Ho Kam Ming

Ho Kam Ming (Chinese: 何金銘, 12 December 1925 – 9 April 2020)[1][2] was a Macanese-born Canadian martial artist. He was one of the students of martial arts teacher Ip Man in the discipline of Wing Chun.

Ho Kam Ming
Born12 December 1925
Portuguese Macau
Died (aged 94)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Native name何金銘
ResidenceToronto
NationalityCanadian
StyleWing Chun
Teacher(s)Ip Man
RankGrandmaster
OccupationMartial arts practitioner
Notable studentsAugustine Fong, Randy Williams, Lui Ming Fai
Notable club(s)World Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun Association
Websitewww.hokamming.org
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese何金銘
Simplified Chinese何金铭

LifeEdit

Ho was born in Macau in 1925. When he was 30, he started learning Wing Chun and became Ip Man's formal student.[3][4][5][6][7] In Ip Ching's memoirs My Father Ip Man, Ho was described as one of Ip Man's "excellent disciples". Ho was cultivated by Ip Man, later, he inherited Ip's wish to further develop Wing Chun.[8]

In 1960, he returned to Macau and opened the first Wing Chun school there.[9]

Ho migrated to Canada in 1990. He settled in Toronto, where he founded the World Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun Association and was still active teaching.[10] In 2011, he also started to teach Wing Chun in Zhuhai.[11][10]

Ho was one of a handful of men to be taught the complete system from Ip Man, most of notable Wing Chun practitioners in Macau were his students.[12] His notable students include: Augustine Fong (Fong Chi Wing), founder of Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu Federation;[9] Randy Williams, founder of Close Range Combat Academy; and Lui Ming Fai (雷明輝).[10]

On 9 April 2020, Ho Kam Ming died from COVID-19 in Toronto, aged 95.[10][13][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://m.news.sina.com.tw/article/20200411/34829106.html
  2. ^ https://hzscq.com/13/216/
  3. ^ wing chun(in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Wing Chun Kung Fu "Crônica da Vida de Grão-Mestre"(in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Ho Kam Ming 何金銘
  6. ^ Biography of Grand Master Ho Kam Ming
  7. ^ Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun: from the Eyes of Sifu Kiet Pham
  8. ^ Samuel Kwok (2014). The Weapons of Wing Chun. p. 12. ISBN 9781326069735.
  9. ^ a b "The Origin and Development of WING CHUN". Black Belt. 16 (1): 91. January 1978. ISSN 0277-3066.
  10. ^ a b c d "【詠春】葉問詠春澳門第一人 何金銘師傅因新冠肺炎逝世 享年96" (in Chinese). HK01. 2020-04-10.
  11. ^ 葉問徒弟何金銘 珠海開館傳“詠春”(in Chinese)
  12. ^ a b "咏春名家何金铭感染新冠逝世 系叶问十大弟子之一" (in Chinese). sina. 2020-04-11.
  13. ^ "葉問親傳弟子染新冠肺炎病逝! 何金銘享耆壽96歲" (in Chinese). ETtoday. 2020-04-11.