Taai Sīgōng Ip Chun’s 葉準太師公 100th Birthday
We can see how he proves Wing Chun can use less strength to overcome someone who is bigger and stronger. Basically, everyone is bigger and stronger than him. He is only five feet two inches (157cm) and 100 pounds (45kg). On average, he is small and light even for Chinese people. They say my Sīgōng Ip Man 葉問師公 was a similar size. When we see my Sīfú do Chī Sáu 黐手 – Sticking Hands, he never has problem with anyone, When he was 70 to 80 years old he would Chī Sáu with anyone and we saw this in his seminars. He would Chī Sáu with anyone, even if he did not know them and virtually all of them were big westerners. I have never seen anyone else Chī Sáu with other like this in seminars, but he could do it.
It was an exciting day, when we all gathered to celebrate his 100th birthday. Actually his students always celebrate his birthday, unfortunately, I could not take part each time because I live in the UK, but I always visited him every year, until the pandemic. At the beginning of 2023 a lot of Sīfú’s senior students had talked about to organised to his 100 year old birthday party.