TIL at age 18, Bruce Lee was sent to live with his sister in the US because he had beaten up the son of an organized crime family; Lee's parents feared retaliation

TIL at age 18, Bruce Lee was sent to live with his sister in the US because he had beaten up the ...

In Kowloon Hong Kong, where I was raised

In the boxing ring is where I spent most of my days

Chillin out maxin relaxin all cool, and training in Wing Chun outside of my school

When a gang full of guys they were up to no good

started making trouble in my neighborhood

I got in some kung-fu fights and my mom cracked down,

she said you're moving with your sister in San Fran's Chinatown.

Kinda makes you wonder about his and his son's deaths.

His parents were afraid...that he'd wipe out the organized crime family.

"You've just beaten the son of an organize crime family. Keep a low profile in America."

"Understood."

-becomes the most famous Asian movie star in the world-

You don't fuck with organized crime families!

Best heart surgeon. Numbah one.

Man, that's straight out of a comic book.

Blocked the doctor's smack and countered with a jab to the throat.

I love the way they handled this in Dragon. They show him beating up some American sailors and then suddenly his dad has a passport and money ready for him to leave with and for some reason he's happy as Larry that his son has to leave. I always assumed the truth was a little darker!

Good thing he laid low and kept incognito.

More like straight out of an anime.

A young man beats up the son of a organized crime boss, moves to California, and becomes a movie star.

Because they’d never look for him there!