In 2006 I decided to organize a “roots of wing chun” china trip with his Students.
In Australia, there is a lot of politics regarding wing chun kung fu.
My wing chun lineage was in question.
My Sifu's credibility was also in question.
Wing chun masters around the World have publicly criticized his lineage and stories.
I wanted to know the truth, first hand.
My own history and lineage were at stake, now.
How would I start this project?
I decided to spend some time researching wing chun in china over the net.
Soon, I had accumulated a lot of information I deemed necessary for a successful trip.
Low and behold!
My PC crashed and I lost all my data on China and wing chun.
I had to start again.
This time I found more pertinent information on wing chun in china.
I even came across contacts in Hong Kong who could assist me with an itinerary around china.
They would help me visit wing chun schools with lineages dating back to the Red Boats.
The Red Boat Opera Troupe were secretly known as "Ming Rebels".
Contemporary wing chun around the world can attribute their lineages back to the Red Boats.
Dr. Leung Jan was a 1st generation student of the Red Boats.
He was taught by Leung Yi Tai and Wong Wah Bo.
WOW! How lucky was I?
I felt comfortable that the trip was going to be even better than what I had envisaged.
I had established contacts in Hong Kong.
Our contact would take us into China and organize all the transport.
They would take us to at least 6 wing chun schools around southern China.
I couldn’t wait!
The time had arrived to travel to China. I was so excited.
In Australia, I have read numerous stories about Wing Chun.
I have come across many rumors and innuendos regarding wing chun.
I needed to find out for myself, the real truth and history of wing chun kung fu.
What better way would there be?
Just travel to the homeland of wing chun kung fu and martial arts.
I needed to know about the history of wing chun.