Wong Shun Leung, Philipp Bayer lineage of Ving Tsun
Disclaimer: Ving Tsun and Wing Chun are the same thing.
The progression of my lineage is as depicted from the image above from top to bottom. Although Philipp is German, Kevin being English and living in America, Wong Shun Leung's Wing Chun is purely Hong Kong Wing Chun, thus, we are a continuation of Ip Man's lineage.
Kevin Gledhill - 師傅
The following is quoted from the "about" section of the Ving Tsun USA website.
"Kevin Gledhill was introduced to Philipp Bayer by his SiHing Desmond Spencer in 2004. Philipp Bayer was invited to give a 5 day seminar in NYC. It was at this meeting that a unique and incredibly efficient approach was presented to Kevin Gledhill which had a tremendous impact on his understanding of Ving Tsun. Philipp Bayer's high level of awesome skills and clear unambiguous execution of VT fighting illuminated the path that he needed to take in order to further develop himself and guide his student's development. Kevin Gledhill has subscribed to Philipp Bayer's mentorship ever since, traveling to Germany and other European locations to train personally with Philipp Bayer and attend seminars. Kevin Gledhill is the Head Instructor at WSLPBVT USA and is available for group and private lessons and has given seminars for federal law enforcement agencies."
Philipp Bayer - 師傅+師公
Philipp Bayer is the founder and leader of Ving Tsun Kung Fu Association Europe, the official branch of Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun on the European Continent and has schools underneath him that span a total of 16 countries (with the United States being one of them). Philipp and is globally renowned for his excellence in Ving Tsun Kung Fu and is the highest level practitioner there is.
Wong Shun Leung 黃淳樑 - 師太公
The late Grandmaster, Wong Shun Leung (1935-1997), was the champion student of Ip Man. Known across all of Hong Kong as Wing Chun's challenge champion, he earned a nickname from the press: 講手王 (Gong Sau Wong), which translates to "King of Talking Hands", meaning his hands did all the talking for him and that he was no bluff.
Wong Shun Leung gained fame through the many illegal rooftop fights that occurred between different disciplines of Martial Arts back in the mid-1900s of Hong Kong where he was known to be undefeated and ending fights within seconds of them beginning. His victory count has been confirmed to be at least 60 wins and is projected to possibly being over 100 wins.
Although Ip Man is the official teacher of the late Bruce Lee, Wong Shun Leung was also accredited for the actual teaching and instruction of the late martial arts icon. Bruce Lee has flown Wong Shun Leung to America and has also acknowledged Wong Shun Leung in many occasions, a letter crediting him with his teachings of martial arts signed by Bruce himself still exists to this day. Wong Shun Leung may have trained the famous Bruce Lee, but he himself made Wing Chun famous through his endeavors and fights. He took the most logical and scientific approach to Wing Chun possible and he was never afraid to question and test the system.
Yip man 葉問 - 師祖
The late Yip Man was the very master that has been accredited for the instruction of Bruce Lee. Yip Man was the first to bring Wing Chun Kung Fu from its maiden land of Foshan, China to Hong Kong. There, Yip Man would go on to teach Wing Chun for the remainder of his life. Having taught very high profile individuals such as, Wong Shun Leung and Bruce Lee, Wing Chun had gained global recognition. Numerous documentaries and feature films have been made in honor of the late Yip Man.