VINCENT LYN INTERVIEW — BRUCE LEE COLLECTION
By Vincent Lyn with Charles Damiano
Vincent Lyn started studying martial arts at age 8. He learned Tai Chi from his uncle and later mastered his family style Ling Gar Kung Fu (or Lyn). Kung Fu looks pretty and is often thought of as a martial art that is performed for its artistry. Vincent has excelled in not just the art of Kung Fu but in its application as well. He is a 10th degree Black Sash Grandmaster who has been invited to teach martial art workshops around the world. In 2016, he taught 700 people Tai Chi and Ling Gar Kung Fu in a soccer stadium in Portugal. Jackie Chan has said that Vincent was one of the best fighters he had ever worked with. In 2007 Vincent was invited as a special guest to the first Martial Arts Olympics East-West Open in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the opening ceremony, he demonstrated his superb martial art skills in front of 20,000 spectators and also performed a piano solo, which surprised and dazzled the audience. He has been induced into many Martial Arts Hall of Fame including an award for Grandmaster of the Year from the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame. In 2019 Vincent received a Legend Award for Who's Who in the Martial Arts — a high level accomplishment in the Martial Arts world.
He landed his first movie role in Tiger Cage SWAT by internationally acclaimed film director Yuen Woo Ping Yuan Heping. Yuen has been involved in such movies as The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Charlie's Angels and Kill Bill. This movie was a big hit in the Asian market; Vincent was in high demand which fortunately led to him playing roles in more than 25 movies, including such hit films as Blonde Fury , with Cynthia Rothrock , Live Hard with Simon Yam , Outlaw Brothers Best Thief Partner directed by Frankie Chan starring Y ukari Oshima大岛ゆかり, In the Line of Duty V Middle Man Royal Sister with Cynthia Khan Yang Lijing, Robotrix female robot starring Amy Yip Ye Mei, Miracles Canton God Father miracle starring J ackie Chan, Undeclared War Jihad Fengyun directed by Ringo Lam Lin Lindong, Manhattan Midnight directed by Alfred Cheung Zhang Jianting starring Maggie Q Li Meiqi and playing the lead villain fighting superstar Jackie Chan in Operation Condor Flying Eagle Project. The climatic wind tunnel fight scene between Vincent and Jackie was recorded as one of the Top Ten Best Fight Scenes of all time in his autobiography " I am Jackie Chan ” by Jeff Yang . Lyn has been awarded the Fists of Legends “ Hong Kong Legends Cinema Award” at the Urban Action Showcase Expo in New York sponsored by HBO/Cinemax. He was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Best Martial Arts Actor of the Year.
Charles Damiano Digital creator, Bruce Lee Fan, Collector and Fitness Expert got a chance to sit down with Vincent and interview him for his YouTube Channel Bruce Lee Collection. For any fan of Hong Kong action cinema this is a must see. It's chock full of action, no hold barred and gets to the heart of the Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema. Vincent's experiences working with Yuen Woo Ping Yuan Heping, Corey Yuen Yin Yuankui, Jackie Chan Fang Shilong, Donnie Yen and s o many other Hong Kong stars. His meeting with Raymond Chow Zou Wenhuai , Jimmy Wang Yu , Wang Zhengquan , and the Bruce Lee family, Linda Lee Caldwell, Shannon Lee Li Xiangning, and how a change of fate could've seen Vincent working with Brandon Lee Li Guohao on his final film “ The Crow .”
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