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article imageBruce Lee Fans Want His Hong Kong Home Made Into Museum

By Can Tran     Jun 24, 2008 in World
In Hong Kong, fans of Bruce Lee have appealed to the government to make his old home into a museum in his memory.
As an avid martial artist and martial arts enthusiast, I have been a fan of Bruce Lee for the longest time. As a person that trained in mixed-martial arts styles of Japanese Shootfighting and Vale Tudo, I must pay respects and homage to Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee played the pivotal role of martial arts evolution. At the same time, Bruce Lee could be called the father of mixed-martial arts.
Bruce Lee’s style of Jeet Kune Do was the first mixed-martial arts style.
Also, Bruce Lee is the martial arts action superstar. Unfortunately, Bruce Lee died at an early age at 32 or 33 from cerebral edema. This was during the filming of “Enter the Dragon.”
I had assumed that Bruce Lee’s home in Hong Kong would be designated as a landmark. However, I was shocked to learn from one article on Gulfnews that Bruce Lee’s home was used as a love motel that charged by the hour.
Bruce Lee’s fans in Hong Kong have taken action. They want Bruce Lee’s home to be made into a museum. In front of the statue of Bruce Lee on the harbor-front, they accuse the government of not properly paying honor homage to him.
Director Manfred Wong said that there is no proper place so far to remember Bruce Lee. Many have rallied wanting Bruce Lee’s old home to be made into a museum. According to commentator Chip Tsao, Bruce Lee’s image kept Chinese immigrants from being harassed in England.
Tsao said that Bruce Lee was a hero and idol to Chinese across the world.
But, it is surprising to learn that Bruce Lee’s home got reduce to a love motel.
On a side note, “Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon” for the X-Box did not do Bruce Lee any justice.
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