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In the interest of space, all listed participants of events are Ving Tsun Museum Committee Members. All articles were commissioned by Ving Tsun Museum Curator Benny Meng.

1993
Date Location Event
August Baltimore, MD
New York City, NY
- United States of America Wushu Kung Fu Federation Nationals (USAWKF)
 
This was the first trip taken to a Wing Chun National event.

 
- Moy Yat Headquaters visit
 
This was the first trip by Sifu Meng with student to New York City.
 
October 29-31 Dayton, OH
- "Ving Tsun Trilogy" by Moy Yat

Idea of Ving Tsun Museum (VTM) conceived
 
During his first workshop presented at Meng's Martial Arts, Sifu Moy Yat expressed the idea of the VTM to Sifu Meng during the weekend of Sifu Meng's wedding. He had tried a similar idea on the East Coast of the United States but had not met with success. A working committee was immediately formed to develop the idea. Committee members consisted of Benny Meng, Richard Loewenhagen, Rick Howard, Kathalene Howard, and Jeff Ramsey.
 
1994
Date Location Event
June 4-5 Baltimore, MD
- United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation Nationals (USAWKF)
 
(view competition results)
 
First discussions between VTM and USAWKF to arrange a Wing Chun division for competition at the national level.
 
Attended by: Curator Benny Meng and Sunmi Meng
 
June 18-19 Rochester, NY
 
 
 
hosted by:
Steve Lee Swift

- "The Ving Tsun System" by Yip Chun

This was the first seminar in which the VTM officially participated.

Attended by: Curator Benny Meng, Ray Crawford, and Jeff Ramsey
 
June New York City, NY
 

- VTM Organizational Meeting in New York

Trip to New York for a VTM organizational meeting. During this trip members of the VTM participated in Grand Master Moy Yat's annual birthday celebration.

Attended by: Curator Benny Meng, Sunmi Meng, Hung Vuong, and Angelo Carstonorto
 
July Palm Springs, CA - VTM recognized as one of the top 200 schools in North America

 
The VTM was named one of the top 200 schools by Martial Arts Business Information Magazine. The school was chosen from a field of over 15,000.
 
September 10-24 Hong Kong & China more...
- Ving Tsun tour of Hong Kong, China, Macao, Hong Kong

This trip was to gather support for the VTM from Wing Chun practitioners in Hong Kong and China.

Attended by: Honorary Chairman Moy Yat, Curator Benny Meng, and Kevin Martin
 
October New York, NY
- Monthly Private Lessons with Moy Yat begin in addition to monthly discussion and planning for the VTM.
 
November 18-19 Toronto, Canada
- Canadian International Kung Fu and Chi Sau Competition

(view competition results)
 
First VTM participation at an International level Wing Chun competition.
 
Attended by: Curator Benny Meng, Ray Crawford, Hung Vuong, and Angelo Carstonorto
 
December New York City, NY
- VTM Organizational Meeting in New York

 
Trip to New York City for a VTM organizational meeting. During this trip members of the VTM participated in a Moy Assoiciation Dinner as well as performed a demonstration.
 
Attended by: Curator Benny Meng, Sunmi Meng, Ray Crawford, and Hung Vuong.
 
  Dayton, OH Huber Heights Ving Tsun Museum Committee formed
 
(Meetings: 3/95, 4/95, 5/95,9/95, 10/95, 5/96, 6/96, 10/96, 11/96, 5/97)

Original Committee members: Honorary Chairman Moy Yat, Curator Benny Meng, Sunmi Meng, Richard Loewenhagen, Rick Howard, Kathalene Howard, and Angelo Carstonorto
 
1995

Discussing what to do if grabbed.
 

Group Photo
 

Moy Yat, Benny Meng, Norman Pang
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