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LAM CHUN FAI SIFU'S HONG KONG SEMINARS 2003

Lam Chun faiHung Gar Master Lam Chun Fai, the son of Hung Gar Grand Master Lam Cho, recently completed a highly successful seminars at his home city, Hong Kong. The seminars, conducted over two separate days, 19-20 February 2003, were held at a sport center located in North Point/Hong Kong and had a big turn out of hung gar instructors and students from many different countries around the world including; USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, England, France and of course Hong Kong. There were many Hung Gar schools from around the world which took part in the seminars including, George Kikes 's Lam Family Tiger & Crane School (USA), Michael Goodwin's San Francisco Hung Gar Kung Fu Association(USA), Don Hamby's School Of Tiger & Crane (USA), Eddie Lane's Tiger Crane School (USA), Massimo Innaccone's Italian Academy Hung Gar Kung Fu (Italy), Andreas Garski's German Hung Gar Kung Fu Association (Germany), Jesse Gooding's Lam Family Hung Kuen School (Canada).

Each seminar was followed by a banquet at a restaurant located in North Point where the participants from different parts of the world got to know each other better and had the opportunity to ask Lam Chun Fai sifu even more questions on different aspects of Hung Gar gung fu. One of the main highlights of the seminars was Grandmaster Lam Cho's visit to oversee the seminar.

Day One

The first day of the seminar was focused on the "Lau Gar Kuen" empty hand set and its applications. The seminar began at 3 pm on Wednesday 19th of February 2003, and lasted 3 hours. During the first half of this seminar, Lam Chun Fai sifu taught the entire "Lau Gar Kuen" set step by step, explaining each movement and making corrections as the day progressed.

Group Photo Day 1

After going through the whole set, the seminar proceeded with the fighting application of the techniques and their usage. The participants had the opportunity to ask Lam Chun Fai sifu questions on specific movements found in the set as well as their underlying principles. Over all the first day of the seminar was an invaluable and truly and exciting experience for all to be learning directly from Lam Chun Fai sifu himself. The seminar ended with a photo session. Following the seminar was an excellent banquet of Chinese food and delicacies. The entire day was full of learning, discipline and fun which continued late into the evening.

Day Two
Lam Cho sigungThe second day of the seminar was even more rewarding. On day two, Lam Chun Fai sifu mainly focused on the "Gung Gee Fook Fu Kuen" empty hand set and its application. Gung Gee is the oldest and one of the most important sets of the traditional Hung Gar system. The seminar began with going through the Lau Gar Kuen set one more time. The remaining part of the seminar was focused on Gung Gee Fook Fu Kuen. Step by step, Lam sifu taught the entire first half of this form, thoroughly enplaning each posture and ensuring each and everyone of the students had a good understanding of this important set.

The
high point of the seminar was the visit of Grandmaster Lam Cho. Accompanied with his daughter and youngest son Lam Chun Sing sifu, Lam Cho sigung made his presence during the second half of the seminar. The participants were thrilled to see the living legend of hung gar, grandmaster Lam Cho at the seminar and train under his presence. The seminar continued under the watchful eyes of Lam Cho sigung. After completing the first half the Gung Gee set, Lam Chun Fai sifu then demonstrated the fighting application of this famed set and answered the students questions.

Group Photo day 2

The participants were especially over the moon when Lam Cho sigung himself began explaining the important fundamental principals of hung gar and their usage. Despite his advance age of 93, grandmaster with grace and unbelievable power showed how certain techniques are applied. The participants were truly stunned with grandmaster's speed, strength and vigor as well as his graceful, powerful yet straight to the point way of applying each technique. This was indeed an unforgetable experience for all the participants of the seminar. The seminar concluded with all the participants taking group and individual photos with Granadmaster Lam Cho, Lam Chun Fai sifu and Lam Chun Sing sifu.

Group Photo Day 2

After the seminar everyone joined Grandmaster Lam Cho and his son Lam Chun Fai for a great banquet of delicious chinese food. Overall the seminar was a great sucess and an unfergotable experience for all. The plans for hosting more seminars in Hong Kong next year is already underway.

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