Great Grand Master Yip Yu Ting, came from Chuong Hsien of Hopei, China and was born in the times of the Ching Dynasty. He began learning My Jong Law Horn, the family Martial Art, from his father at the age of seven. By the time he was fourteen he had become well versed in the art. To further his training, his father sent him to learn under his uncle, renowned Kung Fu Master, Yip Shai Tsun. An intelligent and dedicated practitioner, Yip Yu Ting was reminded by his uncle “The more sweat now, the less blood later”. Pleased that he had found a successor, the old master taught him all his skills within a few years. When Yip Yu Ting reached the age of twenty-four, he became the chief of guards for the Victory Security Service of the Hopei Province. The Victory Security Service was one of many elite armed security guard services which protected the caravan transport of precious goods from the roaming lawless bandits of China.

Undeterred by Great Grand Master Yip’s youthful appearance, bandits tried to attack his guarded consignments. Upon experiencing his mastery of My Jong Law Horn, it took them little time to learn not to try to rob any caravans under his protection.

As highway robberies dwindled away, Great Grand Master Yip grew tired of his job. It so happened that General Huang Wei Hsin of Peking was reorganizing his troops to fight the Northern Warlords at the time, and was determined to make Martial Arts part of his Army's training. He came to hear of Yip, and secured his services as the Chief Instructor of the First Company. On his promotion to commander of the Peking Army he appointed Yip as the Army Chief Instructor.

Yip was given three promotions within a span of three years, and continued for another seven. Having accomplished much in his distinguished military career, Great Grand Master Yip resigned on the pretext of family commitments. Later, he was again courted by General Chang Chung-Chuang of the Shantung Provincial Army, who appointed him as his Army Instructor. Having served there for two years he resigned upon General Chang's death, and migrated southwards to Shanghai. He taught at the illustrious Central Ching Wu Athletic Association in Shanghai. He was then transferred to Hong Kong and became the Head Instructor of the Kung Fu class in the South China Athletic Association.

At the same time, the Grand Master of the Eagle Claw system, Lau Fat Mang and the Grand Master of the Monkey Style, Kun Duk Hoi also moved to Hong Kong from Northern China. Along with Great Grand Master Yip, all three met and became good friends. The people of Hong Kong were so impressed by the strength and skill of these Masters from the Northern region that they were nicknamed "The Three Tigers from the North".


At the outbreak of the Second World War, Yip Yu Ting moved on to Guangzhou Wan where he taught at the Cosmopolitan Lion Dance Institute and the Sze Yeng New Martial Arts Centre.

After the war, he was invited again by the members of the South China Athletic Association to return to his post in Hong Kong. He remained as Head Instructor of the Kung fu class at the South China Athletic Association for nearly thirty years, teaching many students his art of My Jong Law Horn. Additionally, he taught at the West Camp Police Headquarters and gained many followers from the Police Force. Through all those years he never lacked diligence in the training of his students. His end came all too soon at the age of seventy, surrounded by his devoted and heart broken students at his bedside. He was buried in the Tsuen Wan Permanent Cemetery. Although his life had ended, his knowledge and artistry was passed on to a new generation of Masters who would spread his art of My Jong Law Horn throughout the globe.

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