“There are many stupid people in the world who will believe in magical powers to protect their bodies from attack; they don’t wish to train hard but, instead, wish to take a short cut. Those who train hard, who drip sweat and blood, will know whether they stand a chance in a fight or not, whilst those who haven’t will always be in doubt and hide behind their beliefs.”
Wong Shun Leung in The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung
Director John Little (Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey) has been working on a documentary on Wong Shun Leung for several years, called Wong Shun Leung: King of the Talking Hands.
Little couldn’t get funding from a movie studio as with his previous films, since everyone has heard of Bruce Lee and few have heard of Wong.
This relative anonymity is the reason for the need of such a film. Because Wong was really the man behind the man (in regard to Bruce Lee) and the man behind the emergence of Wing Chun as an art known around the world.
He taught Bruce Lee, Gary Lam, Philip Bayer, Wan Kam Leung, Barry Lee, David Peterson, Philip Ng, Chiu Hok Yin, Cliff Au-Yeung, Lewis Luk, , John Smith, Nino Bernardo, and many many more.
His approach to Wing Chun is not refined or scholarly but stripped down and street ready. He was a good Western boxer before discovering Wing Chun and he brought the pragmatic thinking and training ethos to Wing Chun.
A ‘PayPal’ account has been set up specifically for the purpose of collecting contributions towards the budget necessary to produce this film.
You can make a donation by clicking the ‘PayPal’ donation button that can be found on the webpage HERE (on David Peterson’s site).