From the young Wushu genius to the world-renowned martial arts superstar, Jet Li brings too many memorable film works to the audience. He knows about both Kung Fu and Wushu performances. And he also possesses a handsome presence and juvenile fame, perfect factors to begin his own film life.
In 1972, 9-year-old Jet participated in the National Wushu Competition, and got the “Outstanding Performance Award.” In the same year, he participated in the martial arts performance at the opening ceremony of the Asian-African-Latin American Table Tennis Tournament. He even received a personal praise from remier Zhou Enlai. From 1974 to 1979, Jet Li was the champion in many Wushu competitions.
We can see from his performances in his childhood that he was really hardworking. Jet Li excelled in several styles of Wushu, especially Nanquan (Southern fist), Changquan (Northern Long fist Style), Zui Quan (Drunken fist), Zui Jian (Drunken sword), Tai Chi and other martial arts. Rhythm, accurate movements, perfect posture and enough strength are qualities that Kung Fu possesses. He displays them in all of his film performances.
When young, due to his outstanding talent in martial arts and handsome looks, Jet Li followed the Wushu Team and visited more than 40 countries and regions. His patriotism and national spirit are reflected in many of his films.
Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but the legends really make the fans talk about it.