Lineage

HUNG GAR LINEAGE

knowing our roots

The Chinese saying is that, whenever we drink the water, we should remember from whence it flows. So when we practice traditional Chinese martial arts, we must always pay our respects to those great masters and grandmasters who came before us, and left us with this treasured legacy.

Mak Che-kong Sifu,

Head Teacher

Our Grandmasters
The most famous of our forebears in the Hung Gar system is the legendary Wong Fei-hung. Grandmaster Wong passed on his art to his most renowned student, Grandmaster Lam Sai-wing, who in turned taught it to Grandmaster Lam Cho. We are proud to train in the Lam family tradition.
1 Wong Fei-hung
Great Grandmaster

1 Wong Fei-hung

A native of Fatshan, now Foshan, in the province of Canton / Guangzhou, Wong Fei-hung was the son of a kung fu master named Wong Kay-ying. Fei-hung learned martial arts from both his father, and from his grandmaster, Luk Ah-choi. A true kung fu prodigy, Wong Fei-hung learned from other teachers, including Leung Kwan, AKA ‘Iron Bridge Three’. After becoming…

2 Lam Sai-wing
Great Grandmaster

2 Lam Sai-wing

Born in the Nanhai district of Canton/Guangzhou, Lam Sai-wing was a life-long kung fu practitioner, following different masters before finding his ‘heart teacher’ in the form of Wong Fei-hung. He followed Grandmaster Wong loyally for the rest of his days. When Grandmaster Lam Sai-wing moved to Hong Kong, he ensured that the name and reputation of Wong Fei-hung was known…

3 Lam Cho
Great Grandmaster

3 Lam Cho

The great Lam Cho was born in the Canton/Guangzhou district of Nanhai. As the adoptive son of Lam Sai-wing, Lam Cho began his Hung Gar training very young. A martial arts prodigy, Lam Cho began his teaching career at Lam Sai-wing’s schools in Guangzhou, and later relocated with his master to Hong Kong. Once established in the city, Lam Cho…

4 Tang Kwok-wah
Great Grandmaster

4 Tang Kwok-wah

Grandmaster Tang began training with Lam Cho in the early 1930s, at the age of 8. As Lam’s adopted son, he was trained to a high level of excellence. During live demonstrations, Lam Cho’s eldest son Lam Chun-fai and Tang Kwok-wah became famous for their performances of Hung Gar’s two man fighting sets, and for their Lion Dance displays. Tang…

5 Chan Chi-keung
Grandmaster

5 Chan Chi-keung

Chan Chi-keung began training in Hung Gar kung fu under Tang Sifu at the latter’s mo kwoon / martial club in the Wong Tai Sin district on Hong Kong’s Kowloon side. This was in the early 1960s, and Chan Sifu was just 11 years old at the time. Chan Chi-keung soon distinguished himself with his dedication to training, and became…

Our Head Teacher
Mak Che-kong Sifu founded CTMASA in 2002.
Mak Che-kong
Head Teacher

Mak Che-kong

Mak Sifu, who goes by the English name ‘Donald’, began his Hung Gar training under the respected master Chan Chi-keung at the latter’s school in Hong Kong’s Tai Kok Tsui district. He began his own teaching career instructing at the Hong Kong Boy Scouts Association. By profession, Mak Che-kong is a metal worker, and has applied his knowledge of mechanics…

CTMASA Certified Teachers
Disciples recognized for their dedication and ability to teach and promote Hung Gar kung fu particularly that of Mak Che-kong Lineage and certified as such by CTMASA.
1 Bey Logan
Certified Teacher

1 Bey Logan

Logan began his kung fu training as a teenager in Peterborough, England, in a composite Southern style called ‘Lau Gar’. While in his early 20s, Bey became editor of ‘Combat’, the UK’s leading martial arts magazine. This position gave him access to teachers from a variety of martial disciplines. Over time, Logan gravitated towards the Hung Gar style, beginning his…

2 Gennadii Ptashnikov
Certified Teacher

2 Gennadii Ptashnikov

Gennadii has been a martial arts practitioner since he was 14 years old, when he tried both judo and the Russian grappling art of sambo. On enlisting in the Russian army, Gennadii experienced realistic hand-to-hand and knife training. After his discharge, he found instructors in the martial arts that were prevalent in the Russia of the late 1980s era, primarily…

3 Gonzalo Pintor Serrano
Certified Teacher

3 Gonzalo Pintor Serrano

Serrano Sifu is friends with the respected Master Francis Cheung of the Pak Mei style. Gonzalo was keen to find a suitable teacher in Hung Gar kung fu. In 2011, Sifu Cheung arranged for Serrano to meet a well-known expert in the style. When this man did not arrive, the pair went for a stroll in the park, where they…

Testimonials

Mak Sifu is simply the best Hung Gar instructor I’ve ever encountered, bar none!

Alex Richter Sifu, Chief Instructor, City Wing Chun, New York

Mak Che-kong is a very fine example of a teacher of traditional Chinese kung fu.

Hung Yan-yan, martial arts actor, action choreographer

Donald Mak’s knowledge of the Hung Gar style is both vast and deep!

Tino Ceberano Hanshi, Goju Kai master, Father of Australian karate

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