Leung Jan was a famous local herbalist and was known both as a doctor and as a martial arts expert. Famous for his reputation as a winner of numerous challenge matches, Leung Jan received numerous students in his clinic (which served as a herbal store as well as a martial arts school). Among his students were his sons, Leung Chun and Leung Bik, and a disciple named Chan Wah Shun. Chan Wah Shun, or "Money Changer Wah" as he was known (due to his job as a currency exchanger) would later become the teacher of Grandmaster Yip Man.
Some historians credit Leung Jan as one of the first Ving Tsun practitioners/teachers who did not have ties to the anti-government groups. Having no ties to any secret societies meant that he did not have any secret identities to hide. This is perhaps why his existence is more widely documented by the public and is accepted by most practitioners and historians of the Ving Tsun method.
Please see the Ving Tsun history section for more details.
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