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A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee

2/F Thematic Gallery 6
28 November 2021 onwards

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Jointly organised by Bruce Lee Foundation and Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited

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Internationally renowned megastar Bruce Lee (1940–1973) was born Lee Jun-fon, in the United States. Educated in Hong Kong and the US, he founded the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in the US and introduced Chinese kung fu to the American public through television and film. In 1971, he returned to Hong Kong and made five films, which became classics. He combined various schools of martial arts to create what is known as his Jeet Kune Do. Behind the spotlight, the megastar loved his family and enjoyed reading. He expressed his emotions and ideas in letters and other types of writing. Through daily training and reflection, he went beyond his limits and became a global legend.

In collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum presents some 400 invaluable items of Bruce Lee memorabilia in the exhibition titled "A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee", with large-scale multimedia and interactive programmes. His films, martial arts achievements and life story show how Lee Jun-fon's perseverance gave birth to the legend that is Bruce Lee.

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Exhibit Highlights

Poster for the film The Big Boss

Poster for the film The Big Boss

1971
Courtesy of Mr Bey Logan

 

The classic yellow track suit worn by Bruce Lee in the film The Game of Death

1972–1973
Courtesy of Hong Kong Film Archive

The classic yellow track suit worn by Bruce Lee in the film The Game of Death

 

Fencing mask owned by Bruce Lee

Fencing mask owned by Bruce Lee

Courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation

 

Commemorative trophy of the National Karate Championship presented to Bruce Lee

1968
Courtesy of Dr Lewis Luk

<p><strong>Commemorative trophy of the National Karate Championship presented to Bruce Lee</strong></p> <p>1968<br />Courtesy of Dr Lewis Luk</p>

 

<p><strong>Jeet Kune Do System plaques (replicas)</strong></p> <p>Late 1960s<br />Courtesy of Dr Lewis Luk</p> <p>In 1967, Bruce Lee founded Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist). To clearly express his martial arts philosophy, he used these plaques to explain the three stages of the Jeet Kune Do system.</p>

Jeet Kune Do plaques (replicas)

Late 1960s
Courtesy of Dr Lewis Luk
 

 

Jeet Kune Do plaques at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Los Angeles

Late 1960s
Courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation

<p><strong>Jeet Kune Do System plaques at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Los Angeles</strong></p> <p>Late 1960s<br />Courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation</p>

 

Bruce Lee with his wife Linda, son Brandon, and daughter Shannon

Bruce Lee with his wife Linda, son Brandon, and daughter Shannon

1970s
Courtesy of Bruce Lee Foundation

 

A pair of broken glasses that Bruce Lee used for self-motivation

1973
Courtesy of Fortune Star Media Limited
 

<p><strong>A pair of broken glasses that Bruce Lee used for self-motivation</strong></p> <p>1973<br />Courtesy of Fortune Star Media Limited</p> <p>Bruce Lee and his family ran into hard times from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. There was even a time when he had to fix the broken temples of his glasses, as he could not afford a new pair. Later, when his financial position improved and he became a household name after returning to Hong Kong, he kept his broken glasses as a reminder to keep his chin up.</p>

 

Online Programme

    
 

"Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life" Exhibition Review

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