Grand Masters Lam
Cho, the living legend of Hung Gar, celebrated his 93'rd birthday on
Tuesday, 18th of February 2003. Family, friends, Hung Gar instructors and
students from all corners of the world joined Lam Cho sigung on this
happy event which was held at the Grand Lord Sea Food Restaurant located
in Prince Edward/Hong Kong.
A memorable and truly an enjoyable occasion, Lam
Cho sigung's birthday celebration has become an event not to be missed.
Every years Hung Gar practitioners from all parts of the world coming
from all walks of life gather in Hong Kong to pay their respect
and celebrate sigung's birthday as one big family.
This year's birthday party/banquet was
exceptionally bigger, in-fact one of the biggest ever held. An
overwhelming number of guests turned up for sigung's birthday to convey
their best wishes and share in the festivities.Over all there were more
than 400 guests from many different countries, including: USA, England,
Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Japan etc. Never before
had there been so many foreign students who attended the birthday. Grand
Master was extremly pleased with the international flavor of his birthday
and the continuing growth of his family style. Lam Cho sigung himself as
well as his sons Lam Chun Fai and Lam Chun Sing sifu personaly welcomed
every single guest.
As in previous years this years birthday party
included traditional lion dance performance and breathtaking gung fu
demonstrations. The party began at around
with the remarkable display of traditional lion dance performances by Lam
Cho Sigung's grand students. The lion dance was followed by gung fu or
demonstration by the future generations of Hung Gar. It was a delightfull
sight for all to see the youngesters skilfully demonstrate variety of
different Hung Gar forms to the sound of the drum. Following the kids'
performances, a large birthday cake was brought in which Grand Master Lam
Cho cut with his family besides him. Afterwards the hung gar
practitioners,teachers and students from around the world gathered around
grand master Lam Cho and his sons Lam Chun Fai sifu and Lam Chun Sing
sifu to take photos.
The party proceeded with top notch gung fu demonstration by
instructors and students from around the world. One by one, they
displayed their hard earned skills by performing wide range of hand,
weapon and two men sets. As far as hung gar demonstartions would go,
grand masters birthday party is the place to be to see some of the best
hung gar demonstrations any body would hope to see. With great
concentration, precision and strength, students and sifus performed many
different Hung Gar forms, including; Kwan Do, Fu Hok Seung Ying Kuen, Sup
Ying Kuen, Kuan Lan Gim, Pek Kwa Darn Do, Seung Long Do, Fu Hok Doy Cha,
Darn Do Chin Cheong and more. Some of the best moments of the night
included breathtaking performances by grand master Lam Cho's sons, Lam
Chun Sing and Lam Chun Fai. The spectators were thrilled with the amazing
accuracy, speed and skilfulness displayed by both Lam Chun Fai and Lam
Chun Sing sifu.
After the demonstrations, the night continued with
the birthday feast. Everyone settled down to enjoy the delicious food and
delicacies served by the Grand Lord Sea Food restaurant. The birthday
party concluded with grand master thanking every guest personally for
joining him at his 93rd birthday.