Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man’s Wing Chun legacy
“A controversy has erupted in Chinese martial arts circles over who will be chosen as the officially sanctioned inheritor of the legacy of Wing Chun-style kung fu.
Nine martial arts groups from Guangdong province have signed a letter contesting a suggestion by the provincial department of culture to list Ip Chun, the son of kung fu legend Yip Man, as an official standard bearer of the martial art.”
South China Morning Post
Its “beside the point” politics and bickering like this that give our art a bad name.
While what we need to be doing is refining and developing ourselves and our individual abilities, people who are more concerned about the financial bottom line and reputation fight these political battles.
How about putting your school on the map by being awesome and training your students to be amazing?