He was concerned about implicating his family members and did not dare to go pick it up. Later, Mrs. Tong also left Futsan, and the kung fu book and the medicine book also disappeared.My father always thought a lot about this matter.After the opening and the reform*, he always tried by every means to find Mrs. Tong’s whereabouts.
For the celebration of the Hung Sing Kwoon 150th anniversary, my father contacted Fang Hong Keng, the son of Fang Mei, the last chairman of the board, prior to the dissolution of the Hung Sing Kwoon. Back then, his family and Master Tong Sek were neighbors.According to Fang Hong Keng, there were provided clues that Mrs. Tong in those years must have returned to Master Tong Sek’s village to live with her uncle in Panyu Shiqiao.
They sent him a copy of the book for the 150th anniversary of the Hung Sing Kwoon, then they took a photo of Ms. Tong to give it to my father. At that moment, my father was very emotional and shed a few tears.But the student informed him: Perhaps Master Tong Sek’s family no longer wanted to get involved in martial arts again, he was told that there was no one in his village who practiced martial arts anymore and that they did not have any information or data.My father did not give up: Master Tong Sek had taught martial arts in his hometown for many years, there should be some disciple there. So he went personally with his student to do a second investigation. Heaven rewards people of great determination and finally fate made him find an old local man.That way he obtained the two parts, that year together with other students of Master Tong Sek they compiled the kung fu and medicine book.
My father got what he wanted.
My father had a deep affection for the Hung Sing Kwoon, in 1997 with great force he began to get support and help of Choy Lee Fut colleagues from abroad.
All work was successfully completed and on March 1, 1998 the Hung Sing Kwoon re-emerged.
Every year after the Hung Sing Kwoon re-emerged, for the “Chong Yang Jie”*, (Double Nine Festival), my father always took his disciples to the kwoon to pay their respects to the ancestor masters. Until the year before his death, he celebrated this day. Without thinking about his serious illness my father insisted that his students took him to show their respect to the ancestor masters and told them that they should go every year to celebrate the “Chong Yang Jie” as part of the Hung Sing Kwoon tradition. We must pass on this tradition!
Look at my father’s life, he was always low profile and indifferent to fame ans wealth, but he spared no effort transmitting the teachings of the Hung Sing Kwoon. When Master Tong Sek was finally appointed as the director of the Futsan San Sing Kung Hung Sing Kwoon, my father was already working as an assistant instructor, helping to transmit the martial arts of the Hung Sing Kwoon.
My Sisok, Master Jim Gai, who is still alive recalled: “At that time there were dozens of beginners who had done the ‘bai shi’ * to Master Tong Sek, but in fact they were all taught by your father until Hong Sing Kwoon was shut down ”.
In 1961 my father started teaching martial arts at home. At first to my two brothers and my Si Hing Yeung Yun. Then other relatives and friends continued to join us.
After the reopening of Hung Sing Kwoon in 1998, regardless of his almost 80 years of age, my father insisted on going to the temple to teach the Hung Sing martial arts in person every night. Whether they were close or not, rich or poor, tall or short, as long as the students were of good character and a sincere will to learn, he taught them carefully, without reservation. More than a thousand disciples passed through his hands throughout his life.
In 1966, he knew that Master He Yi, a former generation Hung Sing Kwoon disciple (Wong Sei’s student, third generation of the Hung Sing Kwoon) was also accepting students at home. My father said: You can learn with me at any time but uncle Ho Yi is a master from an elder generation and you have the rare opportunity to be taught by him. Then he took me, my brothers, and Si Hing Yeung Yun to Uncle Ho Yi’s house so we could learn his art.
When my father was already seriously ill, he repeatedly told us: Since the will of heaven has wanted us to hang up the Hung sing Kwoon sign, we cannot remove it again. We must carry out the Hung Sing Kwoon and transmit and preserve its martial arts. Hung Sing’s martial arts can´t be lost!At 9:56 pm on January 3, 2004, my father died at the age of 86. My father left us suddenly, but his spirit always remains here! On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Hung sing Kwoon, I wrote this article to comfort my father’s spirit in heaven: The Hung Sing Kwoon will certainly carry on, the martial arts of Hung Sing must be passed down from generation to generation!