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@Born in Hongkong, Lu fled to Canton when the Japanese invaded the colony, and stayed in Canton for the remainder of the war. When he returned to Hongkong, he started seriously studying yung chun chuan with his uncle. At first. Yen Wan was unwilling to teach the discipline, but later he acquiesced, needing lhe money to support himself, and believing that anything he could leach to strengthen the Chinese people after the carnage of World War II was his duly to bring forth. Lu studied with him until 1960, when he came to the ROC.

@Lu was not the only one interested in what Yeh Wan had to teach. Bruce Lee also begged to be his student. The story goes, says Lu, "that Lee was walking along the road one day with his good friend Chiang Chiu-ching, who happened to be studying with Yeh Wan. All of a sudden, three ruffians appeared and started trying to pick a fight with Lee. Unlike the Bruce Lee of movie fame, Lee's only concern then was how to get out of the vicinity as quickly as possible. But Chiang Chiu-ching told him: 'Don't worry. This really isn't very serious. You stand aside and I'll take care of it,"'recounts Lu with evident relish. "And in a very short time, Chiang Chiu-ching had beaten up all his opponents."

@Not surprisingly. Lee was fascinated by the ease with which his friend had overcome three enemies, and he pleaded with Chiang to introduce him to Yeh Wan. The rest is history.

@@Bruce Lee has long since passed from the kung-fa scene, but several of Lu's students also have stories about unlucky ruffians who tried to jump them. Wu Man-hua, zo, a stocky, quiet young woman who has been studying with Lu for about a year and a half, describes the physical condition of the unfortunate


Shih-fu and students-Not to be trifled with