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Wing Chun Masters and and Wing Chun Terms Basics- Chinese Characters

System / Components Please see the * '''Wing Chun Glossary for more detailed information//

  • Wing Chun Kuen (詠春拳) - Praising Spring Fist
  • Siu Lien Tau (小念頭) - Usually translated as "little idea". The first Wing Chun Empty Hand Form. aka - Sil Nim Tao.
  • Chum Kiu (尋橋) - Usually translated as "seeking the bridge" or "sinking bridge". The second Wing Chun Empty Hand Form.
  • Biu Jee (鏢指) - Usually translated as "shooting fingers" or "darting fingers". The third Wing Chun Empty Hand Form. aka - Biu Jee
  • Muk Yan Jong (木人樁) - Usually translated as "wooden dummy" or "wood man post".
  • Bot Jam Dao (八斩刀) - Eight Slash Swords or Character Bot/8 Swords
  • Chi Sao (黐手) - Sticking hands

Body Structures

  • San Ying- Body structure
  • Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma?(二字箝羊馬) - Character two abduction stance / Ji Zi Qian Joeng Maa character 2 pinching goat stance

Limbs

  • Gerk (腳) - Yale Cantonese (geuk3) - Leg
  • Jeung- Palm
  • Kuen (拳) - Yale Cantonese (kyun4) - Fist; boxing
  • Sau (手) - Yale Cantonese (sau2) - Hand/arm

Limb Positions:

  • Bong Sau? (膀手) - simp. (膀手) - Yale Cantonese (bong2 sau2) - Wing arm or Flank arm
  • Fook Sau? (伏手) - simp. (伏手) - Yale Cantonese (fuk6 sau2) - Controlling hand or Waiting hand
  • Kau Sau? (扣手) - simp. (扣手) - Yale Cantonese (kau1 sau2) - Detaining hand
  • Mun Sau? (問手) - simp. (问手) - Yale Cantonese (man6 sau2) - Asking hand
  • Tan Sau? (攤手) - simp. (问手) - Yale Cantonese (taan1 sau2) - Dispersing hand - Palm up hand
  • Wu Sau? (護手) - simp. (护手) - Yale Cantonese (wu6 sau2) - Protecting hand

Limb Movements or Actions

  • Chum Sau? (Jam Sao)or more properly Chum Kiu - Sinking Bridge(沉手) - simp. () - Yale Cantonese (cham4 sau2) - Sinking hand (Chum Jarn) - Sinking elbow
  • Gan Sau? (耕手) - simp. (k) - Yale Cantonese (gang1 sau2) - Cultivating hand or Gang Sau-Crossing arms
  • Huen Sau? (圓手) - simp. () - Yale Cantonese (huen4 sau2) - Circling hand
  • Jut Sau? (窒手) - simp. () - Yale Cantonese (jat6 sau2) - Choking hand - Jerking hand
  • Lop Sau? (拉手) - simp. (f) - Yale Cantonese (laap6 sau2) - Pulling hand- Grabbing hand
  • Pak Sau? (拍手) - simp. () - Yale Cantonese (paak3 sau2) - Slapping hand
  • Lai Sau? -Double grabbing hand

