Lun Gai trained with Yip Man as a teenager when Yip Man taught in Foshan. He is one of the only two surviving Foshan Students. The group would meet every evening and consisted of around eight students Read more
Lun Gai trained with Yip Man as a teenager when Yip Man taught in Foshan. He is one of the only two surviving Foshan Students. The group would meet every evening and consisted of around eight students and the Grandmaster taught for free, he asked his students to address him as ' Man Sok ', Uncle Man. This was during the occupation by Japanese forces so the class would meet in secret. Great emphasis was placed on the study of the Siu- Nim-Tau form and on Horse Stance practise. When they practised Chi Sao Grandmaster Yip would cover his eyes and Chi Sao with all the students and he could tell by the feel which of the students he was training with. The teaching method at this time was to teach the complete system in one year as lessons were held every night, which included Siu-Nim-Tau, Chum-Kiu, Biu-Tze, Butterfly Knives, Long Pole and Wooded Dummy. There was no instruction in any other form of sticking hand training apart from the two handed Chi Sao. The class ran for four years and after the break up some of the class members stayed in touch with Uncle Yip, Grandmaster Yip lived with Lun Gai’s Kung Fu brother Kwok Fu during this period. Grandmaster Yip left Foshan around 1949 after the Communist takeover as an Undercover Police Captain he feared possible reprisals from the new regime. Before leaving China Grandmaster Yip instructed his few remaining students to use the Phoenix Eye punching method which Lun Gai Sifu still favours today.