Chan Yiu-Min (Chen Rumian), sometimes rendered as Chan Yiu-Kam (Chen Rujin) was the son of Chan Wah-Shun and learned both Weng Chun Kuen* and herbal medicine from his father. He married a woman named Lai Miu-Hin, who reportedly also studied under his father, becoming highly skilled in the martial arts.

Chan Yu Min


(Chut Sang Gwun Wong, Kwai Sao Min)

Said to be most famous for his abilities with the six-and-a-half point pole, Chan Yiu-Min earned the title of Chut Sang Gwun Wong (Qi Sheng Gu Wang, King of the Pole of Seven Provinces) by defeating all challengers in a great tournament. The trophy, an engraved pole as thick as an arm, was said to have been hung above the door of his own school. According to the Chan family, Chan Yiu-Min was also known by the nickname Kwai Sao Min (Gui Shou Mian, Ghost Hand Min).

Chan Yiu-Min taught several students during his career, including his sons Chan Ga-Wing, Ga-Chai, and Ga-Lim. He also taught Jiu Chao and, in some accounts, Jiu Wan as well.

Notes: Unlike some of his classmates, Chan Yiu-Min seems to have exclusively used the Weng Chun (always spring) rather than Wing Chun (praise spring) characters to identify the name of the system.

Compiled from oral and written accounts of Chan Yiu-Min and Pan Nam Weng Chun Kuen, Foshan Jing Wu Association, New Martial Hero magazine and Leung's Publications.