Chan Hon Chung with Ip Man at the first HKCMAAL meeting

This post is about how I got hold of this original picture taken in 1969 at the fist official meeting of the “Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association Ltd” (renamed “Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association Ltd.” in 2006), inspired and founded by master Chan Hon Chung. The picture has an extra value added by a figure in the background, a man bound to become a kung fu legend after his death.

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Honour and respect: a distorted storytelling of Chinese martial arts

I heard of a recent flame about “honour and respect” in Chinese martial arts that hit my Hung Kuen brother Che Kong Mak. According to what I understood, he has been criticized for posting a video of him teaching Hung Kuen kung fu to some Wing Chun students wearing the t-shirt of their school.

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