梅逸師公- 其人和其詠春功夫 (II) Moy Yat - the man and his kung fu (II)
梅逸師公- 其人和其詠春功夫 (II) Moy Yat - the man and his kung fu (II)
Picture 1. Grandmaster Yip Man (right) and Sigung Moy Yat (left)
照片2. 黃淳樑師公(右邊第一位)和梅逸師公(右邊第二位) 在葉問宗師的生日宴會
Picture 2. Sigung Wong Shun Leung (first on the right) and Sigung Moy Yat (second on the right) at the Grandmaster Yip Man’s birthday banquet; Source: Ving Tsun Sito
照片3. 黃淳樑師公(左邊第一位), 梅逸師公(左邊第二位) 和徐尚田師伯公(右邊第二位) 照片來源: Moy Yat Ving Tsun/ Miguel Hernadez
Picture 3. Sigung Wong Shun Leung (first on the left) and Sigung Moy Yat (second on the left) Picture source: Moy Yat Ving Tsun/ Miguel Hernadez
照片4. 黃淳樑師公,梅逸師公和師父陳雄(右邊第四位;梅逸正後方) 照片來源: Moy Yat Ving Tsun/ Miguel Hernadez
Picture 4. Sigung Wong Shun Leung, Sigung Moy Yat, Sifu Mickey Chan (right behind Moy Yat; fourth from the right) Picture source: Moy Yat Ving Tsun/ Miguel Hernadez
照片5 師父陳雄在紐約的拳館也是作者當年習武之處 (這座建築物的二樓;黃底紅字招牌) Picture 5. Sifu Mickey Chan’s school in Queens , New York
照片6. 梅逸師公安息之地位於紐約市近郊 (每年清明時分師父陳雄會帶領我們師兄弟來此致敬「以感謝他把我們這麼喜愛的功夫帶來美國這塊土地。」)
Picture 6. Sigung Moy Yat’s resting place in New York suburb; source: Ving Tsun Sito
梅逸師公- 其人和其詠春功夫 (II)
與其他葉問詠春系統相同，梅逸詠春拳只有三套拳，一套木人樁法和兩樣武器 - 八斬刀、六點半棍法。它具有大多數葉問系統都可能有的練習，如「單黐手」和「拉手」。它也有本身獨特的練習，如「接手」/「走手」，「推馬」和「單打」等。梅逸詠春有以下的特色。
極簡單性：梅逸詠春嚴格遵守詠春拳的一個關鍵原則 - 簡單性。練習重點是在於基本功的養成。在家師陳雄的拳館在黐手時你看不到快速飛來飛去的手也沒有任何複雜花俏的動作。(這並不是說他們的手不快，只是意味著他們不注重於求快。)梅逸師公說僅日字衝拳和正掌就足夠了。事實上，我們梅逸系師兄弟在黐手時最經常使用的也只有日字衝拳和正掌。大多數葉問詠春系統有八腳/八種踢法。師公梅逸認為詠春只有一腳，這就是正腳。他認為其餘的腳法都來自正腳。
功夫生活化(Kung Fu Life)：梅逸功夫的主要特色之一是功夫生活化。梅逸主張應用詠春的原則在我們的日常生活中，而不是僅僅在課堂上遵循拳理。想法是，如果一個人能在日常生活中體現了詠春拳拳理，那此人打出來的詠春拳應該也不會偏離拳理。其實應用詠春拳原則在日常生活中可以使我們的生活更美好。我經常告訴我的學生，詠春是一門試圖用最少的資源在最短的時間創造最大的效果的功夫。如果「詠春」兩個字改成「公司企業」原則是一樣的。有哪個公司企業不希望達到相同的高效率嗎？用最少的資源（例如本錢）在最短的時間創造最大的效果（例如最大的利潤）？除此之外，與你的師傅在拳館外的學習和在拳館裡的學習是同樣重要的。在宗師葉問生命的最後幾年師公梅逸往往伴隨著宗師葉問。師公梅逸還替宗師葉問掌管了許多重要的活動，如葉問的生日壽宴。對梅逸來說，在拳館外陪同他的師父與替宗師葉問管理重要的活動是他訓練詠春拳的一部分。師父陳雄延續了這一傳統，下課後經常與師兄弟一起出外用餐。
梅逸詠春拳是一種極為樸實無華功夫。如果要把梅逸功夫總結一句那會是 - 日字衝拳和正掌再加上衝氣和強有力的馬步功力。我黃淳樑/林文學系統的師兄有幾次告訴我：「師父林文學系統是非常深奧的，沒有多少人可以輕易地學會它。你可以學地這麼快，是因為之前梅逸的訓練奠定了札實的基礎。」真的很感激梅逸/陳雄詠春給了我這樣一個堅實的基礎，再加上黃淳樑/林文學詠春訓練，讓我充滿自信朝這個詠春的高山尖端繼續攀升。
Moy Yat – the man and his kung fu (II)
Author: ALAN HUANG
His Kung Fu
The Moy Yat Wing Chun is a branch of the Yip Man family, so it probably has things that appear to be similar to other systems within the same family. However, even within the same Moy Yat schools, there would be things that are done differently. What I described here is passed down to me through Sifu Mickey Chan. Like most Yip Man systems, the Moy Yat Wing Chun is made up of just three "empty-hand" forms, a "Wooden Dummy" form and e two weapons forms, the Luk Dim Boon Gwan ("Six-and-a-half Point Pole") and the Baat Jaam Do ("Eight-Slashing/Cutting Knives"). It has exercises that many other Yip Man systems might have, such as single-hand Chi Sao (Dan Chi Sao) and Lop Sao. It also has excises that are more unique to itself, such as Jip Sao/Jau Sao (Catching Hand/Running Hand) and Toi Ma (Push Horse) Moy Yat Wing Chun has following characteristics.
