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Variations in History and Transmission

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.  Or, as Pearl S. Buck said, "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday."

There are a number of alternative histories written about the origins of Chu Gar, even by its own gatekeepers in China. I will elaborate briefly below.

In every scenario, there is a wandering monk at the turn of the 20th century who receives or transmits Chu Gar Mantis.  More about that later.

There is no Chow Gar in China except from the late Grandteacher Yip Sui.  More about that below and here.

 

Variations in the History and Transmission of Chu Gar Mantis

Standard Chu Gar Version

Wong Leng, a Monk

Chu (Zhu) An Nam

Chu's son, Chu Jin

Wong Fook Go, a wandering Monk

Lao Sui

*Wong Fook Go is said to have trained several others, including Yang Sao, at the Guan Yin Pavilion, at the same time that Lao Sui was taught.

Chow Gar Version

Sim Yan, a Monk

Chow An Nam

Wong Fook Go

Lao Sui

Yip Sui

East River Version

Mysterious Zen Monk

Chu An Nam

Chu Jin, the son of An Nam

Wong Fook Go

Lao Sui

Kwongsai Mantis Version of Chu Gar

Two Originators - Wong Leng and Monk Lee Siem Yuen

Chu Bot Long

Chu An Nam

Lao Sui

Iron Ox Version

In China, same as Kwongsai Mantis Version

Our Association Lineage

  • Lao Sui
  • Chu Kwong Hua
  • Cheng Wan (passed 2009)
  • Present Day

 

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects. ~Herodotus,

 

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