Monday, October 16, 2006
Grandmaster Ark Y. Wong, considered to be the first to teach kung fu to non-chinese students and a true pioneer in the Chinese martial arts was recognized on Oct. 14th, 2006 by the members of the Martial Arts History Museum (http://www.martialartsmuseum.com/). GM Wong along with Master Buck Sam Kong and other influential figures in the history and development of the martial arts were inducted into the Martial Arts HIstory Museum Hall of Fame. Representing GM Wong was his grandson GM Seming Ma, the inheritor of the Ng Ga Kuen kung fu style.
This is a well deserved and well overdue honor for this great master and for his legacy. Congratulations to GM Wong's family, to GM Seming Ma, and to all of his direct students, who were fortunate to have shared, learned and worked with Ark Y. Wong. Thanks go to Michael Matsuda and the members of the MAHM for recognizing GM Wong and his contribution and influence in the growth of Chinese Kung Fu in the western world.
This has been a big year for the Ng Ga Kuen style and this honor on GM Wong tops the list!
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