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FAMILY LINEAGE

:: Lam Sai Wing

:: Lam Cho

:: Lam Chun Fai

:: Lam Chuen Ho

Lam Cho came from Pan Chao in Guangshou. An orphan, he was adopted and raised by his uncle, Lam Sai Wing. When his uncle went to Hong Kong, he went with him to learn martial arts. He was blessed with quick arms, a strong body, and superior physical dexterity. His uncle loved him as his own son, and taught him in the authentic martial arts tradition. He was highly intelligent, and quick to understand all the different styles of kung fu. Throughout his twenty years with his teacher, he accumulated vast experience in kung fu and the art of Chinese medicine. By virtue of his medical expertise, he helped thousands of people.
As a young man, he was already helping his Sifu in teaching at the Southern Martial Arts Association and eventually set up his own kung fu studio. His skill was so well known, that people thoughout the South referred to him as Sifu even as a young man. He set up another studio in
Kowloon, where thousands of students trained.

His closest students set up studios to teach as well; thus, those who had his teaching spread across Hong Kong and Guangzhou, and the Hung Gar style became a shining example of excellence in martial arts. Many of Lam Cho's students in turn become well known martial artists and respected figure within the Chinese Martial Arts circles around the world. Some of them have opened up Kung Fu schools of great renown.
Grandmaster Lam was well respected and was invited to give demonstrations for the Navy and Army. Both Chinese and foreigners complimented his performance, and his photo was soon appearing in
London newspapers. The school of martial arts spread throughout the globe, enhancing the reputation of the Lam family and the Hung Gar style. Grandmaster Lam traveled far and wide, and never tired of teaching the style his Sifu taught him. He was especially happy and willing to help newcomers to the art. Many of the students that he trained went on to develop great reputations for themselves. All were grateful for his noble deeds, but grandmaster Lam remained humble and peaceful, and was therefore well respected.

When the Japanese invaded Hong Kong, grandmaster Lam's studio burned down, and fighting broke out all across the city. Grandmaster Lam helped maintain the peace and aided the people in their suffering, and his deeds are still remembered to this day. When Hong Kong fell, the Japanese forces went looking for grandmaster Lam, so he returned in secrecy to his village. When the people of his village heard of his return, they immediately entreated him to teach martial arts. Finally, after Hong Kong was liberated, he returned to Hong Kong and set up his studio. He taught, gave medical care, and served as national martial arts consultant for various unions and workers associations. His medical skill was superb, and his principles were especially admirable; he did not take more from the rich, but nonetheless reduced his fees for the poor, to the point of providing free service and medicine. He was compassionate and generous. He accomplished a great deal in his youth, and still enjoys researching and discussing medicine and martial arts every day. The future still holds much in store for grandmaster Lam. His eldest son, Lam Chun Fai, now carries on his Hung Gar teaching.

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