We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Bruce Lee, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the actor and master of martial arts that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Could Really Cut a Rug. Lee was not only an amazing martial artist, but he was also a great dancer! In 1958, Lee won the Hong Kong Cha Cha championship. If he were still alive today, there’s no doubt he’d be on Dancing With The Stars.
Number Seven: He Rarely Lost. In fact, Lee only lost one fight in his life, and it was when he was 13 years old.
Number Six: He Had a Killer One-Inch Punch. Lee punched a man from a distance of one inch away and without pulling his arm back, and the man was in so much pain as a result that he couldn’t go to work the next day. He fell to the ground as a result of the punch.
Number Five: His Punch Was Unstoppable. We already mentioned the power of Lee’s one-inch punch, but his regular punches were straight up unstoppable. Lee even warned karate champion Vic Moore that his punch was coming, but Moore still failed to block an impressive eight punches from Lee.
Number Four: He Started His Own Style of Martial Arts. Lee was dissatisfied by how long it took him to defeat opponents, so he developed his own style of martial arts as a result. The style he developed was called “Jeet Kune Do” and was designed to be more fitting for people who do their fighting in the streets.
Number Three: He Fought an Extra on Enter the Dragon. The extra challenged Lee to a fight and Lee complied, beating him in just 30 seconds. After the defeat, Lee told the extra to get back to work.
Number Two: His Scenes Had to Be Slowed Down. Lee was such a talented martial artist that many of his shots had to be slowed down so viewers could digest them. To put this in perspective, most martial artists’ scenes have to be sped up, not slowed down.
Number One: His Last Film Features His Corpse. You might find this morbid or you might find it devoted, but Lee had his own corpse featured in his final film, Game of Death. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Bruce Lee!