Wing Chun

Film review: The Grandmaster, by Wong Kar-wai

Tony Leung plays wing chun master Ip Man in ''The Grandmaster''.

His first film, As Tears Go By (1988), was a drama about a triad; he also produced The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993) and directed Ashes of Time (1994), based on characters from the Louis Cha Leung-yung  martial arts novel. But Wong Kar-wai is usually looked upon as an auteur whose films feature more talk than action.

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Artists in the making

Clad in dark stone, with a sharply modern form, the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (HKSC) lords it over its surroundings in Kowloon City like a battleship in the harbour. Step closer, though, and you will notice something unusual: cartoonish and colourful paste-up graffiti around the building's base.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The physics behind Bruce Lee's one-inch punch

A cheeky boy no older than 10 high-fived me as I strolled around the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina a fortnight ago.

Then he mimicked a Bruce Lee move. That was not uncommon, as boys in the Balkans, where I travelled to recently, seemed to think every Chinese man is somehow related to Bruce Lee. They then mimic that universally famous 'one-inch punch'.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Honours for Hong Kong's best athletes

Celebrating its 14th year, the Outstanding Junior Athlete Awards announced a new sponsor and presented awards for the first quarter of 2012 at the Hong Kong Sports Institute last Friday.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Olympian achievement

Angel Wong Hiu-ying, the first women's gymnast from Hong Kong to qualify for the Olympic Games, will be hoping to make a fashion statement when she competes in London this summer.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Still spreading the word

If you see Roland Kong Kwok-fung throwing punches, don't worry. For the former secondary school teacher is merely giving classes in the Chinese martial art, wing chun, in English - hoping that he can help his students perfect both skills.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Kung fu training proves a big hit with cabin crew members

If you are prone to air rage, watch out.

Hong Kong Airlines is asking all new cabin crew members to channel their inner Bruce Lee by undergoing wing chun training, a form of kung fu characterised by short, sharp movements.

One new crew member, 22-year-old Lumpy Tang, said she never imagined martial arts training would be part of her job.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Ip Man

Starring: Donnie Yen Director: Wilson Yip Year of original release: 2008 Genre: Biopic

The film

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Return of the dragon

Back in the 1970s and 80s, many Chinese kids wanted to be just like Bruce Lee. The martial arts movie star had put kung fu on the world map - and he looked mighty cool doing it.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A century of beauty at Arden bash

Cosmetics brand Elizabeth Arden held a party to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Actress Fala Chan shared the brand story and her beauty tips with the guests while models showcased the products on stage. The highlight of the celebration was the anniversary cake brought in by Chan.

Among the guests were Katy Kung, Irene Wang, Kwok Wing-kiu, Monie Tung and Miki Yeung.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Ip Man takes on HK masters

Tstory of the master who trained kung fu legend Bruce Lee continues in this sequel to the first Ip Man film.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Now Hongkongers can have even more obnoxious manners

Hongkongers are not known for their public manners. We make a sport out of shoving aside little children and elderly in our daily mad dash for a seat on the MTR, even if we are getting off at the next stop.

13 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Kung fu master gets prison for assaulting lover

Kungfu grandmaster Leung Ting was sentenced to two months' jail yesterday for repeatedly banging his girlfriend's head against the floor and kicking her in the abdomen.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Campaign to push 'can-do' attitude

Several schemes aimed at instilling a positive attitude were launched yesterday to mark the Jockey Club's 125th anniversary. About 1,000 district councillors, club volunteers and Wing Chun Union members took part in the 'Hong Kong Can Do Campaign'. Other planned events include exhibitions on the club's history and an equine fun fest in Penfold Park.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Film trailer marks anniversary

Bruce Lee's former home has yet to be turned into a public memorial, but a nine-minute trailer of a film was premiered yesterday as an alternative way to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the legend's death.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am