Unlike John’s previous works (Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey), Wong Shun Leung: The King of Talking Hands is an independent production that is not supported by a major movie studio. We are appealing to WSLVT devotees and the wider Wing Chun community to help raise the necessary funds to make this film a reality.
Wong Shun Leung: The King of Talking Hands is nearing completion, but still needs your help. Therefore, we are asking you, via this page, to show your support for this long-overdue tribute to one of the greatest martial artists of the 20th Century, and the man who more than perhaps any other of Wing Chun patriarch Ip Man’s students, helped to put Wing Chun on the world’s martial arts map through his now legendary Beimo matches in Hong Kong.
As the late Sifu Jesse Glover, Bruce Lee’s first ever student in the USA, said on many occasions: “Wong Shun Leung deserves to be remembered as much more than a footnote in the story of Bruce Lee. If it wasn’t for the likes of Ip Man AND Wong Shun Leung, there would not have been Bruce Lee and his legacy of Jeet Kune Do.”
Dear readers and fans of Wing Chun Illustrated, may I please crave your indulgence for a brief moment. As many of you are aware, celebrated Bruce Lee historian and author, Mr. John Little, has been working away for over THREE YEARS now to create the definitive documentary tribute to Wing Chun legend, the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung. He has done this WITHOUT the support of a big studio, gathering whatever resources and funds he could to produce this dream project. Finally, he is now in the “final straight” and about to finish the FINAL CUT of the film, but funds are still desperately required to complete the work. If you want to play a real role in creating a truly significant historical document that celebrates one of the true heroes of this art we all love, please go to the link below and make a donation to our appeal. Thank you in advance for your help and support!
As a filmmaker, I have learned so much about Wong Shun Leung from working with the archive materials that David Peterson has provided so as to completely change my mind about his influence not only on Bruce Lee but on the art of Wing Chun internationally. Over the years, so many people have advanced themselves as being in some way responsible for Bruce Lee’s development as a martial artist, when in reality, not one of them had a smidgen of the credibility that Wong Shun Leung did. Sifu Wong Shun Leung was an exceptional martial artist and even finer human being. I am very proud of this film and of the faith that David vested in me to help fashion it. If you can contribute to this project, please do—the world needs to know about this incredible man!