Bruce Lee was born in Hong Kong, and first learned to fight there. At age 17, he won the city championships in boxing, but he also got into non-sanctioned fights on the street. When he was 18, he beat up the son of a feared triad family. After police confirmed that the boy was connected to organized crime, and that a contract could reasonably be out for Bruce’s life, his family made the decision to send Bruce to live in the United States with his older sister Agnes. Nice and far from any Hong Kong triads looking to kill him.