Well I've just started at a Wing Chun school, and it was quite a surprise. it was only basic movements of the form followed by Chi-sau, emphasis was on being soft and economical....
Jorvik wondering what kind of chi sao?
Two handed moving chi sao (luk sao/poon sao) normally starts around lesson number 120 or so..sort of like green belt level in karate.
Normally the first class involves covering the basic punch and the first third of the first form..
Did he skip over some of the things you had trained before..?
Personally, I like to start at the beginning with a new student and at least review the material the new student claims to have covered. Almost always tweaks are needed.
The real surprise was the sifu, apart from the fact that he was a little over 5ft and must of weighed about 80lbs.he was blind.
That sounds very good so long as the Sifu is able to verify your performance through feel and other feedback accurately.
a guy who was about 6ft 2 and in peak physical condition.......and the little blind Sifu bounced him around like a ball
As he should... Sounds good..
the little blind sifu has been to Hong Kong and trained with the Ip family and his sifu was taught directly by them .but his real name is in doing Chi-Kung.......I'll keep you posted on how I go
You mean taught by Ip Man's son(s) I assume?
Actually, if I am not mistaken, I believe there was a Ip Chun or Ip Ching connection to Leung Ting who purportedly did not train, much if at all under Ip Man and may have faked some photos to suggest otherwise..
All sounds very interesting.. I may start another thread on a related subject..