Have you read the martial sayings of Wing Chun? You’ve probably also heard about the existence of coveted ‘martial arts manuscripts’ that hold supposed secrets only passed to lineage holders. But how much of this is true?
In fact, the Wing Chun Kuen Kuit (詠春拳訣) is the result of the accumulation of centuries of knowledge and experience of previous masters. While now not as difficult to find, the text is easily misunderstood and is at times downright misleading without the guidance of an experienced teacher.
You’ve heard over and over again how important The Stance is. OK, you get it. But what does the Kuen Kuit say about it? Let’s have a look:
Well Google wasn’t any help. What about other common translations?
Does that make any sense to you? Or does it make you more confused?
The truth is, you can’t just read these sayings to try improve your Wing Chun. There’s a better way. Find a teacher who has gone through decades of training, studying, and verifying through direct experience. Someone who can demonstrate and guide you through it.
Introducing Sifu Derek Fung’s First Sydney Seminar:
Martial Sayings Revealed
Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sifu Derek Fung will be detailing these sections of the Wing Chun Kuen Kuit (詠春拳訣):
Siu Nim Tao 小念頭
Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma 二字拑陽馬歌訣
As a well known saying goes (差之毫釐, 謬以千里), a deviation of one millimeter at the source, causes an error of a thousand kilometres at the destination. Without a thorough understanding of these fundamentals, how can we progress and develop without watering the art down?
But there’s more to this than just a seminar. You see, we don’t learn martial arts just to protect ourselves. We’re not just here on our own. We’re here to pass on a martial and cultural tradition that came from Grandmaster Yip Man and the generations of masters before him. And here we are, years after they developed an incredible body of knowledge, and now it’s our opportunity. Our opportunity to do our best. In a way, it all comes down to this. It’s not just about a seminar, it’s about the future. It’s about keeping the proper knowledge and tradition alive for the next generation.