Friday, April 3, 2015

#Hero: Bruce

#Hero Tenet number 6: 
                                           Be Fit. 
Both Physically and Mentally. 
{Mens Sana in Corporea Sana}

This tenet is based upon Juvenal's Tenth Satire: 

It is to be prayed that the mind be sound in a sound body.

Ask for a brave soul that lacks the fear of death,
which places the length of life last among nature’s blessings,
which is able to bear whatever kind of sufferings,
does not know anger, 
lusts for nothing and believes the hardships and savage labors of Hercules
 better than the satisfactions, feasts, and feather bed of an Eastern king.
I will reveal what you are able to give yourself;
For certain, the one footpath of a tranquil life lies through virtue.

Few men have embodied this principle as Bruce Lee did.

He believed the body was a potentially  perfect vessel or engine. He honed it to near perfection using body weight training, running, a variation of Pilates and good nutrition. 

He believed Chinese Marshal Arts, of which he was a master, was too rigid for practical application so he established his own form: Jeet Kune Do. The Intercepting Fist. 

The symbol for Jeet Kune Do reads: 
Using no way as a way - Having no limitation as limitation.

Bruce Lee's Statue in Hong Kong.

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