Yip Man is a legendary figure, considered to be the Grandmaster of modern Wing Chun. Originally taught by Chan Wa Soon and latterly by Leung Bik (son of Leung Jan). Yip Man learnt both the hard and soft elements of Wing Chun from Chan Wa Soon and Leung Bik respectively. Yip Man began teaching in Kowloon, Hong Kong in order to make a living after he left China.
Ho Kam Ming was one of the few men to complete the entire system of Wing Chun under Yip Man. Ho Kam Ming was held in high regard by Yip Man and Yip Man revealed many of the finer points of Wing Chun to him. Yip Man also appointed Ho Kam Ming to assume the responsibility of instructing his private students. His full contact Wing Chun team has fought in martial arts tournaments throughout Southeast Asia and has achieved considerable recognition.
Augustine Fong began his training under Ho Kam Ming in 1960. Master Fong was regarded as Master Ho’s best student and toughest fighter . Through his success in challenge fights, Master Fong, became quite well known throughout Hong Kong and Macao. In Macao he is still known as Wing Chun’s “Gum-Pai Da-Sau” or “Golden Ribbon Boxer”. In 1969 Master Fong moved to Arizona where he opened his own federation headquarters in Tucson called Fong’s Wing Chun Gung-Fu Federation.
David Bennett began studying Martial Arts in 1986. Having experienced the effectiveness of Wing Chun, SiFu Bennett began training in the art in 2000. This was a turning point in SiFu Bennett’s life and since then has been dedicated to the art of Wing Chun. SiFu Bennett began his training under Master Augustine Fong (Fong Chi Wing) in 2006 and regularly attends Fong’s Wing Chun Gung Fu Federation in Tucson, Arizona to further develop his skill in the Wing Chun system. SiFu Bennett currently teaches in Nottingham and Derby, England.