2 good friends.

October 16, 2008

Some how my every visit to Singapore is never really complete until I spent time with Sifu Ku Choy Wah.

Born into a “Kung Fu” family, Sifu Ku started his training at the tender age of 8 with his father and uncle in the arts of Hakka “Hong Mei” and “Choy Li Fut”.

At 19, he traveled to Kuala Lumpur to embark his “Ban Chun Wing Chun” journey and in the 70s; he continued his WCK training with Sifu Liu Soon Yuan, a relative.

Today, Sifu Ku is the 6th generation descendant of Cho Gar Ban Chung Wing Chun Kuen.

I met Sifu Ku some 15 years ago in Singapore and at that time, he was teaching a handful of students in a small temple along Geylang Road, Singapore.

We became good friends over the years mainly because we are both searching for almost the same thing; roots of the various southern sytems.

And in the name of that search, we both accumulated tons of materials and to meet and share is indeed gratifying.

To me, Sifu Ku is one of those rare few non-White Crane practitioners to possess knowledge of intimate details of Whooping Crane; info that are tightly kept within families.

You frequently find the 2 of us in some downtown Singapore coffee shop talking for hours at times – comparing techniques from his WCK to my White Crane.

Must have raised a few eyebrows when we start bridging/trapping and getting all keyed up when we discover something correlated…..

This recent trip to Singapore is no different; again meeting in a crowded coffee shop but we managed to keep our exchange to just words and books.

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