Even if you don’t practice any Chinese martial arts, you probably remember a tailor and his awesome fight with curtain rings up his forearms in a 2004 dark comedy Kung Fu Hustle. Grandmaster Dr. Chiu Chi Ling was the tailor. As an internationally renowned Chinese Martial Art master, Grandmaster Chiu has appeared in more than 70 movies and traveled around the world to teach Hung Gar Kung Fu. He has schools related to him all over the world. Thanks to Dr. Paul Lee of St. Louis, Grandmaster Chiu is coming to St. Louis on Monday April 4th and will teach a special workshop on Tuesday April 5th at the International Shaolin Wushu Center.
Grandmaster Chiu started practicing Hung Gar system, an offshoot of Shaolin Kung Fu, when he was five years old with his father Master Chiu Kau, an expert in the tiger-crane set, and his mother Shiu Ying. His parents were also well-known Chinese medicine doctors. Influenced by them, Grandmaster Chiu is a bone-setting specialist. He opened two Kung Fu schools in Hong Kong in the early 1970’s and attracted celebrities, athletes, and performers. He has great relationships with late Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, and Stephen Chow and collaborates with them in many of the movies. He also founded Chiu Chi Ling Hung Gar Kung Fu Association in San Francisco, California. He was on the cover of major martial art magazines (see the attached slide show for photos).
Dr. Paul Lee is an experienced chiropractor, martial art enthusiast, and founder of the International Shaolin Wushu Center. He has studied Tai Chi as well as Shaolin Kung Fu. He has traveled to San Francisco to study with Grandmaster Chiu on Hung Gar. He recently announced that there would be two opportunities for people in the Metro-St. Louis area to meet with and learn from Grandmaster Chiu Chi Ling.
“A free chat time with Grandmaster Chiu”: 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 4th at Little Saigon Café (10 North Euclide Ave, St. Louis MO 63108). Grandmaster Chiu will answer any questions regarding Kung Fu and the film industry.
“A Hung Gar technique class with Grandmaster Chiu”: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 5th at the International Shaolin Wushu Center (10443 Breckenridge Ave, St. Ann, MO 63074). Grandmaster Chiu will give an introduction of Hung Gar system and its features. He will also share the history of Hung Gar with the attendees.
For more information and workshop registration, you can contact Dr. Paul Lee at 314-308-3683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.