From the tiger, he learns tenacity and power. From the white crane, gracefulness. And the dragon teaches him to ride the wind. It could take a lifetime to master just one of the many Kung Fu disciplines. But young Kwai Chang Caine knows them all. He was educated in a Shaolin monastery around 1800 by the monks. Against all forms of violence he face his ultimate challenge when his preferred master was killed by the hands of the imperial forces. After avenging the death of his teacher, as a Shaolin monk, he flees China to the American West and helps people defending the weak and fighting against the evil while being pursued by Chinese bounty hunters. Written by
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According to Bruce Lee
's wife Linda Lee Cadwell
, the concept of the series was conceived by Bruce, and he met with the producers for countless hours to shape the show. However, the producers did not offer him the role since they did not feel that the American audience (at that time) would accept a Chinese actor as a lead, and eventually went with the Caucasion actor David Carradine
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Quickly as you can, snatch the pebble from my hand.
[Young Caine tries to do so and fails
When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.
Spoofed in 9 1/2 Ninjas!