Getting It Right ...the “Wong Way”!!!
by David Peterson & Enzo Verratti
There are many people claiming to teach ving tsun, and as many different “versions” of ving tsun as there are teachers, or so it seems. The reasons for these variations are many and complex, one factor which immediately springs to mind being that there are at least three or four different systems of Chinese boxing which take the name ving tsun (though the Chinese characters may differ). At least two of these appear to have originated in or around the city of Fatsaan (Foshan in the Mandarin dialect), the southern Chinese city where Grandmaster Yip Man of the Hong Kong-style first studied the system under his teacher, Chan Wa Sun, who in turn had learnt from the most celebrated of ving tsun “ancestors”, Leung Jan, the undefeated “King of Ving Tsun”, a man who is said to have been very protective when it came to passing on his skills.