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Hong Kong (& Macau) Movie Stuff: Bruce Lee: True Story – Ho Chung Tao (1976)

A little bit of nostalgia for me as a result of this was a part of my previous VHS assortment once I was nonetheless at college (we’re speaking circa 86/87) so I spent a superb many hours rewatching. I hadn’t seen it for a superb 30 years when my good pal, AP, despatched me a duplicate and I used to be fairly stunned by how lots of the scenes I recalled instantly. For individuals who do not know, this movie (also called Bruce Lee: The Man, The Fantasy) was Ng See Yuen’s try at a “biopic” of Bruce Lee. To be truthful, it isn’t a nasty portrayal and no extra far-fetched than Rob Cohen’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

A good bit was filmed round Bruce’s previous haunts within the US (Seattle, San Francisco and so forth) earlier than the motion strikes to Hong Kong however there’s a scene early within the movie as Bruce (Ho Chung Tao) goes to go to his sifu, Yip Man, for one final little bit of follow earlier than shifting to the US. Within the movie, Yip Man was portrayed by Yip Man’s actual son, Yip Chun, and the venue for this farewell scene was (apparently) Sifu Chiu Wan’s faculty, situated at 28 Mongkok Highway.

I don’t know if the varsity continues to be round however the plaque on the again reads (r-l) 詠春正統 or “Orthodox Wing Chun”, and was supposedly given to Sifu Chiu Wan by Yip Man himself.

In case you are a Wing Chun skilled and might add (or right) something concerning the faculty and its Sifu then please be happy to remark under.


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