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Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver Blog
Monday, 11 April 2011

The Yip Man effect: Wing Tsun / Wing Chun flying around the world!

We have watched Nicolas Cage ‘teaching’ Wing Chun in the movie “Bangkok Dangerous.” The “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. got to sit on the couch and talked to Oprah about Wing Chun. He also told David Letterman on the Late Show about how deeply he is committed to his Wing Chun training. Eventually Robert Downey Jr. incorporated his Wing Chun lessons in the 2009 remake of "Sherlock Holmes."

The highpoint of cinematic exposure was reached by several movies about the life of Bruce Lee’s teacher, Ip (Yip) Man.

 

 

Now Rose Chan is the face of the Hongkong Airlines commercial. She also played the part of Lee Mei-Wai in the movie "The Legend Is Born - Ip Man."
Since I first posted the clip on March 17th 2001 on our Facebook site, questions came in as to who she is. Rose is the student of Wing Chun Sifu Sin Kwok Lam (also the producer of the Yip Man - Legend is Born). Sin Kwok Lam is a student of Yip Chun (Yip Man's eldest son).
According to a recent article in the Sing Tao Daily News, Rose Chan indeed trained 10 cabin crew members of Hongkong Airlines.
(Thanks to Tony Leung for the info.) 

Tired of your instructor’s old mug? Click here to watch Rose Chan teaching a bit of the first form of Wing Chun Kung Fu, the Siu-Nim-Tau form*.

* Not an actual recommendation. Consult your local qualified Wing Tsun / Wing Chun / Ving Tsun instructor!

Posted by ralph haenel at 12:06 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 11 April 2011 6:00 PM PDT

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