Wing Mo Kwoon -詠春武館

About Us...

Our School, is very proud of our linage of Kung-Fu, keeping it pure, traditional and authentic from Sifu to students, so all our students, learn Wing Chun in it's purest form, as taught by Grand Master Yip Man.

About Grand Master Yip Man...

According to Grandmaster Yip Man's Eldest Son, Grand Master Yip Chun, Yip Man was born to a wealthy merchant family, in 1893. He started training under GrandMaster Chan Wah-Shun sometime between 1906 - 1911, then later Leung Bik, whom was then Grand Master Chan's eldest Si-Hing when he went to study at St. Stephan’s College in Hong Kong.

Although Yip Man developed an extraordinary reputation for his great Wing Chun Kuen skill, he did not teach for many years. In 1942, however, his resources grew severely depleted under the Japanese occupation and in order to repay a kindness, he took on some students in Yongan including Chow Ywong-Yiu, Kwok Fu, and Lun Gai. When fleeing from the Communist Government, in China, he started teaching Wing Chun for a living, at *

About GrandMaster Yip Chun...

Grand Master Ip Chun, eldest son of the late Grand Master Yip Man, was born in 1925 in Foshan in the Zheyieng Delta region of the Guangdong province of Southern China. He began studying Wing Chun with his father when he was 7 years old, however he admits that he did not really want to learn at that time and he remembers relatively little from that early tuition

When the communists took over China, they began to persecute the wealthy, the influential and anyone connected to the Kuomintang (the political party founded by Sun Yat-Sen, the first president of the Republic of China). Since Yip Man was both wealthy and a Captain of Local Police patrols of Namhoi he felt forced to leave China, finally settling in Hong Kong after a short stay in Macao with friends. However being only 24, Ip Chun stayed behind to continue his studies at a University studying Chinese history and traditional Chinese music, he also read a lot of books researching Chinese Philosophy, Buddhism and Chinese Poetry

In 1950 Yip Man began teaching Wing Chun in Hong Kong to make a living and over the following 22 years he taught hundreds of students, some of whom trained to an exceptionally high standard such as Wong Shun Leung, Lok Yiu, Leung Sheung and Tsui Shun Tin. Ip Chun meanwhile finished his studies and chose to teach as a profession, teaching Chinese history, music and science, whilst during his leisure time he helped the Chinese Foshan Entertainment Department organize Chinese Operas. During this period he was awarded 'The person with the most potential in Chinese art' for music research. Unfortunately Mao Tze Tung's policies and campaigns meant that in 1962 Ip Chun and is younger brother Yip Ching were forced to leave China for Hong Kong where they lived with their father

During the day Ip Chun worked as an accountant and newspaper reporter, at the same time he restarted his Wing Chun studies with his father,maintaining the Chinese tradition of passing down the Kung Fu skills from father to son. Master Ip Chun trained with his father most evenings and since Grandmaster Yip Man's home in Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok was also his Wing Chun school, Master Ip Chun was able to witness and study his fathers Wing Chun and his teaching methods every evening.

In 1967 Master Ip Chun began teaching Wing Chun in Hong Kong with his father's blessing and it is testimony indeed that some of those first students such as Ho Po Kai and Leung Chung Wai still train with him today. Later between 1970 and 1971 he and Sifu Lau Hon Lam taught a class of around 20 students in Ho Man Tin. Students in that class included Leung Ting Kwok (Patrick) who now teaches for Master Ip.

On 1st December 1972 Grandmaster Yip Man passed away aged 79. Six weeks before, knowing he had not long to live he made the supreme effort to commit the Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu and Muk Yan Jong forms to 8 mm film in order to record and preserve the pure Wing Chun system, this crucial piece of film footage he entrusted to his two sons for posterity, and true to his fathers wishes Master Ip Chun has carried on his father's teachings, keeping the Wing Chun pure and maintaining its principles and concepts. *

About SiGung Yip Pui..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiGung Yip Pui, started to learn Tranditional Wing Chun, under GrandMaster Yip Chun, in Hong Kong. Through pratice Si-Gung Pui, became Yip Chun's most senior student, and with Yip Chun's permission, he started teaching Tranditional Wing Chun.

Si-Gung Yip Pui, always has the desire to teach authentic Wing Chun, internationally, and with the permission of GrandMaster Yip Chun, he moved to the United States in the 1980's and started teaching Tranditional Wing Chun, in it's purest form.

About Sifu Richard Walker...

Sifu Walker, full name Richard W. Walker, was born in , New York. He is the oldest of 6 children, started learning Chinese Marital Arts when he was 23 years old.

He started out learning Fu Jow Pai in 1974, then studied Hung Ga and Choy Lee Fut. He also has studied Tai Chi and Chi Gong.

He started learning Traditional Wing Chun, in 2001 after learning about this unique system. He started teaching, Traditional Wing Chun, when he had mastered the system, with the approvial of Si Gong Yip Pui.

He is now a retired NYC teacher, dean, basketball coach as well as a musician and is dedicated to martial arts and health.

He grows wheatgrass and offers wheat grass therapy and information upon request.

* The information, are articles found from wingchunkuen.com...