Cheng Man Ching – Why So Great?
Reportedly the man hated fighting, yet met every challenge from the best fighters and never lost a fight. He was virtually untouchable. Unassuming, generous, humble, some even described him as grandfatherly to all and of a “sweet” disposition. He only studied for six years with his Master, the great Yang Chengfu. He may have far surpassed his Master in skill and power. Six years! For most martial artists, a study of only six years makes a novice, not a master of any kind. Yet nobody who knew the great Cheng Man Ching would call him anything less than a supreme Master and fighter.