The Birthday of a Legend – Wing Chun Grandmaster Ip Chun

Shenzhen Standard and the Fusion Fitness Team were invited to the eighty eighth birthday of one of Wing Chun’s most illustrious figures, Grandmaster Ip Chun. Ip Chun is the son of the father of modern Wing Chun, Ip Man, perhaps most famous for his work on the films of the same name, Ip Man a dramatization of the life of his father during the Japanese occupation of China.

The event was attended by the martial art’s most respected members, with many coming from around the world to celebrate with the man that studied beside Bruce Lee’s master and who’s father created one of the most effective martial arts around today. The day was particularly auspicious due to 8 being a lucky number in Chinese culture with the eighty eight birthday representing very good luck.

The Shenzhen Standard team and Fusion Fitness would like to thank Wing Chun master, Ronald Kho Hian-qui for his invitation to the event and the opportunity to meet so many legends if the martial arts world.

Master Ronald has classes at Fusion fitness on Saturday and Sunday, you can visit www.fusionfitnesssz.com for details.

2 Comments for “The Birthday of a Legend – Wing Chun Grandmaster Ip Chun”

  1. My apologies for my mistake on the use of parody.

    As far as the martial arts world being offended, I doubt they would have a Wing Chun to defend if not for Ip Man and his legacy, so I welcome your criticism, but respectfully disagree. That said, ‘the father of modern Wing Chun’ is better and so I have changed it thus.

    Thank you for your comment and correction.

  2. “A parody in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation”

    I don’t think the Ip Man movies would fall under this category, nor do I think that GM Ip Chun would have been involved in any film project mocking his father, his legacy and most importantly his art.

    Late GM Ip Man is most certainly NOT the creator of the Wing Chun combat system, nor would I say “the inventor of modern Wing Chun”, his “legacy is the global practice of Wing Chun”. A lot of people in the Martial Arts world will strongly disagree with your statement and most probably be quite offended.

    Maybe, you should have let GM Ip Chun explain to you the history and legends of Wing Chun and what his father exactly did for the art of Wing Chun when you had the privilege to be in his presence.

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