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CHAN,NGAU-SING

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CHAN,NGAU-SING

(1864-1926)

CHAN,SING HAD A FEW NAMES HE WAS KNOWN BY SUCH AS CHAN,KWOK-CHOY,CHAN,GEI-SING AND NICKNAMED MOU-SING, HIS ANCESTORS LIVED IN SAN SUI,HE WAS BORN ON NGAR PONG STREET IN FUT-SAN IN 1864. WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG LAD HE LEARNED MARTIAL ARTS FROM A FAMOUS INSTRUCTOR NAMED CHOW,GUM-BUI. WHEN JEUNG,(HUNG-SING) YIM OPENED A STUDIO IN FUT-SAN TO TEACH HIS MARTIAL ARTS HIS NAME BECAME VERY FAMOUS REALLY QUICKLY AFTER HAVING HAD A LOT OF FIGHTING BOUTS THAT HE HAD WON AGAINST ALL OF HIS CHALLENGERS. CHOW,GUM-BUI RECOMMENDED THAT HIS STUDENT CHAN,SING NOW CONTINUE HIS MARTIAL ARTS LEARNING FROM JEUNG,(HUNG-SING)YIM.DURING THAT TIME CHAN, SING WAS VERY PROUD OF HIS OWN STRENGTH AND MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS AND THEREBY BELIEVED THAT HE WAS BETTER THAN OTHERS,SO HE DID NOT AGREE AND DID NOT BELIEVE IN HIS TEACHERS RECOMMENDATION HE THEN WENT TO CHALLENGE JEUNG,(HUNG-SING) YIM,AND IN DOING SO HE LOST 3 CONSECUTIVE ATTEMPTS TO BEAT JEUNG,(HUNG-SING)YIM AND ADMITTED HIS LOSSES, CHAN,SING THEN BECAME JEUNG,(HUNG-SING)YIM's MOST PROMINENT (most famous)PUPIL AT THE AGE OF 18 or 19 in about 1883 AND STAYED WITH OUR FOUNDER JEUNG(HUNG-SING)YIM, UNTIL OUR FOUNDER'S PASSING IN 1893 AT THE AGE OF 69 APPROXIMATLEY 10 YEARS.BECAUSE HE STUDIED VERY HARD DAY and NIGHT, BEING HONEST AND HAVING A GOOD HEART JEUNG(HUNG-SING)YIM ADMIRED HIM AND TAUGHT HIM ALL THAT HE KNEW. CHAN,SING WAS MAN WHO HATED BAD PEOPLE AND TREATED THEM AS IF THEY WERE HIS OWN PERSONAL ENEMIES. THERE WAS ONCE A BAD PERSON NAMED YING-SHA IN FUT-SAN WHO HAD MORE THAN A HUNDRED FOLLOWERS, HE WAS A KNOWN BULLY AND TOOK EXTREME ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE AND CAUSED DISASTEROUS SITUATIONS WHEREVER HE WENT. CHAN,SING WAS YOUNG AND WOULD LOSE HIS TEMPER EASILY AT THIS TIME. HE WAS ANGERED BY THEIR BEHAVIOR AND FOUGHT WITH YING-SHA AND HIS FOLLOWERS HE COMPLETELY ANNHILATED(KILLED) THEM, USING ONLY HIS HANDS AND A PAIR OF GUNG-FU HAMMERS.

**(ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR STORIES, WHICH IS A MISCONCEPETION, IS THAT CHAN,SING WAS THEORIZED AS BEING JEUNG,( HUNG-SING)YIM's VERY FIRST STUDENT,NOT TRUE. JEUNG,(HUNG-SING),YIM OPENED HIS STUDIO IN 1839 AND ACCORDING TO CHAN,SING's FAMILY RECORDS THAT THEIR ANCESTOR CHAN,SING, WAS NOT BORN UNTIL 1864 (15 YEARS LATER) AFTER THE OPENING ,WHEN CHAN,SING TURNED 18 IN 1883 (THAT IS A SPAN OF 44 YEARS) THAT OUR FOUNDER JEUNG,(HUNG-SING,YIM) TAUGHT BEFORE EVEN MEETING CHAN,SING MAKING OUR FOUNDER ABOUT 59 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME. DURING THAT 44 YEAR PERIOD OUR FOUNDER HAD MANY STUDENTS INCLUDING JUST TO MENTION ONE of the many SENIORS,WAS YUEN, HAI PROFESSOR LAU, BUN's TEACHER.)

