Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wang Kiu Passed Away Today

Wang KiuWang Kiu, early student of Ip Man, passed away quietly today at the age of 85.

Wang Kiu is best known as being one of the "core" students of Ip Man. He was the co-establisher of the famous challenge matches (Biemo_ that built Ip Man's school and was the writer of the articles that publicized these matches.

Chu Shong Tin referred to Wang Kiu as “The Pilar” of the Wing Chun Kung Fu. Wang Kiu is credited with introducing the art to the Netherlands.

"The Wing Chun world has lost a treasure today," said Herbert Maier, grandstudent of Wang Kiu.

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