How awesome is it to actually have this demonstration by a legend.
Wing Chun is a very unique and scientific form of martial arts. Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originates from China, the martial art was later refined in Hong Kong by the late Ip Man. Wing Chun’s specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches and kicks with a tight defence, coordinated through agile stances and footwork for a quick advance. The effectiveness of this fighting style is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defence and vise versa. Due to its effectiveness this martial art makes for an effective form of self defence. The student must learn to deliver the correct amount of energy or force, whilst staying relaxed when possible. A good Sifu (instructor / teacher) will teach the student to overcome force and strength with positioning and turning rather than meeting it head on. The style uses kicks, sweeps, elbows, palm strikes, punches, trapping and control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal.
Also known as Yip Man, IP man was a Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun. He had several students who later became martial arts masters in their own right, including Wong Shun Leung and Bruce Lee.
Yip started learning Wing Chun from Chan Wah-shun when he was 7. He then went on to become an instructor himself teaching Bruce Lee the famous art in his early years.
After being diagnosed with Throat cancer, Yip decided that he wanted to record footage of himself practicing the art, so the next generation can learn from him. Only days before his death, he, with his students and his son IP Chun, came up with this footage so people in the future could know how the legendary perform wing chun and learn from it.