Ving Tsun Ip Ching Athletic Association :: Article Article XML 2006-04-21T08:16:27+17:00 Admin at ipching dot org ARTICLE @ XOOPS powered by FeedCreator Handwritten Poem by Grandmaster Ip Man 1970-01-01T00:00:00+17:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+17:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+17:00 Admin Category: 藝術流傳<br />Keywords: Ip Man, Artifacts<br /><img align="left" style="width: 80px; height: 500px;" src="/vticaa/uploads/img4360225679280.jpg" alt="" /> <img align="left" style="width: 80px; height: 500px;" src="/vticaa/uploads/img436026446798b.jpg" alt="" /> <strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><p align="center"><font size="5"><strong><font color="#660000">THE POEM OF VING TSUN</font></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><em> </em></span></font><br /><em><font size="-1">written by Grandmaster Ip Man</font></em><strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"> </span></strong></p><p align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>"A great martial art is learned behind closed doors."</em></strong><em><br />"The calligrapher’s brush is ready to perform without hesitation."</em></p></span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"> <hr size="2" /></span></span></span></strong></p></span></strong><em>This handwritten poem is authored by the late Ving Tsun Grandmaster Ip Man. In Chinese poetry there is wisdom and this poem no less describes the concept, chatacter, or what Ving Tsun truly is. There are only two lines, yet within these two lines, a totality of the martial arts are defined. </em><br /><br /><font size="+1"><strong>Right Panel:</strong><br /> <em>Mo sut (martial art), tsing choi (is good), quan moon (closed door), hok (learn).</em></font><font size="+1"><strong><br /><br />Left Panel:</strong><br /><em>Dai bot (big brush), lum lay (full of ink, these two characters together means that you are ready to write), tsik tsik fai (without hesitation you can perform it).</em></font><font size="+1"><strong>Commentary:</strong></font><br />So when should you perform your art? Consider this...<br /><em><strong>...The art of kung fu is to use your talent in defending yourself and others.<br />...The art of writing is to display your talent for yourself and others.</strong></em> <p align="center">There are different types of arts, one in which is not meant for public gratification, and one which is. As to the prior, this art refers to "good martial arts," this art is type of art is not meant for public consumption it is practiced in private for many reasons, if taken the time one would come up with many reasons all on their own why it should be practiced privately, such as Ving Tsun is a private thing to each individual and therefore cannot be seen by everyone, and so it can only be felt by the practitioner.</font></font></p> <p align="left" class="MsoNormal"> </p><br />