About Grand Master Wan Kam Leung
Grand Master WAN Kam-leung was born in 1945 in Po On village in the Guangdong Province of Southern China. His interest in Martial Arts began at an early age and by his teens he was learning various traditional styles of Kung Fu from Masters in and around neighbouring villages.In 1958, WAN moved to Hong Kong to join his Father. His interests in Kung Fu continued and in 1962 he started to learn Wing Chun from the Late Master Wong Shun Leung.
At the time, Late Master Wong Shun Leung was just about to open his first Wing Chun school, a small flat above Nathan Road, Kowloon. Sifu Wan quickly joined the school and started training under Late Master Wong.
Grand Master WAN Kam Leung was the earliest student of the Late Master WONG Shun Leung and was a senior instructor in Ving Tsun Athletic Association for many years. In 1988, Grandmaster Wan was awarded the “Senior Instructor Certificate” by Late Master Wong Shun Leung, he was one of the few student that achieved such rank.
Since late Master Wong was a close friend and Wing Chun tutor of the great Bruce Lee, young Grandmaster Wan trained and exchanged martial arts knowledge with Bruce Lee when the actor returned to Hong Kong from America. The martial art talents became friends. At Bruce Lee’s request, Grandmaster Wan was invited to perform in a screen test with him, a few months before he passed away in 1973. Since then, Grand master Wan has been interviewed for several documentaries on Bruce Lee’s life.
Grand Master WAN was the only Wing Chun Chief Instructor for the G4 (VIP Protection Unit) ever invited by the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. Grand Master Wan Kam Leung has precisely modified the Wing Chun system into a modern day practical combat art suitable for males and females of all ages.
Since Grandmaster has modified the Wing Chun techniques he previously learned, it was necessary to give this modified Wing Chun system a name in order to separate his style from others. With Late master Wong Shun Leung’s consent, Grandmaster Wan chose “Practical Wing Chun” in 1994 as the nameplate of the Wing Chun Kung Fu system he developed. After his teacher passed away in 1997, Grandmaster Wan established his own school and began teaching full time. His objective is to propagate Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu and emphasize that it is has been modified into a modern day practical combating art and the effective way to increase strength, self-confidence and all round positive health development.
To continue the legacy of the Late Master Wong, Grandmaster Wan encourages Practical Wing Chun practitioners to approach their training in the most positive and realistic way. We should always practice the techniques he developed, test and compare them, prove or disprove them. We may discard the obsolete techniques when necessary, refine or improve upon them. Therefore, Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu is not only an art of self-defense, but also a product of continuous scientific analysis and development.
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An Intro video of Practical Wing Chun
system by Shanghai Branch
Video of the 1st form of Practical Wing Chun
and the application usage of it in Chi Sau
Introductory of PWC back in 1997 with Si Gung Wan
Kam Leung & Instructor Jack Leung
Japanese TV Interview
Chi Sau & its practical usage
Chi Sau usage & Wing Chun kicks
Short Distance Power
Wong Shun Leung vs Bruce Lee
Wong Shun Leung vs Bruce Lee
Intro to Practical Wing Chun System & Kicks
Wan Kam Leung screen test with Wong Shun Leung
Seminar explaining why we need to do forms
Documentary of Practical Wing Chun