Martial arts in China flourished during the Ching Dynasty due to the unstable political climate, encouraging Sing Lun, an elderly monk to move from the north to settle in China with 4 disciples. They settled on Din Wu Shau, near Siu Hing, in the Hing Wun Monastery.
Two of the disciples, Ju Je Yiu and Wong Lau Hui, achieved wide renown and themselves acquired many disciples, the most famous of whom was Ng Siu Chung. Wong was thus established as the Great Grandmaster and Ng became the recognised founder of modern day Pak Hok Kung Fu. Ng was famous as both a Master and a Scholar and was responsible for the standardisation of the style. He wrote that “The Martial Arts are a way of cultivating the personality… Cultivation of the inner self is related to martial ethics and is applicable both in the past and in the present; it is of inestimable value”. Ng had many disciples, the world famous being the world renown Chan Hak Fu – given the name of 'Lightning Fist'.
Sigung Chan has been responsible for developing and spreading the style so that its disciples today are scattered worldwide – Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, America, and of course, Australia.