Bruce Lee’s Inspirational Quote


“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times,” Lee is quoted as saying.


The inspirational quote attributed to martial arts and film legend Bruce Lee has been circulating on line for years, prompting some to ask whether the quote is real. The quote is about the value of consistency in practicing to perfect a skill.


Did Bruce Lee Say This About the Value of Practice?


The quote is authentic. It was posted to Twitter by the official Bruce Lee Twitter account, which is run by Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter


Lee is a cultural icon — a martial arts maestro who created his own discipline, Jeet Kune Do.


The quote is meant to instill in its audience the importance of perfecting a technique, rather than a scattered approaching of learning many things but never getting good at them.


Bruce Lee is best known to the public at large as a martial arts film star with lightning fast movement but,  after his sudden death at the youthful age of 32, his widow, Linda Lee Caldwell published a book containing a collection of Lee’s writings about his martial art form, “Tao of Jeet Kune Do.”

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