Zhou Jia Lee Kuan’s family.

November 25, 2007


Like I explained in my other entry, this Penang event was put together with big-time help from my Zhou Jia Sihing, Peter Lum.


Peter also took me around and introduced many Penang’s Zhou Jia elders to me and do we have a big family there…


Not surprising, taking into account the fact that my GM, the late Lee Kuan, was based there before moving on to Singapore.


Talk to anyone in Penang Wulin and you are liable to hear of his many exploits and the high esteem folks there still hold.


He must have an immense following in Penang.


One Zhou Jia elder who is extra supportive of my activities is my Sisok, Foong Yee Yen. From giving me a lot of details to showing me some of the most advance forms of Zhou Jia for videos, he was downright giving.


On many occasions, he had to take time of from his day business just so he could help out in expediting some issues that I was facing to get the act together.


And folks, I am really a nobody in Zhou Jia….


So to all my Zhou Jia family in Penang, a super size “thank you”.


I owe you guys a big one…










Arrrrgh, wet soggy Sunday – the kind that makes you feel really lethargic.


Decided to leave kung fu aside for awhile and I was going through my computer and found some pictures that Nicole, Russ’ wife, took in Penang.


Did a short clip to share some of these…..


Some pics of the participants, temples, butterfly farm, parks and other places they visited.







One tree, many branches.

November 25, 2007


When I was first told about GM Ong Choon Seng, I was looking forward impatiently to meet this old gentleman in Penang.


And that is because Sifu Ong is one of the very few, that I have heard of, still flying the “Tai Zu” or “Grand Ancestor” flag.


Also one of the styles that I studied, I couldn’t wait to compare notes.


Finally meeting him in his temple; Sifu Ong operates a “Dit Dar” clinic within a temple compounds in Penang, then turned out to be a reunion of sort.


2 strangers meeting for the first time and instantaneously jumping into topics like 3 battles, 4 doors, 5 gates and 8 methods….


Sifu Ong’s Tai Zu or Tai Chor in Fukien, has been kept within his families for generations from China to Penang.


His ancestors and my grandmaster, the late Quek Yong Hor, were from the same neighborhood in China and perhaps even the same school.


Our training methodologies are that alike …


Except maybe that his syllabus maintains a tad more of the northern elements that spawned Fukien Tai Chor.


I spent a good amount of time exchanging with Sifu Ong and his son in numerous, very educational, sessions


Over time, you will be reading a lot more about some of the projects that we are presently embarking to document and promote this style.


And Sifu Ong will be playing a vital role ……together with my Tai Zu teacher, Teo Choon Teck.