MA Minute #7 (Quote of The Day #51)

In a story entitled “Me And Jeet Kune Do”, written by JKD’s creator, Bruce Lee talks a little about his major in college. Just a fun little glimpse into the smaller areas of his life. The story was originally published in June 1972 in a Taiwanese newspaper.

Why Did I Study Philosophy?

“My majoring in philosophy was closely related to the pugnacity of my childhood. I often ask myself these questions: What comes after victory? Why do people value victory so much? What is ‘glory’? What kind of ‘victory’ is ‘glorious’? When my tutor assisted me in choosing my courses, he advised me to take up philosophy because of my inquisitiveness. He said, ‘philosophy will tell you what man lives for.'”

The rest of the article is a great read! I found it in a book entitled “Words of the Dragon: Interviews, 1958-1973”. If you’re a Bruce Lee fan, you need this book.

Well gang, the year is over. Here comes 2015! Any suggestions for posts? PLEASE let me know in the comments! See you next year!


Daniel Wu Starring In AMC Martial Arts Drama Series ‘Badlands’

A new Martial Arts series? Isn’t the Badlands a Martin Sheen movie from the 70’s? I don’t watch much TV. What do you think about this series idea? Also, please forgive the typos in the article. I’m just quoting.


AMC has tapped Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu to play the lead of its direct-to-series martial arts drama Badlands (working title). Wu also will serve as an executive producer on the six-episode series, loosely based on the Chinese tale Journey To The West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

Wu joins previously announced series regulars Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark. David Dobkin is directing. Badlands was created by writers-showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, Smallville), who serve as executive producers along with Dobkin, Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, Stephen Fung and Wu for AMC Studios.

Wu is a California-born, Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director, producer and scholar in the Chinese martial arts discipline of wushu. He moved to Hong Long after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1997. He has been featured in more than 60 films and won the Hong Kong prize as Best Director for his 2006 feature, The Heavenly Kings (Sei dai tinwong), his directorial debut.

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