Benny Meng is the curator of the Ving Tsun Museum in Dayton, Ohio. He trained under the Moy Yat lineage to Sifu status, and then trained under Yip Chun and Yip Ching. His unique position allows him to train with many of the top Wing Chun masters in the world. He currently trains in Hek Ki Boen Wing Chun under Kenneth Lin. His DVDs and books are some of the most popular in the Ving Tsun community. (Continued at bottom.)
Lineage 1: Yip Man -> Moy Yat-> Benny Meng (Disciple) Lineage 2: Yip Man -> Ip Ching (and various VTAA Sifus) -> Benny Meng (Refinement) Lineage 3: Dr. Wang Ming -> Garrett Gee -> Benny Meng (Disciple) Lineage 4: The Kang Hai -> Kenneth Lin -> Benny Meng (Disciple) Lineage 5: Studied under various other lineages, including Andreas Hoffman (Chi Sim Weng Chun).
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Benny Meng began his Wing Chun Kung Fu training in Hong Kong in 1982 under the movie star Sifu Lee Hoi Sang, a student of Jiu Wan. Jiu Wan had completed training in the Wing Chun system through Chan Yiu Min in China prior to beginning his training with Yip Man. Chan Yiu Min was the son of Chan Wah Shun, the first teacher of Yip Man. Benny Meng's training under Lee Hoi Sang was interrupted after 1½ years of intense study by his return to the United States. He resumed full time training under Sifu Moy Yat in New York City in 1985. He officially started teaching Wing Chun in 1987.
In 1994, Benny Meng began another journey through the system with Sifu Moy Yat through private lessons. With Moy Yat's blessing, he began another journey through the system in 1995 via extensive private lessons with his Sibaak (Kung Fu uncle) Yip Ching. The Ving Tsun Museum, the Ving Tsun Athletic Association and the Moy Yat International Ving Tsun Federation certified him as a Senior Instructor (7th Degree).
With the establishment of the Ving Tsun Museum project in 1993, Benny Meng's passion for Wing Chun research has been fuelled at an ever-accelerating rate by his position as Curator. To broaden the knowledge of his original Wing Chun system, he sought further research and training from numerous lineages different from the Yip Man style. Benny Meng had the privilege of studying under Sifu Garrett Gee, inheritor of the Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun lineage in 1998. In the summer of 2000, Benny Meng became Sifu Gee's first disciple.
Ranks: A principle founder and Curator of the Ving Tsun Museum, 7th Level Senior Instructor (Ving Tsun Athletic Association), 7th Degree Kung Fu Black Sash (IMYVTKF), 5th Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt (WTF), Instructor in Chin Na and Tai Chi Chuan.
Benny Meng personally strives for quality, not quantity in his teaching. He aims to develop the "elite of the elite." Each student is encouraged to strive to develop to the "Master" level and to reach the highest plateau of martial arts through personal dedication, knowledge, and patience.
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