Jee Shin Wing Chun’s recent “Roots of Wing Chun” Trip was a resounding success.
Thirteen persons attended from the Greensborough and Bendigo Schools.
The China Trip lasted just under 2 weeks.
We traveled to:
Shunde and Shenzhen.
In Hong Kong, we met Sifu Jason Fung, a student of Leung Sheng.
Jason was a translator for Sifu Fung King from Kulao Village.
One morning we went into Kowloon Park to do some Wing Chun Forms.
I gave the Students some Chi Sao practice as well.
We met Sifu Fung King and talked about out itinerary when in China.
Sifu Fung King was very eager to escort our group around Kulao Village.
We visited Dr. Leung Jan’s Museum, School and House.
We also went to Sifu Fung’s School.
While in Hong Kong the Group visited many monumental landmarks.
They included Ritz Carlton, Ip Man’s Grave in New Territories.
We also went to the:
Stanley Market and Repulse Bay.
And finally, the Jumbo floating Restaurant in Aberdeen.
The Ferry trip across Hong Kong Harbor at night was an experience.
Three days later, we took a train to Guangzhou.
The weather in China was superb.
Blue, sunny skies for the next 7 days.
In Guangzhou, we visited:
Guangzhou Museum and Shangxiajie Pedestrian Street.
We also had dinner at the White Swan Restaurant on the Perl River.
Later that night we went on a night ferry cruise along the Perl River.
It was a very relaxing 3 days.
Then, we visited legacies of Wing Chun around Guangdong Province.
In Heshan we visited Kuan Yi Temple on Da Yan Mountain.
Our next stop was Kulao Village.
Kulao Village is around one thousand years old.
The Town’s Occupants are mainly all Wing Chun Practitioners.
At Kulao we were met by Sifu Fung King.
He showed our Group around Dr. Leung Zan Museum.
Sifu King took us to his Wing Chun School in Kulao Village.
Sifu King was very welcoming as was his Students.
After doing some performances we headed to Shaping City.
We spent the night at the Garden Phoenix Hotel.
While in Foshan we visited Grand Master Ip Man’s House.
It is located in Lianxing Village, Nanhai District Foshan,
From Ip Man’s house, we visited the Ancestral Temple.
This is also a tribute to Ip Man and Huan Fei Wong.
He was also instrumental in helping the week and poor.
The next day we went to Chan Wah Shun’s Village.
The village is called Ma Dong Village.
Opposite the Village there are 2 humongous Dummies.
They are a tribute to Chan Wah Shun.
Next to the Dummies is Chan Wah Shun’s Ancestral Grave.
Chan Wah Shun’s Ancestral Temple and House are in the Village.
Grand Master Chan Wah Shun was a direct Disciple of Dr. Leung Zan
He was Ip Man’s Sifu.
He created a unique style of Wing Chun.
This system is still predominant today, mainly in Shunde, Foshan.
After we left Ma Dong Village, we visited Bruce Lee Paradise.
The Park is situated in Jun’an Town.
It’s awesome to think that a Country could dedicate such a large area to one Man.
Bruce Lee Paradise park is surrounded with more than 20 green hills .
Bruce Lee Paradise is a one-stop tourism theme park.
After we left Bruce Lee Paradise, we visited Bruce Lee’s Ancestral House.
It was a very spiritual experience to walk in the same place as did Bruce Lee,
The last leg of our Trip took us to Shenzhen.
Shenzhen afforded us a day of relaxation and shopping.
On our way to our Hotel, we visited Windows of the World Theme Park.
After 10 days we returned to Hong Kong and then to wonderful Melbourne.
What an amazing 2018 Trip.
We did so much and visited so many places.
Can’t wait til our next trip.
Our next trip in 2021 will start in Hong Kong and then travel to:
Northern Shaolin Temple and finish in Beijing and Xian.