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The head of the National Wushu County and general director of Sports Administration taking a photo withrepresentatives of the traditional committee of the  Chinese Wushu Association. (On April 21, 2007 in Huncheng Shandong)

The head of the National Wushu County and general director of Sports Administration taking a photo with representatives of the traditional committee of the  Chinese Wushu Association. (On April 21, 2007 in Huncheng Shandong)

Sam Lau (No 3 from left on the front row), chairman of our association, is appointed to be a commissioner of the Chinese Wushu Association.

Sam Lau (No 3 from left on the front row), chairman of our association, is appointed to be a commissioner of the Chinese Wushu Association.

Jose Sulaiman, the WBC president and other WBC presidents of member states of EU

Jose Sulaiman, the WBC president and other WBC presidents of member states of EU

Sam Lau, Tony Tsang and WBC presidents of member states of EU

Sam Lau, Tony Tsang and WBC presidents of member states of EU

Sam Lau was receiving the prize after leading the students to do Kung Fu demostration in 1968

Sam Lau was receiving the prize after leading the students to do Kung Fu demostration in 1968

From right: Master Lau Wai Kit, Wong Wing's disciple Kwan Shun Wah, Tang Kam Fok, Lee Sai Wai, Sam Lau's early disciple Chow Siu Fok, Yeung Ching Wing

Discussion with Wong Chun Leung and others before leaving for Beijing  to popularize Wing Chun

Discussion with Wong Chun Leung and others before leaving for Beijing to popularize Wing Chun

The first National Dragon Dance Referee & Coach Training Course

The first National Dragon Dance Referee & Coach Training Course

Hosting a training class for judges and drillmasters in  the National Northern & Southern Lion Dance Performance in Doumen

Hosting a training class for judges and drillmasters in the National Northern & Southern Lion Dance Performance in Doumen

The mayor and the governor of Ontario in Canada conducted the eye-dotting for the colored dragon of Guangdong Deqing team

The mayor and the governor of Ontario in Canada conducted the eye-dotting for the colored dragon of Guangdong Deqing team

Wing Chun Moonlight Dragon

Wing Chun Moonlight Dragon

Taking picture with members of Tianjin team prior to the International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation Conference held In Dongguan

Taking picture with members of Tianjin team prior to the International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation Conference held In Dongguan

Photo with Zhong Nan Hai Security

Photo with Zhong Nan Hai Security

Conferred the Level 9, Certified Coach by the Minister of Culture, Canada

Conferred the Level 9, Certified Coach by the Minister of Culture, Canada

Executive Committee Meeting of International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation

Executive Committee Meeting of International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation

Hosting the National Northern and Southern Lion Dance Competition held in Wuzhou and taking picture with the mayor and the leadship of Wuzhou

Hosting the National Northern and Southern Lion Dance Competition held in Wuzhou and taking picture with the mayor and the leadship of Wuzhou

Taking pictures after the International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation Conference held in Surabaya, Indonesia

Taking pictures after the International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation Conference held in Surabaya, Indonesia

Titled with News of Kung Fu and reported by HK Star Paper on May 18th, 1974

Titled with News of Kung Fu and reported by HK Star Paper on May 18th, 1974

Lau Kung Shing (Sam Lau), a Wing Chun expert, had decided to participate in the Open Boxing Championship to be held early next month in Hong Kong organized by the "General Boxing Association".

Sam Lau, 27-year-old this year, is a Wing Chun drillmaster of several traditional Chinese martial arts classes of the Lutheran Club in Kowloon. In the Lutheran Club there are also boxing classes with Ramsey Bucks, a veteran of the boxing circle in Hong Kong, as the drillmaster. Sam Lau took the advantage of learning boxing there but had never set foot on the ring. Now a number of fellow apprentices encouraged him to participate in the Boxing Championship to be held next month, saying "don't worry about winning or losing, just display your skills".

