The Lineage

Our Lineage

Our Lineage Family Tree Ving Tsun Kung Fu has been preserved and passed down through generations in its authentic form through a series of Grandmasters. Just as it is important when you drink water, to know the source from which it flows, the same can be said about Chinese Martial Arts. The only way the kung fu can really flow to the student is if there is an understanding about where the kung fu comes from.

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Nic "Moy Wu Tung Shan" Bartell

Moy Wu Tung Shan Sifu Nic “Moy Wu Tung Shan” Bartell is a 12th generation Ving Tsun Disciple (12G VT - great grand-student of Moy Yat) and a direct Student of Sifu Aaron “Moy 10 Tung” Vyvial. His SiGong, Grandmaster Moy Tung, is also highly involved in Sifu Bartell’s continued training in the Ving Tsun system and has accepted Sifu Bartell into his Grand Special Student Association.

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Aaron "Moy 10 Tung" Vyvial

Moy 10 Tung Sifu Aaron “Moy 10 Tung” Vyvial is an 11th generation Ving Tsun Disciple (11G VT) and a direct Student of Master Moy Tung. He also received instruction from Grandmaster Moy Yat through seminars, visits to the International Headquarters (NY Chinatown) and personal Kung Fu Life. Sifu Vyvial has more than 30 years of martial art experience and has been teaching Ving Tsun Kung Fu for more than 15 years.

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Moy Tung

Moy Tung Grandmaster Anthony “Moy Tung” Dandridge has had a lifetime influenced by the martial arts from a very young age. Born in Richmond, Virginia, he grew up in New Jersey and Philadelphia when his childhood was not spent traveling to different military bases where his father was stationed throughout the United States and abroad. He achieved high ranking in certain martial arts and even became an instructor of Karate.

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Moy Yat

Moy Yat Moy Yat (梅逸) (June 28, 1938 - January 23, 2001) was a Chinese seal maker, Chinese artist and martial artist, student of Yip Man since 1957. He moved to New York City in 1973 and began teaching Ving Tsun in Brooklyn. His students are teaching in their own schools around the world. “Since the death of Yip Man in 1972, there have been many who have tried to fill the void left by his absence.

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Ving Tsun in the Modern Era

Ving Tsun Kung Fu has been preserved and passed down through generations in its authentic form through a series of Grandmasters. The written history of Ving Tsun appears to have begun with a doctor named Leung Jan who lived in Foshan, a town in southern China. One of his renowned disciples was Chan Wah Shun, who in taught the system to Yip Man, who is considered the Grand Master of modern Ving Tsun.

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