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Grand Master Lam Cho's 95th Birthday Celebration

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, USA, Greece, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Brazil, Singapore, 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
seven o'clock 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.

Grand Masters Lam Cho 95th Birthday
Grand Masters Lam Cho 95th Birthday

The following 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 birthday.

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