Victor Kan began training in 1954, at 13. He devoted 3-4 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 7 years. His fellow student's nicknamed him 'King of Chi Sao' or 'The Untouchable'. In the late 1950's he becam Read more
Victor Kan began training in 1954, at 13. He devoted 3-4 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 7 years. His fellow student's nicknamed him 'King of Chi Sao' or 'The Untouchable'. In the late 1950's he became Yip Man's assistant chief instructor until he left Hong Kong for Europe in 1961. The classical way is the best and the only way to learn Ving Tsun properly. The effectiveness is superior compared to the modified and the other imitations of Ving Tsun. Simply because in the old days the practitioners relied completely on their kung fu skills to protect their own lives. The effectiveness of Classical Ving Tsun kung fu is such that one can even invent a new style of kung fu based on Classical Ving Tsun - just like the late BRUCE LEE.
* * * At a London seminar that was held by Ip Ching and Ip Chun, the sons of the late G.G.M. Ip Man, Ip Ching stated publicly to the audience that his father thought G.G.M. Victor Kan (Kan Wah Chit) was his best student and should be the one with whom they should continue studying after he passed away. On hearing this, G.G.M. Kan was visibly moved.
* * * On one occasion in the early 80s when Victor visited HK , in a get together with other diciples, Yip Chun said in front of every body "My dad once said that Kan Wah Chit has the best hand technique." There was a silence for a while .
* * * At Yip Man funeral. G.G.M Kan had the honour to carry his coffin up to the burial place. Yip Man's two sons were there.
* * * The Late G.M. Wong Sheun Leung also said about G.G.M. Kan in a 1978 issue of 'Secrets of Kung Fu' Magazine. "When I write this article, I do not expect any money as an author, nor have I received any gift from Mr. Victor Kan. Only I do not want to see a man of true talent left unkown by the people. Any man of true worth should be presented to society so that people who are learning the Ving Tsun style will not kneel to the wrong teacher. It should be good news to those students who wish to learn the Ving Tsun style."
* * * William Cheung once told his brother in Hong Kong from Austrailia at the end of the 1950's: "If you want to be really good in chi-sao, the only person you can go to practice with is Victor Kan".