Pak Mei 5th generation masters 白眉拳第五傳

Pak Mei Pai founder Cheung Lai Chun (張禮泉宗師) has been responsible for the development and popularization of Pak Mei Boxing. Since his first teaching in the early 1920’s he has had many hundreds of students. These student had great diversities; some were beginning students, others were members of the Nationalists Army and others were already (famous) kungfu masters. Of all the students some were able became a disciple. Many of these 5th generation master are responsible for the further development and popularization of Pak Mei in China, Hong Kong and outside China.

Here we have listed (in random order) the most well-known and accepted 5th generation masters.
Photo's, info or corrections are welcome (歡迎信息).

5th generation   第五傳

張炳森 (1923-1968)

Zhang Bingsen (pinyin)

Cheung Bing Sam (jyutping)

a.k.a. Cheung Ping Sum

Cheung Bing Sam was the eldest son of Cheung Lai Chun. After the death of his father in 1964 he became the family head of Pak Mei clan for the next 4 years up to his death in 1968. A real heavy task as many of the 5th generation masters were more senior in age (and skill) and some even knew the sons since the were little boys. But due to the tradition he became the new leader. He keep up a very high standard in Pak Mei for himself and his students. He was selective in accepting students and that is why he has not many students in compare with other 5th generation masters.

張炳發 (1937-1989)

Zhang Bingfa (pinyin)

Cheung Bing Faat (jyutping)

a.k.a. Cheung Ping Fa

In 1968 after the death of brother Cheung Bing Sam, Cheung Bing Faat (3th eldest son) became the new leader of the Pak Mei Clan for the next 21 years up to his death in 1989. He excelled in Pak Mei due to his strength and capability to fight. He produced many succesfull students. The stories about the power in his hands are numerous. Many of his students we shocked to experience the seizing power of hands and thin arms.

張炳林 (1926-2011)

Zhang Binglin (pinyin)

Cheung Bing Lam

a.k.a. Cheung Ping Lam

After the death of brother Cheung Bing Faat in 1989, Cheung Bing Lam became the family head of the Pak Mei clan. His task was to keep the Pak Mei families together and united them under one association (Pak Mei Global Martial Arts Association 全球白眉武術總會). At age 7 his standard in Pak Mei was so good that his father made him demonstrate at the Whampo Miltitairy Academy.
Great grand master Cheung Bing Lam, Head of the Pak Mei Clan and our Association passed away on the 17th day of February, 2011 in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at the age of 85 years.


Zhang Bingxiang (pinyin)

Cheung Bing Keung

4th son of Cheung Lai Chun. Lived in China for the most of the time.

李世強 (1899-1974)

Li Shiqiang (pinyin)

Lei Sai Koeng (jyutping)

a.k.a. Lee Sai Keung

Lee Sai Keung was one of the eldest students of Cheung Lai Chun. He started his training in the early 1920's. He was asked by Cheung Lai Chun (like other senior students like Wu Yao) to assist him in teaching at the Huangpu Junxiao Military Academy (黃埔軍校). In 1949 he followed Cheung Lai Chun to Hongkong and opened several schools in the New Territories (新界) and in Surinam (蘇利南-南美洲 south America).


Chen Guohua (pinyin)

Chan Gwok Waa (jyutping)

a.k.a. Chan Kwok Wah

Chen Guahua was born in Taishan county Guangdong province((廣東台山县). At age 19 he went to Hongkong to set up a business. When Hongkong fell in the war, he return to his native village Taishan (Jiangmen prefecture 江門) were Cheung Lai Chun happen to teach. At that time he was not accepted as a student. Later in Hongkong his request would be more succesfull. It took Chen Guohua up to 1949 to became a student op Cheung Lai Chun. Later on Chen Guahue produced many articles in martial art magazines to promote Pak Mei.

曾惠博 (1906-1958)

Zeng Huibo ( pinyin)

Zang Wai Bok (Jyutping)

a.k.a. Tsang Wai Bok,
Tang Hue Bac

Zeng Huibo was born in the Chinese community in Saigon. In the early 1920's he travelled to the Zengcheng county in the Guangdong Province (廣東增城縣) were his ancestral home and parents lived. Since his childhood he was training martial art under his father Zeng Xiduo (曾習多). He learned Luo Han boxing (羅漢内勁) and Cai Li Fo (蔡李佛拳). He was very talented and famous for the many boxing matches he had won in and around Guangzhou (廣州). In the early 1920 he challenged Pak Mei master Cheung Lai Chun and lost this battle. Guangzhou was shocked that such a great wellknown fighter as Zeng Huibo had lost. After his lost Zeng Huibo became one of the first students of Cheung Lai Chun.

In the early 1930 he moved back to Vietnam (越南) to Cholon (the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon). There he taught Bak Mei to the Chinese community. Beside teaching Pak Mei he had started his onw bone-setting medicine clinic. The five schools under his name flourished between 1956 and 1963. They had names as Pak Mei Yueshengtang (白眉越胜堂), Pak Mei Qunyingtang (白眉群英堂), Pak Mei Yueyingtang (白眉越英堂) and Pak Mei Liangshengtang (白眉联胜堂). His students reach over the 10.000 and that makes his branch one of the most successful schools in Vietnam.


