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A Social and Visual History of the Hudiedao (Butterfly Sword) in the Southern Chinese Martial Arts.

Posted by benjudkins ⋅ January 28, 2013 ⋅ 8 Comments

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Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on February 16, 2013 at 8:29 — No Comments

Rare Film - Not available anywhere else as I've seen... Is this Bruce Lee?

Message to members of Earle's Academy Ving Chun Kuen, and Earle's Academy Lineage (Of which Man Sau Gwoon is a part) who are registered members of the Association

Can you identify the Wing Chun school? Is this Bruce Lee? You watch, you decide. This is a copy of a very rare 3 minute x 8 mm film from perhaps the late 1960's that came into my possession circa 1975. When I was given this film I was told by that person that they believed that Bruce Lee had been filmed…

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Added by Kevin Earle on January 18, 2013 at 21:13 — No Comments

IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION MESSAGE & UPDATE

This message is of particular importance to Wing Chun practitioners of Earle's Academy lineage, (of which Man Sau Gwoon is a part) and comes to you from the Australasian Ving Chun Kuen Sports Association.

Our public website, (earleswingchun.com) has been a success with some 200 members & approaching 15,000 views of the videos. What you may not know is that we have been developing a second website expressly for those of you who are of Earle's Academy lineage who support the…

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Added by Kevin Earle on January 8, 2013 at 18:02 — No Comments

I will be presenting a workshop in Tauranga on the evening of Wednesday the 5th of September, with a 2nd session on Saturday 8th, during my visit I will be available for private lessons. All inquirie…

I will be presenting a workshop in Tauranga on the evening of Wednesday the 5th of September, with a 2nd session on Saturday 8th, during my visit I will be available for private lessons. All inquiries re workshop and bookings for private lessons etc., should be made through the Bay Wing Chun website http://www.baywingchun.school.nz/

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Added by Kevin Earle on August 30, 2012 at 20:47 — No Comments

Another old article from the 80's I had floating about. Some names are spelt differently but we know who they are.

A Scandal of the Wing-Chun School – Somebody Falsely Claims to be Leader of the School

May 23, 2012 in Wing Chun | Tags: Controversy, Denounced, Leung Ting, Scandal, Wing Tsun

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Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on August 16, 2012 at 23:39 — No Comments

Excerpt from up coming Man Sau Gwoon Tao - A guide to my thoughts on Ving Chun Kuen and other Warrior stuff.

Martial Artists of most cultures use the metaphor's of their cutural and spritual origins to aid in the teaching of their arts methods and theory.

In Maori arts they are from several cultural nuances such as Pakiwaitara (mythical stories), Pu-korero (true stories), Whakatauki (wise sayings) etc.

In the Chines systems they include legendary origins stories, Taoist, Chan Buddhist, Confucian and tribal wisdom sayings and legends. These include the 5 Element Theory, 6 Harmony…

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Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on June 20, 2012 at 16:02 — No Comments

An open letter regarding Traditional Wing Chun claims

 

 

The following letter appeared in Martial Arts Magazines many decades ago.

VING TSUN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION LTD

3, Nullah Rd., 2C/fl., Kowloon,

Hong Kong Tel 3-816044

Dear Sir,

RE: Point Three of the minutes of the 11th General Meeting

Recently we have received many letters and complaints about a person

called William Cheung who has distorted many affairs with ulterior motive.

As the board of directors of the Ving Tsun Athletic…

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Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on June 11, 2012 at 10:45 — No Comments

Wisdom from the Ariki of Ue-Kaha No Roto - Poua Huata

It is our duty to hand on philosophies conducive to propogating better quality of life.

 

  • To motivate others by way of example
  • Wairua, 'Akaaro, Ihi, Wehi, Mana and Wano
  • Vision, inspiration, innovation, compromise
  • Tu taha ke ai (Incidental learning)
  • Draw strength by bein one with the great spirit (Io). If we haven't got a sense of humour get one

In southern Maori we have…

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Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on May 23, 2012 at 13:50 — No Comments

Master Beau's Workshop Update

WING CHUN "FLYING VISIT" WORKSHOP EASTER 2012

It doesn't get any better. Five hours with senior Instructors on Friday, a five hour workshop on Saturday, and a second five hour session on Sunday. Surrounded by eager students hanging on his every word Wing Chun Master Beau Bouzaid barely paused for breath as he gave.... Read about it here…

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Added by Kevin Earle on April 14, 2012 at 10:52 — 2 Comments

BE WARNED CANDY JAMA

BE WARNED Candy Jama  is not a Wing Chunner. She (If 'SHE" really exists) lives (supposedly) in Guinea and is one of a number of persons trying to con unsuspecting persons .... I get dozens of these through LINKED IN social contact site... they all begin similar like "I have read your profile and I love you"... or  "I like what I read on your profile and we have very much in common..." this despite the fact I do not have a profile on Linked In, just my name... They join uncontrolled…

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Added by Kevin Earle on April 14, 2012 at 10:41 — 1 Comment

UPCOMING WORKSHOP MASTER BEAU BOUZAID

Don't say we didn't warn you all to put aside some savings for another workshop by the indominitable master of Wing Chun, Beau Bouzaid.