Sam Lau told reporters that his fellow apprentices had persuaded him to participate in the Open Championship, competing with “redoubtable boxers” of the heavyweight class. Domestic and foreign masters include Kim Bo, Chan Shan Gan, Ho Hei Hing and Lo Shek Keung. The son of Ramsey Bucks had also decided to joined the team.

According to Sam Lau, this is his first time for him to participate in boxing competition, so he had no ambition of winning the trophy in the championship for lack of experience. The only objective for participating in the championship is to learn lessons and test his physical strength, preparing for the "President Cup" Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Competition held in Taiwan in October.

 

He assisted Yip Man in teaching Wing Chun when formally apprenticed to the grandmaster in his early years; but prior to that, he first started his training in Wing Chun under the auspicious of Mui Yat and later also learnt western boxing from Ramsey Bucks when he established the Lutheran Boxing Club.

During the period of apprenticeship and learning of different martial arts, he competed and cross-practised his skills with people from different factions.

In 1974, at his own expenses, he took part in the International Chinese Martial Arts Competition in Taiwan challenging those at levels higher than himself.

Ving Tsun Athletic Association Certificates

Ving Tsun Athletic Association Certificates (Click to Enlarge)

In 1968, Mr. Lau was invited by Wong Wing to teach Wing Chun in Kim Chiu Wing Chun Kuen Institute.

In the period from 1968 to 1978, Mr. Lau taught Wing Chun in many social organizations such as Youth centers, Concordia Lutheran School and Kowloon Motor Bus Athletic Association.

In 1969, accompanying Master Yip Man, Mr. Lau gave Wing Chun private instructions to students in many different places.

In 1970, Mr. Lau worked part-time as a Kung Fu reporter witnessing the setting up of the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association.

In 1972, Mr. Lau was invited by Mr. Yip Chun to teach Wing Chun in the Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association in Kowloon City.

In 1973, taught Wing Chun Quan at KowloonConcordiaLutheranSchool, Kowloon Motor Bus Sports Association, Lutheran Truth Youth Centre, Lutheran Tai Hang Tung Youth Centre.

Since 1980, dealing with commercial business as well as teaching private lessons of Wing Chun Quan.

Since 1991, Mr. Lau has been the Chairman of the Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association.

In 1992, together with Mr. Yip Ching, Mr. Lau taught Wing Chun in Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association at Mirador Mansion, Tsimshatsui.

In 1995, three lion dancing teams from the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Athletic Association led by Mr. Lau took part in the International Lion Dance Competition and won the Championship.

In 1996, the Chinese Wushu Association invited Mr. Lau, Mr.Wong Shun Leung and others to visit Beijing and promote Wing Chun.

In 1996, Mr. Lau attended the 555 International Dragon and Lion Dance event jointly held by the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Association and the International Dragon and Lion Dance Association. He was also awarded a certificate of International Dragon Dance Instructor and Judge.

In 1996, the National Athletic Association appointed Mr. Lau as the Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Association.

Being a Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance Association, Mr. Lau participated in various activities relating to martial arts and Dragon & Lion Dance events from time to time, he also represented the Association in attending various celebrations held by the Wushu organizations in different places like Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, and Canada. On several occasions, he led the National Team to Canada to promote Dragon and Lion Dance.

In 1997, Mr. Lau commissioned a study on the promotion of traditional martial arts with Li Jie- the Chairman of Chinese Wushu Association and Wu Bin. The International Wushu Association is considering taking Wing Chun as a starting point, to develop a unified Wing Chun Martial Arts and spread it into the world.

Mr. Lau formed a Moonlight Dragon Team in 1997, he called for the participation of Wing Chun practitioners. The performance of Moonlight Dragon Team became a climax in the celebrating event for the Reunification of Hong Kong and China in 1997 by Wushu fields. This spurred Moonlight Dragon Dance on to popularity. Having achieved its goals, the Wing Chun Moonlight Dragon Team retired from its mission there after.

In 1998, invited by Wushu fields in Fujian, Mr. Lau, Mr. Lok Yiu and others traveled to Fujian for Wushu exchange.

In 1999, Mr. Lau set up the Children Wing Chun Kung Fu Association and became its president.

