WE SAT DOWN TO TALK WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FATSAAN WING CHUN ASSOCIATION, MASTER GWOK WAI JAAM, TO DISCUSS ITS BACKGROUND, MISSION AND FUTURE INITIATIVES.
Please tell us something about the background of the formation of the Fatsaan Wing Chun Association?
In the past, there was great unrest here in Fatsaan among the Wing Chun community. There was a lot of conflict between the different schools and lineages, and challenge fights were a rather common occurrence in those times. So, because of this situation, the various Sifus was very restrictive with their teachings, and wouldn’t share and discuss their knowledge and experience with peers—a practice which was detrimental to the development and retard the growth of Wing Chun.