Today we tell you about this wonderful actor and master of martial arts whose name is jet Li.
Jet Li was born 26.04.1963 in China, Beijing. He was the youngest child in the family. Lost his father early, therefore his family was of very modest means. Since childhood Lee began to show special ability in physical education and after first class school he was sent to a children’s sports camp, where he first met with Wushu. Later, Lee himself admitted that his acquaintance with this section of happened by accident. His lessons in the section did not remain unnoticed and already a couple of years later (in 1972), jet Li not only gets on the national Wushu championship, but becomes the winner. After this event the whole life of Jet Li already had a sporty direction. Even 2 years later (in 1974) jet Li joins the National team of China Wushu and sent to represent his country in the United States.
On arrival home , Lee is involved in the first National Wushu championship and wins it in two disciplines. From the moment I got to train with the best martial arts masters of China at that time. A year later, Lee takes part in the selection of the national Wushu championship and wins in all disciplines.The Wushu championship brings him 3 gold medals.
In 1977, Li took first place at the National Wushu competitions. In 1978 he became a gold medalist and in 1979, already at the fourth Wushu championship wins in the whole complex of disciplines.
In 1987 wife jet Li was Juan qi yuan -athlete of the Chinese national team on ushu, which later starred with him in the film «Shaolin Temple». In marriage they had two daughters, but 3 years later the couple divorced.
In 1999, Li married the second time to actress Nina Li Chi. The family raises 2 children.
Great attention to jet Li pays charity is an Ambassador of the organization of the Red cross. Currently holds citizenship of Singapore.
Views on martial arts
Jet Li — a follower of Tibetan Buddhism. In his opinion, the essence of martial arts lies not only in the development of power and speed, and more achieve inner harmony. Modern types of martial arts great attention to the external form of manifestation, while the very essence of martial arts remains in the shadows. Also would like to see martial arts and Wushu in particular as a form of art where everyone can Express themselves and their own special style. However, according to Lee, the new competition rules to limit athletes ‘ in this setting more stringent limits.
Also jet Li says that you should never play hero, believing in their own strength, when the threat is real. Here is what he says:
«The gun easily, in a split second is superior to years of training in the martial arts. As I have mentioned many times, it is very important to make a distinction between movie and reality. The hero in the movie can knock the weapon out of the hands of the enemy and to save the situation, but in real life this is often not so.»
Jet Li has starred in over 40 feature films, and is also the producer of two dozen paintings.
The list of movies is impressive:
1.Mulan (2020), Mulan, The Emperor …
2.Keepers of martial arts (2017) Gong shou dao
3.League of gods (2016) Feng shen bang
4.The Expendables 3 (2014) The Expendables 3
5.Badges of fury (2013) Bu er shen tan
6.The Expendables 2 (2012) The Expendables 2
7.Dragon gate (2011) Long men fei jia
8.The sorcerer and the White snake (2011) Bai she chuan shuo
9.The Expendables (2010) The Expendables
10.Ocean heaven (2010) Hai yang tian tang
11.Foundation of China (2009) Jian guo da ye
12.Jet Li Public Advertising for Earth Quake Zone (live, 2009)
13.The mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
14.The forbidden Kingdom (2008) The Forbidden Kingdom
15.The warlords (2007) Tau ming chong
16.War (2007) War
17.Fearless (2006) Huo yuanjia
18.Danny the dog (2005) Unleashed.
19.Hitman (1998) Sat sau ji wong
20.From the cradle to the grave (2003) Cradle 2 the Grave
21.Confrontation (2001) The One
22.Kiss of the dragon (2001) Kiss of the Dragon
23.Romeo must die (2000) Romeo Must Die
24.Lethal weapon 4 (1998) Lethal Weapon 4
25.Hero (2002) Ying xiong
26.The American adventure (1997) Wong fei hung VI: Sai wik hung see
27.Black mask (1996) Hak hap
28.King of adventure (1996) Mao xian wang
29.The degree of risk (1995) Shu dan long wei
30.The secret agent (1995) Gei ba ba de xin
31.Fist of legend (1994) Jing wu ying xiong
32.The bodyguard from Beijing (1994) Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
33.Legend of the Red dragon (1994) Hung Hei Kwun: Siu Lam ng zou
34.The servants of evil (1993) Yi tin to lung gei: Moh gaau gaau jue
35.Two warriors (1993) Tai ji: Zhang San Feng
36.The Legend 2 (1993) Fong Sai Yuk 2
37.Steel claws (1993) Wong Fei Hung V: Tit gai dau ng gung
38.The Legend (1993) Fong Sai Yuk
39.Once in China 3 (1992) Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba
40.The master (1992) Long hang tian xia
41.One time in China 2 (1992) Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung
42.The legend of the swordsman (1992) Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai
43.One time in China (1991) Wong Fei Hung
44.Dragon fight (1989) Long zai tian ya
45.Born to defend (1986) Zhong hua ying xiong
46.Shaolin Temple 3: Shaolin Martial Arts (1985) Nan bei Shao Lin
47. Shaolin Temple 2: Children of Shaolin (1984) Shao Lin xiao zi
48.Shao Lin Temple (1982) Shao Lin si