Oct 27, 2010
Wing Chun is said to be an amalgamation of White Crane and Snake kung fu. The link to Fukien White Crane is particularly tantalizing, given Wing Chun shares the same high stances and short bridges. And lately it is noted that name Eng Choon (Yong Chun in Mandarin), a town in the Fukien province of China famous for its White Crane Kung Fu, is Wing Chun in Cantonese.
However, initial travelers to Eng Choon looking for the source of Wing Chun found the kung fu there did not resemble Wing Chun much. But it seems it depends on who one asks. In this video scoop by martial arts researcher Sifu Sergio Iadarola, Sifu Cliff Ip of Hong Kong performs an advanced form of Fukien White Crane called Sap Yee Jeet Lik (possible translation: Twelve Special Forces). If you watch closely, there is a distinct resemblance to Wing Chun's Siu Lim Tao with some Chum Kiu and Biu Jee thrown in.
Related Post: We have also earlier noted a White Crane-Wing Chun link in Yong Chun White Crane