Bruce Lee Questions.

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2 and a half max. A physical specimen but not very knowledgeable. An opinion of Ed Parker Sr. and Wally jay to name two. Gene LeBell as well who began to teach him grappling after an introduction by Parker Sr. and his signing on to be the primary stuntman on the Green Hornet.

I was discussing the fact that he didn't complete the system with my Sifu. (We are from the Yip Man lineage; our Sigung is Yip Ching.) Judging from what he has seen, he thinks Bruce might have learned all of Sil Lum Tao, MAYBE Chum Kiu, and hardly any of the wooden dummy form. However, he also said, "He might not have learned the whole system, but he had a solid grasp of the concepts. He was very smart."
 

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From magazine articles - didn't BL also study some WCK with William Cheung, Wong Shun Leung, and Hawkins Cheung?
 

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From magazine articles - didn't BL also study some WCK with William Cheung, Wong Shun Leung, and Hawkins Cheung?

William Cheung was a contemporary of his under Yip Man. Jesse Glover (one of Bruce's first American students) said Bruce was never really interested in forms; he always studied people that he thought were the best fighters, and William Cheung was one of the people he watched. And yes, he did also train with the other two.
 

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^^^

so it's possible he got some of the higher level WCK from the 3 of them, or at the very least watching them fight
 

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^^^...so it's possible he got some of the higher level WCK from the 3 of them, or at the very least watching them fight
More than possible. In spite of always preaching that a student should be patient and should wait for their sifu to teach them new techniques when they are truly ready, every instructor I met from Hong Kong learned everything they could as fast as they could from anyone who would show them. Then, maybe if they hung around, they got taught the info formerly with corrections and refinements by their sifu.
 

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Wong Shun Leung was Bruce Lee's WC instructor and when he came to America, than he learned Red Boat Wing Chun from Fook Yueng....
 
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