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    At the end of Bruce Lee’s first university term, his grades averaged B plus. In the summer recess the institute continued with its public demonstrations and core students noticed that Lee’s teaching was changing yet again. There were now more praying mantis-like techniques, more kicks and other longer-range strategies, as well as more calisthenics.
    When the new term started, one of Bruce’s favourite haunts became the campus library, in particular the Chinese philosophy section, where he made page after page of notes on the teachings of Confucius, Sun Tzu, Lao Tzu and other great scholars and prophets. Soon various maxims and aphorisms written on cards started to appear pinned around the walls of the institute. ‘Adaptation is like the immediacy of the shadow adjusting itself to the moving body,’ read one.
    ‘He was a unique young man,’ says Taky. ‘He could turn his personality from one segment to another. One minute he would be telling us a raunchy joke, the next he would be talking about Zen and Taoism. He was very flexible and could change depending on who he was talking to.’
    Source: http://gowingchun.com/bruce-lee-and-wally-jay.html

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    Originally posted by andrewsmith View Post
    At the end of Bruce Lee’s first university term, his grades averaged B plus. In the summer recess the institute continued with its public demonstrations and core students noticed that Lee’s teaching was changing yet again. There were now more praying mantis-like techniques, more kicks and other longer-range strategies, as well as more calisthenics.
    When the new term started, one of Bruce’s favourite haunts became the campus library, in particular the Chinese philosophy section, where he made page after page of notes on the teachings of Confucius, Sun Tzu, Lao Tzu and other great scholars and prophets. Soon various maxims and aphorisms written on cards started to appear pinned around the walls of the institute. ‘Adaptation is like the immediacy of the shadow adjusting itself to the moving body,’ read one.
    ‘He was a unique young man,’ says Taky. ‘He could turn his personality from one segment to another. One minute he would be telling us a raunchy joke, the next he would be talking about Zen and Taoism. He was very flexible and could change depending on who he was talking to.’
    Source: http://gowingchun.com/bruce-lee-and-wally-jay.html
    So what you are saying is that he was a phony, pretending to be whatever he needed to be for the audience at hand.

    Interesting.

    I never thought much of his acting skills, and his martial art prowess is in doubt, but I had read that he was a in general. This tidbit certainly confirms that.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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