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Friday, August 8, 2014

Wing Chun Sigung Chu Shong-tin Passes

The Wing Chun world is sad to announce that Sigung Chu Shong-tin passed away on Tuesday, July 29th.

Sigung Chu Shong-tin (left) and Sifu Jim Fung (right)

Sigung Chu Shong-tin earned a living on Hong Kong as a teenage restaurant bookkeeper -- the same restaurant Ip Man held classes in. After observing for quite some time, Chu began his formal training under him in 1951 and stayed under Ip Man's wing as a disciple until his passing.

Famous for being Ip Man's third student, the 'King of Siu Lim Tao' has taught in Hong Kong and at the International Wing Chun Academy in Australia. As a matter of fact, C.A.M.A. Chief Instructor Sifu Tei's certificate from the Wing Chun Association was signed by Chu in addition to Ip Ching and the late Wong Shun Leung.

Chu's favorite form was Siu Lim Tao (Little Idea Form), the first Wing Chun form, which is taught to all of our Burbank martial arts students.