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