Au Hong

Au Hong, is known as one of the top disciples of Chan Wah Shun. Also nick-named Fat Fung Hong (leperous Hong). His name shows up frequently in Wing Chun tradition and yet not much is known about him currently. It was said that Au Hong, like many of the early Foshan period Wing Chun Kuen Practioners, came from a rich family. This gave him the time to devote to the practise of martial arts.

Au Hong accept and fought many challenges, as was common for that time period. The nick-name Fat Fung Hong was actualy due to a fight, he had with a wicked monk, who bullied people into giving him money. The monk was very crafty, and used his strength to move a huge stone grind, into the doorway, of various shops in the local market.The stone was so large and heavy, most people couldnt budge it, and so had to give the monk "offerigs" for him to remove it. He also looked very fierce and muscular, and so no one in town wished to offend him, that is except Au Hong. Au dispised this type of behavior and truly felt the monk was very wicked for his actions. Au Hong finnaly got sick of hearing about the monks exploits, and so challenged the monk to a fight.

The monks named was "Iron Head Monk".He practised a rare form of Chi Gung and conditioning, that made his head as hard as iron.The monks most lethal move, was to attack his opponent by striking down with is forehead, onto the opponents face or chest, while at close quarter range. Au Hong defeated the monk, but recieved a strike from the monks forhead at close range. Its possible that the monk had some form of skin disease, as after the fight Au Hong's face looked like that of a leper.

Leung Ting, in his book, "Roots and Branchs of Wing Tsun", relates that a great grand-student of Au Hong, payed him a visit. He stated that Yim Man, his Sifu, was a grand-student of Au Hong. It seems Yim Man had a book that had been passed down by either Leung Jan or Chan Wah Shun to Au Hong. It had a description of the movements of their branch of Wing Chun, including a Muk Yan Jong form that contained 3 kicking methods. The book also mentioned a "108 Point Siu Lien Tau" form. This book nor the information has even been independently verified past Leung Ting.


  • Leungs publishing
  • Roots and branchs of Wing Tsun by Leung Ting
  • Oral tradition Yip Man Family