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Wong Wah-bo was a martial artist and an opera singer of the late Qing Dynasty.
Heshan, Guangdong, Qing Empire
|Teacher(s)||Leung Lan-kwai |
|Occupation||Martial artist, Opera singer|
|Notable students||Leung Yee-tai |
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From the Daoguang to Xianfeng period, Wong made a living as an opera singer of the Red Boat Opera Company, often played as Guan Yu, and was first trained by Leung Lan-kwai (梁蘭桂) in an unnamed martial arts boxing skill and later with Leung Yee-tai (梁二娣) in exchange for his Six-and-a-Half Point Pole skill.
He retired at the age of 60 and moved to Qingyun Street, Kuai Zi, Foshan. At Foshan he trained his students, whom included Leung Jan, whom he was introduced by Yee-tai. Due to both of them were from Gulao (古勞) Village, Wong taught Leung the whole of the skill set. Leung was noble and his skills were exquisite, he was deeply respected by other martial artists and was known as Mr. Jan of Foshan (佛山贊先生).