Grand master Sam Hing Fai Chan
Grand master: Sam Hing Fai Chan is one of the most versatile martial artist in the world now.
Grand Master: Sam Hing Fai Chan began his martial arts training when he was eight years old. He spent many years studying Jow Ga style martial art under Lee Ngou in Hong Kong
. Grand Master: Chan also studied Wing Chun with Grand Masters: Ip Chun and Ip Ching. He has been teaching Chinese Martial Arts in Michigan since 1975. He also teaches Tai Chi and Chinese Lion Dance. Grand Master: Chan opened his first school on Division Avenue in 1991 and expanded to a larger location recently with over ten thousands square feet of training area. Grand Master: Chan recently shared his understanding of Wing Chun in published book on the application and techniques using the wooden dummy. He also teaches by example of the way of life through martial arts, and training in Tai Chi.
Grand master: Chan's methodology can be expressed as follows: "Kungfu is not always related to self-defense or fighting, it is the wisdom that has been passed down from ancient Chinese society. It is a part of Chinese culture, history, health, medicine and philosophy." Grand master: Chan is also a certified acupuncturist from Shanghai T.C.M. College of acupuncture.
He also earned a B.S. degree from Ferris State University .
Grand master: Chan is the Director of Ip Ching United States Wing Chun Athletic Association and has been designated by Grand Master: Ip Ching as the Head Representative to represent the Ip Ching United States Wing Chun Athletic Association in the United States .
Grand Master: Chan accepted K.P.Nataraj as his first student in India to assist him to develop a good quality Chinese martial art school in India . In connection with this he visited India in February2006.
Dr. K.P. Nataraj, Ph.D
Si Fu: K.P.Nataraj, founder of Yaolan Kungfu School was born in Kallara, Kottayam district of Kerala State, India , Asia . His father was a practitioner of kalary, martial art of kerala. He followed his father’s foot step and started learning kalary at the age of seven in 1975. In 1982 he joined a karate school and started learning karate. In 1986 he started learning kungfu under SiFu: M.A.Baby. The style was called Mansoorya kungfu. Later SiFu: Baby changed style and taught Chinese kungfu. SiFu: K.P.Nataraj continued with him and took Black sash. The chief instructor of that style was SiFu: M.L.Antony. He was a 3rd degree Black sash.
After Black sash, SiFu: K.P.Nataraj directly trained under SiFu: M.L.Antony and continued training under him up to 2nd degree Black sash.But he was not satisfied with this style. It was a locally made kungfu .For 10 years he trained this style and he was the general secretary of that organization. He was optimistic, so he shifted his attention to Nepal for learning Wushu. During the stay at Nepal he met a master of Hung gar kungfu in the lineage of David Lee. His journey towards Hung gar kungfu began there. During the training, he was informed about Wing Chun kungfu. That was in 1990. He got interested in Wing Chun and started searching to find out a Wing Chun master from china. On the way he came to know about SiFu: Donald Grose. In 1994 SiFu: Don Grose accepted K.P.Nataraj as his first Indian student and started Wing Chun training. In 1996 he appointed K.P.Nataraj as his national representative for India . In 1999 SiFu: K.P.Nataraj brought Don Grose to India and during this trip he was awarded with 7th degree Black sash. SiFu: K.P.Nataraj is no longer a part of SiFu: Don Grose’s organization.
His intention was to learn true Ip Man system of Wing Chun kungfu. He wanted to be trained under a Hong Kong native master. His search ended with Sam Hing Fai Chan, a native of Hong Kong who trained under both Ip Ching & Ip Chun, sons of late Grand Master: Ip Man. K.P.Nataraj is the student of Grand Master: Sam Hing Fai Chan. He is also learning Jow Ga and Yang Tai Chi along with Wing Chun kungfu. SiFu: K.P.Nataraj invited Grand Master: Chan to India and Grand Master: Chan arrived in India on February 2006. During this trip to India, real knowledge of Wing Chun, Jow Ga, and Tai chi were passed on to Sifu: K.P.Nataraj. Grand Master: Chan is a native of Hong Kong, China. He studied Jow Ga Kungfu under late Grand Master: Lee Ngou, and Wing Chun under Grand master: Ip Ching. Chan is a good friend of Master Wu Bin who was the coach of Beijing Wushu School and teacher of film star Jet Li.
Grand Master: Chan also accepted K.P.Nataraj as his first student in India to assist him to develop a good quality Chinese martial art school in India.
SiFu: K.P.Nataraj is an Engineer. He is an Electrical engineering graduate. He has also done post-graduation and Ph.D in martial arts. He is a registered medical practitioner in Alternative Medicine. He is a Reiki Grand Master, Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Reiki Grand mastership attunement was given by Dr. Sandeep Khurana. He studied Hypnotism under Sri. Rooshi Kumar Pandya (Mumbai), Dr. Ramaswamy (Chennai), and Dr P.Vinodson (Kerala). He learned Clinical Hypnotherapy and Past Life therapy under Dr. P.Vinodson. He also learned H.R.T. & P.D. Counselling in Psychotherapy. He has 3rd degree Black belt in Karate, 4th Dan Black belt in Kobudo and Diploma holder in Wushu. He attended training program in Escarima under Disceo Canate, Philippine-World Grand Master of Escarima, N.L.P., Magic etc.
K.P.Nataraj is recognized by International Kung fu Federation, International Martial Arts Association, World Grand Master Society etc. He has been teaching martial arts since 1987.
In 1990 he started Yaolan Kungfu school to promote true Chinese martial art in India.