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15 October 1892|
|Died||3 November 1982
|Style||Chinese martial arts
Hung Ga, Mok Gar
Mok Kwai-lan (Chinese: 莫桂蘭) was the fourth spouse of Lingnan martial arts grandmaster Wong Fei-hung. A native of Nanhai in Guangdong, she married Wong when she was 23 and he was 59. Since Wong's previous wives had died young, he considered himself to be a hex on his wives and had sworn never again to take a wife. Therefore, although she would be his only spouse from the time of their marriage to his death, her union with him was as that of a concubine and not a wife.
Mok moved to Hong Kong in the 1930s, continuing to school students in Wong's martial arts. From 1944 to 1969, she taught martial arts at the Wong Fei-hung National Art Society located on Gloucester Road in Hong Kong's Wan Chai area. Later, she would teach at the Wong Fei-hung Physical Fitness Institute until it closed in 1980.
Portrayal in modern media
- This article's content is based on that from the corresponding article on the Chinese Wikipedia.
- RTHK, Hong Kong Story, episode 12 (Cantonese)