Hsing Yi Martial - Health

5 Element Theory is applied to martial arts, healing, and all aspects of your life and body.  As depicted in this chart, you can see the creation cylce and organs.

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Grandmaster Henry Look

Grandmaster Henry Look doing Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan...Draw The Bow, Shoot The Tiger!

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Taiwan 1956

YC Chiang ~ Kuo Lien Ying ~ Peter Kwok together in Taiwan.  Kuo in the middle, YC Chiang on the left and Peter Kwok on the right.  Thanks to Randy Elia for sharing this special picutre.

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San Ti Shi is a standing mediation posture in Hsing Yi Chuan.  Here you find Shifu standing in San Ti Shi.  Come to the Academy to learn this too...

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Bodidharma (Da Mo)

Shaolin Founder
420 - 479

Obviously, there are many Kung Fu Master leading up to Grandmaster Peter Kwoks training.

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Bodidharma - Da Mo
Father Of Peter Kwok - Shaolin Chuan

Father Of Peter Kwok

Name Unknown

Grandmaster Peter Kwoks Father reported to be his first Shaolin teacher. 
Information Unknown

In addition, it is claimed by other Peter Kwok students, Peter studied with many teachers in his time as a student.   Below are just two of the porported teachers that have influenced Gransmaster Kwoks training and ultimately our Shaolin system.

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Han Ching Tung or Tan

Years unkown 

An expert in Chin Na

Our Chin Na Sets are from what is seen being taught by Han Ching Tung. 

Han, being from southern China, also where Peter's wife is from, leads us me to believe the studied with Han Ching Tung. 

This is coberated by Master Gary Torres, a senior student of Peter Kwok, who has in Peter's hand writing this name.

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Han Ching Tan
Wang Zi Ping

Wang Zi Ping

1881 - 1973

Shaolin Master known for his Cha Chuan and Tan Toi

Wang, Zi-Ping was born in Hebei Province, in a town called Cang, also known as Cangzhou 1881 and died at 93 years old. 

He started his Wushu training at age six and became an expert in many styles of Wushu.  He was well versed in all the major weapons, in qinna, shuaijiao, free fighting, hard qigong, soft qigong, light body techniques and many more. 

He was acclaimed as a well rounded martial artist.  At the same time, he was also a famous expert in traumatology.  He combined his adept knowledge of qinna with his bone setting skills. 

 Wang Zi Ping was an expert in Baji, Pigua, Xingyi, Taiji, Chaquan, Huaquan, Hongquan, and Paoquan… He can lift over one thousand pounds of weights and therefore was better known as a Thousand Pound strong man, more than an expert in Wushu. 



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Grandmaster Peter Kwok

Kwok Wong Ngai/Guo He Yi
Year Born Not Known
Northern Shaolin Chuan
Founder of Peter Kwoks Kung Fu Academy

The Shaolin lineage of the Peter Kwok system is murky at best.  Unfortunately, China Hand Kung Fu Academy only knows a couple facts about whom Grandmaster Peter Kwok studied Shaolin with. 

We were told that Peter Kwok started his training at the age of 7 years old.  His father was a Shaolin Master and his first teacher. 

Peter had many teachers throughout his life.  The names of those teachers are not available. 

However, we were told Peter did study with the late Master Wang Zi Ping, a famous Shaolin, Cha Chuan, Tan Toi, and Ba Gua expert and Han Ching Tung. 

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Grandmaster Peter Kwok - Pa Kua
Grandmaster Patric Hanvey - co-founder of China Hand Kung Fu

Patric Hanvey ~ studied with Peter Kwok

Co-founder of China Hand Kung Fu Academy in 1983.

Pat & Mark took private classes together with Grandmaster Peter Kwok.  Dominick Ruggieri studied Shaolin Chuan with Patric and Mark.

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1951, he moved to New Jersey in 1960. His martial arts background began with studying different styles of Karate with Masters Kim and Amado (1975 – 1978).

In 1978, he began studying Tai Chi with Sifu Gary Torres, a senior student of Grandmaster Peter Kwok.  In 1981, he began private study with Grandmaster Peter Kwok until 1984.  In 1981, along with Mark Gates, he co-founded the China Hand Kung Fu Academy.

Currently, he resides in Rural North Carolina with his wife, 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

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Mark Gates ~ studied with Peter Kwok

Co-founder of China Hand Kung Fu Academy in 1983.

Mark & Pat took private classes together with Grandmaster Peter Kwok.  Dominick Ruggieri studied Shaolin Chuan with Mark and Pat.

His background in the martial arts before beginning training in Kung Fu was a few months of Judo in the U.S. Navy and then two semesters of Karate through Brookdale Community College.

He studied Kung Fu as a private student with the Peter Kwok Kung Fu Academy from 1978 to 1984.

In 1981, along with Patric Hanvey, he co-founded the China Hand Kung Fu Academy.  He retired from active participation in the affairs of the China Hand Kung Fu Academy in 1997.

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Grandmaster Mark Gates co-founder China Hand Kung Fu
Master Dominick Ruggieri