Lineage | I am a 4th generation instructor in the Ip Man lineage. My Sifu was taught in the Moy Yat, Ip Ching, Ip Chun, Simon Lau techniques. He has travelled extensively seeking out more knowledge in Wing Chun, specifically from Wong Shun Leung’s students. We increase our Wing Chun knowledge database by refining and redefining techniques. I have not and will never buy my way into any well-known sifu’s organization for the sake of affiliation or a want to belong. The knowledge I have gained is thru my merit and hard work only.
Moreover, lineage is important. It’s the history behind our martial arts. Knowing where you came from is great but in the end, it’s not going to help or assist you in a fight. If you get into a situation when your life or a love one is in danger, simply put, your lineage means absolutely nothing.
Furthermore, my lineage, like anyone else’s stems from the same origins. Wing Chun practitioners just have different interpretations on execution of the forms and how we fight. What really matters though is how effective are our interpretations in a fighting situation. We can interpret all we want but applying them is a whole different monster. Also, what works for a bigger person, may not necessarily work for smaller one. And lastly, knowing Wing Chun is not the same as practicing and applying it. You may know how to read but if comprehension of what you read is much different.
Our Lineage | There are many different Wing Chun lineages. It all comes down to the interpretations and experiences of Ip Man’s students or other master of Wing Chun. Sifu Och Wing Chun is very comprehensive and evolves according to the experiences of our Sifu and his instructors. We use what works and stress repetition in mastering techniques in traditional Wing Chun. Here’s short breakdown of my lineage as passed on to me by Sifu Och:
Simon LaoWing Chun & Qigong master
believes that the minds that co-ordinate the activities of violence can co-ordinate the activities of co-operation. Every one has an…
Moy Yatyoungest sifu under Ip Man
you must free yourself from dependence on mechanical expression and trust your body, your Kung Fu to protect yourself…