Yiu Choi (Yao Cai) first began learning Wing Chun Kuen from Yuen Chai-Wan (Yin Cha-Wu) in roughly 1820 and studied under him until Yuen moved to Vietnam in 1936. Just before he left, Yuen introduced Y Read more
Yiu Choi (Yao Cai) first began learning Wing Chun Kuen from Yuen Chai-Wan (Yin Cha-Wu) in roughly 1820 and studied under him until Yuen moved to Vietnam in 1936. Just before he left, Yuen introduced Yiu Choi to his friend, Ng Jung-So, to continue his studies. It is suggested Yiu might also have received some instruction from Chan Wah-Shun as well.
Yiu Choi and his brother owned and operated smoke and gambling houses and later opened one on Shilutou and offered space there for Ng Chun-So to hold his nightly classes. Ng taught from the club for roughly a decade and when he retired, Yiu moved him into his home and cared for him for roughly a decade more until he passed away.
Known as "Dai Lik" (Big Strong) due to his natural power, Yiu Choi taught Wing Chun Kuen to his son, Yiu Kil (Yui Kay), as well as to students such as Go Bing and Fok Joy.
According to Grandmaster Yui Kil, his father Great grandmaster Yui Choi was one of Yip Man's teachers.
During different stages of life, there was also a time when both Yui Choi and Yip Man had the same teacher (Ng Chun-So).
This makes Great Grandmaster Yui Choi his Teacher Si-fu and also elder Si-Hing.
Great Grandmaster Yui Choi is the 5th generation of wing Chun - bestowed upon him by Ng Chun So, the title 'Descendant of Wing Chun'.
Yui Choi taught his son Yui Kil and passed onto to him the 'Wing Chun Descendant' title. On the 13th February 1988, Grandmaster Yui Kil awarded Master Wai-Po Tang the title of 'Descendant of Wing Chun'.