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Victor Kan

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Victor Kan (簡華捷, Kan Wah Chit; born 1941) is a student of the late Ip Man[1] and began his Wing Chun instruction at the age of 13 years in Hong Kong[citation needed]. He was with Yip Man for 7 years and in that time during which he became known as the 'King of Chi Sao' or 'The Untouchable'.[2] By the late 1950s he assisted Yip Man[2] until he left for Europe in 1961. He teaches in the UK[3] and has been doing so since 1975. He also has branches in Italy, Australia and Hong Kong.

Victor Kan
BornKan Wah Chit
Native name簡華捷
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
StyleWing Chun
Teacher(s)Ip Man

Bruce LeeEdit

Is reputed to have taught Bruce Lee the first section of the Siu Nim Tao form.[4]


  1. ^ Thomas, Bruce. Immortal Combat: Portrait of a True Warrior. Blue Snake Books/Frog Ltd. p. 178. ISBN 1-58394-173-8.
  2. ^ a b "Victor Kan Interview", Combat Magazine (January 2001), January 2001
  3. ^ "Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions" Robert Chu, René Ritchie, Y. Wu (ISBN 978-0804831413), page 9
  4. ^ "An Instructor of the Yung-Ch'un Style in Britain" Sifu Wong Shun Leung, Secrets of Kung Fu, Vol. 3 No.4 1978