Wing Chun master Dennis Lee may open school in Singapore
One of the disciples of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Ching, Mr Dennis Lee, has plans on opening a school in Singapore.
Mr Lee, 45, was in Singapore earlier this month at the invite of a group of Wing Chun enthusiasts who brought him here for a group training session with them.
The Wing Chun master, who lives in Hong Kong, said he is exploring opening a school that will be called Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association (Singapore).
He is now teaching at Ving Tsun Athletic Association founded by grandmaster Ip Man and Ving Tsun Ip Ching Athletic Association founded by himself and a few fellow disciples of grandmaster Ip Ching in Hong Kong.
Wing Chun is a martial art that does not use brute strength but relies on using the opponent's strength against them instead.
With a history of over 300 years, it is said to be created by a Buddhist nun for self defense against opponents who are bigger and stronger.
Notable people such as Ip Man and Bruce Lee have used this form of martial art.
Wing Chun is now known to many after the three-part movie franchise, Ip Man.
Mr Lee was scouted to teach Zhang Jin, who acts as the rival of Ip Man in the third part of the movie.
Mr Lee told The New Paper: "Zhang Jin was trained in Tai Chi, where the principle of being able to relax is the same. That was why he was able to pick up Wing Chun quickly."