Their legend lives on through their ultimate skills and wisdom that has been passed on to us.
To all students: “A skyscraper starts from the ground, a thousand year old tree grows from a seed.” However, a well designed blue print is as vital to a building, like a proper environment that nurtures the growth of a big tree.”
Wing Chun Kuen has become popular in the world today, with thanks to many of the practitioner’s efforts. Meanwhile, we should not forget our ancestors who created and tested the style with their blood and sweat through many generations. Like our ancestor Yuen Kay San, and our Grandmaster Sum Nung.
Traditionally, in the Kung Fu family, a student must learn about “filial piety” first, to do that one will have to understand and appreciated the fact that great soil and water was vital to nurture our sweet “fruit” today. Particularly to a genuine martial artist, who must first strive for moral values, then skills.
On May 25, it is Sum Nung’s memorial day. We are here to pay respect to our Sijo, and never forget the skill and wisdom that he has passed along to us. May all of our Kung Fu brother and sisters, family members and friends please take a bow to Sijo Sum Nung from where you are on such a day.