Lineage - Grandmaster Wong, Doc Fai
Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was born in Wangshan village of the Wushan area, Doumen district of Zhuhai City, Guangdong province, China in 1948. In April of 1960, when he was 11 years old, he immigrated to San Francisco with his mother, to be reunited with his father who was already in San Francisco. Because of language difficulties in his first few years in the United States he was taunted, teased and bullied. It is because of these difficulties that he sought out his first Kung Fu teacher. He began lessons with Great-Grandmaster Lau Bun, the founder of the Hung Sing Kwoon of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu in America. After Lau Bun passed away in 1967, Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong opened his own Kung Fu School when he was 19 years old.
In 1976, he went to Hong Kong to search for high ranking masters to improve his martial arts knowledge. He became the first disciple of the Great-Grandmasters of Hu Yuen Chou and Wong Gong. He traveled to Hong Kong for his senior advanced level martial arts training each year from 1976 to 1997 during the summers and winters consecutively. From 1989 on, he invited his teachers to come to the U.S. to teach seminars to his students and his students' students as well. Now, he is one of the few highest ranking Choy Li Fut masters in the world. In 1987 he was promoted to grandmaster status by his teacher Great-Grandmaster Wong Gong. He is also a second-generation disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu, having studied under Dr. Hu Yuen-Chou, a closed-door disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu. Yang Cheng-Fu was the grandson of the founder of the Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. Hu Yuen-Chou also promoted Doc-Fai Wong to the rank of Grandmaster of his federation before his retirement in 1987. Doc-Fai Wong maintains his connection to the birthplace of his martial arts discipline; in April 2006, he raised all the funds for renovation the original residence of Chan Heung, founder of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu in the King Mui Village of China for the Chan family to set up the house as a museum.
Doc-Fai Wong is also a high level Chi Kung practitioner, being a longtime disciple and adopted son of Professor Peng-Si Yu and Min Ou-Yang, two of China's greatest Chi Kung and Yi Quan teachers. Continued