Bun Chung WCK – Ku Choy Wah.

November 18, 2007

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Master Ku and Ah Thai.

 

Here’s a man who has devoted most part of his life to the preservation and promotion of his style of kung fu.

 

In all the 10 plus years that I have known him, he’s still the same steadfast kung fu teacher, oftentimes against adverse conditions, working hard to pass on the arts.

 

Meet him and he will strike you as someone who is meticulously informed about CKF and having no misgivings at all about sharing what he knows.

 

Every session I have with him, inevitably, goes into in-depth discussion about evolution and transmission of the arts from mainland to SE Asia. The more I talk to him, the more I realize how passionate this man is when it comes to the arts – simply unbelievable!

 

Think I am exaggerating? Try this; every time I bump into him, he would have a portable DVD player and a bunch of CKF DVDs, all ready for discussion. It’s either that or he will have documents, books or other handwritten materials on him….

 

And he is all about his WCK – “Opera Wing Chun” to be exact and his vocation to maintain this line.

 

A calling that has brought him to Malaysia and China many times to connect and rebuild ties that was broken.

 

I, for one, really respect his energy.

 

In Penang, he brought me to “Poon Yue Association” to meet a gentleman who is one of the late GM Cho Onn disciples.

 

Master Ku received his WCK from a relative first and then went under the wing of GM Cho Onn. Coming to Penang, Cho Onn-chosen home after leaving mainland is like homecoming for Master Ku.

 

And just before we left Penang, we went to see Ah Thai, Cho Onn’s son-in-law.

 

Watching these 2 seniors together and hearing them talk about old times – folks, this is exactly the kind of moment that inspires me ……..

 

 

 

 

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