The Bruce Lee Way

Not only Hong Kong is the place that shapes Bruce Lee’s formative years, it is also where his culture takes root. Bruce Lee’s years in Hong Kong make up the collective memory of Hong Kong people. Bruce lee makes his name in the world through Hong Kong cinema, in returns, Hong Kong cinema make it names in the world through Bruce lee.

Young and handsome, agile and virile, Bruce Lee succeeds in breaking the stereotype to rebuild a new image for Chinese on the big screen. Single-handedly, he reinvents martial art movie into a new genre, and brings it into the Hollywood mainstream. Not only his punches and kicks catch global audience’s eyes, his philosophy captivates their minds. He sets an unprecedented new trend that is unique in the world.

2005 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chinese cinema. The Bruce lee club commissions the bronze statue of Bruce lee to be erected in the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. The statue captures the rapidity of his punch, the vigorousness of his physique, the sparkles in his eyes. It is a figure that evokes nothing but enchantment.

Bruce Lee’s days in Hong Kong bear witness not only his cinema journey but also of the societal changes in Hong kong. They are all part of the collective memory of Hong Kong people. The Bruce Lee Club is in collaboration with the SAR government and financed by the Hong Kong Film Development Fund to launch “The Bruce Lee Way” in 2013, with the objectives to promote Hong Kong-made martial art movies, as well as to boost the Hong Kong cinema and tourism.

Rather be ashes than dust – forty years after Bruce Lee’s departure, revisiting the footsteps of this superstar, we revive the memory of his inspiring vision, his warm smile, his sense of humour, his words and actions. The flame of his legacy never extinguishes. His legend lives on.