Headed to Peoria to learn Hung Gar! And med school

Hey all! Been a long while since I last updated. I can put the blame for that on a few things: laziness (obviously) and finishing my first year of medical school.

An amazing thing that I learnt was that there is a Hung Gar school in Peoria! Sifu Dexter Parker runs the Trinity Training Center in Peoria, IL and teaches Hung Gar (through Grandmaster Kwong Wing Lam, who would now be my sigung) and Kuntao-Silat (afraid I don’t know the specifics of that lineage).

I’ve been keeping a training journal of the few lessons I’ve had so far and will be aiming to transfer things over to here shortly, so watch this space!

As an aside, second year of medical school starts up in the beginning of August (and I have my Step 1 exam to take next May), so updates may be a bit sporadic (for certain definitions of “a bit”). See you folks soon!

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Your martial arts role models?

My sifu (Master Antony Korahais, left) and sigung (Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit, right). Image taken from www.flowingzen.com

My sifu (Master Antony Korahais, left) and sigung (Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit, right). They have what I want and are willing to teach it, and I am proud to be their student and very proud that I can call them my teachers. Image taken from http://www.flowingzen.com

 

This may sound quaint, but my role models in the martial arts are my master and grandmaster. Both are life-loving, easy to smile or laugh, and literally life-saving people who have dedicated their lives to training, systematizing, and spreading their arts to the public.

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