Little is currently known about Lai Hau Pai. It is believed he was a student of Fung Siu Ching, and than later continued learning from Chan Wah Shun or Learned from Chan Wah up until his death in 1911, when he than continued learning from Fung Siu Ching, who didnt pass away until 1936. Lai Hau Pai, Fung Siu Ching and Chan Wah Shun family all are natives of Shunde province, and thus makes it very possible for alot of contact between the 3 of them at various times.
His name is found in an engraving on a picture given to Chan Yiu Min, for the opening of his school. Only 9 names are engraved on the dedication, including Yip Mans, to there Sihing and fellow student. It has been preserved via Oral Tradition that Chan Wah Shun only had 14 students, thus if the engraved names are accurate, validate 9 out of the 14.