Jim Fung

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Jim Fung
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Jim Fung
BornFung Chuen Keung (馮傳強)
(1944-05-16)16 May 1944
Hong Kong
Died18 March 2007(2007-03-18) (aged 62)
Sydney, Australia
Cancer
Native name馮傳強
StyleWing Chun
Teacher(s)Tsui Seung Tin (徐尚田),
RankGrandmaster
Websitewww.wingchun.com.au

Fung Chuen Keung (馮傳強; 16 May 1944 – 18 March 2007), known as Jim Fung, was a practitioner and teacher of Wing Chun kung fu and founder of the 'International Wing Chun Academy'. He had been training under his master, Tsui Seung Tin (徐尚田), since 1960. Tsui, was one of the students of Ip Man (葉問).[1]

Accomplishments[edit]

Tsui and Fung engage in Chi Sau

Jim Fung immigrated to Australia from Hong Kong in his late teens and studied accountancy and law at the University of Adelaide, graduating with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is the author of two books, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Wing Chun Weapons, and produced a teaching video titled "Wing Chun", in 1985.

Jim Fung demonstrates the Wing Chun thrust kick

Fung was chosen to represent Chinese kung fu at the International Grandmasters' Martial Arts Exhibition in Adelaide, Australia, in 1989. However, he says the greatest honour thus far was having his Academy officially recognised by the Chinese Government and world ruling body for Chinese martial arts in the All China Martial Arts Register published in 1998.[2]

In 1999, Fung was conferred the title of Grandmaster by Chu Shong Tin.[3]

Death[edit]

Fung had cancer and died in Sydney on March 18.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wingchun.com.au/images/credentials/endorse.jpg
  2. ^ "Businessman and martial artist packed a punch – Obituaries". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ Blitz Magazine 2003 Vol 17, No 7
  4. ^ Jimmy Chuen Keung Fung Death Notice – Notices – smh.com.au Archived 24 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

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