YIPMAN’s DISCIPLES  

 

   -  with regular training of no less than 2 years, well known internationally.

 

From  the  mid  50’s onward, Yip Man Ving Tsun was getting very popular in Hong Kong. It was the most  talked about subject in the Hong Kong newspapers. There were many people who came to Yip Man to learn Ving Tsun.  But, most of them just did it for a week or a month for  “social purposes” only.

 

There were only a handful of serious ones (disciples) like Sifu Victor Kan Wah Chit and Sifu Wong.

 

They trained regularly every day. Sifu Kan trained from 1954 to 1961 then left Hong Kong for Europe. Sifu Wong trained from 1956 and stayed inside the Ving Tsun circle all the time until the present. They know nearly every one’s Ving Tsun background of those days. It is their duty to tell and to testify the genuine disciples of Yip Man so the next generation will not be confused. Each one of them has their own interpretation of Yip  Man’s Ving Tsun. It is different from the Hong Kong Wing Chun association’s book, in which anyone can just pay to have their name put down in the family tree. The association holds no responsibilities for any mistakes or the truth.

 

In the following, an asterisk (*) means the disciple has passed away and the number represents the year he started training.

 

In the 1950 ‘s : - well known -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1960’s:

 

By: V. Kan Wah Chit and Sifu Wong

 

All text and photos involving Victor Kan, his students or schools on this page are © courtesy of VKVT.

Moy Yat*

1962

Yip Man

Yip Chun

1963

Yip Ching

1963

Lok Yui*

1952

Wong Sheung Leung*

1953

Bruce Lee*

1956

Victor Kan

1954

Yip Man

Chu Shong Tin*

1953

William Cheung

1953

Leung Sheung*

1951

Wong Long

1957