Taai Sigong Ip Chun’s 葉準太師公 100th Birthday
My Sīfú Ip Chun 葉準師父 just celebrated his 100th birthday and just had a party in Hong Kong. In The Chinese way, he is 100 years old. We count a baby to be one year old when he/she is born. We start counting when a mother becomes pregnant, when the sperm and egg join together to create a life. So carrying a baby for about 10 months means they baby is one when it is born. Any time a baby is born it needs to be celebrated. Around 10 months of pregnancy is not easy and this was especially true in the past. My Màh Màh 嫲嫲 – Grandmother, she gave birth seven times, but only two survived, my father, the eldest and his sister the youngest, my aunt. Things were very tough, especially having gone through the Second World War.
Sīfú Ip Chun, was born in 1924 in Fàht Sāan 佛山, China. If you have seen the movie Ip Man葉問 part 1, you can see how hard life was during the Japanese invasion. Sīfú Ip Chun is a legand for those of us studying Wing Chun. He is an amazing example of how Wing Chun training makes you healthy.