Seattle Bruce Lee Fan Club
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Martial Artist Bruce Lee in front of his first martial arts school in Seattle. 1961
Original photo from Taky Kimura and David Tadman "Regards from the Dragon".
Announcement – Bruce Lee’s first studio confirmed
as Ho Ho Restaurant building in Seattle.
Landmark Application Ceremony at Seattle City Hall
Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore home of the Seattle Bruce
Lee Fan Club is proud to announce the formal
The Seattle Bruce Lee Fan Club, Philip Lipson, Charlette LeFevre, Asukaa Jaxx, Abe Santos, Mark Anthony and the Seattle Jun Fan Gung Fu Academy at Seattle City Hall's waterfall steps
reflecting Bruce Lee's philosophy of "Be like Water"
A presentation of the 40 page
presented on the preservation of
Also presenting was the Seattle Jun Fan Gung Fu Academy
University Way studio is where Bruce Lee developed his first
formal martial arts school and is believed to be the one of
the last remaining structures where Bruce Lee also lived.
If designated as a landmark, the status will help preserve the property from demolition and help preserve the legacy of one of Seattle’s icons as well as further cultural and International relations.
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Bruce Lee's first formal Studio
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Doug Palmer, one of Bruce Lee's original students recently visited Bruce Lee's gravesite.
Just published in 2020 is Doug Palmer's new book
Bruce Lee: Sifu, Friend and Big Brother by Doug Palmer at Chin Music Press
Check out the ongoing exhibit of Bruce Lee at the Seattle Wing Luke Museum
Spirits of Seattle
Bruce Lee, Kurt Cobain, Frances Farmer and Jimi Hendrix
by Charlette LeFevre, a rendition from Edward Hopper's Nighthawks
Bruce Lee, Kurt Cobain, Frances Farmer
and Jimi Hendrix
The afternoon sun shines down on Bruce Lee's gravesite
Nov. 27, 2013 - Bruce Lee's Birthday.
His students place flowers and candles on Bruce and Brandon Lee's gravestones.
Bruce Lee's Gravesite
July 20, 2013
and Andrew O'Brian visit Bruce Lee's gravesite all the way
Dozens of visitors leave flowers to remember Bruce Lee.
Visitors say hello at Bruce Lee's gravesite, Nov. 27, 2011
Developing a Bruce Lee wax head
Seattle Gourmet Coffee has launched a new Blend in
honor of Jesse R. Glover Bruce Lee¹s First Student.
Bruce Lee, one of the world's greatest martial artists continues to bridge the East and the West, who fought for human dignity and is one of the most well known Asians who it is believed has broken more barriers than any other Asian in history.
Bruce Lee lived in Seattle from 1959 - 1964, graduated Edison Technical School in 1960, attended the University of Washington for three years, was married in Seattle and is buried in Seattle. Bruce would have been celebrating his 70th birthday on Nov. 27th which is recognized as Bruce Lee Day around the world. November 27th also marks the grand opening of the new location of the Seattle Museum of The Mysteries.
Photos from Bruce Lee's Birthday Nov. 27th 2009, Lakeview Cemetery
Happy 69th Birthday Bruce!
Visitors David Chung, Ngay Tang, Taky Kimura, Kevin Lee Carmell
MMA Martial Artists Joel Jamieson, Akyo Nishura, Daniel Eng, Mizuno, Matt Hume (owner of AMC American Martial Arts Center), Tony Sablan
Marcos Coquinho, Akyo Nishura, Mizuno, Tony Sablan, Drew Dambreville, Joel Jamieson, Matt Hume, Daniel Eng, Mauro Brandeluero
Kung Fu Panda on Cake
Bruce and Brandon Lee's gravesite 2009.
Note green ninja turtle on Bruce's grave and little grey dragon sitting on top of headstone.
Photos from Bruce Lee's Birthday Nov. 27th 2008
Taky Kimura and Friends at Bruce Lee's Gravesite. Taky Kimura is a first
generation student of Bruce Lee and continues to teach.
Bruce Lee had an Apple Spice Cake this year as it was also Thanksgiving.
Happy Birthday Bruce!
The Bruce Lee Foundation presented the
35th Anniversary Event of Enter the Dragon in Seattle
All photos from the
event are by Charlette LeFevre
If used, please credit source.
The Memorial on July 20, 2008. Photo by Charlette
Shannon Lee and her daughter Wren visit the grave site of Bruce Lee for his memorial.
Taky Kimura and Linda Lee
Taky Kimura, Charlette LeFevre and Andy Kimura
Perry Lee who owns one of the world's largest collections of Bruce Lee memorabilia in front of the new proposed Bruce Lee Museum.
Phoebe Lee, sister of Bruce Lee gives a demonstration with a sword of a rare form of martial arts her father taught her.
Shannon Lee and her daugther Wren - The Littlest Dragon
Some of the world's best martial artists and friends of Bruce Lee pose together for a photo.
Charlette and Jesse Glover - Bruce Lee's first student in front of a photo exhibit of Bruce Lee Seattle photos.
All photos from the event
are by Charlette LeFevre
If used, please credit source.
