How can Ip Chun still train wing chun at 94 years old?


There’s a good reason why Grandmaster Ip Chun is still able to play Chi Sau at 94 years of age and it is because of how he uses his energy.

Through Chi Sau he flows and does not become rigid or try to use muscle to achieve power.


Many of you, like myself, came from a Karate background.

When I trained I remember there was a Japanese saying regarding how, during a heavy storm, the mighty oak tree stood firm and refused to move, whereas the willow tree would bend and sway with the wind, each having their own way of dealing with the force.

The next day however, when the storm has gone, the willow tree simply bounces back to its original shape whereas the oak will bear the scars of the night before.


Be willow, not oak.

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