The Seven Little Fortunes ( Chinese : 七 小 福 Cat Siu Fok ), or The Lucky Seven , sometimes translated into French by the phrases Seven Little Fortunes or Seven Little Prodigies , is a group of martial artists, students in the 1960s of China Drama Academy of the Chinese Theater Academy ( Peking Opera School ) in Hong Kong .
The students were aged 7 to 8, traveling and participating in shows in which they displayed their acrobatic and artistic talents. They were also sent by the school to participate in film shoots. The troupe consisted of 7 to 14 children, but only 7 appeared at the same time at each performance.
Some members of the Seven Little Fortunes have become Hong Kong action movie stars, including Jackie Chan , Sammo Hung , Yuen Biao , Corey Yuen and Yuen Wah .
The following students were members of the Seven Little Fortunes , their stage name is given after their birth name. All the students who studied at the opera under the tutelage of Yu Jim Yuen , they adopted the name of their sifu “Yuen” as their surname:
- Yuen Lung (元 龍) / Yuen Chu, known as Sammo Hung (1952-)
- Yuen Lou (元 樓) / Yuen Lo, known as Jackie Chan (1954-)
- Yuen Biao (元彪) (1957-)
- Yuen Kwei (元奎), known as Corey Yuen (1951-)
- Yuen Wah (元 華) (1950-)
- Yuen Tak (元 德) / Yuen Tai, (1956-)
- Yuen Mo (元 武) / Yuen Miu / Wu Yuen (19 ?? -)
Other students of Yu Jim Yuen
- Yuen Qiu (元 秋) (1950-)
- Yuen Choi (元 蔡) aka Ng Ming Choi / Wu Ming-Tsai
- Yuen Bo (元寶)
- Meng Yuen Man (孟元文)
- Yuen Fai (元 煇)
- Yuen Bin (元彬)
- Wu Yuen Chun (吳元俊)
- Yuen Chu (元 菊)