GM Samuel Kwok and Sifu Murat Kaplan November 2013, AIU
Suspicious mind conjures its own demons.Anonymous
Stop living on assumptions and be much happier and more peaceful.Sifu Murat Kaplan
When you are talking about someone, imagine that this very person is right behind you, listening to what you are saying about him/her; then talk accordingly. You will see how your words would change.Sifu Murat Kaplan
Martial arts do not tolerate weakness in any kind. You should train hard to cultivate a strong heart, a strong mind and a powerful body.Anonymous
Do not talk about other people`s weaknesses; instead, work on yours.Sifu Murat Kaplan
The more brute force a Wing-Chun practitioner uses, the more unrefined the art within.Sifu Murat Kaplan
Martial Arts are not for violence or correcting others; they are for peace and correcting your own mind and soul.Martial Arts Saying
If you give a damage to your partner during a combat training, it is not your skill; it is your great weakness.Anonymous
Pass by the opponent`s incoming arm bridge from above. Jam the opponent`s bridge to restrict his movement.Wing Chun saying
Power is generated from the joints. Strength originates from the heels.Wing Chun saying
Go along with your opponent`s failing posture in order to take advantage of it.Wing Chun saying
Learning the techniques without developing the skills will never bring any accomplishment.Wing Chun saying
Persistent attacks will surely gain you entry. Staying on the defensive too long will surely get you into trouble. Wing-Chun saying
Pass on the tradition. Preserve the Chinese art and rules of conduct.From `Wing-Chun Rules of Conduct`
Destroying the opponent`s center line will control his bridge. Wing Chun saying
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.Confucius
Develop a good foundation for advanced techniques." From `Wing-Chun Kuen Kuit`

Celebrities & Wing-Chun


Celebrities Doing Wing-Chun Kung-Fu

Cameron Diaz is a former model and a star of The Mask and Charlie’s Angels movies. For the latter she trained Wing-Chun 8 hours a day, 5 days per week for three months in a row – all in order to “feel” her personage and get into the role. No wonder, she got so into it that she keeps practicing ever since. Now Wing-Chun helps Cameron to keep up the shape, along with skiing and surfing. She also says that Wing-Chun “is particularly good to strengthen the legs and tighten the butt.”

Robert Downey Jr., the star from Iron Man (1 and 2) and Sherlock Holmes, does Wing-Chun for more than 7 years now. This is how his workday looks like:

“Every day starts as usual. I get up, make breakfast for my son – some eggs with spices, toasted bread with low calories, and agave-flavored tea. Then I make toasts with strawberry jam for my wife. Afterwards I drink triple espresso and read morning newspapers. Then I bring my son to school, train Wing-Chun and go to the movie shooting.”

For those, who only start learning Wing-Chun, Downey has a piece of advice: “Seriously, don’t worry about looking like an idiot. It’s like life: the less self-conscious you are, the better it works.”

Sammo Hung (real name Hong Jin Bao) is an actor, Kung-Fu master and a trend-setter in the Hong Kong action movies. He studied in the Chinese School of Opera together with Jackie Chan, where they became friends, and later they starred in the same films. Sammo played his first major role in Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon.

Sammo became famous thanks to his numerous action comedies, where he usually plays a Kung-Fu fighter. Enter the Fat Dragon brought him his first success.

Nicolas Cage is also fond of Wing-Chun. Once he said that it’s not only a hobby for him – it’s a lifestyle! In Bangkok Dangerous he demonstrates quite a level of Wing-Chun mastery.

Michelle Yeoh is an actress and a dancer, who like Jackie Chan does her stunts herself. In 1997 People magazine published her name among the 50 most beautiful people of the planet. Her most famous movies are Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and one of the movies about James Bond, for the role in which Michelle won MTV Movie Award in the Best Fight nomination. In 1994 she played Yim Wing Chun in the film of the same name that tells the story of the Wing-Chun style founder.

Below are some movies that demonstrate Wing-Chun in:

  • Ip Man 1 - Donnie Yen
  • Ip Man 2 - Donnie Yen
  • The Legend is Born
  • Drive - Mark Dacascos
  • Rapid Fire - Brandon Lee
  • Fist of Legend - Jet Li
  • The One - Jet Li
  • Wing-Chun - Michelle Yeoh
  • The Prodigal Son - Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung
  • The Bourne Identity - Matt Damon
  • The Bourne Supremacy - Matt Damon
  • The Bourne Ultimatom - Matt Damon
  • The Ballistic - Lucy Liu
  • Sherlock Holmes - Robert Downey, Jr. 
  • Bangkok Dangerous - Nicholas Cage
  • Equilibrium - Christian Bale

Sources:

http://www.xuangui.com

www.imdb.com

http://www.kamonwingchun.com

http://healthystyleliving.com/

http://www.martialdevelopment.com/

http://www.insidekung-fu.com/

http://www.crcawingchun.com/

Celebrities & Wing-Chun