Mar 24, 2011

Ip Chun in The Legend is Born

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Grandmaster Ip Chun appeared in his second movie, The Legend is Born, 34 years later in 2010 when he was 84. Still remarkably spritely, he plays Leung Bik, one of his father's Wing Chun instructors. In the clip, Ip Man, played by Dennis To, stumbles into a Chinese herbal shop, run by Leung Bik and is duly tested.

Some nice moves on show here, though not all of them are Wing Chun, especially when Ip Chun's stunt double starts spinning full circles. A nice touch is the use of a pressure point defence by Ip Chun when faced with a wrestling like throw. The dialog is Cantonese with English subtitles, the audio is a bit muted, so you might have to turn up the volume a bit.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a great scene. I am not sure of the authenticity of it, but I still enjoy the lesson taught.

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