Wu Nanjing (pinyin)

Ng Kam Ging (jyutping)

Wu Nanjing was one of the most senior and trusted diciple of Cheung Lai Chun. He was specialy known for his ablity to fight. After the death of Cheung Lai Chun he became one the presidents of the Hong Kong Pak Mei Association when it was first set up in Hong Kong.

夏漢雄 (1892-1962)

Xia Hanxiong (pinyin)

Haa Hon Hung (jyutping)

a.k.a. Ha Hon Hung

Xia Hanxiong was born Gao Ming County (高明县) near Foshan Guangdong Province (廣東佛山). He learning the Cai Li Fo (蔡李佛拳) system from his brother Xia Sang. Around 1915 Xia Hanxiong became the only disciple of the Shaolin Monk Tie Yan (鐵人 Tit Yan) who taught him the Rou Gong Men (柔功門 Yau Kung Mun) system. In te early 1920's he became together with his Cai Lo Fo brother Zeng Huibo a student of Cheung Lai Chun.

In 1924 Xia Hanxiong opened after winning Guangzhou Li Bay Guangdong () competition the Pearl River country technique society (珠江国术社). Later he changed the names of this school into Xia Hanxiong Atletic Society (夏漢雄體育會).

In 1938 after Guangzhou fell to the enemy due to different views he had quarrels with Cheung Lai Chun and was expelled from the Pak Mei Clan. After that he continued to teach, but did not acknowledge any relations with Cheung Lai Chun. His Pak Mei is now known as Foshan Pak Mei (佛山白眉拳) and is also found in Yunfu Pak Mei Quan (云浮白眉拳).

吳 耀 (1907-19..)

Wu Yao (pinyin)

Ng Jiu (jyutping)

a.k.a. Ng Yiu

Wu Yao was born in Nanhai district Guangdong Province (廣東南海區). At age of 15 (around 1922-23) he became a student of Cheung Lai Chun. In the second half op the 1920's he was one of firts who was allowed to open a school under supervision of Cheung Lai Chun. In those day's Cheung Lai Chun was opening many schools rapidly up to a total of 18 in Guangzhou. In 1949 he followed his master Cheung Lai Chun to Hong Kong. In 1977 he published a book about of the Pak Mei Tiger Fork. Beside teaching Pak Mei he also used to have a herbal shop in Sheshuibu (深水埗 Sham Shui Po) Hong Kong.

吳耀師父 – Master Ng Yiu Master Ng Yiu, best known for his book Pak Mei Tiger Fork, was extremely influential in laying the groundwork for many lineages of Pak Mei Kung Fu in both Guangdong and Hong Kong from as early as the 1920s.

梁少海 (1918 - 1987)

Liang Shaohai (pinyin)

Loeng Siu Hoi (jyutping)

a.k.a. Leung Siu Hoi

In Guangzhou Cheung Lai Chun had 18 Pak Mei schools. In one of these schools Liang Shaohai learned Pak Mei of Cheung Lai Chun. Later he opend his onw school in Guangzhou . His Pak Mei is refert to as "Guangzhou Pak Mei". He was often found teaching in the Liwan Lake Park (荔湾湖公園).

When Cheung Lai Chun left for Hong Kong, Leung Sui Hoi was already one of the old boys, and he became the senior, until he was imprisoned for following the "forbidden old ways."

陳績常 (1906-....)

Chen Jichang (pinyin)

Can Zik Soeng (jyutping)

a.k.a. Chan Jik Soeng,

Chan Chik Sheung

Chen Jichang was born in Taishan Guangdong province (廣東台山县) his first request to became a student of Cheung Lai Chun was rejected. It took 2 letters of introduction of two influential Guangzhou lawyers to be accepted as a student. At that time Cheung Lai Chun was teaching at the Chan Chai Tong. When the war with Japan broke out the returned to his native village to teach Pak Mei there. In 1949 he left for Hongkong, at first he he was reluctant to teach. Later he gave taught Pak Mei at a private school and when Pak Mei became populair he opened his own school.


Liao Jinyi (pinyin)

Liu Zeon Jat (jyutping)

a.k.a. Liu Chun Yat

Liao Jinyi was also one of the first students of Cheung Lai Chun. He was the first of all students to became a disciple of Cheung Lai Chun. Therefore he was called Liao Jinyi (yi is one or first).

葛肇煌 (1894-1953)

Ge Zhaohuang (pinyin)

Got Siu Wong (jyutping)

a.k.a. Kwok Siu Wong

Ge Zhaohuang was born in Heyuan (廣東河源) in the Guangdong province. A city mainly with Hakka and Cantonese imhabitors. He was a Lieutenant-General in the Nationalist Kuomintang (中國國民黨) Army of General Jiang Jieshi (蔣介石 Chiang Kai Shek). He got supervision of the intelligence and secret service in the southern part of China. As General Jiang Jieshi had used the Green Gang (青幫) triad in Shanghai he used in the late 1940’s the existing secret societies and triads (三合會) to form into his own secret society the ‘Hong Fa Shan the Loyalist party ‘(洪發山忠義堂) shorted in Hong Fa Shan. His headquarters in Guangzhou was on 14, Baohua Road (寶華路 Po Wah road).

