Stars of Sequel to Ip Man Film Study Wing Chun
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Sure, supermodels Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum have demonstrated their versitility as “slashies” (model/actress), but while they have mastered the catwalk and talk shows, Malaysa’s own super slashie, Amber Chia, has taken her talents beyond just her popular Chinese talk show and best-selling book, demonstrating her newly developed cat-like reflexes in the upcoming Ip Man sequel movie (tentatively titled Ip Man 2).
The film, based on Wing Chun master Ip Man’s journey as he spreads the discipline throughout Hong Kong, required Chia to learn Wing Chun, of which she has completed 10 sessions thus far.
“The first two where I had to practise stances (chat ma) were tough on my leg muscles. After class I had to take the train home. My legs felt so painful I couldn’t even walk home.
“At the fourth lesson I learnt to strike the punching bag (sa pau) with my fists. My hands really hurt. But I’m glad that I can do all that now,” Chia recalls with a look of relief.
(Quote from The Star Online).
One of Chia’s co-stars in the film, Huang Xiaoming, has also been training in Wing Chun in preparation for his part in the film as one of Ip Man’s students. Recently appointed as a UNICEF ambassador, Xiaoming is a bit of a successful renaissance man himself, as an actor in TV and film, popular Chinese pop singer, and model.
The film is set for release in 2010, with Donnie Yen continuing his role as the starring role of Ip Man.
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