WING CHUN KUEN LINEAGE
ORIGIN OF A SYSTEM AT THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE
SHAOLIN MONK - YAT CHUM
Shaolin Monk thought to be the main designer of Wing Chun Kuen. Said to have escaped the Burning of the Southern Shaolin Temple.
Either Co-Founded the System with Yat Chum, or was his student. Historically proven to have escaped the burning of the Southern Shaolin (Siu Lum) Temple. - A.K.A. Tan Sao Ng, Peerless Tan Sao,
Inheritor after the burning of the Southern Shaolin Temple.
providing Wing Chun training to the secret societies, Cheung Ng went into hiding, disappearing from the public eye to escape Qing Dynasty persecution . Hiding in the Fatshan area. Birth place of the Red Boat Opera, also home of Leung Jan
WONG WAH BO & LEUNG YEE TAI
Both were a Part of the Rebel Faction Hiding in the Red Boat Opera
Commonly known as Wing Chun Kuen Wong (the Fighting King of the Wing Chun Fist - King of Boxers)
A.K.A. - Fatshan Leung Jan, Dr. Leung Jan, Leung Jan of Fatshan, Mr. Jan of Fatshan. Leung Jan was a Famous Doctor & Herbalist. His clinic was located at a very busy intersection of several well traveled roads. He was famous for his victories in challenge matches, said to be over 300 in which he was undefeated. Leung Jan earned the Title of Wing Chun Kuen Wong & was Know as the Kung Fu King of Fatshan. Leung Jan took few students. The exact number is unknown but most sources say his students numbered somewhere between 3-8
CHAN WAH SHUN - CHAN YUI MIN - CHAN KAR LIN - NG CHONG SO - LEUNG BIK
Chan Wah Shun was the Student of Leung Jan. Chan Yui Min & Chan Kar Lin are his Sons. Ng Chong So was Chan Wah Shun's first student. Leung Bik is said to be the Son of Leung Jan
GRAND MASTER - IP MAN (YIP MAN)
Chan Wah Sum's Last Student. Also trained by his Sons & Students. First to publicly teach the art of Wing Chun in 1950 after moving to Hong Kong, Teacher of Bruce Lee. Ip Man (Yip Man) is a Legend of Kung Fu. No less then 3 Movies have been made about his life in this decade alone. Being Bruce Lee's only formal teacher, no Bruce Lee Biography can be complete without a section dedicated to Grandmaster Ip Man.
SIFU - LEUNG SHEUNG
Ip Man's First Student in Hong Kong - Already a Sifu of Dragon & Bak Mei(Pak Mei - Pai Mei - White EyeBrow) & well versed in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, Upon learning of the Legendary Ip Man Master of Wing Chun Kuens arrival in Hong Kong, Leung Sheung immediately sought Ip Man Out. (Some stories say he challenged Ip Man and lost). Regardless of whether he first went to meet Ip Man to Fight or to Learn. After this first meeting Leung Sheung Gave GrandMaster Ip Man, a Place to Live, A Place to Teach, and Turned all of His Student Over to Ip Man to Learn Wing Chun Kuen. In doing so Leung Sheung became Ip Man's First Student in Hong Kong
SIFU - NG WAH SUM
Student of Leung Sheung, Friend of Ip Man. Ng Wah Sum Practiced Kung Fu for more than 50 years at the time of his death. Originally a practitioner of Hung Gar and an experienced Beimo (comparison of skill/challenge match) Fighter. Ng Wah Sum Began Training In Wing Chun After badly loosing a challenge match, when he later met his challenger he asked how he had defeated him so quickly? The Answer was, I am a student of Leung Sheung & you were easily beaten by the Jik Chun Choi (Chain Punch) of the Wing Chun Kuen. Ng Wah Sum then went to the school of Leung Sheung. Leung Sheung Told Him "I Have Been Expecting You" . Ng Wah Sum trained & taught Wing Chun Kuen until his death in spring of 2010. Ng Wah Sum's School was located 2 Blocks from Grandmaster Ip Man's Home. Ip Man was at this point in semi retirement and would visit Ng Wah Sum's Schools Often. They maintained a friendship until Ip Man Died in the Winter of 1972
SIFU - CHUNG KWOK CHOW
Student of Ng Wah Sum in Hong Kong. Brought style to America. One of First in the country to Teach Wing Chun in the early 70's. Opening a School in the New York City China Town. Teaching in N.Y.C. to this day Sifu Chow has been teaching Wing Chun in New York area for over 36 years. He has taught hundreds of students. And has produced over a Dozen Videos on the Art of Wing Chun Kuen.
SIFU - KEVIN BECKER
Sifu Becker was trained in Wing Chun Kuen by Chung Kwok Chow in N.Y.C., He Owned & Operated Becker Wing Chun in Danbury, CT., until his passing Jan. of 2009. Sifu Becker was also trained in the arts of Chinese & Filipino Kun Tao, Mande Muda Pencak Silat, Hayes To Shin Do, Judo, Brazilian JiuJitsu, Kali, Eagle Claw Chin Na, & Jeet Kune Do. He was Know for Shattering a Bricks with his Iron Palm Strike through a Manhattan Phone Book.
"Very sadly Kevin Becker passed away on 01/03/09 due to rapid advancement of Glioblastoma. It is very rare that anyone survives more than 1 year with this type of brain tumor. Kevin's positive energy and determination for life, allowed him to endure for over 15 years with this horrible disease"
Sifu Kevin Beckerwas brain tumor survivor. He has had multiple brain tumors, 3 since 1994. In 9/21/07,Sifu Kevin had his second brain surgery. Amazingly, he left the hospital on the second day!
Sifu Becker attributed his brain tumors to ingesting “Nutrasweet” (aspartame) He asked that people Check out www.dorway.com - & watch this video please: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-566922170441334340
SIFU - ANDY DIGUISEPPI
Founder & Head Instructor of CT Wing Chun. One of Five Black Sashes Created by Sifu Kevin Becker.
His cross training in other martial arts diciplines includes, Siu Lam Iron Palm, Chi Gung, Filipino Kun Tao, MandeMuda Silat, Cimande Silat, Pekiti Tersia Kali, Inosanto Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Integrated Grappling Systems, Japanese Aiki Jujitsu, Brazilian JuJitsu, Judo, Aikido, Karate and Chen Style Tai Chi.
SIFU - MIKE SCARMOZZINO
Founder & Head Instructor of the Wing Chun Ip Man School of Wing Chun Kuen Kung Fu. Founder, Owner & Operator of Scar Family Martial Arts Supply (S.F.M.A.) & Scar Family Dit Da Jow & Herbal Remedies. (S.F.D.D.J.) S.F.M.A. is a large Martial Arts Supply Website Catering to All Forms of Martial Artists. S.F.D.D.J. is Americas Largest Supplier of Dit Da Jow & Herbal Remedies to Martial Artists. For more info see our about the Instructor Page. Or Better yet come meet me in person.
Gung Fu (Kung Fu or Gong Fu) does not mean martial arts. Wu Shu means martial arts, But it is very modern an emphasizes the art, not the Martial. Gung Fu translates as skill, art, labor, effort, But is Most commonly translated as Hard Work. Its true meaning is some what deeper. A True sense of the meaning of Gung Fu is better stated as ~ Skill Achieved Through Years of Hard Work. There is No Easy Way & No Short Cuts Here.