Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong, PhD.
Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong has been teaching martial arts in the Bay Area since 1968 and is the founder of the Doc-Fai Wong Martial Arts Center. He is also the President of the Plum Blossom International Federation of Choy Li Fut & Tai Chi Chuan, a worldwide federation of over 200 martial arts schools. Doc-Fai Wong is a fifth generation Grandmaster, one of the highest ranking Choy Li Fut Masters in the world. He is also a second generation Grandmaster of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan.
In 1987 he became the inheritor of the Jiangmen (formerly Kong Chow) branch of Choy Li Fut having been promoted to grandmaster status by his teacher Great-Grandmaster Wong Gong and has attained Grandmaster status in other branches as well. He is also a second-generation disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu, having studied under Hu Yuen-Chou, a closed-door disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu. Yang Cheng-Fu was the grandson of the founder of the Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. Hu Yuen-Chou ranked Doc-Fai Wong to be the Grandmaster of his federation before his retirement in 1987.
Doc-Fai Wong is also a high level Chi Kung practitioner, being a longtime disciple and adopted son of Professor Peng-Si Yu and Min Ou-Yang, two of China's greatest Chi Kung and Yi Quan teachers.
Doc-Fai Wong's honors include twice coaching the U.S. team in the International Tai Chi Chuan Federation's World Championship Push Hands Competition. In 1991, he was Black Belt Magazine's Kung Fu Artist of the Year and has been featured on the cover of many martial arts magazines. Doc-Fai Wong has written over 200 articles, several books and is a bi-monthly columnist for Inside Kung Fu Magazine.
Inside Kung Fu Magazine selected Doc-Fai Wong as one of the Top 100 Martial Arts Personalities in the world along with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
In 2004, Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong lead a team of 40 members of the Plum Blossom International Federation to the First Tradiional Wushu Festival in ZhengZhou City China. The team brought home over 80 medals.
In 2006, once again leading the Plum Blossom members to victory at the Xuwen Haiin Garden Invitational International Competition in Xuwen, China.
In 2007, Inside Kung Fu Magazine selected Doc-Fai Wong as "Instructor of the Year"
He also practices traditional Chinese medicine and is a state certified acupuncturist and has a doctorate in allied health sciences. Read more about Grandmaster on his web site.
Most recently, Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was deisgnated as the teacher to the Chan Family by the Keeper of the Choy Li Fut System, Chan Sun Chiu.
Designated Teacher of Choy Li Fut Kung
Fu to the Family of the Founder, Chan Heung, and Recipient of Form Scripts
Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong's second Choy Li Fut teacher was Dr. Hu Yuen
Chou. Dr. Hu spent 20 years studying Choy Li Fut under the founder's
grandson, Chan Yiu Chi. Hu Yuen Chou's hard work and diligent training
insured that he received from Chan Yiu Chi the mind and spirit of the
system. He received the traditional King
Mui form scripts that had been handed down from the founder and
held by the Keeper of the System, Chan
Sun Chiu, and on August 3rd, 2006, celebrated the opening of the
Chan Heung Museum in King Mui Village. This included the restoration
of Chan Heung's house of which Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was the Restoration
Project Executive Director in charge of the restoration. In the Jiangmen
lineage, formerly known as the Kong Chow lineage, Grandmaster
Doc-Fai Wong's third Choy Li Fut teacher Wong Gong inherited his traditional
form scripts from Chan Yen who had received his scripts from the founder's
oldest son Chan On-Pak.
Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong is one of the few leaders of Choy Li Fut who has the complete training system of traditional forms nowadays. In 1978, he began to translate the Choy Li Fut form scripts into English. From his English translations, these scripts have been translated by his European disciples into Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch and many other languages. Having translated the King Mui and Jiangmen (formerly Kong Chow) form scripts into English, Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong also went on to restore and translate the Fut San branch form scripts that he learned from Lau Bun and his other Si-Suks (Uncles) in Hong Kong.
Traditional Forms and Scripts See pictures and read more about the traditional scripts of Choy Li Fut on the Plum Blossom International Federation site.