I've been receiving excellent, thoughtful replies from many here on the "Shaolin" topic, but I thought I'd pose another question in this section, on sparring/fighting.
I've been researching about Wing Chun, and it's various cousins, such as Ving Tsun/Chun, Tzun, Tsjun, etc, etc. Many names come up in my research, one of them being Boztepe.
I've come accross numerous replies in emails and other martial art forums, and all say that Boztepe, of EBMAS Wing Tzun is unbeatable in a fight. Is he unbeatable?
Even the Gracies of South America backed down from initiating an official challenge to Boztepe, after he accepted all of their challenges, but only on the premise that they do the fight outside of the octagon cage and out on the street. The Gracies declined and officially withdrew their challenge after that! (obviously showing a fear of Boztepe outside of the octagon cage).
Some say that he would have eliminated Bruce Lee in a full contact fight, given his further training in Wing Tzun, to Lee's minimal 4 years with Yip Man.
Boztepe was witnessed sending a 6' 5'' - 250 pound man a foot off the ground and four feet backwards after slamming him with "Bruce Lee's 1-inch Punch" during one of his seminars! He replied beforehand to the student asking if he can do that punch, that he could with apparent ease.
I realize speculation is useless, but if anyone is interested in throwing in their two cents on this topic, feel free.
~signing out. peace