Anyone who has additional photos of the event, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Ruby Chows restaurant on Broadway - now a parking lot
photos courtesy of Michael Maikowsky
Bruce Lee at Ruby Chow's Restaurant on the corner of
Broadway and Jefferson- now a parking lot
- one of the first locations where Bruce Lee first started demonstrating his martial arts.
Ruby Chow, at one time held the position of City Commissioner and the world's first woman member of the Chong Wah Benevolent Association.
Bruce Lee's first students
Ed Hart is on the left, then LeRoy Garcia, James DeMile, Jesse Glover.
1961 at DeMiles home. Likely celebrating a birthday.
It was Bruce Lee who was taking the picture.
Photo courtesy of James DeMile
Senior photo from Garfield H.S.yearbook - and in 2007 reflecting on her memories of Bruce.
The mysterious stunningly beautiful Japanese girl Bruce Lee proposed to and wanted to marry
giving her his grandmothers ring.
Bruce Lee met Amy Sanbo at the University of Washington in 1960. Amy graduated from the Univ. of Washington and became a dancer and playwrite.
Amy Sanbo with dancer Karl
Stairs North of the University of Washington near Fluke
Hall, believed to be the stairs Bruce Lee carried Amy Sanbo
when she hurt her foot.
Lonny Kaneko - Author and poet met Bruce Lee also at the University of Washington and often wient out together with Amy Sanbo and Bruce.
Bruce Lee's registration form Sept. 9, 1959 to Edison Technical School and detail.
Bruce indicates in his own handwriting a dependent. Does Bruce Lee have a child?
on his birthday
Nov. 27, 2007
Photo of Bruce Lee Nov. 27, 2006
Taky Kimura, Bruce Lee's senior student and friend
at Bruce Lee's Website on the 33rd anniversary of his death June 20, 2006.
Hironori Tabata and Yuichi Onozuka, Director of the
Japanese Bruce Lee Fan's website
Wave and Spiral
Group of people who visited Bruce and Brandon Lee's gravesite on his birthday, Taky Kimura- student and friend of Bruce Lee and Perry Lee- world collector at Bruce's gravesite.
Ghost of Bruce
Lee on tombstone? You decide.
Bruce Lee graduated from Edison Technical School Dec. 2, 1960 on Capitol Hill - now Seattle Central Community College
Was Bruce Lee defeated by a Ghost?
(From Robert Clouse Bruce Lee-the Biography)
Ruby Chow's restaurant was known to be haunted. There was the case of a cook who saw a ghost in the basement and came flying up to leave his employer that day.
Ruby claims to have seen a ghost that appeared as a black shadow and pinned her down on the floor on her stomach.
She never again slept on her stomach. This same shadow grappled with Bruce as well. He told of being held down for several
minutes, drenched in sweat by the time he was finally released. This was probably one of the few times Bruce had been physically defeated.
There were other ghostly appearances in the restaurant, but none proved threatening. One cousin who worked for Ruby during
those years was jostled as she was taking a tray of dirty dishes to the kitchen.
A half-filled teapot tipped over on its side and its contents formed a perfect question mark on the floor.
Scoff at your own risk.
(one wonders if this incident was to
later influence his life, his studies of philosophy and a strong
reason Bruce Lee wanted to leave the restaurant )
Places Bruce Lee visited
Area where Bruce Lee practiced, demonstrated his martial arts and where he asked his future wife Linda Emery for their first date to the Space Needle.
Sylvan Theater at the University of Washington - visible from the road at South end of Stevens Way at 40th St. entrance to campus.
Right - Librarian Philip Lipson at the columns Dec. 2005
Bruce Lee's third studio was also at 4750 University Way. He lived in
the back part in 1963.
Taky Kimura took over lessons when Bruce Lee went to Oakland in 1964.
Should this be historically designated? We think so!
According to Taky Kimura and Skip Ellingsworth's website, Bruce Lee
also ate at
Tia Tung Restaurant
in the International District.
659 S. King St. Seattle,
It is considered Seattle's oldest Chinese restaurant, if not the oldest restaurant in Seattle having established since 1930.
(their almond chicken is really good!)
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Other Legends of the Northwest
See the museum exhbit for additional photos
Frances Farmer went to West Seattle High School and the University of Washington
At one time she lived at 312 Harvard Ave East which is believed to be behind the current Washington Mutual on Broadway.
Lakeview Cemetery according to a Seattle PI new report July 3, 1995 refused Kurt Cobain's ashes stating....
Dean Mathiesen, Love's personal assistant, said, ``Their reason was that they already had their hands full with
Bruce Lee and Brandon being buried there, and they couldn't take on another celebrity."
Its been said he liked Count Chocula cereal and Fruit Loops.
Kurt's bench at Viretta Park and just beyond - the house where he died.
Viretta park is on the corner of 39th Ave and E. John.
Jimi Hendrix statue is on Broadway and was created by the record company it sits in front of.
He claimed to have a UFO sighting during Woodstock and a UFO encounter according to fellow musician Curtis Knight.
Stop by the museum to see a stature of Jimi Hendrix by sculptor Roark Congden.