IKF Masters

 

Lily Lau

Grandmaster Lily Lau is the eldest daughter of the 7th Generation Eagle Claw Late Grandmaster Lau Fat Mang. Since Kung Fu has been regarded as an integral part of the Chinese culture, Grandmaster Lau, did not disappoint the Kung Fu community or her family. Determined to continue her father's dream, through hard work and persistence, she has continued teaching throughout the years, spreading Eagle Claw Kung Fu. She is the first and only woman to take over a Kung Fu System and teach openly as a Kung Fu Master. 
 

Wong Kiew Kit

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit is the fourth generation successor from the famous Shaolin Monastery of China, and a grandmaster of Shaolin Kung Fu and Chi Kung. He has always insisted that while Shaolin Kung Fu is an exceedingly effective martial art, its greatness lies in enriching our daily life and in spiritual development. He was the founder-secretary and later the Deputy President of the Federation of Kung Fu and Lion Dance Organizations of his home state in Malaysia.  
 

Ibrahim Mirzaii

Grandmaster Ibrahim Mirzaii is the founder of Kung Fu Toa style since 1950s  in Iran. Grandmaster Mirzaii, using all his wisdom and knowledge, developed and created a very own and unique style, allowing all body energy to be used at its best. Toa is not just another style of Kung Fu, it is a very complex combination of Northern and Southern Shaolin.   
 

Chan Sau Chung (left)

Grandmaster Chan Sau Chung is the founder of Tai Shing Pek Kwar style.  The words "Tai Shing" refer to the wise monkey character Sun Wu Kung in the Chinese legend of Hsi Yu Chi (Journey to the West), which was written in the sixteenth century. Through the years Tai Shing has become synonymous with Monkey kungfu. Grandmaster Chan is the president of Hong Kong Kung Fu Association since 1978.

 

Davud Mahmudzadeh

Grandmaster Davud Mahmudzadeh began studying Kung Fu in his early years with experienced masters. He founded Azerbaijan Joriyo Kung Fu Federation in 1993 and new Joriyo Kung Fu style. This style is the combination of 18 animal and 18 cold weapon styles. He collaborated with various international organizations and was selected as an expert on Kung Fu of various international martial arts programs. He has been promoting Kung Fu in various countries. He is the founder and chief instructor of the Kuwait Kung Fu Centre. Grandmaster Davud is the worldwide chairman of the International Kung Fu Federation (IKF) since February, 2005.
 

 

Chiu Chi Ling 

Grandmaster Chiu Chi Ling is famous in Hung Ga Kung Fu style. He was born in Hong Kong in 1943. Grandmaster Chiu Chi Ling has been practicing Hung Ga style since 6 years old. The training was based on traditional methods. He is currently the president of International Chiu Chi Ling Hung Ga Kung Fu Association. Grandmaster Chiu Chi Ling has been making a great contribution to the development of Kung Fu.

 
Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing (seventh generation) was born in Hong Kong, 1947. He spent ten years learning the Seven-Star Praying Mantis Style from Master Chiu Chi Man. Grandmaster Lee is the president of the International Seven Star Mantis Lee Kam Wing Martial Arts Association.
 

 

Don Grose

Master Don Grose started his training in Wing Chun Kung Fu in 1982. He opened his first Wing Chun Club at the University of Arisona in 1990 as well as established Tucson Ving Chun Academy in the USA. Master Don Grose is the founder and president of the International Ving Tsun Kung Fu Federation. This federation has branches in 18 countries - the USA, India, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

 

 

Iain Armstrong

Iain Armstrong is the master for the Tiger-Crane Kung Fu style in UK. Iron palm training is intended to harden the hand, thus enabling the practitioner to deliver more devastating blows. Masters of the iron palm technique are often famous for their breaking demonstrations. There are different variations on the iron palm training, some concentrating purely on external strength, while others are more internal.  
 

 

Lee Jones 

Lee Jones is the founder of Lion's Claw Kung Fu style in UK. This style is aimed to be a practical fighting method - traditional art and skill with modern street defense concepts. It is based on White Crane basics, claw techniques and long arm division. 

