The Chum Kiu that I mentioned in “Pake Form” appears in execution to display principles that are different from what I wrote on pages 127 – 131 in The Ip Man Question.
Does this mean what is shown in the documentary is wrong or perhaps I am wrong? Or maybe we are both right in our own ways?
Actually, one easy way to make an assessment is to look at the way Ip Man did Chum Kiu in the clip you can easily find on the internet. And now thanks to Sifu Samuel Kwok there is an even clearer version of the blurry clip that I once saw. Just google “clear footage of Ip Man”.
So does what I wrote on pages 127 – 131 stand up to scrutiny in the light of this clear footage of Ip Man?
Go watch it and you can be the judge.
If what you do differs markedly from that shown by Ip Man, the fountainhead of Ip Man Wing Chun can you still or should you still call what you do Ip Man Wing Chun?
It appears that in martial arts this is an acceptable practice. But if a burger were to contain even a bit of horse meat then calling it a burger would be fraudulent and there would be an outcry as is the case now in UK and Europe. This is something to think about for those who want to learn the authentic principles of Ip Man Wing Chun.