Bruce Lee – Rare interview [updated Aug 15, 2011]

It’s amazing at his youthful age, he had an intelligent grasp of knowledge in the spiritual and philosophical aspect of martial arts – a rare attribute that is a far cry from the present day of martial art / TKD exponents who seem to seek excitement from tournament sparring, and engaging in ego-trip pursuits.

One of his favorite quotes:

”  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water;   

   You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup

  You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle;

  You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot;

   Water can flow or it can crash;

   Be water, my friend.”

Excelling only in the physical ‘body’ aspects of martial art training is insufficient. Developing the ‘mind’, cultivating and nourishing the ‘SPIRIT’ aspect are requirements for one to be rightfully called a true ‘MASTER’.

There will be more video clips on this martial art legendary and commentary of his philosophy.

Bruce Lee’s Most Famous Interview – “Be water…”

Published on Sep 13, 2015

1971 – Bruce Lee, “The Mandarin Superstar,” discusses the relationship between martial arts and philosophy on the Pierre Berton Show.

Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do Philosophy

The Philosophies of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee – Wisdom and Philosophy

Although Bruce Lee is best known as a martial artist, he also studied drama and philosophy. He was well-read and had an extensive library. His own books on martial arts and fighting philosophy are known for their philosophical assertions both inside and outside of martial arts circles. His eclectic philosophy often mirrored his fighting beliefs, though he was quick to claim that his martial arts were solely a metaphor for such teachings. He believed that any knowledge ultimately led to self-knowledge, and said that his chosen method of self-expression was martial arts.


Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man’s mind can conceive and believe. .