Wing Chun students, just as other martial artists, once began a rigorous and thorough program of studying the higher principles and techniques of fighting in isolation from one another. Never satisfied with this disjointed approach to fighting, Leung Bik, Ip Man's Hong Kong teacher, imparted within the young Ip Man a sense of completeness. Although Wing Chun principles were many, Leung Bik taught that they flowed into one. The fundamental theme that Leung Bik taught was that the laws of nature become simpler and more elegant when explained in Wing Chun. One of the most thoughtful principles of completeness is speed. Elegant in its nature and simple in the discharge of technique, it expresses a key step in unifying the principles of Wing Chun.