Master Tse’s Wing Chun Note 279

Wing Chun Family Tree pt 3

Yìhm Wing Chun 嚴詠春

Yìhm Wing Chun 嚴詠春 finished studying the new form of Kung Fu from her Sīfú Ng Mui Sitai 五杖師太 and then returned to Da Leung Shan 大涼山, but before she left she asked her Sīfú, “What is the name of this Kung Fu that I have learnt?” Ng Mui Sitai replied, “What is your name?” Of course Yìhm Wing Chun answered, “My name is Wing Chun.” And then Ng Mui said, “Then call it Wing Chun Kung Fu.” From then on this style of Kung Fu has been known as Wing Chun Kung Fu. Wing Chun is a very beautiful name and very unusual for a Kung Fu style. Most Chinese Kung Fu styles are named after animals or take a family name.

After Yìhm Wing Chun had returned home, she defeated the gangster and then her father Yìhm Yìh 嚴二 decided it was time for her to marry.  In fact, she already had a fiancé and his name was Lèuhng Bok Chàuh梁博儔. Lèuhng Bok Chàuh was a salt merchant who lived in the South of China in Fujian福建 Province. So her father took his daughter, Wing Chun, to visit Lèuhng Bok Chàuh. In the old times in China all marriages were arranged by the child’s parents. Yìhm Yee and Lèuhng Bok Chàuh’s father had arranged for their marriage before they were even born. Children always followed their parents’ wishes otherwise the marriage would not be accepted. So Yìhm Wing Chun married Lèuhng Bok Chàuh.

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