 

 

 

Gini Lau

Master Gini Lau began studying Eagle Claw with her father at the age of four. The legacy of Eagle Claw kung fu continues today. Gini Lau, the youngest daughter of the late Great Grandmaster Lau Fat Mang, has a studio in Vallejo, California. Master Lau teaches the forms that her father taught her in the spirit of the Eagle Claw tradition.

 

 

Leo Sebregts

Grandmaster Leo Sebregts began his studies of Chinese Kung-fu at the age of seven in Belgium. He left at the age of twenty four to see the world and settled in South Africa. Grand master Leo has been involved in Chinese martial arts for 50 years and is well known throughout Southern Africa. He is the Chairman of Shaolin Martial Arts Centre in South Africa.

 

 

Gilberto Pauciullo

Grandmaster Gilberto Pauciullo is the founder of Man Seer Kung (big snake school). In the latest years he dedicated himself to the Martial Arts study and his research of sources and history of the Martial Arts carried him to go deeply into the ancient arts as: Pekmek , Marma Adi, Dimmak. He is the head coach of Italy Man Seer Kung Fu Centre.  Grandmaster Gilberto has opened in north Italy Alps a traditional martial arts temple and gives his knowledge to the students in a nonprofit way.

 

  

Arnaldo De Jesús Rojas Villegas

Master Arnaldo Rojas began studying Kung Fu at the age of 4 with master Yuen Wang Zhang, the creator of Yui Chi Chuan Kung Fu, who was his teacher and friend until his day end. Master Arnaldo Rojas is 7 Tuan in the Yui Chi Chuan Style and currently runs Yui Chi Chuan Kung Fu Society of Venezuela. 

 

  

Klaus Schuhmacher

 

Master Klaus Schuhmacher has 29 years of experience in the study, training, researching, teaching and performing several styles and systems of Martial Arts. He has been studying  Chinese Philosophy and traditional Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture, Tui-Na and Chinese Herbology since 1975 in Europe, Asia and the USA. Dr. Schuhmacher is the founder and president of World Independent Chinese Martial Arts Federation in Germany.

 

  

Sergio Iadarola

 

Master Sergio Iadarola started his martial arts career at the age of six in Holland. In 1987 he started training Wing Chun Kung Fu and during 1994 -1998 he traveled through Europe attending many seminars. During a trip to Asia his dream came true when he met Grandmaster Leung Ting and was adopted as a private student. In 2002 Master Sergio together with Master Fong Wai Hung established the International Wing Tjun Association to promote and spread the authentic Wing Tjun system.

 

  

Jim Fung

 

Grandmaster Jim Fung has been training in Wing Chun Kung Fu for over 40 years. The depth of knowledge that is involved in mastering Kung Fu is so immense that he still considers himself a student of the art and continually strives to achieve the highest possible standard. Grandmaster Fung’s ultimate wish is to introduce Kung Fu to as many people as possible throughout the world. He is the head and principal instructor of International Wing Chun Academy, established in 1973 in Australia.

 

 

  

Carter Hargrave

Grandmaster Carter Hargrave is a second generation original Jeet Kune Do instructor in the United States of America. He is President of World Jeet Kune Do Federation. Professor Hargrave is the author of two martial arts manuals "The Original Jeet Kune Do Training Manual" and "Japanese Kempo Training Manual". 

 

 

  

Francisco Valencia

Master Francisco Valencia Cabrera began studying  Shaolin Chan style of Kung Fu in 1967. He is the  founder and director of the Shaolin Chan Institute in Chile since 1975. This institute has more than 10 branches in Chile as well as in Spain and USA.
 

 

 

  

David M. Grago

Grandmaster David M. Grago began his studies in the Chinese Martial Arts at age 13. He opened the first public Chinese Martial Arts studio in Central New York in 1970 on Dominick Street in Rome, New York – Called the Iron Tiger Kwoon and went on to establish the Walsh College Kung Fu program in North Canton, Ohio. At present Grandmaster Grago is the president of International Chinese Boxing Association.   

