Mar 23, 2011

Ip Chun in Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth

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In probably his first movie apperance, Hong Kong Wing Chun Grandmaster Ip Chun, son of Yip Man, plays his father and mentor to Bruce Lee. Ip Chun was 52 when he made this 1976 movie, a semi-biography of Bruce Lee with Taiwanese actor Bruce Li playing the titular role. No spectacular fisticuffs here in this English dubbed clip, but note the high on-guard hand position used by Ip Chun in his spar with the on-screen Bruce Lee. According to Wing Chun old-timers, this is the traditional Wing Chun guard position, which in modern times is lowered to a riskier "asking hands" version (see next post).

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