Chow Ah Naam remained in the Shaolin Temple for many years, and, as was the tradition, he passed his art on to fellow monks. One monk was called Wong Fook Go.
Wong Fook Go became very proficient in the art of Mantis boxing. In later years he began travelling around the country, preaching the Buddhist Dharma and seeking enlightenment.
It was while travelling through the Tung Kong (East River) region of southern China that he chanced upon a young man giving a display of martial arts.