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So how is this Wing Chun related to the black flag?
Posted by Kenneth Lin
Asked on June 15, 2014 7:10 pm

Based on my historical research about the origin of Eng Chun/Weng Chun name, my research come across a place called Eng Chun Tim / Weng Chun Dim [Everlasting springtime hall]. Furthermore, we found out that this everlasting springtime is actual the spirit of revolution to restore the Ming Dynasty, In this case, it means hope for the rebirth of Ming.

Speaking of the term “Eng Chun Tim/Wing Chun Dim”, We identified that there are two possibilities for its origin:
(1) If Shaolin, in Southern Fujian, did exist and then the Eng Chun Tim was the hall where all of this started for the revolution [Hope of return of Ming].
(2) I also have an alternate theory that if Shaolin in Fujian did not exist, then the Eng Chun Tim /Weng Chun Dim may not actually be a hall inside Shaolin but rather a place used as a place of the revolution gathering with the spirit of restoring (or rebirth of the springtime which is the Ming). The Eng Chun Tim may be a place where they all got together. Furthermore, I have also discovered that there is a county 97 kilometers from the southern Shaolin Template in Putian, Fujian also called “Eng Chun” or “Wing Chun” [Everlasting springtime]. It is so close to southern Fujian that there is a possibility the name of Eng Chun Tim may refer to that county. It may also have been a deception to mislead the Qing away from the actual location of the black flag lodge.

Based on my research, the Weng Chun County also had a strong concentration of the Tian Di Hui people. In conclusion, It is beyond reasonable doubt that the origin name of Eng Chun/Wing Chun traced back to Weng Chun Tim inside Shaolin[If exist] or Wing Chun County[If Shaolin Fujian did not exist]. Furthermore, I also discovered many manuscript to confirm this. Here is the link.

This Eng Chun Tim originated name also matches when I compared it to the oral history as passed down from my main Sifu, GM The Kang Hay who made it clear the art of Black Flag from Tjia Fun Tjiao was referred as Hok Kian Eng Chun Kok Sut Kak[Fujian Wing Chun Kung Fu Family], furthermore, This was also confirmed with the rest of the elders [Direct Students of Kwee King Yang].

The last teacher of Kwee King Yang was the last Cia Fun Tjiao. He was the last chief instructor of the black lodge who fled to Indonesia.

This system was mentioned as “Eng Chun” in Fukinese dialect. We don’t call it “Wing Chun” because we don’t use Cantonese dialect. This has been confirmed not only by just the elders but by multiple other Eng Chun style that came to Indonesia prior to our Black Flag Eng Chun.

This is why I decided to call my style Black Flag Wing Chun because I am referring to the Wing Chun from the Eng Chun Tim as passed down from the Black Flag lodge, which may or may not has a direct link to the Red Boat opera Wing Chun.

Posted by Kenneth Lin
Answered On June 15, 2014 7:28 pm