Master Tse’s Wing Chun Note 295

Wing Chun Family Tree – Part 19

Grandmaster Ip Man 葉問 with Leung Sheung 梁相 (right) and Lee Yan Wing 李恩榮 (left)

Ip Man 葉問 came to Hong Kong in 1949. He travelled from Foshan to Hong Kong via Macau 澳門, where he stayed for a few weeks. This was the first and only time he went to Macau and never returned. He was 56 years old. In 1950, when he was 57 years old, he began his journey teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu.

From 1950 to 1953 he taught at the Restaurant Workers Union, Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po深水涉大南街飯店職工總會. Leung Sheung 梁相, Lok Yiu 駱耀, Tsui Sheung Tin 除尚田,Ip Bo Ching 葉步青,Chiu Wan 招允, joined during this time. Ip Man also taught in at another branch of the Restaurant Workers Union in Sheung Wan 上環, and students like Lee Wing 李榮, Yu Mei King 余美瓊 (lady), Lee An Foon 李銀歡(lady) began studying with him, also that was first time he had ladies students, particular Yu Mei King was good fighter as well

From 1953 to 1954 when Ip Man was between the age of 60 to 61, he taught at Hoi Tan Street, Sham Sui Po深水埗海壇街. During this time students like Wong Shun Leung 黄淳樑, Wang Kiu王喬, Ng Chan伍燦and Lee Hon李漢 joined.

From 1954 to 1955, form the age of 61 to 62, Ip Man moved back to the first school location, The Restaurant Workers Union at Tai Nan Street, Shan Shui Po. The students who joined during this time included Lee Kam Shing 李金成, Kan Wah Jit 簡華捷 (Victor Kan), Lo Man Kam 文錦, Cheung Cheuck Hing 張卓慶 (William Cheung) and Leung Sui Hing 梁紹雄(Duncan Leung).

From 1955 to 1957 and the age of 62 to 64, Ip Man moved to Lei Tat Street, Ya Ma Tei 油麻地利達街. The students who joined here included Bruce Lee 李小龍, Chan Sing 陳成, Tse Chiu Hung 謝超鴻 (my uncle), Cheung Hok Kin 張學健, Siu Yuk Men 蕭煜民, Poon Bing Lit 潘炳烈 and Pang Kam Fat彭錦發.

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