- Jan 18, 2006
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Xue Sheng said:Although I am very impressed with Wing Chun, I do not do Wing Chun, so I have never checked to deeply into this, but who was Yip Mann's teacher?
Chan Wah Shun taught Yipman the basics only. The refined Wing Chun that he learned was from Leung Bik, who taught him the soft aspects of combat fighting. Yipman was very proud to learn from Leung Bik, because after returning to Fatshan again, he saw himself much more experienced than his seniors who learned from Chan Wah Shun. Yipman had a third indirect teacher. Master Wong Shun-Leung was a student of the grandmaster, but he convinced him into changing some of the techniques in order to make them more effecient, and Yipman's Wing Chun was affected by master Wong concepts. Many of the today lineages are the results which both Yipman and Wong made, except the William Cheung and the Leung Ting's. Leung Ting Wing Chun is very modified and uses some other fighting concepts. Cheung uses his own traditional Wing chun that he learned it during a certain time when he was with Yipman.