The Wing Chun style was founded by a Buddhist monk called “Yat Chan Um Chu”-(“Piece of Dust” the master of a Buddhist nunnery), in the years of Chien Lung (1736–1795) and Chia Ching (1796–1820). He lived in a temple in Heng Shan (Mt. Heng) of Hunan Promince for 13 years. There, he taught a student who was nicknamed Tan Sau Ng.
Tan Sau Ng was a famous actor of the Peking style opera. He later went to Foshan from the North and settled down there. Soon he worked in the King Fa Wui Goon or Precious Jade FLower Society, as organization for the Cantonese opera actors. In there he taught a lot of the actors of the Hung Suen-(Red Boats). At that time he taught Wong Wah Bo, Leung Yee Tai, Dai Fa Min Kam, Lai Fook Suen, and others….