Saturday the 26th of
February 2005 marked the 95th
birthday of Hung Gar's legendary Grand Master Lam Cho.This years birthday
party was once again 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 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.
Year after year an overwhelmingly growing number
of guests turn up in Hong Kong
for sigung's birthday to convey their best wishes and share in the
festivities. This year was no exception, there were hundreds of guests
from many different countries, including: England,
Japan etc. Grand Master was extremely pleased with the international
flavor of his birthday and the continuing growth of his family style.
As in previous years this years birthday party
included traditional lion dance performance and breathtaking gung fu
demonstrations. The festivities kicked of at around
with the remarkable display of traditional lion dance performances by Lam
Cho Sigung's grand students. The sounds of the drum, gong and cymbal
filled the entire restaurant as the lion dancers thrilled the guests with
the different emotions and movements of the lion. Following the lion
dance performance, Grand Master Lam Cho with his immediate family besides
him was presented with his birthday cake which he cut and shared with the
guests and his entire gung fu family of students and grand students from
all over the world. Next up was a group photo session where hung gar
practitioners,teachers and students gathered around grand master Lam Cho
and his sons Lam Chun Fai sifu and Lam Chun Sing sifu to take photos.
couple of hours of the birthday party was filled with top notch gung fu
demonstrations by Hung Gar sifus, practitioners, students and grand
students from around the world. Starting off with the young children, the
future generation of Hung Gar, One by one everyone displayed their hard
earned skills by performing wide range of hand, weapon and two men sets.
As far as hung gar demonstrations 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;
Gung Gee Fook Fu Kuen, Dai Pa, Kwan Do, Fu Hok Seung Ying Kuen, Sup Ying
Kuen, Kuan Lan Gim, Pek Kwa Darn Do, Mui Fa 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 Fai, Lam Chun Sing and Lam Chun
Chung. The spectators were thrilled with the amazing accuracy, speed and
skillfulness displayed by grand masters sons.
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 95th