I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
Bruce Lee brought the martial arts movie to the attention of the world - and without him, I don't think that anyone would have ever heard of Jackie Chan.
The children right now, the young children, everybody should go to a martial arts school. Why? Because as soon as they go to a martial arts school, they learn discipline.
We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You're always helping people.
When you are learning about a martial art, it is about respect.
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
Kung fu lives in everything we do. It lives in how we put on a jacket and how we take off a jacket. It lives in how we treat people. Everything is kung fu.
I only want my work to make people happy.
Martial arts is for defense. It's not for attacking. So when people are fighting, always, always, defend.
When I was a young stunt guy the director would say: "You're useless..." But I wanted to be the best, I wanted to be a super stunt guy. That's how I built myself, because of martial arts and everything.
I think every young child can learn through any martial art. They would then learn to respect their life, respect their parents, respect their country, and respect the whole world.
As a father, I always want my son to be perfect. When he was young, I tried to train him in martial arts, but he said, 'I don't want to become like Bruce Lee's son, with everybody telling me how good my father was.' I just think my son is too lazy.
Martial arts is not for hurting people, it's for protecting people.
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