Stephen (Shaka) Brown began his study of Choy Lee Fut
Kung Fu under Master Edmund Ng (Ng Hao Tak) at the age of seventeen
years in 1989, who intern studied in Hong Kong with Grand Master Jew
After gaining experience, practising and teaching Kung Fu under the
guidance of Sifu Ng, he was selected in 1991 to represent Great
Britain in the World Koushu championships in Spain. In 1993, 1994 and
1995 he fought and competed in the forms section of the Eurowirral
full contact kung fu championships and in the 1995 he attained the
position of champion in the weapons division and the position runner
up for the external Southern empty hands division.
While on a training visit to Hong Kong in 1996, Sifu Brown was
registered with the Hong Kong Choy Lee Fut Association headquarters
and is recognised as a 7th generation descendent of Choy Lee Fut
founder Chan Heung Goon.
On returning from Hong Kong, Sifu Brown was granted permission by his
teacher Sifu Ng to open his own school, however he decided to take up
a career in the British Army so in 1998 he joined the regiment of the
After leaving the Army he returned once again to full time training in
the Choy Lee Fut system, and well as teaching at his own school in
Durham he still play's a major role in both performance of the lion
the Chinese New Year and in the training of his fellow students at his
Sifu's school in Newcastle Upon Tyne.