Real photo of Master Wong Fei Hung
The art of Hung's pugilism was created by Gee Sim Sin See, the monk of Fukien Siu Lum Temple. Gee Sim imparted this art to Luk Ah Choi and Hung Hei Gune. During the early period of the Ching Dynasty, the strength of the revolutionary parties in the Southern Provinces were growing stronger and stronger. The leaders of the Ching government feared that these revolutionary parties might affect their reign, so they tried hard to suppress these parties or even kill the revolutionaries. Moreover, they suspected that the monks in Siu Lum Temple were closely related to revolutionary activities, so they sent spies to burn the temple in the midnight. The monks fled from the burning temple in disorder and were scattered away to everywhere. Gee Sin fled to Hai Zhuang Temple in Henan Province with Luk Ah Choi. He taught martial arts in this temple and Luk Ah Choi learnt his skills most thoroughly. Hung Hei Gune and Luk Ah Choi were the masters of Hung's pugilism. They developed the true legal succession of Siu Lum essence, hoping to rouse with vigorous effort the people to make the country prosperous, fostering capable persons for dedicating themselves to the service of the country.
Wong Kei Ying, the successor of Luk Ah Choi, became famous for his good reputation and martial moral (武德 Mo Duk) and was generally acknowledged as one of the "Ten Tigers of Guangdong" (廣東十虎). His son Wong Fei Hung, inherited the spirit of his father and developed the Hung's pugilism. He had disciples at home and abroad. One of the brightest disciples at home was Lam Sai Wing (林世榮)
who became a master of his own and taught. Master Dong Fong, the inheritor of Wong Fei Hung handed down in direct line from his master. He founded a martial school in Guangzhou before the War of Resistance against Japan. He set up a Hall of Volunteers to select disciples and imparted martial arts to them.
Lineage From Southern Shaolin Temple
Although Hung Hei Gune is commonly mentioned as the creator of Hung Ga Kuen, it is Luk Ah Choi's line which has spread throughout China. Under Luk Ah Choi, the Wong Family popularized Hung Ga Kuen and formulated the style into what is known as Gwongdong Hung Ga Kuen. This version of Hung Ga Kuen is the most popular form of Hung Ga Kuen.
(Nam Siu Lum Tze) 少林寺
(Gee Sin Sim See) 至善禪師
(Hung Hei Gune & Luk Ah Choi) 陸阿采 & 洪熙官
(Wong Kei Ying) 黃麒英
(Wong Fei Hung) 黃飛鴻
(Dang Fung) 鄧芳
(Ho Lap Tin) 何立天
(Cheung Shu Pui) 張樹培
(Gerald Battle) 莉杰
(Louis Diaz) 茲亞迪 斯易路