The aims of this federation are to promote and strengthen the art and spirit of Wing Chun Gung-Fu and to facilitate and encourage sharing of knowledge amongst Wing Chun practitioners in the USA and throughout the world. Through membership in this federation you become connected to the Wing Chun Gung Fu tradition as handed down in an unbroken lineage through Grandmaster Yip Man Si-Gung Ho Kam Ming Si-Fu Chi Wing (Augustine) Fong
The legend of NG-MUI (伍枚): NG-MUI (伍梅) was known as LUI-SAI-LEUNG (呂四娘) at the time of the end period of the second Emperor of the Ching Dynasty HONG-HAI (康熙)(1662-1722). She was the Grand daughter of (LUI-LOU-LEUNG)(呂留良) who was a famous martial art hero. His nick name is HO-KOU-LO-YAN (何求老人). Her father was one of the eight Generals that helped YEUNG-JING-WONG (雍正皇) to ascend to the throne. YEUNG-JING-WONG (雍正皇) was the third emperor of the Ching Dynasty (1723-1735). After he became Emperor, YEUNG-JING-WONG (雍正皇) had his own father and his eight Generals killed. This was to reduce the threat to his own power. To revenge her father’s death, she had spent 30 some years of time to train hard in martial arts. Finally in 1735, she had beheaded the Emperor and went into hiding at the Sil Lum Temple where she took the name of NG-MUI (伍枚).
Already an accomplished martial artist, NG-MUI (伍枚) became the number one elder at the temple. She had continued to study martial arts under her Si-Fu (GUM-FUNG-CHI) (甘鳳池) and her grand father. The other elders at the temple were GEE-SIM (至禪), FUNG-DO-DUC (馮道德), BAK-MEI (白眉) and MAAU-HIN (苗顯). These were the five elders of martial art teachers from the SIU-LUM-TEMPLE (少林寺).
At the SIU-LUM-TEMPLE (少林寺), NG-MUI (伍枚) developed a style of martial arts called Plum Flower Eight Step (MUI-FA-BAK-BO) (梅花八步). After further research, development, and the observation of a snake and crane, NG-MUI (伍枚) improved the style which became known as Snake and Crane Eight Step (SEI-HAW-BAK-BO) (蛇鶴八步). After observing a mouse walking, she refined the style further and it became known as Mouse Step Plum Flower Fist (SHU-BO-MUI-FAR-KUEN) (鼠步梅花拳). These three styles are the predecessors of Wing Chun.