Bruce Lee's Little Dragons

submission by BruceLeeFoundation

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Bruce Lee Foundation

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We are the only not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing Bruce Lee’s insights with the world by creating opportunities for individuals and applying his message as a personal call to action.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


The Bruce Lee’s Little Dragons program will provide life confidence skills and martial arts training to at-risk and underprivileged youth in the Los Angeles County area, using Bruce Lee as a vehicle to inspire confidence and motivate action within our next generation. The program will give kids who have a sincere desire to pursue Martial Arts like Bruce, but simply cannot afford to do so, the opportunity to participate.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

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South Bay

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City of Los Angeles (citywide)


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How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

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How will your proposal improve the following “Play” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to open space and park facilities

Number of children enrolled in afterschool programs

Per capita crime rates

Percentage of residents that feel safe in their neighborhoods

Attendance at major league sporting events

Residents within 1⁄4 mile of a park (Dream Metric)

Number of residents with easy access to a “vibrant” park (Dream Metric)

Number of parks with intergenerational play opportunities (Dream Metric)

Number (and quality) of informal spaces for play (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to play.


From a young age Bruce Lee found himself in situations many of today’s youth can relate to. Bullying, street fighting, searching for ways to boost self-confidence and self-awareness to prepare for life in the real world. At 13, Bruce acted on his sincere desire to start training in martial arts. The history.

Our youth deserves a philosophy to help them become more true, more whole, and more connected. Studying martial arts is proven to help kids increase self-confidence, self-discipline, self-esteem, focus, social skills and connect mind & body. As an organization based in Culver City, with staff and family living in Los Angeles County, it is imperative to us that the youth in our greater community are provided the tools and opportunities they need to be the best version of themselves possible, which can only stand to benefit the city of Los Angeles and foster it's future ambassadors.

By partnering with existing after school care providers such as Boys & Girls Club, and piloting programs within middle and high schools in the LA county area (targeting lower income areas), the Bruce Lee's Little Dragons program will use Bruce Lee as a vehicle to educate, motivate and inspire the youth in our community.

In the first 12 months, 10 qualified martial arts and self-defense instructors, hand-picked by the Bruce Lee Foundation, will be sent to a group of 120 clubs and schools within the LA county area for a period of 4 weeks at a time - one 2-hour lesson per week, with an average of 20 kids per class. The curriculum will include entry level physical training in martial art and self defense, an introduction to personal health and wellbeing, bully defense group discussions and sharing Bruce Lee's insights into personal self-cultivation; to honestly express yourself. It is our goal to reach 2400 students within the first 12 months.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


The three core KPI's we will monitor are:

1) Initial and Repeat Attendance
2) Personal Application
3) Expansion of Club and School Locations

We are confident the iconic energy and cultural relevance of Bruce Lee will encourage initial excitement and strong attendance. A "full" class will be considered 20 kids. A core measure of success will be the repeat attendance of students and the continuation of "full" classes.

We will work with relevant club and school staff to determine the social effects our curriculum is having on a student by way of their interaction with other students, performance in their studies and extra curricular activities, personal drive and goal setting.

In addition to a focus on the individual and the class environment, a key metric of success will be the number of requests to implement the program in new locations around the county.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

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Bruce Lee is an inspiration for many generations. His legacy should live on forever. He deserves it.

by tinarae
6 months ago

bruce lee inspired me to train in the martial arts.I study Shotakan but have come to
realize that it is a way of life.The beauty of it is the journey never ends and all
the people you meet are there to help you better yourself.The dojo
is a positive atmosphere that helps kids find peace in a world full of hardships.The teamwork
and positive energy of fellow students and teachers is amazing.Life changing.

by yorikobi
6 months ago

will you guys create an opportunity for me!?i need to study martial arts because i dont want or feel anything else anymore i was 8 years old and bruce lee had such an impact on me when i was young and im 29 now and that impact is stronger because in many ways i was like him we both shared the same passion,talents,personality and character traits i never got the chance to become me due to family hardships and each day the eagerness to be a martial artist burns heavier each day..

by tiger86
6 months ago

I'm Bruce student!! He changed my life and I'm helping my family and friends to change their life!!!

by G8coach
6 months ago

May we empty self, to find the true.

by LibertyQi
6 months ago

our style is "no style"

by raven4
6 months ago

I want to get the prize and let start the bruce lee's fan

by Yuely84
6 months ago

True Liberation & continuous evolution.

by LibertyQi
6 months ago

Add me, I'm on Twitter!! My account name is G8COACH. My name is Sam Tran. How can I help you??

by G8coach
6 months ago

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