Sunday, 08 February 2004,
the living legend of Hung Gar, Grand Master Lam Cho celebrated his 94th
birthday with family, friends, Hung Gar instructors and students coming
from all over the world.
This years birthday celebration was held at the
Grand Lord Sea Food Restaurant located in Prince Edward/Hong Kong. As
always, Grand Masters birthday was a memorable and truly an enjoyable
occasion for everyone. For the hung gar students and practitioners, Grand
Master Lam Cho's birthday celebration has become an event not to be
missed. As in previous years, this year 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, an overwhelming number of guests turned
up for sigung's birthday to convey their best wishes and share in the
festivities. There were guests from countries such as, USA,
Grand Master was extremly pleased with the international flavor of his
birthday and the continuing growth of his family style.
The birthday festivities kicked off at around
with the remarkable display of traditional lion dance performances by Lam
Cho Sigung's grand students. The entire restaurant was filled by the
sounds of the drum, gong and cymbal as the guests watched the display of
lion's emotions and movements. The lion dance was followed by gung fu
demonstration by the young - 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.
At the end of gung fu performances by Kids, a large birthday cake
was brought in which Grand Master Lam Cho cut with his family besides
him. Immediately after, 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.
following couple of hours were packed with top-notch gung fu
demonstrations 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 anybody 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,Gung Gee Doy cha, Fu Hok Doy
Cha, Darn Do Chin Cheong and more.
The gung fu performances were councluded by the
seperate, breathtaking performances by grand master Lam Cho's sons, Lam
Chun Sing and Lam Chun Fai. The spectators were thrilled with the amazing
skill, accuracy, speed and power 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 94th birthday.