Thursday, January 15, 2009

Our Patriarch - Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy

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Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy was born on May 15th, 1943 in Kuala Lumpur and began learning Wing Choon Kuen at age 8. He assisted his grandfather Yip Kin at the martial arts school in the late 1950s. From the early 1970s after the demise of Grandmaster Yip Kin, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy has inherited the legacy left by his late grandfather.

At age 65, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy continues to be very active imparting his Wing Choon martial arts to students and teaching various nationalities and age groups to attain progressive improvements in levels of individual achievement. He also teaches lion dance and is sought after as a judge recognized internationally in lion dance competitions within and outside Malaysia. He maintains affiliations and travels regionally in connection with martial arts and lion dance.

Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy taught Wing Choon Kuen to his three sons;

  • Yip Yew Kong,
  • Yip Yew Fei,
  • Yip Yew Choong
and daughter
  • Yip Chi Ling.

And also his other students:
Tony Yap Yew Wei
Kahar Saidun
Loke Wah Tak
Yau Fan Ming
Li Loong Fei
Chang Yuen Loong

Among many many others.

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