Bai Shi ceremony is held to officially acknowledge a disciple according to wing chun traditions. This ceremony is usually held after periodic examination, when disciples who have attained Level 2 wing chun are invited to attend the ceremony.
Although Bai Shi ceremony is not well followed by wing chun’s practitioners in the present day, this tradition is really important for us to hold due to the following reasons:
- Bai Shi is a form of authenticacy of wing chun, as Bai Shi has always been passed down traditionally.
- An official acknowledgement for Wing Chun lineage that the disciple has learnt.
- A milestone for the disciple to learn Biu Gee. Biu Gee will not be taught to the disciple if Bai Shi is not honoured.
- To help conserve Wing Chun’s authenticacy and traditions.
Tradisional Ip Man Wing Chun will continue to practice this ancient tradition in the far future. It is essential for a disciple to participate in Bai Shi should they wish to learn Biu Gee. Family alike, they will then have unlimited access to learn traditional Ip Man wing chun from Tradisional Ip Man Wing Chun instructors anywhere in the world.