HWVT Learn authentic Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu

Hin Wah Ving Tsun (HWVT) is a traditional style of Martial Art passed on from  Ip Man, master to Bruce Lee. This system emphasises the importance of developing good, strong stances and is an essential foundation for fitness and health. It teaches the students good posture, body alignment and structure, deepens the stance root and strengthening and toning important muscle groups. By developing strength and endurance both physically and mentally, Ving Tsun will tone the body into a healthy, open conduit for CHI ENERGY, fortifying the immune system and strengthening the internal organs, therefore produces significant health benefits thought a heightened natural resistance to sickness and quicker recovery from injuries.

Amongst the numerous other benefits include the following: stress reduction; inducing greater self-discipline; builds on self-confidence and mental focus; enhance body alignment; improve flexibility and better coordination of the body functions; self-empowerment and empowerment.

In Ving Tsun, one of the first training is to calm the breathing. Mediation and breath training are two methods used to relax and have the health benefit of improving the capacity of oxygen absorption in the lungs, fortified chi flow, and achieving a calm and focused mind.

In addition, it is a great self-defence exercise. For example, the Chi Sau Exercises (Sticky Hands) develop effective reflective reflexes using the principle of ‘economy of motion’ to intercept and block an attack as well as in the attacking mode. This can be used in both defending and attacking situations.

Patient and diligent practice is required to progress to the point free state of awareness which is the ultimate goal of traditional Ving Tsun training resulting from many dedicated years of training where the mind and body, both mentally and physically, are brought into harmony with life.

Sifu

Master Keith S.K. Chan
When I was very young, Hong Kong was experiencing a kungfu boom sparked off by the late Bruce Lee. Like Donnie Yen, we all idolised Lee Sil Lung( the little dragon) and we were all inspired to take up kungfu training.

1977
I came to England to further my education and to look for a better life. Id encountered a lot of racial tension that resulted in many fights. Maybe this was due to the people not being well educated at the time. In any case, I felt compelled to learn a martial art to protect myself.

1980
I met a friend who had 2-years’ experience in the wing chun system, the very system that Bruce Lee had followed under Grandmaster Ip Man in Hong Kong. He’d learnt under the Leung Sheung’s lineage, Ip Man’s first disciple, and he taught me the basics of wing chun kungfu. After some time training with my friend, he suggested that I go to London’s Chinatown to find a more qualified sifu(teacher). He said there was a direct, senior student of Ip Man teaching there, his name was Kan Wah Chit. After an initial interview, I commenced my wing chun training under Sifu Kan early 1981. After several years of continuous and dedicated practise, I become the assistant instructor at the club in 1985. I was encouraged to open my own club in the southeast of England. I ran the club for 3-years’, but due to work and family commitments, I was force to close the school, however, I still continued to practise with some students.

1990
Became a member of the Hong Kong Ving Tsun Atheletic Association instructor , I begin teaching privately.

2008
Started my own Ving Tsun association. During this time, I’d investigated many different wing chun lineages in order to improve myself and my comprehension of the wing chun system. I spent much time on exploring the wing chun tools and concepts in an attempt to devise a curriculum that’s easy and fast to learn, in order to facilitate the proliferation of the wing chun style sunshine wide(faat yong gwong dai). My aim is to raise the standards of wing chun and to help this fantastic art flourish throughout.

Master Keith S.K. Chan
Founder of Hin Wah Ving Tsun
Ip Man ‘s Grand Disciple Master

陳樹基 師傅 自述
我年紀是和武打巨星甄子丹一樣,在七十年代我們都是李小龍迷,相信很多朋友在那個功夫熱時期,對李小龍十分崇拜和仰慕,激發學功夫自強,對中國功夫比其它武術更為熟衷。

1977年我去到英國求學生活,遇到不少種族不和的磨擦,常發生單對單搏擊格鬥。也許從前時代教育水平低,沒有現在的文明,自己不願被人欺負,又不願爭執輸給人家,便覺得必須非學中國功夫不可。

1980年認識了一位習了兩年詠春拳,年約二十八歲的朋友,他解釋和教導我一些基本拳理和動作,從他口中認識到李小龍師父- 葉問宗師。當時他傳授我一些的梁相系的詠春拳(梁相乃葉問宗師的門徒),之後他建議我到倫敦華埠正式去訪名師去學習詠春拳。當時有葉問宗師嫡傳弟子簡華捷 師傅(恩師),在華埠開班剛教了三年多詠春。我在1981年初拜師學藝。經過幾年不懈的練習,1985年我晉身成為助教,更在1986年恩師鼓勵之下,在 英國東南部開辦自己的詠春拳班。由於家庭和工作的關係,我结束辦了三年的詠春班,但自己仍然繼續鍛鍊。
1990年我成為香港詠春體育會員教練,私人教導幾位徒弟。2008年自已成立衍華詠春團體,專心整理自己所學,到各地和多位名師進修和引證,專心硏習各 種詠春的手法,去蕪存菁,務求一招一式都符合詠春的拳理和法則,及至改為全方位的教授方法,使學習者更容易了解整個詠春拳的體系。

近幾年多得師兄及一班共同進退的徒弟,每週一起訓練和切磋,將衍華詠春團體水平提高,把詠春拳的精髓傳承下去,希望盡一己之力將詠春拳發揚光大。

陳樹基 師傅 筆記本
衍華詠春 創辦人
葉問宗師直傳徒孫
三十五年資深詠春大師傅

Curriculum

Level 1

  • Siu Nim Tau (1st Form) 小念頭
  • Footwork & Kicks
  • Attack Forward
  • Attack Backwards
  • Dan Chi-Sau ( single sticky hand)
  • Sheng Chi-Sau ( Double sticky hand)
  • Lok Sau
  • Poon Sau
  • Ving Tsun Hand Drills: (Tan Sau, Bong Sau, Fook Sau,Wu Sau, Pak Sau, Lap Sau, Jut Sau, Jamp Sau)

