Cho Gar Wing Chun Master Ku Choi Wah

October 25, 2007

Ku Choi Wah and his Cho Gar Bun Chung Wing Chun Kuen.

 

You probably heard this one; “10,000 miles cannot stop those fated to meet” or maybe not, since this is a Chinese credence.

 

Well, I do, at least, in the case with Master Ku.

 

It would appear that every time I’m back in Singapore, without appointment of any sorts, I would bump into him. Yes, I know Singapore is small but still there are some school mates that I have not seen since graduation…and ahem, that’s quite a while back…

 

So blame it on fate or the fact that we both like to browse the same CKF bookshops …..

 

First met him some 10 years ago through a friend who was studying Cho Gar with him at that time. My first contact with Cho Gar; doing one long form instead of the more widespread 3 forms, I was surprised by similarities between this system and what I do in Fuzhou White Crane. The same TTFC, whipping and even the “one hand 3 techniques” concept that I, ignorantly, thought only exist in White Crane.

 

Master Ku must be one of the most committed CKF teachers I’ve met, against much odds, he somehow is still able to go on with imparting his skills to students.

 

Talking to him, on many occasions, he recounted how some abused the knowledge that he disclosed but still those experiences are not dissuading him.

 

With a handful of loyal and devoted students, Master Ku is keeping the Cho Gar Wing Chun flag flying high.

 

This recent trip back to Singapore, I again called on him and was delighted by an invitation to watch him teach.

 

A short clip showing one of his students, Patrick Tham, doing “Ngar Wu” or “Crow Lake” Wing Chun; another name for his branch of WCK.

 

Both Master and student will be participating in the upcoming Penang event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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