Fok Bo Chuen and Leung Jan both learned Wing Chun from Wong Wah Bo. When Leung Jan took sheltered in Foshan, he began teaching WingChun to Chan Wah Shun who later one became first master of Yip Man before his passing.
Meanwhile, Yuen Chai Wan traveled South to Vietnam to spread the sophisticated arts, and that was how the lineage in the video below was started.
Grandmaster Yip Man had two sons, Yip Chun and Yip Ching. We all know Master Yip Chun, his high level Wing Chun skill, his gentle attitude and healthy body. However do you know his brother, Yip Ching, is also a very honest and sincere gentleman who also possesses a very high level of Wing Chun skill?
Yip Ching was born in China and like many others he had some bad experiences during China’s Cultural Revolution. During the Cultural Revolution he worked on a farm (everybody had to) and so he has experienced a lot of hard work in many difficult situations. His father, Yip Man, left China for Hong Kong where he began to teach his Wing Chun Kuen and left his two sons to finish their education and to work. However, Master Yip Ching never forgot his Wing Chun training, even though practice of any traditional Chinese skill was banned during the Cultural Revolution, including Wing Chun Kuen. To get round this he would stay up late at night to practise his forms right up until the day he left for Hong Kong with his brother. Once they reached Hong Kong they continued their Wing Chun studies. (more…)
If you study Wing Chun, you must have heard about Pak Sau. After learning the basic techniques: Tan Sau, Bong Sau & Fuk Sau, you will learn some more self defence methods where you can apply the principles to fighting. Remember, the Wing Chun principle is to use as little energy as you can; moreover, you should use your enemies energy! Pak Sau follows this principle and results in powerful attacks. (QI Magazine)
When the enemy attacks you with a punch. His arm will be tense. As he comes toward you, just receive his energy with Tan Sau.
The easiest way to rob your opponent of their power is to break their connection with the ground. Thus uprooted, Newton’s Third Law compromises their ability to generate penetrating force, and reduces any continued aggression from a potentially deadly threat to a mere nuisance.
The complementary skill—the ability to keep your footing amidst incoming force—is known in Chinese martial arts as rooting.
Typical demonstrations of rooting skill consist of a wushu master in a static posture, with a pack of disciples pushing and pulling to no avail. These shows are impressive, but often fail to highlight the most important characteristic of the skill: effortlessness.
The origins of Wing Chun have been traced back to the Sui Lam (Shaolin) Monastery, Honan Province China. Legend has it that the monastery was destroyed by the ruling Manchu Government, who feared the famous “Boxing Monks”. Amongst those to escape the fire was the Buddhist nun Ng Mui. She took refuge on Tai Leung Mountain. There she met and befriended Yim Yee and his daughter Yim Wing Chun.