Fok Bo Chun's System


Very little is known about Constable Fok Bo Chun, in the West. He accepted very few students, and the only ones currently known, are Foshan native Yuen Kay Shan and his elder brother Yuen Chai Wan.

Fok Bo Chun learned from Wong Wah Bo, along side Leung Jan and than later learned from Wongs classmate, Dai Fa Min Kam along side Fung Siu Ching according to his last disciple Yuen Kay Shan.

Yuen Kay Shan passed down to his only disciple Sum Num, and his only other official Student Wong Jing, that Fok Bo Chun passed down the Hand Forms, Jong's, Knives, Pole, and Fei Biu or Throwing Darts.

Fok Bo Chun passed down several Jong forms, to the Yuen Brother's, including a Muk Yan Jong form, Dao Jong?, and a Juk Jong method for developing the Soft hand skills required for Snake Hand Wing Chun Kuen.

Fok Bo was known for his use of the Yee Jee Dao? and was a feared imperial constable. Oral tradition from the Yiu Family suggest Fok Bo was actually a student of Law Man Kung, not Dai Fai Min Kam and Wong Wah Bo.

Modern research, by the AWCKRI suggests a more likely than not senario, that Wong Wah Bo and possibly Leung Jan, evolved Wing Chun Kuen, into the three hand forms, jong and weapons, we see today in modern Wing Chun Kuen. Its interesting to note that most Ancestral Wing Chun Systems preserve the system within a single set/form, with three or four sections or at least preserve that the forms were a single set ancestraly. Interesting enough, that the Hand forms typicaly only show up from lines decending from Wong Wah Boe, while those from Leung Yee Tai and Dai Fa Min Kam make use of a Single form comprised of linked San Sik.

It is said that Fok Bo Chun, placed great focus on the 'Snake Hand' method of Wing Chun - Hence placed focus on the Juk Jong to develop soft power and hands. Some oral tradition states his personal application wasnt as close body as Fung Siu Chings, and placed more focus on long bridge applications of the system. This could be the same story as related about Wong Wah Boe and Leung Yee Tai, in that the one focused on the male, harder - longer distance - straight line Wing Chun and the other on a sidebody close quarter method with flanking for weaker individuals.


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