Well, he could be here in Christchurch as early as the first week of April! Fresh from his recent trip to Hong Kong where he received hands on instruction from the legendary King of Siu Nim Tao, GrandMaster Chu Shong Tin, Master Beau has taken some time to reflect on those lessons, and now he is ready to regurgitate that information for…

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Added by Kevin Earle on March 15, 2012 at 0:54 — No Comments

SIFU DANNY XUAN"S NZ VISIT 16.01.2012

When possible I have always endeavoured to make welcome visiting Wing Chun Instructors, and in January of this year Master Clay and myself were invited to participate in the Wing Chun seminar hosted by Sifu Danny Xuan and his New Zealand student Zayid Jones.

Prior to receiving the invitation I had read the internet advertising of Sifu Xuan's impending visit and my first impression was of a slick commercial operation, so we were both pleasantly surprised to receive an open invitation…

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Added by Kevin Earle on March 13, 2012 at 13:08 — No Comments

2012 a new year and a new beginning for MSG

 

2012 Update

2010 through 2011 can be possibly logged as 'oh my god' years, especially for Kaiapoi and Christchurch. On a personal level they were very tough with loss of MSG Kaiapoi HQ and then my own Earthquake injuries which saw me relocate to Wellington…

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Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on January 19, 2012 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Some history of Man Sau Gwoon

Seeking Seeking my own "Jeet Kune Do???!!



In Searching for my own "Jeet Kune Do" in the 80's I found my own Ving Chun Kuen instead.As a youngstar I was attracted to the fighting arts very early on. I experienced wrestling, boxing, karate and various styles of southern chinese kung fu.



However after seeing Bruce Lee's Enter The Dragon and Big Boss movies I was hooked on the ideas he called Jeet Kune Do.



Whilst training in Fut Gar and Preying Mantis Kung Fu I read… Continue

Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on April 13, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Man Sau Gwoon after the Feb 22nd Earthquake

Due to Earthquake Damage from Feb 22nd the school in Sewell St has been closed. Classes will continue from 93 Dunns Avenue, Pines Beach, Kaiapoi. The times of classes have also been adjusted to Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7.00pm - 9.00pm and Saturday at 10.00am - 12.00am.



Recently Steffen Gasteier and Brent Williams have been graded to Level One Instructors and will head the classes from now on with Sifu Awatea as… Continue

Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on March 27, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Saturday APRIL 30th 2011: Your chance to experience insights into Siu Nim Tau and practical Chi Sau with possibly some hands on with Master Beau Bouzaid. May be your only chance to spend some time wi…

Saturday APRIL 30th 2011: Your chance to experience insights into Siu Nim Tau and practical Chi Sau with possibly some hands on with Master Beau Bouzaid. May be your only chance to spend some time with the most experienced practical Wing Chun instructor to conduct workshops in NZ. Rough breakdown of the day - kick of by midday, Sil Lim Tao break down with refinements then break for food; second session Chi Sau… Continue

Added by Kevin Earle on March 9, 2011 at 2:05 — No Comments

My Ving Chun Kuen

I first started training in Ving Chun Kuen back in 1995 with Awatea Edwin in Dunedin.



At my first training session I was somewhat sceptical about the combat applications of Ving Chun Kuen, well for the first 10 minutes anyway.......... untill Awatea demonstrated the one inch punch.... on me! WHAAAAACK! I was on my bum...........what the..........how the.......can you do that again!...........WHAAAAACK! I BELIEVE!!!



Ever since then, Ving Chun Kuen has been a constant part… Continue

Added by Nathan Ferrier on November 15, 2010 at 0:40 — No Comments

to respect others you must respect yourself

Over the last month or so i have noticed that students show up to class in Jeans , Hoodies , Street shoes Baseball caps etc.



When I started Training Ving Chun in the late 80s there was a certain Dress code ; with Shirt, black trousers and soft shoes. The appearance was tidy and no bad body odours.

I think it is a matter of respect towards our Sifu, who shares his great knowledge with…

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Added by Steffen Gasteier on August 29, 2010 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

The Blenheim seminar

Hi all,



I believe that the weekend went well. Those that attended got quite a bit of information from it all. Refinement of skills learnt and new ones to remember.

It was great meeting some of our Blenheim kin and look forward to many more gatherings!



A big THANKS to our Sifu for his time and dedication to the art called Wing Chun Kuen Kung Fu, and to us students. For without him, we would not know one-another, and learn this awesome art.



Also, a…
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Added by Mark Pepping on August 12, 2010 at 20:58 — 1 Comment

Obituary for Lindsay Mutch - From Dominion -Post Newspaper

I am in Wellington having been here to attend my friends funeral and say my final farewells. This obituary was in Saturdays paper for him so thought I would paste it here for those interested in reading it - Awatea



Lindsay Mutch, a man of many words, most of them extremely clever, died in Wellington Hospital on Monday, aged 42.



The death, after a short illness, cut short the life of a writer of great talent, from his hard journalism as a court reporter at the… Continue

Added by Awatea Piripi Edwin on July 4, 2010 at 20:48 — No Comments

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