Level 2 

  • Chum Kiu (Second Form)尋橋
  • Chum Kiu Applications In Chi-Sau
  • Bil Jee (3rd Form)標指
  • Bil Jee Applications In Chi-Sau
  • Gor Sau (Chi-Sau In Combat)

Level 3

  • Mo Yat Jong (Wooden Dummy)木人樁
  • Advance Chi-Sau And Footwork
  • Quan Sau / Po Pai Sau / Poon Sau

Level 4

  • Jin Kuen (Dragon Pole Training)箭拳
  • Luk Dim Poon Gwan (Dragon Pole)六點半棍
  • Gou Gwan (Applications / Sparring)過棍

Level 5

  • Baat jaam Dou (Knife weapon)八斬刀
  • Advance Chi-sau
  • Gou Dao ( BJD Applocations/sparring )過刀

THE ORIGIN OF WING TSUN

WRITTEN BY THE LATE GRANDMASTER IP MAN

The text in Chinese was a rough draft written by the late Grandmaster Ip Man and was supposed to be the preface for the purpose of organizing the “Wing Tsun Tong Fellowship” once upon a time. However, the Wing Tsun Tong Fellowship had never been come in existence. Instead, the “Hong Kong Wing Tsun Athletic Association” was finally established on 24, august 1967.

The founder of the Wing Tsun Kung Fu system, Miss Yim Wing Tsun was a native of Canton China. As a young girl, she was intelligent and athletic, upstanding and manly. She was betrothed to Leung Bok Chau, a salt merchant of Fukien. Soon after that, her mother died. Her father, Yim Yee, was wrongfully accused of a crime, and nearly went to jail. So the family moved far away, and finally settled down at the Yunnan-Szechuan border. There, they earned a liWing by. All this happened during the reign of Emperor Kiangsi (1662 – 1722).

At the time, Kung Fu was becoming very strong in Siu Lam Monastery (Shaolin Monastery) of Mt. Sung, Honan. This is around the fear of the Manchu government, which sent troops to attack the monastery. They were unsuccessful. A man called Cahn Man Wai was the First Placed Graduate of the Civil Service Examination that year. He was seeking favour with the government, and suggested a plan. He plotted with Siu lam.monk Ma Ning Yee and others. They set fire to the Monastery while soldiers attacked it from the outside. Siu Lam was burnt down, and the monks scattered. Buddhist abbess Ng Mui, Abbot Chi Shin, Abbot Pak Mei, Master Fung To Tak and Master Miu Hin escaped and fled their separate ways.

Ng Mui took refuge in White Crane Temple on Mt. Tai Leung (also known as Mt. Chai Har). There she came to know Yim Yee and his daughter Yim Wing Tsun. She bought bean curds at their store. They became friends.

Wing Tsun was a young woman then, and her beauty attracted the attention of a local bully. He tried to force Wing Tsun to marry him. She and her father were very worried. Ng Mui learned of this and took pity on Wing Tsun. She agreed to teach Wing Tsun fighting techniques so that she could protect herself. Then she would be able to solve the problem with the bully, and marry Leung Bok Chau, her betrothed husband. So Wing Tsun followed Ng Mui into the mountains, and started to learn Kung Fu. She trained night and day, and mastered the techniques. Then she challenged the local bully to a fight and beat him. Ng Mui set off to travel around the country, but before she left, she told Wing Tsun to strictly honour the Kung Fu traditions, to develop her Kung Fu after her marriage, and to help the people working to overthrow the Manchu government and restore the Ming Dynasty. This is how Wing Tsun Kung Fu was handed down by Abbess Ng Mui.

After the marriage, Wing Tsun taught her Kung Fu to her husband Leung Bok Chau, and he passed his Kung Fu techniques on to Leung Lan Kwai. Leung Lan Kwai passed it on to Wong Wah Bo. Wong Wah Bo was a member of an opera troupe on board a junk, know to the Chinese as the red Junk. Wong worked on the Red Junk with Lenug Yee Tei. It so happened that Abbot Chi Shin, who fled from Siu Lam, had disguised himself as a cook and was now working on the Red Junk. Chi Shin taught the Six-and-a half Point Long Pole Techniques to Leung Yee Tei. Wong Wah Bo was close to Leung Yee Tei, and they shared what they knew about Kung Fu. Together they correlated and Improved their techniques, and thus the Six-and-half-point Long Pole Techniques were incorporated into Wing Tsun Kung Fu.

Leung Yee Tei passed the Kung Fu on to Leung Jan, a well know herbal doctor in Fat Shan. Leung Jan grasped the innermost secrets of Wing Tsun, and attained the highest level of proficiency. Many Kung Fu masters came to challenge him, but all were defeated. Leung Jan became very famous. Later, he passed his Kung Fu on to Chan Wah Shan, who took me as his student many decades age. I studied Kung Fu alongside my Kung Fu brothers such as Ng Siu Lo, Ng Chung So, Chau Yu Min and Lui Yu Jai. Wing Tsun was thus passed down to us, and we are eternally grateful to our Kung Fu ancestors and teachers. We will always remember and appreciate our roots, and this shared feeling will always keep our Kung Fu brothers close together. This is why I am organizing the Wing Tsun Fellowship, and I hope my Kung Fu brothers will support me in this. This will be very important in the promotion of Kung Fu.