In 2000, with great honor, Mr. Lau was appointed as an Executive Member of the Internatianal Dragon & Lion Dance Association.

In 2000, 3 meetings were held with the friends of Central Security Bureau of Zhong Nanhai to discuss the setting up of Wing Chun boxing courses.

In 12th Oct 2002, Mr. Lau was conferred the level 9, Master degree of Certified Coach by the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations after participated in the Canadian National Wushu Chinese Martial Arts Evaluation.

Founded the Chinese Kung Fu International School in 2003 with the objective of promoting traditional Kung Fu, and is the largest institution of this kind in Hong Kong with its own boarding facilities.

In 2004, Mr. Lau and over 10 of his students representing Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association in promoting Yip Man Wing Chun participated in the 1st World Traditional Wushu Competition in Zhengzhou of Henan organized by the International Wushu Association and the Chinese Wushu Association, the team was the only Wing Chun organization in Hong Kong and China taking part in the competition.

In 2004, Mr. Lau was appointed as the consultant of traditional Wushu of the Hong Kong Wushu Union.

In 2005, Mr. Lau set up the World Wing Chun Kuen Dao Association as base for the unification of Wing Chun.

In 2005, he took part in The Foshan (Jing Wu Hui) Wing Chun Convention and was the only Hong Kong team apart from Guangzhou, Foshan and Qingyuan, Shun De.

In 2005, appointed as the Vice chairman of the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Association by the National Athletic Association in the third consecutive year.

In 2005, appointed to be a committee member of China Wushu Association of the General Administration of Sport.

In 2006, again leading his disciples to participate in the second Traditional Martial Arts Competition held in Zhengzhou City in Henan Province, declaring Yong-Chun is the only organization in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Appointed to be an honorary vice-chairman of the International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2007.

Participating in the National Wushu Town competition in Chancheng, Shandong and formally accepting the assignment certificate issued by the China Wushu Association of the General Administration of Sport in 2007.

Hosting the National Northern and Southern Lion Dance Competition held in Wuzhou, Guangxi province in November 2007.

Appointed as Wing Chun consultant of the China Central Television since 2007.

Appointed as the Honourable Vice Chairman by the International WuLong WuShi Sport (Dragon and Lion Dance) Federation.

In 2008, attended as Assessor of Shiyan Shi’s Third International Chinese Kung Fu Festival in Hubei.

In November 2008, seated as Assessing Officer of Foshan Shi’s Third International Wing Chun Chi Cao Championship.

In May 2009, elected as Honorary Vice-Chairman of International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation.

In June 2009 –led Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association to International Chinese Talents of Dragon and Lion Dance Championship in Guangzhou, attained Silver Medal.

In July 2009, invited by the Shandong Kung Fu Institute to give short-term training course of Wing Chun Quan in Jinan, Shandong.

In 2009, headed as representative of the Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association to join with the Shenzhen Kung Fu Association for kung fu exchange.

In 2009, delegated Wing Chun members to Foshan Kung Fu Association for exchange of Wing Chun Quan.

In July 2010, invited by Shanghai Sports & Kung Fu Institute to give short-term training course of Wing Chun Quan.

In October 2010, the 4th time to attend Shiyan Shi’s International Chinese Kung Fu Festival in Hubei.

Appointed by the World Boxing Council to be a representative of Hong Kong Appointed to be a vice-chairman of the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Association in 1996
Appointed by the World Boxing Council to be a representative of Hong Kong Appointed to be a vice-chairman of the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Association in 1996
Elected to be a member of Traditional Chinese Wushu Association Certificate of International Wulong Wushi Sport Federation
Elected to be a member of Traditional Chinese Wushu Association Certificate of International Wulong Wushi Sport Federation
Acted as Assessor of the 3rd International Chinese Kung Fu Festival Acted as Assessing Officer of the 3rd International Wing Chun Quan in Foshan Chi Cao Championship
Acted as Assessor of the 3rd International Chinese Kung Fu Festival Acted as Assessing Officer of the 3rd International Wing Chun Quan in Foshan Chi Cao Championship