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Great Grandmaster Lau Bun
Lau Bun (1891-1967), was Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong's first Choy Li Fut teacher. He received private instruction from the famous Choy Li Fut master Yuen Hai from Fut San. He also studied the Shaolin Five Animal Form from Yuen Hai's second wife who was also a highly skilled kung fu master who originally came from Fukin Province. He loved Chinese broadsword fighting techniques; his nickname was "Don-Do Bun". After Yuen Hai passed away, he became his successor.
Lau Bun is credited with bringing Choy Li Fut to America. Around 1931, he finally ended up in San Francisco. Sometime between 1931 and 1939, he established the Wah-Keung Kung Fu Club of Choy Li Fut. This club later became the Hung-Sing Studio of San Francisco in America. By this time Lau Bun was already a distinguished fighter, lion dancer and Dit Da herbalist.
Lau Bun passed away on September 6, 1967 at the age of 76. His loss caused a void at his studio, so the senior student Jew Leong took over the studio and relocated the Hung Sing Studio to another place in Chinatown of San Francisco and appointed our Grandmaster, the young (then 19 years old) Doc-Fai Wong to be the head instructor for the new Hung Sing Studio in October 1967.
Lau Bun trained his pupils in the traditional way, just as he had learned. He selected his students for their ability to train hard, loyalty and seriousness, in this way he could pass on the system. Lau Bun maintained a strict rule of not teaching non-Chinese. Fortunately the circumstances have changed and Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong teaches all persons with the desire to train hard, without any prejudice of race, religious belief, etc. Now Lau Bun's Choy Li Fut is spreading all over the world through the efforts of one of his students; our Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong.