Enter the Dragon highlights importance of fitness and health

Ilchi Lee believes that health is one of the most important aspects of daily living. Leading a physically active lifestyle and being conscious of diet can make it much easier to grow and develop.

The 1973 movie Enter the Dragon communicates this theme as well, as it details the battle between a notorious drug trafficking circle and Bruce Lee, a Shaolin martial artist master from Hong Kong. Lee must infiltrate a martial arts school to get closer to the drug lord Han.

He also has to make his way through dozens of guards and eventually confront some of the masters to stop the drug smuggling operation.

The film is considered by many to be one of the best of 1973, and in 2004 was noted as being “culturally significant” by the Library of Congress. It also made Empire magazine’s 2008 list of the top 500 movies of all time.

Much of the attraction comes from the fighting itself. Bruce Lee’s combination of mind, body and spirit for physical training has become recognized as an epitome of fitness and health. In speed tests, he was able to take a dime from a person’s hand and replace it with a penny before the hand closed. His striking speed from three feet with his hands down was recorded at five hundredths of a second. He could also perform 50 one-armed chin-ups.

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