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Wong Shun Leung was born in Hong Kong on 8 June 1935, the second son of Yeung Suk Lan and Wong Kay Tin, a famous Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. He had an older brother (who passed away early on), a younger brother, who learned Ving Tsun from Wong, and six younger sisters.
The following six years, his reputation and Ving Tsun’s fame grow as he continues to win. Because of his fighting prowess, he is “crowned” Gong Sau Wong, or “King of Talking Hands”.
The Early 1960s
The Early 1970s
Wong Shun Leung is the chairman of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association for several terms during the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s he rejoins the Board.
Wong Shun Leung moves his school to Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei.
The Early 1980s
Wong Shun Leung returns to Beijing in October, on the invitation of the Chinese National Sports Control Centre and Martial Soul magazine, with the sponsorship of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association. Called 1996 All China Ving Tsun Gung Fu Short Course, this is the first-ever presentation of Wong’s system. For this event, Wong Shun Leung brought a dozen of his Hong Kong and European-based students with him.
The Legacy Lives On
After Sifu Wong Shun Leung’s untimely death, his students have continued to promote and preserve his legacy and art.
John Wong Hong Chung (Wong Shun Leung’s eldest son), Mark Wong and Jerry Yeung announce the founding of the Wong Shun Leung Students Association at the gathering in Malaysia.
Cranes Production publish the Hardcover Edition of Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung.
After almost four years in the making, David Peterson releases his feature-length documentary, Wong Shun Leung: The King of Talking Hands (directed by the author, filmmaker and Bruce Lee historian, John Little) along with its companion film, The Art of Wong Shun Leung: A Ving Tsun Journey.
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