top of page

Grandmaster Moy Yat


Disciple of the legendary Grandmaster Ip Man and founder of the Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu family of schools.


Grandmaster Moy Yit Kai, known to many as Grandmaster Moy Yat, was first introduced to Great Grandmaster Ip Man by his cousin and Ip Man student Moy Bing Wah in 1957. Never far from Ip Man's side, Grandmaster Moy Yat trained diligently in the art of Ving Tsun under the legendary Master for 15 years until his sifu's passing in 1972. Following the great loss of his sifu, Grandmaster Moy Yat moved with his wife Helen and the rest of his family from Hong Kong, China to the United States. Brooklyn, New York, was where he opened up his very first "Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu" school. From there he passed the art down to his only son Grandmaster William Moy, his many students, and his disciples. Grandmaster Moy Yat was well known for the development of the Kuen Kuit; a set of 51 chops preserving the history of Ving Tsun that his Sifu Ip Man had commissioned him to set in stone for future generations. Grandmaster Moy Yat passed away in 2001; according to Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, he was "considered among the greatest martial arts teachers of all time."

bottom of page