Ip Man Wing Chun
Ip Ching Lineage

Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association - Singapore (DLVT) is the only school in Singapore that is closely linked to the source of Ip Man's Wing Chun. It is also the only school in Singapore that is the official representative of Ip Ching's (son of Ip Man) lineage of Wing Chun.   

Ip Man's Wing Chun has its roots from Ving Tsun Athletic Association (VTAA) in Hongkong where the late grandmaster Ip Man's sons and disciples are still sharing and promoting the art.
The founder of DLVT, Master Dennis Lee is the current Chairman of VTAA and is a closed door disciple of Grandmaster Ip Ching. He has more than 20 years of experience in Wing Chun and is based permanently in Hong Kong.

The Singapore branch of Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association is helmed by Sifu Terrance and Sifu Andy who are certified instructors.

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Authorization by Ving Tsun Ip Ching Athletic Association

We are pleased to announce that with effect from 8th August 2018, Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association (Singapore) is the only school in Singapore officially authorized by Ving Tsun Ip Ching Athletic Association to represent Grand Master Ip Ching's Wing Chun in Singapore. 

This certification is an assurance of the standard of training you will receive at our school .

  
Our Lineage

Late Grandmaster Ip Man
President of Ving Tsun Athletic Association till 1972

Grandmaster Ip Ching
President of Ving Tsun Athletic Association

Master Dennis Lee
Chairman of Ving Tsun Athletic Association
Founder of Dennis Lee VIng Tsun Martial Arts Association

Sifu Terrance Ho
Senior Instructor - Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association (Singapore)

Sifu Andy Chia
Senior Instructor - Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association (Singapore)

Our lineage is expressed in our school training T-shirt.

1) On the left-hand sleeve features a copyrighted "Wing Chun" in Chinese, Handwritten by the late Grandmaster Ip Man

2) On the back of the school T-shirt features a copyrighted "Ching" in Chinese, symbolising Grandmaster Ip Ching's lineage

3) Left chest area features the school logo of Sifu Dennis Lee - Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association.

The colours of the school T-Shirts signifies the level of achievement in the school. 

Paying respects to the late grandmaster Ip Man is part of our standard itinerary in our yearly training visit to Hong Kong
DLVT Singapore is featured in the Ip Man Memorial Hall in Foshan China
DLVT Singapore during visit to Ip Man Memorial Hall in Foshan, China in Dec 2018
DLVT Singapore training at Ving Tsun Athletic Association (Actual Ip Man School in Hong Kong, established in 1967) - The source of Ip Man Wing Chun
DLVT Singapore at Ip Man Memorial Hall in Foshan China.
At Ving Tsun Athletic Association 50th Anniversary international competition - Achieved Champion and 1st runner up for Senior category. 
At Wu De Bei International Competition in Aug 2017. 4 competitors - Achieved 3 Gold  medals and 1 silver medal

The Origin of Wing Chun


Some 300 years ago, kungfu was becoming very strong in Shaolin Monastery. This aroused the fear of the Manchu government, which then sent troops to attack the Monastery. They set fire to the Monastery while soldiers attacked it from the outside. Shaolin Monastery was burnt down, and the monks scattered. Buddhist Abbess Ng Mui, Abbot Chi Shin, Abbot Pak Mei, Master Fung To Tak and Master Miu Hin escaped and fled their separate ways.Ng Mui took refuge in White Crane Temple on Mt. Tai Leung. There she came to know Yim Yee and his daughter Yim Wing Chun. .

Wing Chun was a young woman then, and her beauty attracted the attention of a local bully. He tried to force Wing Chun to marry him. Ng Mui learnt of this and took pity on Wing Chun. She agreed to teach WIng Chun fighting techniques so that she could protect herself. So Wing Chun followed Ng Mui into the mountains, and started to learn kungfu. She trained hard, and finally mastered the techniques. She then challenged the bully to a fight and beat him. After that, Ng Mui set off to travel around the country, but before she left, she told Wing Chun to strictly honour the kungfu traditions, to develop her kungfu, and to help the people working to overthrow the Manchu government and restore the Ming Dynasty. This is how Wing Chun kungfu was handed down by Abbess Ng Mui.

After marriage, Wing Chun taught her Kungfu to her husband Leung Bok Chau, and he passed his kungfu techniques on to Leung Lan Kwai. Leung Lan Kwai passed it on to Wong Wah Bo. Wong Wah Bo was a member of an opera troupe on board a junk, known to the Chinese as the Red Junk. Wong worked on the Red Junk with Leung Yee Tei. It so happened that Abbot Chi Shin, who fled from Shaolin, had disguised himself as a cook and was now working on the Red Junk. Chi Shin taught the Six-and-a-half Point Long Pole Techniques to Leung Yee Tei. Wong Wah Bo was close to Leung Yee Tei, and they shared what they knew about kungfu. Together they correlated and improved their techniques, and thus the Six-and-half-point Long Pole Techniques were incorporated into Wing Chun Kungfu.

Leung Yee Tei passed the Kungfu on to Leung Jan, a well known herbal doctor in Foshan, Guangdong. Leung Jan grasped the gist of Wing Chun, and attained the highest level of proficiency. Many kungfu masters came to challenge him, but all were defeated. Leung Jan became very famous. Later, he passed his kungfu on to Chan Wah Shun, who took Ip Man as his student.