ac · tion: the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim; the way in which something has an effect or influence; armed conflict; the events represented in a story; exciting or notable activity; exclamation used by a movie director as a command to begin; a thing done; an act; a gesture or movement; a manner or style of doing something; typically the way in which a mechanism or a person moves.
It has long been the dream of the Bruce Lee Foundation to build a Bruce Lee Museum in the Seattle, Washington area. We see this home, this museum, not as a martial arts history museum or a Bruce Lee memorabilia museum but as a place that encompasses and expresses the totality of Bruce Lee’s legacy – Action! – dynamic movement, active personal expression, self actualization, the breaking of barriers! Bruce Lee was a dynamic action star and screen presence, an innovative thinker, a person who broke boundaries of race, culture, and tradition, an innovative family man, and now, a global icon. He accomplished these things by being passionate, directed and enthusiastic. He was actively dynamic in his expression of his very self and it translated across cultures and time and is the feeling that awakens within all of us when we see him move and when we listen to him speak.
My father said, “Success comes to those who become success-conscious. If you don’t aim at an object, how the heck on earth do you think you can get it?” And so, in 2008, the BLF unveiled its initial plans for the museum. (See News and Photo Galleries) Action takes on a whole new meaning inside its doors. The idea behind BLAM is to look at the notion of “taking action” as the catalyst for change and growth using Bruce Lee and his legacy as the vehicle for this. The museum will contain exhibits ranging from movie memorabilia to training equipment to writings and photographs to personal memorabilia. The museum will house a permanent exhibition space, a gallery for visiting exhibitions, a store, a theater, a meditation space, an outdoor training area, a research library, and a cafe. The intention behind the exhibits is to express the theme that our actions manifest our dreams with hard work and perseverance.
There is so much to be gained from a true understanding of Bruce Lee, the complete man. He is an inspiration and a motivational icon for so many people the world over. His battles against prejudice, his philosophy of self expression, his martial art contributions, his desire to teach and share, his undaunted drive, his excellent physical conditioning, his undeniable charm and charisma, all have left an indelible mark on history that has stood the test of time. It is a true testament to what one person with focus, perseverance, and passion can accomplish. It begs for us to get the lesson and pass it on. Bruce Lee’s example speaks of what a life governed by simplicity, directness, flow, and living in the moment can manifest.
We hope you will help us in realizing the dream of keeping Bruce Lee’s legacy alive and flourishing so that it may continue to positively influence and inspire the world through our organization, the Bruce Lee Foundation and the realization of the Bruce Lee Action Museum.
To this end, please join us on February 9, 2013, at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom in Seattle, Washington when the Hong Kong Association of Washington hosts the 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year Gala to benefit the Bruce Lee Action Museum. More details will be available soon at www.bruceleefoundation.org.
Details will also be available on a new stand alone BLAM site which is in development and will be completed soon. The new BLAM site, www.bruceleeactionmuseum.org, will be live shortly and will include detailed information about the purpose, possible locations, progress and the specifics about galleries/exhibits. Supporters will also be able to support BLAM by participating through BLAM's first ever virutal brick campaign.
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