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Wing Chun Masters and Terms Chinese Names

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English: Chinese:

Notes:

Wing Chun Kuen 詠春拳 Wing Chun Fist
Siu Lum Tao 小念頭
Usually translated as "little idea".  The first Wing Chun Empty Hand Form.  aka - Sil Nim Tao.
Chum Kiu 尋橋 Usually translated as "seeking the bridge" or "sinking bridge". The second Wing Chun Empty Hand Form.
Bil Gee 鏢指 Usually translated as "shooting fingers" or "darting fingers". The third Wing Chun Empty Hand Form.  aka - Biu Jee
Muk Yan Jong 木人樁 Usually translated as "wooden dummy" or "wood man post".
Bat Jam Do 八斩刀 Eight Slash Swords
     
HANDS:    
bong sao 膀手 wing arm
cham (jam) sao 沉手 sinking hand (jumm sao) - sinking elbow
fook sao 伏手 controlling hand
gaun sao 耕手 cultivating hand
jut sao 窒手 choking hand - jerking hand
huen sao 圓手 circling hand
lop sao 拉手 pulling hand - grabbing hand
man sao 問手 asking hand
pak sao 拍手 slapping hand
tan sao 攤手 dispersing hand - palm up hand
wu sao 護手 protecting hand
     
MISC:    
Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma 二字箝羊馬 Character two abduction stance / Ji Zi Qian Joeng Maa
character 2 pinching goat stance
chi sao 黐手 sticky hands
gerk leg
kuen fist; boxing
sao hand/arm
sifu 師父 teacher/master

 

English: Chinese:

Notes:

Ng Mui 五枚師太 Wing Chun's Sifu
Yim Yee 嚴二 Wing Chun's Father
Yim Sei 嚴四 Wing Chun's Father (possibly - according to Yiu Kai lineage)
Yim Wing Chun 嚴詠春  
Leung Bok Chau 梁博儔 Wing Chun's husband
Leung Lan Kwai 梁蘭桂 Wong Wah Bo's Teacher, Leung Bok's disciple.
Wong Wah Bo 黃華寶 Leung Jan's Sifu (Opera Boat Member)  Yuen Kay-San and Pan Nam lineages are also in part from him.
Leung Yee Tai 梁二娣 Leung Jan's Sifu (taught the pole) (Opera Boat Member)
Leung Jan 梁贊  
Leung Chun 梁春 Leung Jan's Son
Leung Bik 梁壁 Yip Man's Kung-Fu Uncle, Son of Leung Jan
"Wooden Man" Wah 木人華 Leung Jan Student
Chan Wah Shun 陳華順 Yip Man's Sifu; nicknamed "Moneychanger Wah" (找錢華)
Ng Chung Sok (So) 吳仲素 Yip Man's elder Kung-Fu Brother, under Chan Wah-Shn
Yip Man 葉問  
Chow Kwong Yue 周光裕 (六仔) Yip Man Foshan Student
Kwok Fu 郭富 Yip Man Foshan Student
Lun Kai 倫佳 Yip Man Foshan Student
Chan Chi Sun 陳志新 Yip Man Foshan Student
Lui Ying 呂應 Yip Man Foshan Student
Leung Sheung 梁相 Yip Man Hong Kong Student
Lok Yiu 駱耀 Yip Man Hong Kong Student
Chu Shong Tin 徐尚田 Yip Man Hong Kong Student
Jim Fung 馮傳強 Chu Shong Tin Student
Chan Chee Man 陳志文  
Chiu Wun 招允  
Lo Man Kam 盧文錦 Yip Man Hong Kong Student (Nephew)
Moy Yat 梅逸 Yip Man Hong Kong Student
Jiu Wan 招允 Yip Man HK Students, and Chan Wah grand student as well.
Ip Chun 葉準 Yip Man Hong Kong Student (Son)
Ip Ching 葉正 Yip Man Hong Kong Student (Son)
Yip Bo Ching 葉步青  
Wong Shun Leung 黃惇樑 Yip Man Hong Kong Student
Cheung Cheuk Hing 張卓興 Yip Man Hong Kong Student (William Cheung)
Ho Kam Ming 何金銘 Yip Man Hong Kong Student
Siu Yuk Man 蕭煜民  
Ho Luen 何聯)  
Leung Ting 梁挻 Hong Kong Student
Donald Mak 麥廣權 Chow Tze Chuen Student
     
Chan Yu Min 陳汝棉 son of Chan Wah Shun
Chan Kar Chai 陳家齊 son of Chan Yu Min
Chan Kar Lim 陳家廉 son of Chan Yu Min
Chan Kar Sun 陳家燊 son of Chan Yu Min
     
Wong Kut Chuen 黃吉泉 Disciple of Cheung Bo, disciple of Wai Yuk Sand, disciple of Wai Yuk Sang
Sum Nung 岑能 Disciple of Cheung Bo and Yuan Kay Shan
Yuan Kay Shan 阮奇山  
Yuan Chai Wan 阮濟雲 Yuan Kay Shan's Brother.
Kwok Bo Chuen 郭寶全 grand student of Leung Yee Tai; Teacher of the Yuans.
Yiu Choi 姚才 Grand Master of Sheh Ying Wing Chun or Snake-Pattern Wing Chun; disciple of Yuan Chai Wan and Ng Chung So
Lam Shui Bo 林瑞波 disciple of Yiu Choi
     
