Well this trip to Hong Kong was certainly quite an enlightening one. I had the chance to spend even more time with my Si-Kung, grandmaster Leung Ting. I feel that on this trip I got to know him much differently than I have in the past, perhaps because this time it was on his own turf and not in some foreign place. My Si-Kung really showed me his heart during this trip and it made me so proud to be under him and his association.
As most of my students know, I went to Hong Kong to be part of the Fight Quest TV episode on WingTsun. The Discovery Channel unfortunately did not want any "non-Chinese" to be part of the episode (besides the two stars of course). It was a funny turn of events, but at least the producers promised to leave my demonstration in. We'll see I guess. I will be posting about the whole reality TV thing shortly. At least Doug and Jimmy were really cool!
It was a great feeling as always to have the big kung fu family together. My Si-Hing, Sifu Robin Tsang (the most overworked man in the IWTA) did such an amazing job as always of coordinating everything. Meeting my other Si-Hing, Sifu Jung Su Park was also one of the highlights of the trip. I always heard a lot of amazing stories about him but never had the chance to meet him personally until now. Sifu Park is the pioneer of WingTsun in Korea. I hope I will have the chance to visit him someday soon. Sifu Paul from Italy was also present for the final day of shooting. He is a really cool guy, just search for "fighterman" on YouTube and you will see this monster of a WT man with the kind heart.
This trip also made me realize that I am in a really good place. The school is starting to grow enough that I will be able to take more trips to Hong Kong to increase my own level of training and instruction. This is a very exciting time for me as I feel that I have never had such access to the real WingTsun as I do now. I want to be able to provide the best WingTsun instruction to my students, which includes continually improving my own skill and understanding. I have never felt more able to do that then now. I dare say my students at City WingTsun are in a really good place!
More to come soon about Fight Quest!