Boxer's Rebellion Musings
Looking back upon 40 years of Martial Arts Warriorship
This is a sad day for SIM-VTK
Sifu Lim, a Renown Taiji master has passed away after a long fight with Stroke and related symptoms
He was the person responsible for showing me Huang Sheng Shyan Taiji and Minghe Fukien White Crane.
It was his teachings that allowed us to develop the explosive force in our strikes, and use our breath to enhance our strike.
He also taught us the Nei Gung of Huang Sheng Shyan Iron Body conditioning.
As a teacher-father, he treated me much like a son and taught me selflessly and without holding back. He was a true Sifu in every sense of the word.
below is a rare picture of him because he is one who never likes to take pictures.
Despite the stroke he was still pushing hands with me with his good side, and winning. He was always passionate about Taiji. he didnt do taiji, he embodied taiji. It was fused into him.
It was in this picture that I remember him telling me, dont take so long to come and see me again.
He will be missed deeply. Rest in Peace Sifu,
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Ip Ching Sifu would say, no Yiu Ma, no Ving Tsun.
Wooden Dummy section 1 is all about Yiu Ma. In Siu Lim Tao, he showed me Tun Gwun, to develop the power of the punch. And when he thought my Siu Lim Tao was good enough to move forward, he showed me how to “squeeze” the little finger to create the penetrating power we need in the Yat Jee Chong Choi at the end of the form
Ip Man 4 is a thought provoking movie. I was expecting lots of fighting and action, which I got, but I walked away with emotions that I have not come to terms with yet This movie involves Sigung Ip Man, and tells a fictional story of him going to the United States for Sifu Ip Ching. Yes, that part is truely fictional. But there are parts that are true, he did have cancer, and his wife passed away. And thats when Sifu Ip Ching and Sifu Ip Chun left china and went to hongkong to live with Ip Man. The emotional elements in this story are complex. It evolves around the issues of 1. Racism and oppression in a foreign country 2. Standing up as a martial artist for those who cannot as we are asked to in the Ip Man Code of Conduct 3. Family ties, that we are to take care of our family, till our last breath. I watched it for the action, and I got alot more than action. In terms of action, I have to say, the fighting was not as intense as Ip Man 1, but it also showed a tired Ip Man, tired from life and its many difficulties, and the toll it took on him. You see the sense of the father’s love for his son, Ip Ching, but you also see the tiredness in his eyes. In the fight sequences, there is much to think about to. A more powerful person from Karate, wrestling or even Tae kwon do, whom I had the honour to meet at a dinner last night, a 5th dan Master who is 78, who can still kick with tremendous power to the head, and show life taking techniques, or Grandmaster Han of Shaolin Wuzu who tells me how they are renown for the heavy fist, and they KO many other opponents in the UK Will my Fast fists, Short bridge, Yiu Ma, Quick reflexes bring me on top of a fighter like that? It makes me reflect on Goju Ryu Karate, Master Mas Oyama who killed 53 bulls with his punches, Wuzuquan masters where Goju Ryu inheritated their art from. In the words of Master Dennis Wang, my benefactor in Healing Qigong, its all about the power. Develop Power. Had the honour of meeting a Wuzuquan and Wu Mei Master, Master Yap Bo Heong last night, and he is the most gentleman of people yet so highly skilled. And he talked about sitting down and exchanging. Similarly in the movie, the story is calling for the chinese martial arts community to stop in fighting and to unite and show the best of chinese kungfu. Very complex, very thought provoking, will have to rewatch to really put these thoughts across better.
We are so blessed to spend the evening with Master Dennis Wang Han Yang Ru Yi Gong and his martial good friends, Master Yap of Wuzuquan Malaysia, Grandmaster Han of Wuzuquan UK, 5th Dan Tae Kwon Master who is 78, and true street fighter and great company. The sharing of martial lineages training methods and tradition was mind blowing. Very humbled and honoured. So grateful to Master Dennis Wang for this honour.Read More
SIM-VTK is very blessed to have been taught the art of Longevitology via Prof Wei from Taiwan.
The art of healing has had many testimonials and incredible results.
Personally I found the system, simple and effective. I particularly enjoyed the meditation that they teach- the art of mindfulness.
My students at SIM-VTK were also encouraged to follow in the following intakes and they did.Read More
We are so blessed at SIM-VTK to have Master Dennis Wang of Han Yan Ru Yi Gong, to grace our training at Ghim Moh Link.
Besides teaching Ip Man Ving Tsun Kuen via Sifu Ip Ching, we also train in Han Yang Ru Yi Gong and practice as healers in qigong
A great honour for us and the Kwoon.
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Ip Man Code of Conduct also known as Wing Chun Jo Fen
Wingchun Jo Fen was a code of ethics for wingchun practitioners to live by
Sadly today, most of these ideas and principles are no longer ways of life
Sifu Ip Ching wrote his father’s Ip Man teachings in a book called Wing Chun Jo Fen for all wingchun descendants to emulate and follow.