Bruce Lee, one of the "fathers" of modern martial arts took a different approach to martial arts than many before him. Instead of maximizing one thing, why not take the whole picture and pick out whatever is essential from each style and use it. "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." is a quote that lee used to described part of his philosophy towards martial arts. He wanted to use everything humanly possible developed by different masters and absorb it. This doesn't mean that he wanted to be a master every single style, but rather combine whatever he can combine to find new more effective combinations. This new approach towards martial arts inspired huge amounts of people which eventually lead to MMA's establishment and other tournaments such as UFC. Another huge part of lee's philosophy is the ability to be formless and unexpected. To bring in a new element to martial arts was a huge turnover. "Be formless... shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, and it can crash. Be water, my friend..." is yet another famous quote from Bruce lee which basically means to be so flexible like water, and yet at the same time strong because of your flexibility. You can flow and move swiftly or crash and be as hard as stone. Both by Lee's theory was approachable and clearly possible. He wanted to dismiss the fact that the more strong and bigger you are, the more powerful.
Bruce Lee's philosophy and theories are what made him into this great martial arts icon. To combine such theory, with physical fitness creates an unstoppable weapon. However, Lee's death came to a shock for everyone in the world. How can a person so fit die so suddenly?! The case reports that Lee has been suffering from some kind of headache due to over practice and pushing himself above his limits, he was then prescribed a medicine but it turned out that he was allergic to it. It was too late for him or anyone to realize that, as the medicine served as his fatal blow and died because it increased the swelling of his brain causing his misfortune death. Although Lee is not in this world anymore, he will always be remembered for his amazing martial arts skills and philosophies.