One of Leung Ting's earliest students was Tam Hun Fan (譚鴻勳).
Tam Hun Fan was a practitioner of many southern styles and who had a reputation as a formidable fighter. One day, he challenged a taoist priest to a fight and was defeated. It turned out that the priest was a practitioner of Wing Chun. Impressed by this skill, Tam Hun Fan went to seek the grandmaster of Wing Chun, Ip Man, to learn Wing Chun. Unfortunately, Ip Man was in the advanced stages of cancer at the time and asked Leung Ting take in Tam Hun Fan as a student.