I started training Hung Kuen in Honolulu during the mid 1960's with Sifu Buck Sam Kong. I trained with Sifu Kong for a total of 18 years. In this period, I met Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai for the first time. It was in this time that I forged the foundation of my skills. I would build upon this over the years to come and had the opportunity to work as an assistant instructor in Sifu Kong's school. In 1979, as Sifu Kong moved to Los Angeles, I also moved to LA to maintain my training regiment.

Over the course of the next twenty years, I continuously practiced the skills in pursuit of physical, mental, and spiritual balance within the framework of the Hung Kuen system. I questioned where I stood in the realm estimation of the Masters. It was this question that led me to the next level of training, and to seek Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai in Hong Kong.

With the help of Sifu George Kyke, my classmate and a long time practitioner of the Lam family system, I reconnected with Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai in August of 1999. Twenty-eight years after our initial introduction in Honolulu , I traveled to the Lam family home in Hong Kong. After a critical analysis of my personal integrity and skill, Grandmaster Sifu Lam Chun Fai took me on as a student. His teaching material and ideas about the origin led me to realize the true essence of Hung Kuen. These teachings took deep root within me and resulted in an awakening of my mind.

The trip also afforded me the opportunity to meet Great Grandmaster Lam Jo, 90 years old at the time, and in sparkling, radiant health. The visits to his home allowed me an opportunity to meet Lam Jo's sons, daughters, and close disciples. The visitations and teachings continued , with continuous experience of working with a group that learned from the ultimate source of the lineage, and exhibited such an extensive understanding and high skill level of Hung Kuen.

As I practice, I travel toward a new dimension of progressive thoughts. Perhaps the lifelong journey to acquire wisdom is the final point. Even after a long time of studying Hung Kuen, the deep pursuit of that goal is the journey. The final point will in the end, be decided by itself.

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