Famous Wing Chun People



Ip Man

Ip Man (also spelled Yip Man) brought Wing Chun to Hong Kong in the 1950's where he served as a police officer. He is largely considered as the founder of modern Wing Chun and several movies about Ip Man's life in Hong Kong have been made. Ip Man died of throat cancer at age 79 just months before his student Bruce Lee. His legacy is the spread of Wing Chun across the world by his students.

Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong action film star. Lee made many iconic martial arts movies. He learned Wing Chun in Ip Man school and went on to found his own style Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do is named after the concept of the "intercepting fist" from Wing Chun and used Wing Chun as a framework while adding on techniques from other martial arts.


Moy Yat
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Moy Yat was a Wing Chun student directly under Ip Man from 1957 to 1972. In addition to being skilled in Wing Chun he was also a painter, seal maker, author, and historian. Moy Yat was honoured by the Chinese government in 2008 as one of the greatest martial arts practitioners of all time.

The death of Moy Yat is a great loss not only to the martial art of Ving Tsun, but also to the world. He was a very learned man, a good painter, poet, artist and a gentleman. This is a great loss to Chinese culture.William Cheung
Other Famous Wing Chun Practitioners

 

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr (Famous for playing Iron Man)

Christian Bale

Christian Bale (Famous for playing Batman)

Nicholas Cage (Famous for playing Nicholas Cage)

Nicholas Cage (Famous for playing Nicholas Cage)

Jackie Chan (Famous for Kung Fu movies)

Jackie Chan (Famous for Kung Fu movies)

Michelle Yeoh (Famous for her role in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)

Michelle Yeoh (Famous for her role in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)

 

 

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