Master Jack Wong, Chief Instructor

Master Jack Wong - Chief Instructor

Authentic certified

  • Tai Chi Praying Mantis 8th generation disciple
  • Hung Gar 7th generation disciple
  • Chen’s style Tai Chi 21st generation disciple
  • Champion in numerous martial arts and kick boxing tournaments
  • Students won numerous championships in martial arts and kick boxing tournaments

 

 

 

 

 

Chow Hong Hing – Grand Master of Hung Gar Style

Chow Hong Hing - Grand Master of Hung Gar Style
Hung Gar Forms

周漢興先師(一九一一年─一九六九年),為開平馬崗縣人。自幼熱衷中國武術,其父為子四出訪尋名師學藝。於十多歲時,周師傅毅然隻身赴廣州再尋名師,務求更上一層樓,其所學之流派:有譚家三展派、白鶴派、洪拳派、呂堅、羅家財等。由於其天資聰敏,不但武術一學就會,一會就精,加上其不屈不撓之精神,所以於數年間便精通多派武學及醫術,再加以融會貫通,便其當時於廣東聲名大噪,獨當一面。周師傅並於十八歲時被邀請任教,學藝者眾。同時於其任教三年後於廣州設館授徒。

一九三五年,周師傅被當時香港油麻地果菜行誠邀到港任教,其時周師傅正欲再闖新領域,再次隻身赴港任教。周師傅於到港兩年,便於上環孖沙街開設館,初期所收弟子約七十多人。隨後其名子不逕而走,再於上環淡水魚欄,上環鮮魚行、大埔漁業會、香港鮮魚商會任教,設館於香港仔崇文街及田灣。

周師傅一心革除一般人對武館之世俗觀感,積極向門徒灌輸自強、修身之見解,並親率弟子參與社區或籌款活動;如香港節、工展會、六一八水災籌款等。不遺餘力,身體力行,得到多方面稱敨許。

周師傅對弟子管教嚴謹,絕不縱容弟子惡行,所以弟子對他既敬且畏,正因如此,周師傅亦成功以這方式作為招徠,及後更於長沙灣開設分會,及於田灣村二座開設藥局,其弟子多達五百多人,亦為其全盛之時。

周師傅於一九六九年農曆初三因病逝世,享年五十八歲,門下眾弟子不分晝夜於周師傅靈前跪拜,對師傅之愛戴可見一班。而周師傅之各界好友亦對這一代宗師之離逝深感痛惜。

Chiu Chuk Kei – Grand Master of Tai Chi Mantis

Chiu Chuk Kei - Grand Master of Tai Chi MantisTai Chi Mantis Forms

Master Chiu was born in Loo Wan Village, Sha Ho Town, Yick County, Shun Tung Province.

Chiu’s family: His mother died when he was 5. His grandmother looked after him for 2 years and eventually returned him to his father. Unfortunately, his father was a fanatic opera fan, therefore, he hardly saw his father. Chiu was cared for mostly by a neighbouring lady who lived next door.

One hot day, Chiu was resting in front of a temple, an old monk saw him and realized this person could be a good martial artist. The old monk asked the old lady’s permission if he could take Chiu and teach him martial arts. Because Chiu’s father had died when Chiu was 12, the old lady agreed and gave the monk her address so Chiu could be returned to her. The monk took Chiu to the Chi Chong Temple on Dai Wah mountain, in Ping Do county, Shun Tung. Chiu learned from two other monks: “Clear Stream (Ching Chuen)” and “Wise East (Gok Dong)”. They taught him Shao Lin Long Fist, single moves, short distance fighting using hand method, changing method, control, fight back, attack, falls, chi gung, iron body, weapons, weight lifting, riding and archery.

Chiu spent 10 years at the mountain until his two Sifus passed away. Chiu returned home and found a job at Dough Sing Security, where he was a security guard protecting valuable shipments like jewelry. Dough Sing Security closed down after its owner died. Afterward, Chiu went to stay with his uncle who lived in Yin Tai. There, his uncle offered him a job in his trading company. Chiu did not accept the offer because he was not interested in becoming a businessman. He also didn’t think he had mastered all the martial arts techniques yet. Therefore, he and a few of his rich friends hired a famous martial artist, Yum Fung Suey, to teach them Preying Mantis style for 3 years. After the three years, they then followed Master Chi Sau Jun for another 4 years. Yum and Chi were the sixth generation of the Tai Chi Mantis. After 7 years of training, Chiu’s level had progressed immensely. Later, Chiu was hired by the Mow Ping county. In the Dai Yew village, he taught Kung Fu. A year later Chiu’s uncle invited him again to help him in his business. Chiu returned to Yin Tai and was stationed at Dai Lin working in the trading business. However, he resigned his post because at that time, the Japanese ruled Dai Lin. Chiu also started a martial arts training center in Yin Tai, hoping to train some students to help spread the Mantis style.

A friend of Chiu talked him into traveling South to teach martial arts so the Mantis style would be spread down to the southern parts of China. Chiu moved to Hong Kong for the first two years and later he moved to Macau and started a Kung Fu training centre. Chiu stayed there for 15 years until the Second World War was over. He then accepted an invitation from Vietnam to teach Kung Fu in both North and South Vietnam. Master Chiu spent a total of 15 years overseas and taught thousands of students. He then moved back to Hong Kong and taught the artistry of Kung Fu until he passed away at the age of ninety-one (1991).