Taai Sīgōng Ip Chun’s 葉準太師公 100th Birthday
Later, Brian Desire and Colin Ward arrived. Colin had brought along some of his students came along. They had missed the Birthday Dinner because of the typhoon. However, Colin and his students enjoyed training with the Hong Kong students, and they all had a good time. As I watched them, I thought they are lucky now. They can train in a bigger space. When I was studying at Sīfú’s home, it was very small, and we could only have two pairs doing Chī Sáu 黐手 and we could not move very much and so there was not much footwork. If one pair was getting excited, we all had to stand to the side and watch, they would usually be the two more senior students. They would attack and defend, sometimes someone might get a cut lip from being hit, slapped or the glasses knocked down on the floor and it was more aggressive than it is now in Sīfú’s class. Sīfú would just sit and watch and then tell us how to defend against those attacks.