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Martin Deer looks back on the career of martial arts icon Bruce Lee...

Today would have marked the 72nd birthday of one of history's most influential figures. His influence was was not felt just in the world of cinema - his impact was felt in Western cinema, Asian cinema, Martial Arts and health & nutrition. He even changed the way Westerners viewed Asians and had a great impact on the acceptance of racial diversity. How many people can say all of that? To this day his films, his training techniques and his enlightening and thought provoking philosophical ideas continue to inspire generations almost 39 years after his death. Happy Birthday Bruce Lee.

In 1973 Enter the Dragon opened in America and re-introduced the West to the 'Little Dragon', only this time like they'd never seen him before. As we all know Bruce would unfortunately never get to witness the cultural phenomenon that Enter the Dragon became, »

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