Dong Jik (Deng Zhi) began studying the Hung Kuen system early in life alongside his younger brother, Dong On. When he was 18 years of age he met and became impressed with his father's friend, Fung Siu-Ching, and began studying Weng Chun. When his father retired, Dong took over the family business, a ceremonial decoration store

Among Dong's students was Chu Chong-Man (in some accounts said to have been his nephew), whom he taught first in Foshan and later in Macao where he eventually passed away.

Notes: Compiled from written and oral accounts of Jee Shim Weng Chun Kuen and New Martial Hero