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In this interview, we are speaking with Master Phillip Redmond, who has been training in the martial arts for over 40 years and is one of only two closed-door students of Grandmaster William Cheung in the U.S. In addition to Wing Chun, he has studied Hung Ga, Baat Gua, Bak Mei, Seven-Star Praying Mantis, Juk Lum, Vee-Jitsu te and Aiki-Jujitsu.
Master Redmond became a sifu in Grandmaster Cheung's Traditional Wing Chun system in 1991 and earned his provisional Master rank in 1994. He is currently teaching classes at the Wing Chun Kwoon Traditional Wing Chun Academy in Hermosa Beach, California.
1:00 How Master Phillip Redmond started his martial arts career. Four of his eight different Wing Chun Sifus were direct students of Grandmaster Yip Man.
7:30 Master Redmond made Grandmaster William Cheung's Honor List and is one of only two of his closed-door students in the U.S.
13:00 How Dit Da Jow has played a role in Master Redmond’s martial arts school.
15:00 Just because you are a martial artist doesn’t make you a great fighter. And some people want to do martial arts for other reasons besides fighting.
18:00 Failures and successes over the years.
20:50 Pawning his trumpet in order to do kung fu lessons and the connection between music rhythm and martial arts.
22:00 You have to trust your partner to do Chi Sao—it shouldn’t be mistaken for actual combat.
23:30 Getting in touch with Master Redmond.
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