Kwong Wing Lam


Kwong Wing Lam

Born in Canton, ShiFu (Teacher) Kwong Wing Lam started Kung Fu in an unusual manner. At the age of eight he began to study Tai Chi Chuan. However, the movements were too slow for a young boy so, after six months of training, he switched to Southern Hung Gar under the famous Chiu Chao and his son, Chiu Wei.

Wanting more exposure to Kung Fu, Wing Lam began studying Nothern Shaolin Boxing under Yan Shan Wu. For six years he spent his mornings practicing Hung and his evenings studying Shaolin.

When he had completed studies with both these systems he spent another ten years exploring such styles as Five Animal Fist, Praying Mantis, Ha Say Hung Gar and Wing Chun. He studied from well known masters such as Leung Hua Chu and Lum Jow. He also leanred Iron Body conditioning and Iron Palm training. He returned to Tai Chi and learned it from Master Yan.

Later in his career he studied directly under the world famous boxer, Sun Lu Tang's, daughter Wun Jian Yun where he learned Tai Chi, Xing Yi and Ba Gua.

He began teaching Kung Fu in America in 1967. He has been featured in many articles in martial arts magazines such as Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu. He has many tapes out on is styles and has taught seminars and conducted tournaments to promote the art.

Dissatisfied with the quality of Kung Fu weapons available he learned to forge and fit his own swords, knives, steel whips, halberds, etc. His efforts have produced some refitted swords of high quality that are envied by many teachers throughout the world and command prices up to a thousand dollars.

Over the last thirty years he has produced many students and instructors. Among these are Tom Bersik, Don Gi and Ted Mancuso.


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