Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 461

When my Sīfú was young, only seven years old he began studying with his father Ip Man.

Ip Man Sī Jóu 葉問師祖 Teaching Great Grandmaster Ip Chun 葉準

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When I am with my Sīfú 師父, Ip Chun 葉準, I do not just study his skill, I am also interested in his stories. What is better than hearing stories about Wing Chun that happened when I was not there and some even before I was born! Stories like this are history and they are Ip Man Sī Jóu 葉問師祖 Wing Chun history.

When my Sīfú was young, only seven years old he began studying with his father Ip Man. However, he had to stop his studies because his father was not around as much as he was working, and then he moved to Hong Kong. When Sīfú was 36 years old he also moved to Hong Kong and lived with his father. He then carried on his Wing Chun studies. Sīfú always says he is not generally interested in Kung Fu 功夫 but enjoys reading Chinese literature and enjoys traditional Chinese music and Chinese Culture. When he moved to Hong Kong, he did some jobs, like bookkeeping where he had to keep records of income and expenses for his employer. In the 1950’s in Hong Kong, you did not need qualifications to do bookkeeping. Back then, accounting and taxes were not regulated tightly as Britain did not take Hong Kong seriously, so Hong Kong was very corrupt, and the Hong Kong triads tried and corrupt policemen to control how things ran.

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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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