In many wing chun circles around the World, the existence of Leung Bik is much debated.
Some stories state that the legendary king of wing chun, Dr. Leung Jan from Gulao did not have 2 Sons, being Leung Chun and Leung Bik.
From 2006 to his unfortunate demise in 2012, I have had lunch and visited GM Fung Chun from Gulao Village on 5 occasions. During our lunch sessions Fung Chun often spoke about Leung Jan and Leung Bik, especially when we visited Leung Jan house and school in Gulao Village.
In late 2015, I visited GM Lo Man Kam in Taiwan. Being the Nephew of the late great GM Yip Man, I was hoping he would have some stories to validate Yip Man meeting Leung Bik in Hong Kong and then learning his style of wing chun for 3 years.
As it was, I was very lucky because GM Lo Man Kam spoke about Leung Bik in great detail. I have a recorded video of him talking about Leung Bik.
In 2012, when in Hong Kong I visited GM Yip Chun, son of GM Yip Man. During our visit I asked him if his Father ever met Leung Bik and was he taught by him. He categorically, stated that his Father had two teachers and one Sifu and said that Yip Man’s Sifu was Chan Wah Shun and his 2 Teachers were Ng So and Leung Bik.
On another trip to China while visiting the Yip Man Tong in Foshan I came across some Wing Chun Manuals written by Dr. Leung Jan, handed down to his Son Leung Bik whom then passed them on to Yip Man.
In the Foshan Museum there are literal extracts pertaining to the lives of Dr. Leung Jan and his son Leung Bik.
What more proof does anyone need?
I have gathered so much information and proof from people of high status that anyone who tried to refute this information would be making a big mistake.
The Leung Bik Wing Chun System has created a lot of controversy as it broke away from the traditional wing chun of the day, utilizing high kicks and elbows, pressure point attacking, different footwork, a higher guard, parallel leg bias, and different forms.
There are some Core Essence Principles between Leung Bik’s system and his Father’s Gulao System, suggesting that Traditional Wing Chun is a true authentic wing chun system stemming from the Grass Roots of Original Wing Chun that was developed many years earlier.