Tony Leung breaks a wooden board in new ‘Grandmasters’ featurette



Earlier in the first part of ‘The Road To The Grandmasters’ fans saw how hard the actors trained, some online even praised Tony Leung for being willing to drop his big star persona and learn martial arts from the start despite being known primarily for his acting skills. Yesterday the second part of ‘The Road To The Grandmasters’ was released online. Viewers were able to see Tony Leung’s training with Wing Chun master Ip Man’s final disciple Mr. Leung Siu Hung. Over three years of tough training, Leung managed to gain a solid martial art structure and powerful attacks. He was able to cleanly break through a wooden board several inches thick. His improvement was shocking. Master Leung said, “(Tony) Leung Chiu-wai’s advantage is that he has no burden or bad habits from any other kung fu, gradually he is able to absorb the spirit of Wing Chun.” Director Wong Kar-wai also said, “I hope that Tony Leung’s portrayal of Mr. Ip is a mix of Ip Man and Bruce Lee. I have to break everything about him and shape a person anew.”