- A Buddhist Nun, Ng Mui, invented Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Ng Mui (五梅大師; pinyin: Wǔ Méi Dà Shī; Yale Cantonese: Ng5 Mui4 Daai6 Si1) is said to have been one of the legendary Five Elders — survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty.
She is said to have been a master variously of the Shaolin martial arts, the Wudang martial arts, and Yuejiaquan, the family style of Yue Fei. She is also credited as the founder of the martial arts Wǔ Méi Pài (Ng Mui style), Wing Chun Kuen, Dragon style, White Crane, and Five-Pattern Hung Kuen.
She has been associated with various locations, including the Shaolin Temple in either Henan or Fujian, the Wudang Mountains in Hubei, Mount Emei in Sichuan, a supposed White Crane Temple, the Daliang Mountains on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan, and additional locations in Guangxi and Guangdong. According to one folk story, she was the daughter of a Ming general.On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM, richard horvitz <richard.horvitz@...> wrote:--
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