Moy Yat (梅逸) (June 28, 1938 - January 23, 2001) was a Chinese sealmaker, Chinese artist and martial artist, student of Yip Man since 1957. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for Combat. Yip Man (葉問 in Pinyin: yè wèn in Jyutping: jip6 man6 alternative spelling Ip Man; also known as 葉繼問 1 October Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) He moved to New York City in 1973 and began teaching Ving Tsun in Brooklyn. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Wing Chun ( occasionally romanized as Ving Tsun or " Wing Tsun " (literally " spring chant " or "forever Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. His students are teaching in their own schools around the world.
"Since the death of Yip Man in 1972, there have been many who have tried to fill the void left by his absence. Where once there was only one Ving Tsun family, now there are many systems, each looking a little different from the rest, with most claiming to be “authentic” Ving Tsun (Wingtsun, Wing Chun, Weng Chun). This is not to say that all modern day Ving Tsun is bad or wrong. True Ving Tsun is what is simple, efficient, and agrees with the principles on which that system is based. Anything else is wasteful, unnecessary, and simply not Ving Tsun. Whether a system is true Ving Tsun or not should be based on these concepts. It is easy to teach someone techniques, but to use them properly requires an understanding of the principles in Ving Tsun, because it is based on principles, not techniques. The techniques are simply tools used to apply the principles. The methods are the means by which to teach those principles.
"Those who teach authentic Ving Tsun and who understand the importance of its methods are probably few in number. One such person was Yip Man himself. Another was one of Yip Man’s closest disciples – grandmaster Moy Yat. Moy Yat was introduced to Yip man and Ving Tsun in 1957. In those days it was very hard to break into that usually small circle. Moy Yat turned out to be an exception to this rule as he and Yip Man became very close early on in his discipleship. Later on, during the last years of Yip Man’s life, the two were seldom seen apart. Moy Yat learned much of his kung fu indirectly, which is how Yip Man taught the deeper aspects of the system. This has come to be known as “kung-fu life. ” Because Yip Man lived the kung-fu life, everything he did was an example of Ving Tsun principles. By living the art instead of just practicing it in a classroom, the principles become a natural part of the practitioner and can be applied without effort, thus making everything he does simple and efficient.
"Until his death in 2001, Moy Yat followed the examples that Yip Man set to teach his own disciples and students. By using the Ving Tsun principles in his everyday life, Moy Yat taught them indirectly (kung-fu life. ) Those students who spent more than just classroom time with him benefited most because they live their Ving Tsun. This is how authentic Ving Tsun, as Yip Man taught it, is learned. Moy Yat lived his life this way, spending his days living and teaching Ving Tsun through kung-fu life, never drawing unnecessary attention to himself despite the extensive martial arts contributions and accomplishments of the Moy Yat family. Because the extensive Moy Yat family follows his example, they go largely unnoticed by the general martial arts public. They simply teach and learn and live Ving Tsun kung fu, never looking for public approval. Much like the gentle giant, they have no need to prove to anyone what they already know. Do not be fooled, however. The Moy Yat Ving Tsun family is very large indeed, numbering in the tens of thousands throughout the world. More importantly, however, is the quality of the Ving Tsun in each of them. Size of the family alone is insufficient. "
Text used with permission from the website: Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy of Austin Texas
06/28/1938 Born in Toi Shan / Canton, China 1953 Moved to Hong Kong1957 Started Ving Tsun training under Yip Man at Lee Chang Oak Chuen1962 Became youngest Sifu recognized by Grand Master Yip Man at age 241963 Spent a year as a seaman, traveling around the world1964 Married Helen Moy1967 Founding committee member as well as graphic designer for the Ving Tsun Athletic Association in Hong Kong1969 Published "Wing Chun Kung Fu - Chinese Self-Defence Methods" by Rolf Clausnitzer and Greco Wong(first student of Moy Yat). First English book published on Ving Tsun Kung Fu. 12/1972 Yip Man's funeral 09/1973 Moved to United States to join brother Moy Yit Dean1974 Started first US school in NYC, NY. Published "108 Muk Yan Jong" by Moy Yat. This was the first book on Ving Tsun Kung Fu published in the United States by the Moy Yat family. 1975 Published "Kung Fu for young people - the Ving Tsun System". 1982 Published "Ving Tsun Kuen Kuit" by Moy Yat1987 Produced the first of 30 instructional video tapes between 1987 and 2000. 1989 Published "A Legend of Kung Fu Masters" by Moy Yat1990 Published "Ving Tsun Trilogy" by Moy Yat1996 Published "Voice of the Ving Tsun Kung Fu System" by Moy Yat and Benny Meng1997 60th Birthday Party and formation of "Moy Yat Ving Tsun International Kung Fu". Retirement from formal teaching. 1998 Opening of the Ving Tsun Museum Published "Dummy - A tool for Kung Fu" by Moy Yat2000 Published Luk Dim Poon Kwan by Moy Yat01/23/2001 Died in New York City, NY, US
Senior Sihings: Hong Kong
Greco Wong: The first student of Moy Yat who popularized the term "kung fu" when he co-wrote Wing Chun Kung Fu - Chinese Self-Defence Methods with Rolf Clausnitzer, it was the first book published on Ving Tsun Kung Fu. Generally at that time, most Chinese martial arts were referred to as "Chinese boxing". After his book was published, his use of the term, "kung-fu" became the norm when describing Chinese martial arts.
Sam Lau: Chairman of the Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association, the Hong Kong representative of the World Boxing Council, and one of the directors of the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Sports Association.
Henry Mah (Henry Moy)
Dun Wah (Sunny Tang)
Jaffery Chan (Jeffery Chan)
Chi Nam Kwong
Senior Sihings: New York
Mickey Chan (Moy Shuen)
Lee Moy Shan
John Cheng (Moy 4)
Rex Aperauch (Moy Wu Tin)
Julien Corderro (Moy Hop)
Sihing Dai (Contemporary Instructor list)
Anthony Dandridge (Moy Tung)
Javier Ramirez (Moy Huen Yee)
Carlos Moreno(Moy Ka Lo Si)
Leo Imamura (Moy Yat Sang)
Kevin Martin (Moy Ya Tse)
Pete Pajil (Moy Bah Hugh)
Frank E. Daniel Arca Inosanto (born July 24 1936) is a Filipino martial arts (FMA instructor from California who is best-known as a student of the Wyatt (Moy Bah Wei)