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Lok You was a private student and long time student of Yip Man.
Yip Man's 2nd Hong Kong private student (Leung Sheung brought him), he trained a number of the later students and disciples. Born in 1922. Died Feb 6, 2006.
This is the Bio from Allan Lee's site:
"SiFu Lok Yiu was one of the most respected and outstanding Wing Chun Gung Fu Masters in Hong Kong. His persistence, dedication and sacrifice to the Arts were the pillars of his Legendary Martial Arts accomplishments and deservedly earn him the highest praise in the hearts of all Wing Chun Practitioners. In 1950, SiFu Lok Yiu became the 2nd Disciple of our Grand Master SiFu Yip Man in Hong Kong, and he was an early member of the first group of Wing Chun students from the Restaurant Union Association in Tai Nam Street, Shum Shui Po, Kowloon. His serious devotion to the Art and his SiFu Yip Man was well known. In those early years, they lived together, like father and son to survive in Hong Kong.
As a result of his natural talent and dedication to consistent, extensive, consecutive daily training, he earned the true essence of Wing Chun Gung Fu. He was one of the exceedingly outstanding Wing Chun men with deep insight and knowledge of our Art. SiFu Lok Yiu opened his first Gung Fu School to the Public in 1961, the Lok Yiu Wing Chun Kuen Koon ( 駱耀詠春拳館 ) on Ki Lung Street Shum Shui Po Kowloon, and later on moved to the current address 8th Floor., 659, Shanghai Street, Monk Kok, Kowloon. Over the decades, SiFu Lok Yiu taught and promoted Wing chun and produced many outstanding students all over the world. His excellent Reputation in the Martial Art field is a direct result to his uncompromising dedication and serious approach to Wing Chun. In 1996, at the earnest request of Mr Philip Choy, the Chief Superintendent of Hong Kong Police, they established the Hong Kong Police Chinese Wushu Club, and appointed SiFu Lok Yiu as the chief Instructor for the Organization. On 6th February 2006, SiFu Lok Yiu passed away at the age of eighty-three and left us in deep grief. The fading of this Legendary Wing Chun figure is a great loss to the Martial Art world and the Wing Chun Family. Fortunately, his knowledge and spirit is survived by his twin sons, SiFu Lok Keng Kong and SiFu Lok Keng Sang, both of whom acquired the true Art forms of their father. Hopefully, they will carry on the Legacy and Dignity of Wing Chun for the generations to come." Allan Lee
This Bio is from Wilham Belch
(reprinted from the Wing Chun Teahouse Fall/Winter 2006 Issue)
"Si-Fu Lok Yiu was definitely one of the most respected and outstanding Wing Chun Kung Fu masters on the planet. It was nearly impossible to find somebody with a similar persistence and dedication to this fascinating and outstanding Martial Art. This is one of the reasons for his legendary accomplishments in the early days of Wing Chun Kung Fu in Hong Kong and that all Wing Chun practitioners will never forget his name.
All began in 1950 in Hong Kong, as Si-Fu Lok Yiu became the second student of Grandmaster Yip Man. He was an early member of the first group of Wing Chun students from the Restaurant Workers Union in Kowloon. His commitment to Yip Man and the art of Wing Chun was so strong that they lived together like father and son. As a result of this, combined with his natural talent as well as his exhaustive daily training, he gained the true spirit and essence of Yip Man’s art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Si-Fu Lok Yiu was one of the few exceptionally outstanding Wing Chun men with the deepest insight and knowledge of our martial art.
In 1961, he opened the ´Lok Yiu Wing Chun Kuen Kwoon´ to the public, which was his first Kung Fu school. It was located on Ki Lung Street in Shum Shui Po, Kowloon. Later, he moved his school to the school’s current address in Mong Kok, Kowloon.
Si-Fu Lok Yiu taught and promoted Wing Chun for over 40 years. In that time, he earned an outstanding reputation among Chinese martial artists all over the world. He became well known for his uncompromising dedication and serious approach to Wing Chun. In August 1992, I became Si-Fu Lok Yiu´s first and only European student. Since then, Lok Yiu Wing Chun has been brought to seven (7) countries with more than forty (40) schools throughout Europe. I was fortunate become a part of the Lok Yiu family in Hong Kong and traveled several times each year to visit him. I was able to give my European students the opportunity to accompany me to visit Si-Fu Lok Yiu and to receive lessons from him and his two sons.
The death of this Wing Chun legend is a great loss for the Wing Chun family and martial arts as a whole. Fortunately, his knowledge and spirit will survive. His two
sons, Si-Fu Lok Keng Kong and Si-Fu Lok Keng Sang will continue to teach Wing Chun in Hong Kong in the same way and spirit as their father did. I also will
continue to preserve the nucleus of my Si- Fu´s martial art. I will continue to offer my students to accompany me on my travels to Hong Kong to train Wing Chun at its roots with my two Si-Hing´s and Si-Mo. I feel that all these efforts will help to carry on the legacy and dignity of Lok Yiu Wing Chun for generations to come."