My Way of Wing Chun

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Monthly Archives: February 1995

What I Have Learned Through “Beimo”

The great master Wong Shun Leung fought anyone, anywhere to prove the validity of his Wing Chun techniques.

The following article is a personal account of what Wing Chun master, sifu Wong Shun Leung feels, are the main lessons he has learned about combat through his experiences of “beimo” or skill comparison, a somewhat subtle way of naming the many full-on fights he had with practitioners of literally dozens of Chinese and other fighting systems during his 40plus years as a Wing Chun devotee.

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Ip Chun

If you ever been lucky enough to meet Grandmaster Yip Chun you are sure to have noticed how happy and relaxed he is. It’s as though he does not have a care in the world. He is an example of how a martial art, when done correctly, improves and prolongs life

Most people when they are seventy years old have already retired. Most of the time they stay at home, get into a daily routine and are not very active. Perhaps this is because many of them are not in the best of health. They are not as energetic as younger people and so need to take it easy.

Grandmaster Yip Chun is seventy, and he is one of the exceptions. His attitude and movements are like a younger person’s, he has a healthy shiny face, walks very quickly, is quick minded and has very quick reactions. Each year he travels from one side of the world to the other giving seminars and teaching. All this is because of his Wing Chun Kuen training. He is the eldest son of Yip Man, who everybody knows taught Bruce Lee.

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