The remaining priests were separated and scattered. Among the survivors there was the only nun of the monastery, Ng Mui. Ng Mui was one of the greatest kung fu masters of her time, despite being a woman.
After the attack she was hiding in the White Crane monastery in the Thai Lung mountains. There she became familiar with a local mercant she was a regular customer of. This mercant had a daughter, Yim Wing Tsun, who was engaged to Leung Bok Chau.
However, a local criminal noticed her beauty and wanted her to become wife even if he had to force her to comply. He was familiar with martial arts, himself. When Ng Mui heard about this she offered Yim Wing Tsun to teach her kung fu.
Wing Tsun learnt kung fu day and night, challenged the criminal and defeated him in combat.
Later Wing Tsun got its name after Yim Wing Tsun. After she married she taught kung fu to her husband, who passed his knowledge on to Leung Lan Kwai. He taught Wong Wah Bo, who was a singer of an opera company. This company travelled on a boat, the name of which was Red Barge. Wong was working with Leung Yee Tai on the barge. Also, on this barge there was a great master, one of those who escaped from the monastery, master Chi Shin.
He was the master of the long pole and taught Leung Yee Tai the techniques of it. Wong Wah Bo and Leung Yee Tai were close friends, and they shared their knowledge with each other. The technique of the long pole was altered according to the theory of Wing Tsun as it became a part of the system of Wing Tsun. Leung Yee Tai passed his kung fu knowledge on to Leung Jan, who was a well-known doctor. He learned all the secrets of Wing Tsun. He was an invincible fighter, he was challenged a lot of times but nobody could beat him.
He was called the King of Wing Tsun. He had two sons, Leung Tsun and Leung Bik. They also learnt the art of kung fu. Next to Leung Jan’s pharmacy there was a money-changer’s, Chan Wan Shun’s office. He also learnt Wing Tsun, but he did not learn the most advanced techniques, because Leung Jan taught those only to his sons. He did not want his sons be beaten by a stranger. At first Grandmaster Ip Man learnt Wing Tsun from Chan Wan Shun. Chan Wan Shun had sixteen students, among whom Ip Man was the youngest one and in the same time his last student.
Later Ip Man met one of Leung Jan’s sons, Leung Bik, and from him he learnt the parts of Wing Tsun that he could never learn from Chan Wan Shun. So Ip Man got to learn the whole system of Wing Tsun. Grandmaster Leung Ting learnt from Ip Man, he was the last student of Ip Man. After the death of Ip Man in 1972, he became the heir of the system of Wing Tsun.