27 Feb '11, 1am

My first Wing Chun class

My first Wing Chun class

Piers took me to Wing Chun class on Thursday. It was so fun seeing a room full of caucasians doing an Asian martial art. They looked really good. When Piers announced in Plurk last year that he was going to take up Wing Chun, everyone was so excited for him and many jokes were made at his expense. To be honest, I never expected him to last so long (eight months now) but he did, going for classes two to three times a week. I think he’s really good, from the moves he showed me in class. (But he’s one of the more junior students, so he can get a whole lot better. Most of the others have been doing Wing Chun for years, some over a decade.) This was at the Lun Kuen Academy of Wing Chun in Poole (which is next to Bournemouth). The founder, Stephen Lyons, is a descendent disciple of Ip Man. The lineage goes like this: Ip Man > Ip Chun (Ip Man’s oldest son) > Samuel Kwok > Stephen...

Full article: http://sheylara.com/2011/02/my-first-wing-chun-class/

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