Tight Centerline: Many Moy Yat Wing Chun practitioners are proud to have one of the tightest centerline around. The concept of centerline and occupying the centerline are deeply imprinted into the students right at the beginning of one’s learning. Students would work hard on keeping the elbow down and close to the centerline and keeping hands occupy the centerline.
Extreme Simplicity: Moy Yat Wing Chun strictly adheres to one key Wing Chun principle – simplicity. You don’t see the fast hands and multitude of techniques in Chi Sao nor complicated moves in Chi Sao. The focus is in developing fundamentals. As a matter of fact, Sigung Moy Yat said the vertical punch and vertical palm strike alone are more than enough. Most of the Yip Man Wing Chun schools have eight kicks in their system. Sigung Moy also believed there is only one kick in Wing Chun and that’s the Straight Kick. He thought the rest of the kicks were derived from the Straight Kick.
Strong Chong Chi (Forward Energy) & Strong Horse Stance: Both Chong Chi and horse are emphasized over and over again through out the first few years of learning. And, in this system students take many years to perfect the Chong Chi and horse mainly by working on two drills – Toi Ma (Push Horse) and Dan Daar (Single-hand Strike).
Strong Emphasis on Chi Sao: There are only a few drills that reinforce the Wing Chun concepts and fundamentals within the Moy Yat Wing Chun. There is no pre-arranged fighting set in the system. In every class at Sifu Mickey’s school, about one third to an half of the class is allotted to do free Chi Sao. One thing worthy of mentioning about our free Chi Sao is the target area of our strikes. As far as I know students at majority of the Yip Man Wing Chun schools would strike face/head most of the time during Chi Sao (known as the “Headhunter” approach). However, in our school, besides Fong Hao is used to strike to the neck, we target our opponent’s chest. The thinking here is hitting the chest is a more difficult task, especially the opponent has a tight centerline.
Kung Fu Life: One key feature of Moy Yat Kung Fu is Kung Fu Life. Moy Yat advocated utilizing the Wing Chun principles in our everyday life. The idea is if one can adhere to Wing Chun principles in everyday life, then one’s Wing Chun wouldn’t stray away from its principles. Wing Chun principles can make our life better. I often tell my students Wing Chun is a martial art that tries to use the least amount of resource and the shortest time to create the maximum result. Most companies and business would want to achieve that kind of efficiency. Also, learning with your Sifu outside of the classroom is as important as inside the classroom. Sigung Moy Yat often accompanied Grandmaster Yip Man in the final years of his life. Sigung Moy Yat also handled many important functions for his Sifu, such as Yip Man’s birthday party. For Moy Yat, all these times accompanying his Sifu outside of the classroom and administered the important events for his Sifu were all parts of his Wing Chun training. Sifu Mickey Chan followed this tradition and often went out to eat with my Kung Fu brothers after the class.
To summarize Moy Yat Wing Chun Kung Fu in one sentence – it is vertical punch and palm strike coupled with Chong Chi (forward energy) and a strong horse. I am really grateful that Moy Yat/Mickey Chan system gave me such a solid foundation; plus my latter Wong Chun Leung/Gary Lam system training, so I can keep climbing with confidence toward the tip of this Wing Chun high mountain.