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  • SiFu (師父) - simp. (师父) - Yale Cantonese (si1 fu6) - Teacher/father, used to refer to the teacher of the speaker's generation, or to the head of the school.
  • SiGung? ( 師公) - simp. (师公) - Yale Cantonese (si1 gong1 zhong1) - Teacher/grandfather, used to refer to your teacher's teacher.
  • SiTaiGung? ( 師 ? 公) - Yale Cantonese (si1 ??? gong1 zhong1) - Your teacher/great-grandfather in the system.
  • SiJo? ( 師祖) - simp. (师祖) - Yale Cantonese (si1 jo4) - Grandmaster or Founder of the system. (I've also heard it refers to your teacher/great-grandfather, used to refer to your teacher's teacher's teacher. - but this is Si Tai Gung).
  • SiSuk? (師叔) - simp. (师叔) - Yale Cantonese (si1 shu1 {shu5}) - Teacher/younger uncle, used to refer to the sidai of sifu, a student of the same generation as your sifu, but who has started later than your sifu has.
  • SiBak? ( 師伯) - simp. (师伯) - Yale Cantonese (si1 bo2 (bai3, mo4, {bo5}, {ba4})) - Teacher/older uncle, used to refer to the sihing of sifu, a student of the same generation as your sifu, but who has started earlier than your sifu has.
  • SiDai? (師弟) - simp. (师弟) - Yale Cantonese (si1 di4 (ti4)) - Younger brother, used to refer to a male student of the same generation who has been studying for a shorter time than the person speaking. Seniority here is determined by the time spent in the school, not by the technical ability or level achieved so, a student who has started after the speaker, but has surpassed him, would still be a sidai to the speaker.
  • SiHing? (師兄) - simp. (师兄) - Yale Cantonese (si1 xiong1 (xiong5)) - Older brother, used to refer to a male student of the same generation who has been studying for a longer time than the person speaking.
  • SiMui? (師妹) - simp. (师妹) - Yale Cantonese (si1 mei4) - Younger sister, used to refer to a female student of the same generation who has been studying for a shorter time than the person speaking.
  • SiJe? (師姐) - simp. (师姐) - Yale Cantonese (si1 jie3 (ju1 or ju4)) - Older sister, used to refer to a female student of the same generation who has been studying for a longer time than the person speaking.

