Grand Master Moy Yat
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Moy Yat (Moy Yit Kai) was born in a Chinese town called Toi Shan in the province of Canton. In 1953 his family moved to Hong Kong. He began his study of Ving Tsun Kung Fu under Grand Master Yip Man in 1957 and was a very close follower of the venerable teacher, being a frequent companion as well as a dedicated student.
At the age of twenty-four, Moy Yat became the youngest Ving Tsun sifu. In 1967 he carved the Kuen Kuit into stone to preserve the knowledge and history of Ving Tsun.
He was very well known and respected as a Grand Master of Ving Tsun and also as a highly skilled calligrapher, painter, stone seal maker, and master of massage. He was a pioneer in the field of ear acupuncture, discovering and mapping new points on the back of the ear which are now being used by acupuncture doctors throughout the world. His kung fu students number in the thousands, and many of the well-known Ving Tsun sifus were once his students.
Grand Master Moy Yat passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2001. His funeral was held at Cheung Sang Funeral Home in New York City on Saturday, February 3, and he was lain to rest the next day at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
|Dummy: A Tool for Kung Fu
Philip and Karen Vedova, 1998.
|A book on Ving Tsun muk yan jong (wooden dummy) training with pictures of Grand Master Moy Yat playing the form. Read the full description and view sample pictures from this book.|
14 Publishing Co., Tallahassee, 1982.
|A translation of the Ving Tsun proverbs with reproductions of the stone seals and artwork by Grand Master Moy Yat and Sifu William Moy.|
|A Legend of Kung Fu Masters
Loyal Publications, 1989.
|A series of articles on kung fu by Grand Master Moy Yat.|
|Luk Dim Poon Kwan
Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu, 2000.
|A new book on Ving Tsun kwan (pole) training. Read the full description and view sample pictures from this book.|
|108 Muk Yan Jong
Tak Shing Printing Co., Hong Kong, 1974.
|A demonstration and discussion of the wooden dummy form. Includes short biographies of Yip Man and Moy Yat.|
|Ving Tsun Trilogy||A demonstration and discussion of the first three Ving Tsun forms.|
|The audio clips listed below offer a sample of Grand Master Moy Yat's video collection. New clips are listed in red. We've also posted many more audio and video clips for the instructional videos we sell, Chi Sao 3, Siu Nim Tao, and Stories of Zen. Download the hi-fi clips for the clearest sound quality, or try the low-fi clips to reduce waiting time. If you have trouble playing the clips you may need to download the current version of QuickTime.|
|Biu Je||A seminar on the third Ving Tsun form.||low-fi: 60KB
|Centerline||A discussion of centerline theory.||low-fi: 29KB
|Chi Sao I||A lecture and demonstration of the Ving Tsun "sticking hands" drill.|
|Chi Sao II||A lecture and demonstration of the Ving Tsun "sticking hands" drill.||low-fi: 39KB
|Chi Sao III||A lecture and demonstration of the Ving Tsun "sticking hands" drill.||low-fi: 144KB
|Chi Sao on Centerline||A seminar on the Ving Tsun "sticking hands" drill.|
|Chum Kiu||A seminar on the second Ving Tsun form, "Seeking the Bridge."||low-fi: 17KB
|Dummy||A seminar on the Ving Tsun wooden dummy form.|
|How to Save Time|
|How to Teach Ving Tsun||A seminar on teaching Ving Tsun.||low-fi: 43KB
|Look of a Kick||A seminar on the nature of Ving Tsun kicks and their training methods, including the chi gerk drill.||low-fi: 9KB
|Moy Yat Massage||A seminar on Chinese accupressure massage.|
|Moy Yat 60|
|Moy Yat's World||A presentation of photos and art from Grand Master Moy Yat's collection and a glimpse of his personal life.||low-fi: 24KB
|Muk Yan Jong||A demonstration and lecture on the wooden dummy form.||low-fi: 48KB
|Self-Defense||A seminar on applying Ving Tsun methods and principles to self-defense situations.||low-fi: 49KB
|Sifu||A discussion between Grand Master Moy Yat and his students about being a teacher.||low-fi: 50KB
|Siu Nim Tao||A lecture and demonstration of the first Ving Tsun form, "Little Beginning Idea."||low-fi: 54KB
|Stories of Zen||A telling of kung fu stories and a discussion of Zen.||low-fi: 114KB
|A Trace of Ving Tsun Roots||A documentary on Grand Master Moy Yat's trip to Hong Kong and Fat Shan.||low-fi: 82KB
|Tsui Ma||A seminar on the Ving Tsun "moving the horse" drill.||low-fi: 18KB
|Unstoppable||A demonstration and discussion of thirteen "unstoppable" techniques.|
|Ving Tsun Essentials||An overview of Ving Tsun stances, techniques, drills, forms, self-defense applications, and kuen kuit (proverbs and lineage).||low-fi: 24KB
|Ving Tsun Museum, Vol 1 & 2|
|Ving Tsun Trilogy||A compilation of videos on the first three Ving Tsun forms.||low-fi: 9KB
|We Are from the Red Boat|
|What Is a Special Student?|
|Yip Man||An interview with Grand Master Moy Yat about his Sifu.||low-fi: 31KB
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