’s approach to life is a full yin yang symbol surrounded by arrows. The arrows represent the constant interplay of the complements of yin and yang. Finally the Chinese phrase surrounding the symbol translates to: using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.
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Bruce Lee developed an expression of martial arts that was personal to him called Jeet Kune Do (translated: Way of the Intercepting Fist). The art has as its symbolic representation what we call The Core Symbol and uses as its main tenet: Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.
The idea of intercepting is key to JKD, whether it be the interception of your opponent’s technique or his intent. The basic guiding principles are: simplicity, directness and freedom (the form of no form).
The techniques and philosophies of JKD can be applied to real combat as well as challenging life situations. Jeet Kune Do celebrates the cultivation and honest self expression of the individual over any organized style.
“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless. Add what is essentially your own. “ – Bruce Lee