Clarifying age and version of CLF
Hi guys, I came across this thread and thought I would clarify a couple of things.
Fred Spencer is now in the upper 60's (about 66 or 67 I believe), but when he did that performance in the video he was in his late 30's (that performance was done in the 80's...about 30 years ago). So as far as the way he moves compared to his age...he should have been doing it much better...age cannot be an excuse there.
Also, in the 80's he was claiming to have studied with Jew Leong, and then later with Doc Fai Wong. He was never even introduced to the "Chan Family" version of things until the early 90's...and even then he only paid to have forms put on video and never trained or practiced with his then teacher Master Ng Fu Hang.
Again, at the time of the performance in that video, he would have only learned the Jew Leong or DFW version of CLF.
This was just to clarify points.
F.Y.I. Chan Family practitioners use long arms and techniques at the beginning levels, and then as they move to Intermediate and Advanced levels, the learn more 2nd gate and 3rd gate (medium range and short range) techniques.