Bruce Lee Signed Personal Martial Arts Booklet
At the time of his mysterious death in 1973, Bruce Lee (1940-1973)
was on the brink of international super-stardom. Today regarded as the
granddaddy of high-kicking and fist-fighting move martial arts, Lee's
first real breakthrough was as the sidekick of comic book hero, The
The television version of The Green Hornet ran for just one season
before being cancelled in the 1960s, and featured Lee as the hero's kung
fu fighting assistant, Kato. Despite the show's short run, Lee's
never-before-seen performance made an indelible mark on popular culture,
one which is still remembered to this day.
Lee made the role completely his own, showcasing a theatrical
variation on martial arts quite unlike anything he taught in his
Prior to his success in television, Lee had already made his mark as a
teacher of his own invented kung fu style, called jeet kune do. He
would ultimately open a number of schools, in Los Angeles, Oakland,
California, and Seattle.
Lee's sudden death from a brain edema, aged just 32, robbed the world
not just of an exceptional performer and a new kind of role model for
Asian-Americans - but also a revolutionary martial artist.
Today, Bruce Lee remains one of the world's rarest, most valuable, and sought after signatures.
This 8" x 6" Chinese-language martial arts instructional booklet,
containing 59 pages, was published by the Vih Mei Book Company of Hong
Bruce Lee marked this as his personal book by signing the front page,
"Bruce Lee Shiu Long" with a notation, "The Chinese twenty-four foot
fighting technique". This inscription may be a reference to the printed
the back cover and page 32 feature his handwritten address and
autograph, "Property of Bruce Lee, 1122 Jefferson St., Seattle, Wash."
A further notation is made inside the front cover, "This book deals mainly in foot technique and is…"
Lee has highlighted several portions of the book with numbers and
outlines in red ink. A blank page also bears a single line of Chinese
text in pencil, most likely in Lee's own hand.
Striking positions, body movements, pressure points and details on human anatomy are outline throughout the book.
Some soiling and edge tears to the front cover, soiling and brushing
to the front signature, creasing and soling to the back cover (lightly
affecting the signature), light overall toning, and missing corner tips
to opening pages, otherwise in good condition.
Bruce Lee's is one of the rarest autographs in the world. The PFC40 Autograph Index shows that the martial arts legend's signature has increased in value by 468.6% in the last eleven years.
Lee died tragically at a young age, just as he was breaking into
worldwide fame. As such, examples of his autograph are much rarer than
those of celebrities who have spent many years in the limelight.
Due to the limited supply of Bruce Lee's autograph, and his
exceptionally large fan base, examples of his signature are extremely
This is a wonderful opportunity to own multiple examples of Lee's signature, and other notes, on one document.
This item qualifies for our layaway plan
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Product Code: PT251