May 19, 2010 Paul Hawkes

Hong Kong Trip: Ip Man 2 and Meeting with Sifu Cliff Au Yeung – Wing Chun Kung Fu Film Consultant

I’ve lost track of what day it is … the past week or so has been very intense, meeting with lots of different masters from different lineages.  Listening to them talk openly about Wing Chun theories and concepts, demonstrating techniques and forms.

It was also interesting to hear lots of different stories about the history of Wing Chun, where it came from, how it evolved and what their current research leads them to believe.  It was all very convincing.

To top the day off Sifu Sergio and myself went along to the newly released “Ip Man 2” movie.  I’m a huge fan of the first one and couldn’t wait to get in their and watch the sequel.  The second film focuses on Ip Man’s life after he moved to Hong Kong in 1949 and starts to propagate Wing Chun Kung Fu.

It’s a shame that they couldn’t spend more time on his relationship with Bruce Lee and it only has minor references to him as a child.  In my opinion – not as good as the first Ip Man movie but definately still worth seeing on the big screen.

And then …

The day got even better as Sifu Sergio, Dave Bright and I met up with Sifu Cliff Au-Yeung.  Sifu Cliff is the film Wing Chun consultant for Ip Man 2 and probably one of the nicest guys you could meet.

Here’s my video blog …

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id02I8sIjDk[/youtube]

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