founder of Choy Lee Fut kung fu Chan Heung Goon, was a native of
Kin Mui village in the county Sun Wui, Canton Province, Chan
Heung founded kung fu system in the mid 19th century, i.e.
during the era of the Qing (Ching) Dynasty.
Chan Heung's began his training at the age of seven with his
uncle/village elder Chan Yuen Wu Uncle Chan Yuen Wu was a former
Shaolin monk and a practitioner of Fut Gar kung fu. His second
teacher Lee Yau San a practitioner of Lee Gar Kuen (Lee Family
Fist) who was also a former Shaolin monk.
The third teacher of Chan Heung, Choy Fook was once again a monk
from the Shaolin Temple. Choy Fook was one of the few surviving
monks who had managed to escape from the destruction of the
Fukien Shaolin Temple.
Chan Heung passed away in 1875, his two sons Chan Koon Pak and
Chan On Pak.
Chan On Pak inherited their father's martial arts teaching and
brought up a lot of outstanding disciples, such as Fong Yu Shu.
Chan Yiu Sai, Chan Tai Shun, Leung Kuei, and Wong Fook Among
them, Master Fong Yuk Shu who was to become the third generation
inheritor of our branch of Choy Lee Fut.
Generation Fong Yuk Shu, was a native of Kaiping County in
Guangdong (Canton) Province. He came from a wealthy background,
which made it easy for him to study the Martial Arts. He first
learned kung fu in Kaiping and later he went to King Mui to
study Choy Lee Fut with Chan Heung's youngest son Chan Koon Pak.
After leaving Chan Koon Pak's school, he then started his own
school in Sanshen Commune, Henan District, Guanzhou. Among his
Coach to the Jiangmen organisations in Guangzhou, training
director of the Chinese Broadsword Team and a follower of Dr Sun
receiving permission from master Fong Yuk Shu, fourth Generation
master Chan Hong Hung first set up a martial school in the City
of Canton and later after an altercation moved his school to
Hong Kong to carry on teaching the martial arts of Choy Lee Fut
Generation master Jew Yew Jong set up a martial school in the
City of Kowloon in Hong Kong
generation Choy Lee Fut master Sifu Edmund Ng (Ng Hao Tak) was
born in Hong Kong in 1952, and began his training in Choy Lee
Fut kung fu at the age of eight years old under the guidance of
Master Jew Yew Jong. Upon arrival in England in 1976, Sifu Ng
with the permission of Master Jew Yew Jong, opened his own
school to further the teaching of Choy Lee Fut. In 1996, master
Ng was appointed to the position of European representative of
the Hong Kong Choy Lee Fut Association.
1996,seventh generation Sifu Brown was granted permission by his
teacher Sifu Edmund Ng to open his own school. As well as
teaching at his own school in Durham sifu Brown still play's a
major role in both performance of the lion at the Chinese New
Year and in the training of his fellow students at his Sifu's
school in Newcastle Upon Tyne.