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|Born||Leung Bik-wo (梁璧和)|
Foshan, Guangdong, Qing Empire
|Died||1911 (aged 65–66)|
British Hong Kong
|Other names||Bo Lam (寶林) |
Mr. Bik (先生璧)
|Residence||British Hong Kong|
|Teacher(s)||Leung Jan |
|Notable relatives||Leung Jan (father) |
Ms. Cheng (mother)
|Notable students||Ip Man|
At the young age he practiced Wing Chun under his father and grand-teacher Wong Wah-bo (黃華寶). By then, Leung Bik's Wing Chun skill sets were in its most completed forms, which three forms includes Mu ren zhuang, Eight-cut knives and Six-and-a-Half Point Pole, as well as Qigong.
Due to the political situation in the late Qing Dynasty, Leung left Foshan for Hong Kong, where he made a living running a silk and satin business at Cha Wai Street (乍畏街) (present day Jervois Street) in Sheung Wan.
In 1909, Leung was introduced to Ip Man by Ip's classmate Lai, who was also a son of Leung's friend. Leung challenged Ip to a friendly sparring match at Lai's house, Leung defeated Ip twice and Ip left without a word. Impressed by the young man's skill, Leung requested Lai for the disheartened Ip's return and trained him until his own death in 1911.
Leung had two sons:
- 1st son: Leung Shiu-hung (梁肇鴻), courtesy name Sam-pei (心培) – Born in 1880, also skilled in martial arts, he was a businessman, due to an economic downturn, he died of depression in 1929.
- 2nd son: Leung Shiu-kau (梁肇球), courtesy name Ting-pei (鼎培) – Born in 1886, no known information, presumed deceased.