Yim Wing Chun is a Chinese legendary character, often cited in Wing Chun legends as the first master of the martial art bearing her name. She was said to be a disciple of Ng Mui, the only female master of the Five Elders of Shaolin.
According to the Wing Chun master Yip Man, Ng Mui was Abbess at the Henan Shaolin Monastery and managed to survive its destruction by Qing forces during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662–1722). She fled to the White Crane Temple. (which this account locates in the Daliang mountains between Yunnan and Sichuan)where she met a girl of fifteen named Yim Wing-Chun (Ng Mui on left; Yim on right)