Grandmaster Leung Cheung 梁祥(1926-1999), Founder of Yau Kung Mun in Australia
Grandmaster Leung Cheung was born in Sun Duk county in Guangdong Province, China. He later moved to Hong Kong, where he worked as a tailor. It was in Hong Kong that he began to train Yau Kung Mun under the founder, Grandmaster Ha Hon Hung. Along with Kung Fu, he learned the arts of Lion Dancing, Dragon Dancing and Chinese traditional Bone-Setting. His advanced skills led to Grandmaster Leung teaching his own group of students and establishing his own school in 1954.
In 1978 Grandmaster Leung Cheung immigrated to Sydney, bringing with him Yau Kung Mun Kung Fu. He opened a clinic in Sydney's Chinatown and founded the Australian Leung Cheung Yau Kung Mun Chinese Martial Arts Academy in 1980, where he taught martial arts and Lion and Dragon dancing. Later, after Grandmaster Leung closed his clinic in Chinatown, selected students began teaching under his direction throughout Sydney. 2005 saw the 25th anniversary of the legacy that Grandmaster Leung has left to both the martial arts world and to the Australian and Chinese communities.
Grandmaster Leung was devoted to the healing and empowering others. His diligence shone through in all that he did. He was an active member of various societies and assisted numerous charities. Official positions he held included:
Honorary President of the NSW Kung Fu Association
Permanent Honorary President of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Practitioners of Chinese Medicine Ltd
Supervisor of the Chinese Masonic Society Lion Dance Group
Chief Social Director of Australian Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association Ltd
(Website since 2006) Australian Yau Kung Mun Martial Arts Association / 澳洲柔功門總會