US Tour By Grandmaster Lam Attracts Enthusiastic Participants from
Across the Country
Hung Gar GrandMaster Lam Chun Fai, the son of
Hung Ga Grand Master Lam Cho and the great nephew of the legendary Lam
Sai Wing, recently completed a highly successful seminar tour of the US.
This was the first time a member of the Lam family came to the US
for an extended tour.
The first stop of the tour was in Bellingham Washington
at Lanes Tiger & Crane Gung Fu Academy where the Grand Master taught
and corrected over 50 enthusiastic participants as well as making himself
available for private lessons. Si-fu Lane
was a gracious host and one of the sponsors of the tour. It was a very
exciting weekend for all involved.
next stop was in Concord, California.
The seminar started with a Hung Ga demonstration with Si-fus from all
over the US
performing and participating in the seminar. Performers included the
sponsors of the tour: Calvin Chin from Boston,
Don Hamby and Fred Lee from Los Angeles,
from Bellingham Washington
and George Kikes and Ben Hunter from Walnut Creek California.
Si-fu Kwong Wing Lam also attended the performance to greet the Grand
Master. The high point
of the demonstration was Grand Master Lam performing techniques from the
famed Tiger/Crane and Gung Gee sets. Grand Master Lam then spent the next
two days teaching and correcting the Tiger and Crane form. The 60+
participants were thrilled to be learning directly from the Grand Master.
finale of the tour was in Boston
where Calvin Chin hosted a three day seminar for his students and ended
the tour with a grand banquet in Boston’s
Grand Master Lam taught forms, techniques and applications for to 75
students, some of them driving over 10 hours to participate in the seminar.
On the final day Si-fu Chin opened his school to the public for an open
house and Gung Fu performance. Si-fu Chin’s students preformed
before Grand Master Lam and over 200 guests. A banquet followed the
performance where the guests included the extended family of the late
Kwong Tit Fu who was Calvin Chin’s teacher and a student of Lam
Cho, and also Tang Kwok Wah the most senior of Lam Cho’s students.
The success of the tour has Grand Master Lam
already planning a second tour for sometime next year. According to Grand
Master Lam, “The enthusiasm and commitment of the students I have
met during this tour makes me want to return.” The unity,
friendship and camaraderie demonstrated by all the Hung Gar student's and
Si-fu's was also a point of great satisfaction for the Grand Master. As
the Grand Master put it, “After all, we are one big family.”