Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 457

I believe that if my Sīgōng had not had to live through war and hardship, he would have lived much longer and at the very least 90 years of age

Taai Sīgōng Ip Chun’s 葉準太師公 100th Birthday

Part 16

At the end it was time to say,” Goodbye,” and Sīfú’s 師父 son Ip Kwong Chiu 葉廣超 took him back inside. No one else is allowed to go in. This is all since the pandemic, and we still need to be careful about COVID-19. In Hong Kong 50% of people are still wearing masks and it is always best to be safe.

Now it was time for me to go home. The next morning Kwok Tak Yin 郭德賢 picked me up and took me to the airport. We had breakfast and talked about how amazing Sīfú is and about how much we had benefited from studying with him, not only in Wing Chun and fighting, but in also in health. When we look at Sīfú, he has reached 100 years old! He is older than his father Ip Man 葉問. I believe that if my Sīgōng had not had to live through war and hardship, he would have lived much longer and at the very least 90 years of age.

Now I am back in the UK, I have a strong feeling that I want to see my Sīfú again next year. He has taught me so much. He has shown me how to be a Sīfú, how to be good and fair to people. I have loved talking to him over the decades and not just about Wing Chun but about anything to do with humanity.

Previous Notes

Sau Kuyhn

Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 465

Sáu Kyùhn comes after we punch. Once we have punched, we do Hōi Jéung 開掌 – Open the Palm, where palm should face upwards. Then we do Jyún Wún 轉腕 – Rotate the Wrist, where the wrist should rotate inwards, ie if you are using your right hand the wrist turns anticlockwise and with left hand it rotates clockwise.

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