THE ANCESTORIAL TEMPLE IN FUT-SAN WAS A FAMOUS PERFORMING STAGE FOR PLAYS AND MARTIAL ARTS DEMOS AMOUNGST OTHER ACTIVITES AND THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE SOME DISTURBANCE OR THE OTHER WHENEVER THERE WAS A PERFORMANCE. THE FIRST 3 ROWS OF SEATS WERE SET ASIDE FOR PEOPLE OF THE SING TONG (LOCAL TOUGH GUYS),IF SOMEONE DID NOT KNOW THIS RULE AND SAT IN ONE OF THOSE ROWS THEY WERE SEVERLY BEATEN EVEN KILLED. WHEN CHAN,SING HEARD OF THIS SITUTATION HE WENT THERE ALONE AND SAT IN THE 1st ROW THEY HATED THIS DISPLAY OF ARROGANCEAND AND PROCEEDED TO ATTACK HIM , HE FOUGHT THESE BIG GUYS (CHAN,SING WAS SMALL IN STATURE) FROM SING TONG AND BEAT THEM WITHOUT THE USE OF ANY TYPE OF WEAPON AND ANNOUNCED THAT ANYONE ARRIVING FIRST WAS ALLOWED TO SIT IN ANY OF THE SEATS THEY WISHED TO. DURING THE KWONG SUI DYNASTY CHAN,SING OPENED A STUDIO NEAR HIS HOME (NOW CALLED NGA PONG STREET #15),JEUNG,(HUNG-SING)YIM ALSO TAUGHT THERE VERY OFTEN, AFTER JEUNG,(HUNG-SING)YIM DIED CHAN,SING HELD THE POSITION AS CHIEF OF HUNG-SING STUDIO WHICH WAS ALSO AT THAT ADDRESS,NAMED HUNGS-SING's ORIGINAL STUDIO. LATER HIS ENEMIES REPORTED TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT HUNG-SING STUDIO WAS AN ORGANIZATION THAT WAS OF THE ANTI-CHING DYNASTY SO FUT-SAN OFFICALS WENT TO CAPTURE CHAN,SING AND HIS FOLLOWERS,CHAN,SING HAD TO LET HIS STUDENTS GO ,FOR THEIR OWN SAFTEY , HE THEN WENT TO HONG KONG,WHILE IN HONG KONG CHAN,SING WAS ASKED TO LEAVE BECAUSE HE INJURED A BRITISH POLICEMAN AND WAS KNOWN TO BE VERY DISRUPTIVE TO THE FORGIENERS WHO OFTEN BULLIED THE CHINESE PEOPLE. TOWARDS THE END OF THE CHING DYNASTY CHAN,SING RETURNED TO FUT-SAN AND PUBLICLY REOPENED THE HUNG-SING STUDIO (as it was underground at this time) THERE AND CONTINUED TEACHING AND ALWAYS ADVISED HIS STUDENTS "THE STRONG SHOULD NVER PRESSURE THE WEAK AND A SMALL GROUP SHOULD NEVER PRESSURE INDIVIDUALS",HE WAS VERY STRICT WITH HIS STUDENTS.WHEN HE WOULD TEACH HE PLACED STRONG VALUES ON THE BASICS OF THE SYSTEM (HORSE STANCES and BASIC HAND and ARM MANUVERS. HIS CLOSE STUDENTS WERE EXCELLENT PEOPLE FOR EXTENDING HIS WORK. CHAN,SING ALSO HELD THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF THE LUI CHUNG SOCIETY(really a HUNG-SING GROUP BUT OUTWARDLY A LION DANCE GROUP). HE ALWAYS TAUGHT PERSONALLY AND TAUGHT FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.HIS STUDENTS REACHED MORE THAN 3000,ALSO THERE WERE TAI ENG MUI, WONG HONG,YING GONG SAN GEE, LIN FA,DAI GUI TAO A TOTAL OF AT LEAST 20 LOCATIONS,LUI CHUNG and HIP LEIN WERE ALSO OUTWARDLY LION DANCE GROUPS but IN REALITY WERE HUNG -SING MEMBERS NUMBERING MORE THAN 10,000 MEMBERS. CHAN,SING WAS VERY FAMOUS TO EVEN FAR AWAY PLACES , WHOEVER WANTED TO OPEN A STUDIO OR EVEN JUST PERFORM NO MATTER WHICH GROUP THEY BELONGED TO THEY ALWAYS VISITED HUNG-SING FIRST IN ORDER TO SHOW THEIR REPECT,OTHERS CHANGED THEIR KUNG-FU STYLE TO CHOY-LEE-FUT. HE EVENTUALLY CHANGED HIS ATTITUDE OF JUST TEACHING THE WORKING CLASS , HE CREATED A REVOLUTIONARY GROUP HIS STUDENTS MOUNTED QUICKLY TO MANY. A LOT OF HIS STUDENTS JOINED THE COMMUNISTS , MOST OF THEM WENT INTO THE COMMUNIST WORKERS AND FARMERS CLUBS MOST OF CHAN,SINGS CLOSE STUDENTS ALSO HAD TO START MARTIAL ARTS STUDIOS OVERSEAS IN ORDER TO AVOID TORTURE AND DEATH BECAUSE HUNG-SING CHOY LEE-FUT HAD BECOME VERY KNOWN IN THE NEWS. IN MUN GAWK FIFTEENTH YEAR(1926)OCT 13 CHAN,SING DIED IN POVERTY AND SICKNESS. HIS BODY WAS BURIED IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF MONG CHING GONG .CHAN,SING IS SURVIVED TO THIS DAY BY HIS GRANDSON AND HIS GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER CHO,CHI-HON born DEC.29,1985,16 years old as of this update on Oct.23,2001. CHI-HON HAS DECIDED TO PICK-UP THE GAUNTLET (SO TO SPEAK) AND CONTINUE IN HER FAMOUS ANCESTORS' (CHAN,SING) FOOTSTEPS AND PRACTICE HIS LEGACY OF HUNG-SING CHOY-LEE-FUT GUNG-FU. SHE HAS ALREADY MADE GREAT STRIDES BY WINNING A VARIETY OF COMPETIONS AND DOING NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS IN HER HOMETOWN OF FUT-SAN (FOSHAN),CHINA. HOPEFULLY SHE WILL CONTINUE ON THISA ROAD AND BE AS GREAT AS HER ANCESTOR CHAN,SING.STARTING WITH THE MASTER HIS DECENDANTS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

CHAN, SING 1864-1926

CHAN,MUEY 1911-1982(daughter)

TSO,GUM-CHUNG 1954-(grandson)

TSO,CHI-HON DEC.29,1985(great granddaughter)

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