Thursday, June 10, 2010

will the real wing chun please stand up?

since the movie Yip Man and it's sequel, it's been very easy to find a wing chun practice group/school. thing is, where were they before this?
having lived here for 13 years,the only teachers that i knew of were Lu Wen Jing and maybe one or two others. my own teacher is the only disciple of one particular line of wing chun in taiwan, that i know of at least. this handful are the only teachers that i'm not questioning.
i think there are a LOT of the so called wing chun teachers here that are actually from other styles, and happened to learn enough WC to fool beginners. otherwise, why were they not teaching before this? secrecy? if so, why let the cat out now?
these guys are simply capitalizing on the recent craze.
and i for one hope the craze will all be over soon.

2 comments:

  1. 一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。.........................

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  2. yes. most of our promise shows when we are young. i think no amount of edcuation can make up for lack of talent. and no amount of talent can make up for being lazy with one's abilities.
    thanks for coming by.

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