Other Related Terms/People:
"Dai Fa Min" Kam 大花面錦 "Painted Face" Kam (Opera Boat Member); ancestor of the Wai Yan lineage (Weng Chun - Andreas Hoffman); Yuen Kay-San and Pan Nam lineages are also in part from him.  Real name: San Kan (Sam Gam)
"Hung Gun" Biu 紅巾彪 (I think this is an Opera Boat Member's (nick)name).  "Red Bandanna" Biu or "Red Turban" Biu; the red turban, or red bandanna, was initially a symbol of opposition to the rule of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty that was revived by opponents of the Manchu Qing Dynasty
"Dai Dong Fung" 大東風 "Great East Wind" - Monk Ancestor of the Pao Fa Lien Lineage
Pao Fa Lien 刨花蓮 "Wood-Planer Lien" Branch of the Wing Chun not from Red Opera Boats
Red Boat Opera Company 紅船戲班  
Yik Kam 翼金 (Opera Boat Member) better known as "Ching-Deng" Kam because he played the role of the virtuous "female"
Cho Shun 曹順 a student of Yik Kam
Cho Dak-Sang 曹德生 Cho Shun's Son - Passed art onto the Cho family of Panyu village.
 

Lineage terms or titles:

As normally
seen in English
(from Cantonese)
Simp.
char.
Trad.
char.
Cantonese
(Yale
transcription)
Meaning(s)
(in English)
Sidai 师弟 師弟 si1 di4 (ti4) younger brother, used to refer to a male student of the same generation who has been studying for a shorter time than the person speaking. Seniority here is determined by the time spent in the school, not by the technical ability or level achieved so, a student who has started after the speaker, but has surpassed him, would still be a sidai to the speaker.
Simui 师妹 師妹 si1 mei4 younger sister, used to refer to a female student of the same generation who has been studying for a shorter time than the person speaking.
Sihing 师兄 師兄 si1 xiong1 (xiong5) older brother, used to refer to a male student of the same generation who has been studying for a longer time than the person speaking.
Sije 师姐 師姐 (or should this be 姊?) si1 jie3 (ju1 or ju4) older sister, used to refer to a female student of the same generation who has been studying for a longer time than the person speaking.
Sifu 师父 師父 si1 fu6 teacher/father, used to refer to the teacher of the speaker's generation, or to the head of the school.
Sisuk 师叔 師叔 si1 shu1 {shu5} teacher/younger uncle, used to refer to the sidai of sifu, a student of the same generation as your sifu, but who has started later than your sifu has.
Sibak 师伯 師伯 si1 bo2 (bai3, mo4, {bo5}, {ba4}) teacher/older uncle, used to refer to the sihing of sifu, a student of the same generation as your sifu, but who has started earlier than your sifu has.
Sigung 师公 師公 si1 gong1 zhong1 teacher/grandfather, used to refer to your teacher's teacher.
Sijo 师祖 師祖 si1 jo4 teacher/great-grandfather, used to refer to your teacher's teacher's teacher.


Limb names:

As normally
seen in English
(from Cantonese)
Simp.
char.
Trad.
char.
Cantonese
(Yale
transcription)
Meaning(s)
(in English)
sao (as simp.) sau2 hand/arm
kuen (as simp.) kyun4 fist; boxing
gerk geuk3 leg

Limb position names:

As normally
seen in English
(from Cantonese)
Simp.
char.
Trad.
char.
Cantonese
(Yale
transcription)
Meaning(s)
(in English)
bong sao 膀手 (as simp.) bong2 sau2 wing arm
fook sao 伏手 (as simp.) fuk6 sau2 controlling arm
man sao 问手 問手 man6 sau2 seeking hand
wu sao 护手 護手 wu6 sau2 protecting hand
tan sao 滩手 攤手 taan1 sau2 dispersing hand
kau sao 扣手 扣手 kau1 sau2 detaining hand

Limb movement names:

As normally
seen in English
(from Cantonese)
Simp.
char.
Trad.
char.
Cantonese
(Yale
transcription)
Meaning(s)
(in English)
cham/jam sao 沈手 沉手 cham4 sau2 sinking hand
gaun sao 耕手 (as simp.) gang1 sau2 cultivating arm
jut sao 窒手 (as simp.) jat6 sau2 choking hand
huen sao 圈手 圈手 huen4 sau2 circling hand
lap sao 拉手 (as simp.) laap6 sau2 pulling hand
pak sao 拍手 (as simp.) paak3 sau2 slapping hand

Drill names:

As normally
seen in English
(from Cantonese)
Simp.
char.
Trad.
char.
Cantonese
(Yale
transcription)
Meaning(s)
(in English)
chi sao 黐手 (as simp.) chi1 sau2 sticky hands.
chi gerk  ?? chi1 geuk3 sticky feet.

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