People

  • Hung Suen Ban Chung - Red Boat Opera Company (紅船戲班)
  • Chan Chee Man? (陳志文) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student that lost a fight to William Cheung?, using CLF. After which he asked to join the school.
  • Chan Chi Sun (陳志新) - Yip Man Foshan Student
  • Chan Yiu Min (陳汝棉) - Son of Chan Wah Shun
  • Chan Kar Chai? (陳家齊) - Son of Chan Yiu Min
  • Chan Kar Lim? (陳家廉) - Son of Chan Yiu Min
  • Chan Kar Sun? (陳家燊) - son of Chan Yiu Min
  • Chan Wah Shun (陳華順) - Yip Man's Sifu; nicknamed "Moneychanger Wah" (找錢華)
  • Cheung Cheuk Hing (張卓興) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student (William Cheung?)
  • Chiu Wun (招允)
  • Cho Shun (曹順) - a student of Yik Kam
  • Cho Dak Sang (曹德生) - Cho Shun's Son - Passed art onto the Cho family of Poon Yu Village.
  • Chow Kwong Yue? (周光裕 (六仔)) - Yip Man Foshan Student
  • Chu Shong Tin (徐尚田) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student
  • Dai Fa Min Kam (大花面錦) - "Painted Face" Kam (Opera Boat Member); ancestor of the Wai Yan? lineage (Weng Chun - Andreas Hoffman); Yuen Kay Shan and Pan Nam? lineages are also in part from him. Real name: San Kan/Sam Gam/Sun Kam
  • Donald Mak (麥廣權) - Chow Tze Chuen Student
  • "Dai Dong Fung" (大東風) - "Great East Wind" - Monk Ancestor of the Pao Fa Lien? Lineage
  • Ho Luen? (何聯) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student. Famous for making Muk Yan Jong
  • Ho Kam Ming (何金銘) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student
  • Hung Gun Biu (紅巾彪) - (I think this is an Opera Boat Member's (nick)name). "Red Bandanna" Biu or "Red Turban" Biu; the red turban, or red bandanna, was initially a symbol of opposition to the rule of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty that was revived by opponents of the Manchu Qing Dynasty
  • Jim Fung? (馮傳強) - Chu Shong Tin Student
  • Jiu Wan (招允) - Yip Man HK Student, as well as learned from Jiu Chow?, his uncle.
  • Kwok Fu ?(郭富) - Yip Man Foshan Student
  • Fok Bo Chun (Kwok Bo Chuen) (郭寶全) - Student of Wong Wah Bo and Dai Fa Min Kam; Teacher of the Yuan Kay Shan? and Yuen Chai Wan.
  • Lam Shui Bo? (林瑞波) - disciple of Yiu Choi
  • Leung Bok Lao (梁博儔) - Yim Wing Chun's husband
  • Leung Lan Kwai (梁蘭桂) - Wong Wah Bo's teacher in some Wing Chun traditions. Leung Bok's disciple.
  • Leung Yee Tai (梁二娣) - Leung Jan's Sifu (taught the pole) -Opera Boat Member typicaly attached to the Cheng Tan or "Male playing Female Martial role". Was known to have focused on close quarter fighting and was said to have passed down a San Sik style Wing Chun.
  • Leung Jan (梁贊) The "King of Wing Chun Boxing". Student of Wong Wah Bo and Leung Yee Tai that was said to have fought 300 fights, with all wins, putting Wing Chun Kuen, in the mouths of all in Foshan and southern China.He also was a doctor and ran an apothacary. Retired to Kulo Village, passing down a completly San Sik based Wing Chun.
  • Leung Chun (梁春) - Leung Jan's Son
  • Leung Bik (梁壁) - Yip Man's Kung-Fu Uncle, Son of Leung Jan
  • Leung Ting? (梁挻) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student and last disciple
  • Lui Ying? (呂應) - Yip Man Foshan Student
  • Leung Sheung (梁相) - Yip Man's first Hong Kong Student
  • Lok Yiu (駱耀) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student
  • Lun Gai? (倫佳) - Yip Man Foshan Student
  • Lo Man Kam? (盧文錦) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student (Nephew)
  • Moy Yat (梅逸) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student
  • Muk Yan Wah - "Wooden Man" Wah (木人華) - Leung Jan Student
  • Ng Mui (五枚師太) - 5 plums nun- Yim Wing Chun's Sifu
  • Ng Chung So (Sok) (吳仲素) - Yip Man's elder Kung-Fu Brother, under Chan Wah Shun
  • Pao Fa Lien? (刨花蓮) - "Wood-Planer Lien" or Lao Dat Sang properly. Branch of the Wing Chun not from Red Opera Boats, sometimes called "Northern Wing Chun"
  • Siu Yuk Man ?(蕭煜民) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student
  • Sum Num (Sum Nung) (岑能) - Disciple of Cheung Bo and Yuan Kay Shan?
  • Wong Wah Bo (黃華寶) - Leung Jan's Sifu (Opera Boat Member) Yuen Kay Shan and Pan Nam? lineages are also in part from him.
  • Wong Shun Leung? (黃惇樑) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student
  • Wong Kut Chuen? (黃吉泉) - Disciple of Cheung Bo (disciple of Wai Yuk Sang).
  • Yim Yee (嚴二) - Wing Chun's Father
  • Yim Sei (嚴四) - Wing Chun's Father (possibly - according to Yiu Kay lineage)
  • Yim Wing Chun (嚴詠春)
  • Yip Man (葉問)
  • Yip Chun? (葉準) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student (Son)
  • Yip Ching? (葉正) - Yip Man Hong Kong Student (Son)
  • Yip Bo Ching? (葉步青)
  • Yuan Kay Shan? (阮奇山)
  • Yuan Chai Wan? (阮濟雲) - Yuan Kay Shan's Brother.
  • Yiu Choi (姚才) - Grand Master of SaiYing Wing Chun or Snake-Pattern Wing Chun; disciple of Yuen Chai Wan and Ng Chung So
  • Yik Kam (翼金) - (Opera Boat Member) better known as "Ching-Deng" Kam because he played the role of the virtuous "female". Taught the Cho Family their Wing Chun Kuen.
  • Notes?