YIP’S ‘CHOW GAR’ VISITS LAO SUI’S CHU GAR, JANUARY, 2017
Hong Kong Sifu and Student Visit Chu Gar Sifu Xie Tiansheng
in Lao Sui’s Hometown, Huizhou
It is well known in Hong Kong and China that there is no “Chow Gar” in China. Lao Sui only ever taught Chu Gar, in Hong Kong and China.
In January, a Hong Kong Sifu and student of Yip Sui’s ‘Chow Gar’ travelled to Huizhou to visit with Sifu Xie Tiansheng. Xie Sifu is a student of Lao Sui’s son-in-law, Ma Mingsen.
Late Chu Gar Sifu, Ma Mingsen, Lao Sui’s Son-in-law
Lao Sui did not have any children. He adopted two children, a boy and girl, and Ma Mingsen, Lao Sui’s next door neighbor married Lao Sui’s adopted daughter. In 1937, … read more
HAKKA MANTIS THRIVING IN THE CHINA HOMETOWNS 2017
A Dozen Unicorn Clans and more than 1,000 People Gather for
New Year Celebration, February, 2017
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Miscellanies, Errata, Balderdash, Twaddle
There are many incidents in Hakka Mantis that have not been made public. Some that should be brought to light and some that were settled and should rest in peace.
Recently, a student brought to my attention some online social media twaddle about Lao Sui’s hometown family and the China Kwongsai Mantis Clans being ‘misinformed‘ about Yip’s ‘Chow Gar’.
In the 1950s, Yip Sui was recognized only as a second generation Chu Gar player among Lao Sui’s many disciples and China’s Kwongsai Mantis clans. There never was ‘Chow Gar’ in China, nor is there today. In China and Hong Kong, this is clear. It has always been clear.
Hearsay, second and third hand stories, and fabricated Mantis skills seem common, among many groups today. Train a few years and then claim Grandmaster of a new Mantis style – self appointed! Learn a new skill today and …
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More on this to follow in the Summer 2017 News.
Keep up your Spring training!
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