The Sifu, his son and the students A Sifu taught and his students studied with him every day. The Sifu also had a son, who whilst still a small child, had learnt a small portion of his father’s kung fu but there, the son’s learning along with his interest stopped. The Sifu died and his son, after the many people attended his father’s funeral and paid reverence claimed the mantle of his father’s school. The son had a vision and confidence and dictated a new curriculum, consisting of his own remembered knowledge. In order to secure his position, the son requested all the students respect him as if he were his father. Those students who agreed with the son’s vision were rewarded with titles, honours and gifts by the son. However, some of the old students still followed the teaching of their deceased Sifu and tried to continue the old way of doing things. This angered the son and whilst smiling and telling all of his benevolence, he did everything in his power to make these students leave the school and stop their activity. The son thinks he is doing the right thing by keeping his father's school running, the students think they are doing the right thing by following their sifu's ways... and both blame the other for any fracture.