Ving Tsun Lineage

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung Fu has been passed down from Sifu (teacher) to student for generations. In many styles of Kung Fu, there is generally a Grandmaster that is considered to be the leader of a system whose responsibility is to ensure the martial art is passed on with integrity and authenticity. This is our lineage.

 
 
 
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Yim Ving Tsun (Wing Chun)

Honored founder of the system.

There are several legends surrounding the origins of Ving Tsun. Check out the version that's been passed down in our lineage's history.

 
 
 
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Leung Pok Toa

Yim Ving Tsun's husband who passed the art on to Wong Wah Po.

 
 
 
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Wong Wah Po

Learned from Leung Pok Toa, Yim Ving Tsun's husband, and passed the art on to Leung Lan Kwai, Leung Yee Tai, and Leung Tsun.

 
 
 
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Leung Lan Kwai

Learned from Wong Wah Po and was a contemporary of Leung Yee Tai and Leung Tsun.

 
 
 
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Leung Yee Tai

Learned from Wong Wah Po and was a contemporary of Leung Tsun and Leung Lan Kwai.

 
 
 
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Leung Tsun

Learned from Wong Wah Po along with Leung Lan Kwai and Leung Yee Tai. Leung Tsun passed the art on to Fung Wah and Chan Wah Shuen.

 
 
 
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Fung Wah

Learned from Leung Tsun and was a contemporary of Chan Wah Shuen.

 
 
 
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Chan Wah Shuen

Learned from Leung Tsun and was a contemporary of Fung Wah. He passed the art on to Yip Man. Chan Wah Shuen was also known as Jow Chin Wah (Wah, the moneychanger).

 
 
 
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Yip Man

The infamous Yip Man (Ip Man) was the teacher to many well-known Ving Tsun practitioners, including the late Grandmaster Moy Yat. Yip Man is remembered as one of the greatest martial artists and teachers in history as well as for his efforts to spread the art of Ving Tsun. Check out our Media page for more information on modern depictions of Yip Man.

 
 
 
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Moy Yat

Moy Yat began his Ving Tsun training in 1957 and was one of the final students of Yip Man. After Yip Man's death in 1972, Moy Yat moved from Hong Kong to New York City. He was sought out by many people who had heard of his expertise and skill in Ving Tsun and wanted to learn. Moy Yat taught many students over the years and helped spread the art of Ving Tsun around the world. To learn more about Moy Yat, check out our page on Ving Tsun History.

 
 
 
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Moy Tung

 
 
 
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Moy Yat Tung

 
 
 
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Sifu Brad Schonhorst

Sifu Brad Schonhorst started his Ving Tsun training in 1997 in Iowa.

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Sifu Liz Schonhorst

 

 
Kuen Kuit - Lineage Quote 1
Ving Tsun passing down the right way. This means to pass the true Ving Tsun System, unchanged by your own ideas.
— Kuen Kuit