Though he was always one to shun the spotlight, the late Grandmaster Lee Shing should be given full credit for bringing the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun to the United Kingdom. Thanks to him, a whole new generation of kung fu instructors have spread the art far and wide. Those who trained under the grandmaster are many and varied. They include Joseph Cheng, Eddie Yeoh, the late Nigel Fan, Austin Goh and Kenny Chan.
However, only one of the grandmaster’s disciples has, until now, followed his master’s habit of training and teaching in virtual anonymity. It’s only recently that Joseph Lee has stepped out from the shadows to share his unique knowledge of this fascinating martial art form.
Starting his training at the age of nine in Hong Kong, Joseph Lee eventually moved to the United Kingdom at the age of fifteen and continued his trainning in a number of different martial arts (judo, karate, tae-kwon-do and praying mantis kung-fu) before finally meeting and starting his training under Grandmaster Lee Shing, under whom he continued to train for the next twenty years until his master’s death.