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  • mantiscool
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    Sorry for the late entry.

    His correct name is Tham Kuan Seng not Tan GuanCheng. He is my kungfu brother. He practised 7-star Praying Mantis.

    He won his 1st championship in 1972 at age 17 during the Malaysian Championship organised by the Choy Li Fatt school. In this championship, we won 2 1st place and 1 3rd place out of 9 catergories.

    In the 1974 match, it was an invitational matches where 6 kungfu men vs 6 thai boxers. 2 won and the other 4 lose.

    rgds
    khoo

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  • Yu Law
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    Originally posted by GonzoStyles
    1988: Wai Po Tang (Wing Chun) vs. Muay Thai

    http://www.martialartinstitute.com/t...n_thailand.htm

    sounds basically like a Wing Chun guy went to learn Muay Thai and did good on his first match doesnt really sound like he used Wing Chun at all

    1960's: Wong Yam Chun(Wing Chun) vs. Muay Thai
    winner Wong Yam Chun

    cant find anything on this at all.
    yah, it was prob. a thai boxing match, even though they billed it as Kung Fu vs. Muay Thai, it was bascially your standard Muay Thai match.

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  • GonzoStyles
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    1988: Wai Po Tang (Wing Chun) vs. Muay Thai

    http://www.martialartinstitute.com/t...n_thailand.htm

    sounds basically like a Wing Chun guy went to learn Muay Thai and did good on his first match doesnt really sound like he used Wing Chun at all

    1960's: Wong Yam Chun(Wing Chun) vs. Muay Thai
    winner Wong Yam Chun

    cant find anything on this at all.

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  • NickL
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    How about these:

    1988: Wai Po Tang (Wing Chun) vs. Muay Thai
    winner Wai Po Tang

    1909: Huo Yan Jia (Northern Shaolin) vs. European wrestler
    winner Huo Yan Jia

    1960's: Wong Yam Chun(Wing Chun) vs. Muay Thai
    winner Wong Yam Chun

    1961: Li Jun Fan(wing Chun) vs. Uechi (karate)
    winner Li Jun Fan

    1974: William Henderson (wing Chun) vs. Benny the Jet (American Kickboxing)
    winner Henderson

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  • Tom Yum
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    I too have heard about it, but know nothing of the man.

    Don't forget

    Sanshou vs. Boxing (winner Sanshou)
    http://www.angelfire.com/sd2/kingofsanda/boxing.html

    Boxing vs. Full contact karate (winner Boxing)
    Mike Miles site - I think you posted it earlier

    Judo vs. Boxing (winner Judo)
    http://www.genelebell.com/stories.asp#16glbjvb

    Wrestling vs. Jiujitsu (Winner Jiujitsu)
    UFC - Gracie vs. Severn

    Kickboxing vs. Jiujitsu (Winner Jiujitsu)
    UFC - Gracie vs. Gordeau, Gracie vs. Smith

    MMA vs. Wrestling (Winner MMA)
    Mo Smith vs. Coleman

    Wrestling vs Wingchun (Winner Wrestling)
    UFC - Benetau vs. wingchun dude

    Sanshou vs Muaythai (winner mostly muaythai)

    Wrestling vs. Street Boxing (winner Wrestling)
    Tank vs Severn, Tank vs. Frye

    Street Boxing vs. Tahitian art of Bone Breaking (winner Tank)
    Tank vs Tua

    and so on...

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  • GonzoStyles
    started a topic Need Kung-Fu Historian help

    Need Kung-Fu Historian help

    have exhausted all avenues tryin to research this.

    Tan Guancheng "The sage of Penang"

    of the 2 famous fighters who actually defeated their Thai opponents by points that day in a Sep 1974 Challenge in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

    http://crane.50megs.com/index6d.htm

    I am researching history of modern mixed martial arts matches.

    just wondering if anyone has heard of this match or knows anything about the man.
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