 

 

  

Wang Rengang

Grandmaster Wang Rengang is the 5th generation Grandmaster of Hao-style Taiji Mei Hua Tanglang Quan under Hao Wei Zhi and the 2nd generation Grandmaster of Dachengquan under Wang Xuan Jie. He has studied Kung Fu for over 30 years and taught for more than 20. Grandmaster Wang Rengang moved to the US in 2000 from Liaoning, China and founded International Dachengdao Inc. the following year.

 

  

Ali Danesh

Master Ali Danesh is one of the distinguished martial artists in Iran. He has studied martial arts for 26 years. At present master Ali Danesh is the president of Martial Arts Choy Li Fut Kung Fu Federation and the National Representative of International Kung Fu Federation (IKF) in Iran.

 

James Man Chin

Master James Man Chin began his training in 1973 at the Shao-Lin/Five Tiger Martial Arts Center. He is privileged to be one of only eight Swai Jiao Kung Fu Instructors personally trained and certified by Grand Master Jeng, Hsing Ping in the complete Chinese Swai Jiao Kung Fu system. Master James Man Chin heads the Chinese Swai Jiao Association in California, USA.

 

  

Mostafa Jalilzadeh

Master Mostafa Jalilzadeh has over 30 years of experience in Kung Fu. He lives by the philosophies of Kung Fu To'a and his goal is to improve the harmonic relationship of body and mind by rebuilding, enhancing, and strengthening the individual's character. Master Mostafa Jalilzadeh is the founder and head of the Body & Mind Training Institute in Canada since 1981.

 

  

Mike Symonds

Master Mike Symonds has been developing proper Kung Fu knowledge in the UK since 1970's. He has been able to promote many changes among other Martial Arts, like "no knee or elbow snapping", proper understanding of Kung-fu and its styles, its deeper levels, etc. Was awarded for "Development of Kung Fu in UK" in 1999/2000. Master Mike Symonds is the founder and head of the T'ien Ti Tao Academy in UK.

 

  

Doc-Fai Wong

Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong has been teaching martial arts since 1968 and is the founder of the Doc-Fai Wong Martial Arts Center. He is the President of the Plum Blossom International Federation. Doc-Fai Wong is the fifth generation Grandmaster, one of the highest ranking Kung Fu Masters in the world.

 

  

Yang Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world renowned author and teacher of Kung Fu. Yang's Martial Arts Association was established in the USA in 1982. With the intent of preserving traditional Kung Fu, he began training students in the rigors of Shaolin Long Fist and White Crane Kung Fu. Dr. Yang also undertook his life-long dream of researching Kung Fu and introducing them to the West through many books, videos and DVDs. 

 

Knud Erik Andersen

Sifu Knud Erik Andersen is a student of 3rd generation Tai Chi Master Kai Ying Tung. He has practiced Tai Chi Chuan since 1984 and have taught Tai Chi Chuan since 1989. He is  the founder of Knud Erik Andersen's Tai Chi Chuan Institute and the only Internet Magazine in Scandinavia Tai Chi Net Online.
 

  

Michael Dasargo

Master Michael Dasargo began studying Praying Mantis Boxing as a young boy and is the sole disciple of Master Tony Puyot. He has also trained in Shanghai, Qingdao, and Yantai, China where he became an Honorary Boxer for the Yantai Boxing Commission. Shifu Dasargo began teaching at the age of 17, established The Traditional Kung Fu Academy in 2000, and The Kuoshu Union in 2004. He continues to be an activist to this day.

 

  

Bill Drougas

Dr. Bill Drougas is the founder and head of the Vichara Tai Jug Fu –Dou Chuan Pai style in Greece.  He is the president of the World Jug Tai Association. He began his martial arts training at age 12 with the traditional Kung Fu Five Animals. He received many Hall of Fame awards and many World Scientific Awards. Dr. Bill is the author of over 25 books. 

 

  

Eric Gardere

Eric Gardere has been involved in the martial arts for over 47 years. He has studied the styles of Wing Chun, Tai Mantis, White Crane, Dragon, Tiger, & Snake. With the combination of all styles that he has studied he is now teaching a fighting system called Twin Tigers Fighting system. It has taken him years to develop that style.

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