Re: Wing Chun Family |
Thursday, 12-Oct-00 02:53:54
In response to this message I have provided an answer below but would like you to read the answer to Bill Marr's question first as it is the beginning of the answer for you.I don't think anyone should measure from one SiFu to the other their ability because each individual has their good merit on Wing Chun. One thing I suggest to anyone, that is, if you want to learn a style or you want to learn from a particular SiFu, before you start just don't listen to any comments or rumors but find out yourself by going to different schools, different SiFu and talk to them and look to the one that fits you the most and able to teach you the most and the one you believe the most before you commit yourself. Let's say the shoe you wear or the shirt you wear will fit well or look good on you won't necessarily fit me or look good on me. So, it is a very complicated thing, you use your common sense, the logical sense, to observe and ask questions and before you make a commitment. It's not necessarily one SiFu is better than the other, or one style is better than the other but one who can offer you the most and give you the most confidence and that will be the best for you. The most important thing to remember is not how good the SiFu is or how popular the SiFu is but how to make you able to apply the things that you learn. I may not be a great teacher for you and maybe some of my students are better teacher than I am. You have to check it out. Don't have a narrow mind if you want to learn something. If you don't have an open mind it is very hard to judge a person. A lot of people are judging a person by just the look and are convinced. Anyone interested in martial art should concentrate on what they are learning. People should take the time and effort to see the others and should share or exchange ideas with others with a humble mind and open mind. If you find out something is true and is good, absorb it, and if it is no good you ignore it. How good or how bad they are has nothing to do with you and you should just concentrate on yourself. One person does not represent his SiFu nor represent the whole style. For example, Bruce Lee was very good and he learned from Yip Man; however, not everybody learn from Yip Man is as good as Bruce Lee or some maybe are better so you cannot judge by one person's ability and you should have an open mind and get the knowledge yourself and learn from each other and that will be the best bet instead of against each other, arguing with each other. That's my comment.