Wei Yuan Feng was born in 1906 in Jing County of Hebei
province, P.R China, the cradle of martial arts masters.
During his childhood, his grandfather and granduncle,
Mr. Ye Fen Ting and Mr. Ye Feng Chi (the famous master
of Shanghai Chin Woo) taught him Chinese boxing.
more than 10 years of training under his grandfather
and granduncle, Mr. Wei Yuan Feng made rapid progress
in Chinese martial arts. In 1922, he was acclaimed as
a master by Shanghai Chin Woo.
that time, the Chin Woo Association was selecting excellent
masters from all of the Chin Woo schools to send them
throughout China and other southeast Asian countries
to spread Chinese martial arts. Mr. Wei was one of the
masters chosen and in 1924, he was asked to go to Malaysia
to spread Chin Woo.
Wei taught in Kampar, Ipoh, Taiping, and Malacca with
his uncles, Mr. Ye Shu Tian and Mr. Ye Shu Xiang. Mr.
Wei felt he was no match compared to his two uncles,
in both teaching experience and kungfu, so he decided
to pursue further training under his uncles. He taught
classes and trained during the time and after several
years, his kungfu was at its peak.
1934, Mr. Wei returned to China to visit. When he went
to Ipoh, he happened to meet General Zhang Zi Jiang,
the leader of a Singapore delegation which conducted
propaganda for Chinese martial arts. The Singapore Martial
Arts Group invited Mr. Wei to perform with them in order
to support General Zhangs objective. After the
performance, Mr. Wei was highly respected. Because of
his remarkable skills, Singapore Chin Woo asked him
to take a position there.
forty years, Mr. Wei was a notable instructor for organizations,
schools, communities, and associations. He also founded
the Nanyang Chinese Association, Zhonghua School, and
many other organizations. In 1957, under his teachings,
fifty martial arts masters were brought together. In
1958, Singapore Chin Woo Association appointed him as
head instructor and in 1967, the Singapore Martial Arts
Association elected him as their chairman.
Wei contributed greatly to the Chinese martial arts
in Singapore and Malaysia. He is highly regarded by
many people for his great achievements and admired for
his spirit in serving the people and promoting the martial