Cho Ga Wing Chun Jan 18, 2005 22:02:27 GMT -5
Post by Firehawk on Jan 18, 2005 22:02:27 GMT -5
Other than the Wing Chun Kung Fu brought to Vietnam by Sifu Yuen Chai Wan , there was also a person who brought Wing Chun to Nam Yeung (Nan Yang in Mandarin ) a special term that means the countries around the Southern Coast of China . It was said that there was a martial art opera actor named So Kai Ming nicknamed Ching-Dan Kam or Kam the Main Female Character who learnt Wing Chun Kung Fu in the opera troupes . As an actor, he also learnt lion dance and some other styles of Kung Fu besides Wing Chun style .So Kai Ming was a native of thingy Yu (or Pan Yu in Mandarin ) After retirement, he went back to his hometown. There he opened an osteopathic clinic and taught Kung Fu to some natives .In thingy Yu, there was a youngster named Yip Kin . Yip Kin was a Kung Fu enthusiast. He learnt different kung fu styles under a few kung fu masters . Other than learning Wing Chun under Sifu So Kai Ming , he also learnt Hung Gar and the Yam -Yeung Bart-Gwai Kwun or the feminine and Masculine Eight -Diagram Long Pole Techniques from Sifu Yip Hang Sing ,five different kinds of weapon techniques from Sifu Cho Fei Hung and different kung fu styles from Sifu Yik Kam . Yip Kin later moved to Kuala Lumpur and setteled down there . He became a labor in the ore field . After he deafeated some bullies in a fight ,he became a hero. Soon he was employed by a boss of a ship company to work in there as a foreman. In the Mid 40 s , Yip Kin became a voulnter kung fu instructor for the charity organizations.He combined the Weng Chun kung fu techniques with the other styles he had learnt from different kung fu masters and called it the Malaysian Wing Choon Kung Fu . Between 1959 and 1961, with co-operation of Sifu Wong Yam Sun , Sifu Yip Kin established a Kung Fu asssociation in Malaysia called the Persatuan TinJu Wing Choon . In 2nd Jan 1968, Sifu Yip Kin passed away . Sifu Yip Fook Choi , succeeded his grandfathers position and became the cheif instructor of the association.According to Sifu Yip Fook Choi , there are two differet styles of Wing Chun the conservative one and the reformed one . The conservative style consists of three single training sets . However, two of the sets are missing . Whereas the reformed style conclude the Fa Kuen or Flowery Boxing set , Siu -Nim-Tau wich is also called Siu -Fa-Kuen or Little Flowery Boxing , and the Tit-Pou-Jarn or Iron-plated Elbows Set.There are many Kung Fu sets in the Malaysian Wing Choon style . Other than those sets such as the Fa-Kuen, Siu-Fa-Kuen and Tit-Pou-Jarn, there are also Chi-sau, Muk-Yan-Chong, Luk-Dim-thingy-Kwun,Yam-Yeung Bart-Gwai Kwun,Yeung-Mui Kwun or Arbutus Staff, Woo-Dip-Shang-Dao or Butterfly Broadswords, Mui-Fa Cheong or Plum Blossom Spear , Lau-Yip Shang-Dao or Willow-Leaf-like Double Broadswords , Fook-Fu Tai-Pai or Tiger-subduing Trident , Chun-Chau Tai-Dao or Spring -& Autumn Long-Handled Broadsword , Dan-Dao Tang-Pai or Single Broadsword & Rattan Sheild, Fei-Tok or Flying Plummet, Wang-Tau Tang or Long bench, Saam-Jeet-Kwun or Three-section-cudgel ,Lion Dancing , etc.