Master Y.C. Wong is one of the senior-most Hung Gar Kung Fu authorities teaching in the United States today. At the age of six, he started training in this style under his own father in Canton, China. During his teens, he left China for Hong Kong to complete his Hung Gar training under Hung Gar Grandmaster Lum Jo. Master Wong spent many years under the Grandmasters tutelage where he lived, trained and assisted in teaching at the Grandmasters Kung Fu school. Master Wong learned and mastered all the hand techniques and traditional weaponry of the style.
Besides Hung Gar, Master Wong is also skilled in the Northern Kung Fu style of Pek Kwa, which he studied under the guidance of the famed Tai-Sing Pek-Kwa Grandmaster Kun Duk Hoi. In addition, Master Wong is highly skilled and experienced in three internal styles, Kuan Ping Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan, Pa Kua and I-Chuan standing meditation.
Master Wong has been teaching and promoting Kung Fu in the Bay Area for more than thirty years. Inside Kung Fu Magazine has featured Master Wong in its monthly periodical several times and has included him in their "Who's Who in the Martial Arts" as one of Americas most highly respected and well know martial artists.
Master Wong believes that humility, perseverance, and understanding of the principles are the keys to Kung Fu perfection and that the mental and physical dimensions of the art must be united and strengthened. Ones willingness to learn and to spend time in training is as important as receiving proper instruction. Proper instruction is critical since improper practice due to a lack of understanding of the Kung Fu principles can be harmful to ones health.
Master Wongs school in San Francisco was established in 1966. He welcomes all interested individuals to come during one of the class sessions. Private lessons, by special arrangement, are also available.
Master Y.C. Wong's Kung Fu Philosophy
Chinese Kung Fu has had a long developmental period. Its extensive scope and profound principles put it in a class by itself. There are many branches and styles, all originating from the same concepts. Those who desire to understand the true meaning of Kung Fu should seek out qualified instructors and train with skilled friends. Extrapolate the techniques and forge your style with diligent and consistent practice. Be sure to avoid laziness and procrastination. Guard against arrogance and boastfulness. Do not be easily provoked. Seek to analyze with an open heart and open mind. Those who have mastered the art should use it honorably. Teach and help others so many can benefit. Propagate Kung Fu so that the art will endure.
ORIGINAL CONCEPT CONCEIVED BY SIFU Y. C. WONG (summer 1974)