After 1949 his triad went to Hong Kong and got the name ‘14K Triad (十四K)”. He met with Cheung Lai Chun when Cheung Lai Chun was an instructor at the Huangpu Junxiao Military Academy (黃埔軍校) in Guangzhou and later when he was an instructor for ‘Secret Agents Department in the Guangdong Province (廣東省諜報組的). As many officers he became an disciple of Cheung Lai Chun in Pak Mei. Ge Zhaohuang died 26 July 1953 at the age of 59 in Hongkong. As far as know, he has had no students.


Ruan Haobin (pinyin)

Jyun Hou Ban (jyutping)

a.k.a. Un Ho Bun

Ruan Haobin started his training when Zhang Liqian was living in Hongkong. Before he trained Pak Mei he had already studied North Praying Mantis (北派螳螂拳) under master Huang Luoxun (黃漢勛). Later on he moved to England where he started teaching Pak Mei. He became known as the firts master to publish a book about Pak Mei in English about the history of the style and the Nine Step Push form published in photo's of Cheung Lai Chun.


Guo Chichang (pinyin)

Gwok Ci Coeng (jyutping)

a.k.a. Kwok Tsi Cheong



Yan Xiong (pinyin)

Ngaan Hung (jyutping)

a.k.a. Ngan Hung



Mai Yaoqiu (pinyin)

Mak Jiu Kau (jyutping)

a.k.a. Mak Yiu Kau



Chen Zuo (pinyin)

Chan Zo (jyutping)

a.k.a Chin Dor



Liao Zhixiang (pinyin)

Liu Zi Coeng (jyutping)


邱仁和 (邱人和)

Qiu Renhe (pinyin)

Jau Jan Wo (jyutping)

a.k.a. Yau Yan Wo

Qiu Renhe was born Hakka clan (客家人氏) in Huadong (花東) in Huashan district (花山一带). He began his study in Pak Mei under Cheung Lai Chun (張禮泉) in the 1929 at the Guangdong and Guangxi Martial School (两廣國術館) in East Guangzhou.


Li Hong (pinyin)

Lei Hung (jyutping)

a.k.a. Lee Hung


Currently we don't have pictures of the following masters:



Zhang Shumou (pinyin)

Cheung Suk Mau (jyutping)



Zeng Baoshan (pinyin)

Zang Bou Saan (jyutping)

a.k.a. Tsang Bo Shan



Tao Pei (pinyin)

Tou Pui (jyutping)

a.k.a. To Pui



Tan Yuetai (pinyin)

Taam Lok Taai (jyutping)



Huang Zhishan (pinyin)

Wong Zik Saan (jyutping)

a.k.a. Wong Chik Shan



Li Hanquan (pinyin)

Lei Hon Cyun (jyutping)

a.k.a. Lee Hon Chuen



Li Daen (pinyin)

Lei Taai Jan (jyutping)

a.k.a. Lee Tai Yan



Li Hanjiu (pinyin)

Lei Hon Zau (jyutping)

a.k.a. Lee Hon Chau



He Shisi (pinyin)

Ho Sap Sei (jyutping)

a.k.a. Ho Sep Sei



Chen Shiwu (pinyin)

Can Sap Ng (jyutping)

a.k.a. Chan Sep Ng



Chen Lianhuang (pinyin)

Can Lyun Fong (jyutping)

a.k.a. Chan Luen Fong



Li Fatuo (pinyin)

Lei Faat To (jyutping)

a.k.a. Lee Fat To



Yang Qiming (pinyin)

Joeng Kai Ming (jyutping)



He Jisun (pinyin)

Ho Cap Syun (jyutping)



He Deng (pinyin)

Ho Dang (jyutping)



Luo Hua (pinyin)

Lo Waa (jyutping)



Ye Weixiong (pinyin)

Jip Wai Hung (juytping)



Feng Tianjiu (pinyin)

Fung Tin Zau (jyutping)



Li Qunliang (pinyin)

Lei Kwan Loeng (jyutping)



Li Xiong (pinyin)

Lei Hung (jyutping)

a.k.a Lee Hung



Huang Chubai (pinyin)

Wong Co Baak (jyutping)



Wu Hua (pinyin)

Ng Waa (jyutping)



Chen Jianxing (pinyin)

Chan Gaan Hing (jyutping)



Chen Lianshu (pinyin)

Chan Lyun Syu (jyutping)



Deng Yang (pinyin)

Dang Joeng (jyutping)



Wu Dade (pinyin)

Ng Daai Dak (jyutping)



Li Guoxi (pinyin)

Lei Gwok Hei (jyutping)



Deng Dong (pinyin)

Dang Dung (juytping)



Chen Rongfu (pinyin)

Chan Wing Fu (jyutping)



Huang Zhisheng (pinyin)

Wong Zik Sang (jyutping)



Hu Xiang (pinyin)

Wu Coeng (jyutping)



Zhao Liang (pinyin)

Ziu Loeng (jyutping)