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 to his kung fu practice.
When he accepted a job in Shenzhen, Mak Sifu took a ten year break from his kung fu career. When he returned to Hong Kong in the early 2000s, he focused on becoming a full-time Hung Gar teacher. Initially, Mak Che-kong taught in various sports centres and parks, until his student Bey Logan opened a full-time mo kwoon/martial club for him in Cheung Sha Wan. The school later relocated to Kwai Fong.
Mak Che-kong was a pioneer in using social media to spread the benefits of traditional kung fu training, and now has dedicated students all over the world.