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About Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Kuen
Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun has its roots in the Yip Man Wing Chun lineage as taught by Hawkins Cheung and further developed by Robert Chu Sau Lei. It emphasized body structure, the ability to absorb, re-direct and issue power using optimal body vectors and kinetics. Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun is a combat oriented martial art (“Let application be your Sifu”) that covers all aspects of traditional Chinese Kung Fu.
Is the instructor of Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun in Singapore. Steven is a lifelong martial artist enthusiast, at an early age he practiced Judo and Shaolin Kempo for more then 20 years. Before he met Alan Orr Sifu who introduced him to Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun he also practiced Bak Mei, Liu He Ba Fa, Balintawak Escrima and Wing Chun (Yip Chun lineage). With approval and support of his teacher Sifu Alan Orr, Steven is now fully dedicated to training and teaching Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun.
Was born in 1898 in Foshan, China and came from a wealthy family and because of his privileged position he was able to learn Wing Chun. His first teacher was Chan Wah-Shun. At age 16, Yip Man attended school at St. Stephen’s College in Hong Kong. There he met and trained under Leung Bik, son of Master Leung Jan. When Yip Man returned to Foshan at the age of 24, he had mastered the Wing Chun system. The 1930’s and 40’s was a hectic period in Chinese history and in 1949 Yip Man driven by war and the communists fled penniless to Hong Kong. With no other skills then his Wing Chun Yip Man opened a school first in Hoi Tan Street and later in Lee Tat Street. There he had famous students such as Wong Shun Leung, William Cheung, Chu Song Tin, Bruce Lee, Leung Ting and Hawkins Cheung. In the following decades and fueled by the Kung Fu craze in the 70’s Wing Chun got its fame and spread over the world.
Hawkins Cheung was a good friend and training partner of Bruce Lee. Hawkins being relatively small in stature (5 Ft 5) was always concerned on how to fight a much larger opponent. He noticed that Yip Man was able to control and defeat (bigger) students effortlessly. In his private lessons with Yip Man and during Chi Sao practice Hawkins closely studied how Yip Man moved and was able to neutralize the attacks of his opponents with the slightest movement. Based on his observations and over the years Hawkins laid the foundation of the Body Structure method. This method teaches the ability to absorb and redirect your opponents force by using proper body alignment and internal body mechanics. At the end of 1970’s Hawkins went to Los Angeles, USA where he still teaches a small group of dedicated students. Hawkins Cheung’s most senior student since 1977 is Robert Chu Sau Lei.
Robert Chu has been practicing martial arts since childhood. He practiced Bagua, Xing Yi, Shaolin and Tai Chi but considers Wing Chun Kuen as his core art. Robert studied Wing Chun under Hawkins Cheung (Yip Man lineage) Yuen Kay-San and Gulao Wing Chun under Kuang Jong-Yuen. With his scientific approach to problem solving and exposure to a variety of Traditional Chinese Martial arts Robert Chu further enriched the body structure method. Besides his passion for martial arts, Robert is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. He is an author and wrote many publications in well known Martial Arts magazines such as Inside Kung Fu, Martial Arts Combat Sports and others. He lives and teaches privately in Pasadena, California. For more information about Robert Chu you can visit his website http://www.chusaulei.com/about/index.html or read the Robert Chu interview on my article page.
Alan is a disciple of Robert Chu and the representative of Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun in Europe. Alan is skilled in many other martial disciplines such as Escrima (European representative for Integrative Escrima), BJJ and shoot wrestling. He also is a Licensed Tui Na and Acupuncturist, Certified Kettlebells and Fitness instructor. He also writes columns and articles for Martial Arts Illustrative, UK’s premier martial arts magazine. In Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun application and functionality of our art is key. Alan elevated Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun to higher levels by applying proven sports training methods for maximum result. His Iron Wolves Team is respected throughout the Wing Chun community world wide as one of the few Wing Chun fighter teams that enters NHB and K1 competitions. Alan lives in York and has his Tui Na clinic and Martial Arts school in London. For more information about Alan Orr visit his website http://www.alanorr.com or read the Alan Orr interview on my article page.
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