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Annie Joe

 

I remember meeting Annie for the first time, I thought she was such a fun and energetic woman, I remember wishing I would be like her when I am her age.

Meeting Allen was a big thing in my life, the fact he was Bruce Lee´s friend attracted a lot of people but I really liked him for him , for the man he was , for the fact that he was so kind and smart and had accomplished so many great things.

He was the kindest man on earth, he  opened his home to anyone who wanted to meet him, who wanted a piece of his history with Bruce Lee, or Ted Wong

I have been very sad after his passing and I have been wondering how Annie would manage.

Of course they have a big family so there is no problem but it can´t be easy  because  Allen and Annie were together for so many years.

 

I am thinking about her just as much as I was thinking about Allen every day and I hope we will be able to come visit very soon

I miss them and I miss San Francisco, my favorite town on earth, it won´t be the same without meeting Allen but we will pay our respects.

 

Until we meet again

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Posted by on 15 October, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

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Funeral

 

Yesterday 18/4/2018 was the funeral of Allen Joe in Freemont California , only family and a few guests were present at the funeral.

Our deepest condolences to Annie and the family, we will pay our respects to Allen next time we visit SF.

 

Allen was one of a kind, someone that touches lives and we will miss him and never forget him .

We are truly blessed to have met him and feel very honored to have been able to know him.

 

Another angel is in heaven, the team is reunited

We miss you Allen , Until we meet again

 

 
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Posted by on 19 April, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

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Allen JOE

I use to check FB everyday but not yesterday and When Micke came home last night he told me something had happened to Allen, I did not want to believe it. I really hoped it was not true but unfortunately it was.

We all knew this would happen one day but still I did not want to have to read this , I am so sad.

Allen Joe is often referred as Bruce Lee´s friend who he was but he was much more than that.

I remember him being so honest so generous so happy , he lived a long life filled with greatness, from his personal life to his “ public “

I remember feeling so blessed the first time we were in SF and  he and Annie  opened their  home to us and shared memories, I was so fascinated by their energy.

We met him a couple of times here in Sweden and  also a few times in SF, we were planning on coming back this year, what saddens me is that we did not make it in time .

I sent messages to different people to pass on to him when he was sick,  I hope they had time to tell him that we were thinking of him.

The second time we met was in SF in 2010, that is where it began to call me his favorite French girl , I remember being so flattered and happy , he spread happiness all the time, he and Annie were so much fun to be around.

I am a little lost of words right now I would like to write so much but at the same time I am so sad I can´t do it.

May you rest in Peace Allen, you had a great impact on our lives and it was a great honor to have been able to know you.

I know you are now reunited with your best friends and look upon us , thank you for your friendship and kindness.

My deepest condolences to Annie and the family

Lots of Love

 

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Posted by on 3 April, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

44 years

It seems incredible but it is true, Bruce Lee passed away 44 years ago.

There will always be speculations and need for a story behind the facts, truth is we don´t even know the facts and people who know are either gone or will never tell , so what is the point.

There will always be suspicions around  famous people who die too soon , we could spend our lives trying to digg some exiting story . Famous people die like non famous people, accident, illness  and yes even murder but the result is the same,  that person is gone and the tragedy is the same for their families as it would be for ours but is it?

Actually it is worse for them because on top of their loss they have to deal with millions of people thinking they know the truth, millions of people thinking they are entitled to their opinion and even people trying to get famous by spreading some false dirt here and there.

That is the price to pay when you are famous, I guess… I am not speculating on anything, I have a life … Let´s say that his pasing is terrible, not only for the family, but for the world, and for what he would have become and accomplished .

But what he already left us is incredible and to this day there is nobody in my mind that would ever replace him, This is my opinion.

Rest in Peace Bruce and thank you .

 

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Posted by on 20 July, 2017 in Lee and Friends

 

November 27th, 1940 Chinatown, San Francisco

No surprise for all fans, this is Bruce Lee´s birth date,  he would have turned 76 this year.

I feel blessed to have visited the hospital and almost entered the room where he was born before they destroyed the Chinese hospital for reconstruction.

I am always thinking about how far he would have come considering the amazing path he took towards success and self accomplishment.

One thing is certain, some people would run for their life if he was alive today !

I have already talked about how I came to know about Bruce Lee the actor and what impact he had on my life later on when I started with JKD so I won´t repeat that again.

I just want to point that no matter where you go, and how old you are, Bruce Lee is still known 43 years after his death , how is that for an accomplishment !

Let´s celebrate his life and be thankful for what he left us.

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Posted by on 1 December, 2016 in Lee and Friends

 

“Birth of the dragon” is a fraude ?

Wow, the reviews are out and  I am really disappointed ! Here are some of them that I read in the papers today:

“Hollywood is racist. This movie disrespects the legacy of Bruce Lee. I highly recommend everyone to boycott this movie. The movie serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes regarding Asian women, men, and the culture.”

“This entire film is a carefully hidden propaganda piece that portrays Lee as some unsexual, angry, kung fu loser who accomplishes nothing.”

“I wanted to watch a movie about the legend Bruce lee. Not another white washed movie deleting/altering/hiding his history and Again disrespecting Asians with another white male Asian female interest. Truth is movies spread lies and it hurts societies. In this case. Asian men.”

and it goes on and on…

 

Knowing that Shannon a a total control over Bruce Lee´s name, how could  this movie be approved is a mistery to me…

Of course this is just another guy trying to make money on Bruce Lee´s name , no question about that.

 
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Posted by on 6 October, 2016 in Lee and Friends

 

Why is Bruce Lee still alive?

 

Talking about his spirit of course 🙂

I recently talked to a young colleague from Switzerland, she is 29 years old and when I asked: “do you know who Bruce Lee is?” she said “of course”. She was born in 1987, 14 years after Bruce´s passing and has absolutely no relation to martial arts whatsoever, so where does it come from? The name, everybody knows that name, isn´t that incredible?

I was born in 1972 and as long as I can remember I was hearing about Bruce Lee. As a child I saw the movies again and again and as a teenager I had my room covered with Bruce Lee posters. He was the ultimate fighter,  the superhero of my childhood and still is.

No matter what, I will always admire the man, the actor and the martial artist. It is no wonder we still know him, we still talk about him, refer to him and make movies about him, this is what a true legend is all about.

His passing was a tragedy and I really don´t care about the how and the why, what I think is that it was way too soon, it would have been so interesting to see how far he would have gone, what he would have become, this is a shame we did not get more time, I think we could have learned a lot more from him.

But we need to remember what he left us and this needs to be treasured. How the legacy is used by some people can be questionable but I really think it is great to see that he is still remembered and not only by martial arts people.

Walk On !

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Posted by on 5 October, 2016 in Lee and Friends