Leung Sheung

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Leung Sheung
Born 1918
Canton Province
Died 1978 (aged 59–60)
Hong Kong
Residence Hong Kong
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb).
Style Wing Chun
Teacher(s) Ip Man
Rank Grandmaster
Notable students Kenneth Chung, Leung Ting

Leung Sheung (Chinese: 梁相; born 1918 - 1978) was a Chinese martial artist who studied Wing Chun, and is known as the first and senior-most student of Ip Man in Hong Kong.[2][1]

Leung Sheung, along with Lok Yiu and Chu Shong Tin are considered to be the three, first generation closed-door students of Ip Man.[citation needed]


Prior to meeting Ip Man, Leung Sheung trained in many styles of kung fu including Choy Li Fut, Bak Mei, and Southern Dragon.[2] In 1950, Leung, along with Lok Yiu and Lau Ming, all members of the Kowloon Restaurant Worker's Union, were introduced to Ip Man by Lee Man.[2] As Ip Man's first Hong Kong student, Leung was the older kung fu brother of Ip Man's other students. All of whom, including Bruce Lee, showed him high respect.

In 1956, Leung Sheung began to teach Wing Chun publicly. He was one of the few students that Ip Man encouraged to open a school and begin to teach.[3][better source needed]


  1. ^ a b Little, John R; Xuan, Danny (2015). The tao of Wing Chun : the history and principles of China's most explosive martial art. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 29 – 31. ISBN 9781632209955. OCLC 915745859. 
  2. ^ a b c Judkins, Benjamin N.; Nielson, Jon (2015). The creation of Wing Chun : a social history of the Southern Chinese martial arts. Albany: State University of New York Press. p. 227. ISBN 9781438456959. OCLC 914325859. 
  3. ^ Ip Man Portrait of a Kung Fu Master

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