Master Lee Quan Fu
Also known as Lee Shao Hong was born on 3rd April 1962 in the Tainan district in Taiwan. Her was born as a very weak child and patente and local doctor thought that he would not survive. His mother was visiting monasteries with him to seek the help until one local monk told her that her son should practise a martial art in his youth in order to strengthen the organism and health. Then little Lee Quan Fu began to gain a weight and grew up as a healthy child.
Lee Quan Fu officially began with training of the martial art at age of 12. His teacher was the master of the style Bai He Quan (White rowan´s style) - Tai Zhu, who came from Tang Shan in the province He Bei in China and was known in many cities in Taiwan, where he lived.
He was trained by this master until graduation at the secondary school. As he stated manytimes that although the selection of the style Bai He Quan under the supervision of the master Tai Zhu was not quite the best one, it gave him a good overview and understanding of kung fu techniques, which helped him later with teaching of the Hong Jia Quan style. Besides teaching of Bai Hua Quan he also marginally engaged in teaching of Wing Chun, Xing Yi and Bagua styles.
When Lee Quan Fu was 21 years old, he joined the army in Taiwan and after 3 months of intensive combat training he was selected and nominated as the best instructor of the special marine team, where he was teaching Chin-na and Shuai Jiao techniques for the period of following 2 years. At the age of 24 he became the official trainer of special marine troops in the Republic of China in Taiwan. After leaving the army he started to train the Hong Jia Quan style under supervision of the master You Shao Nan. The grandmaster Zhan Ke Zhi accepted him as his learner for his abilities to train hard, learn fast and for his devotion and he became a fellow of his existing master You Shao Nan. In the year 1986 Lee Quan Fu was officially nominated by grandmaster Zhan Ke Zhi as the successor of the 9th generation of the Hong Jia Quan style.
In years 1986, 1987 and 1988 the master Lee Quan Fu participated in the Kuoshu World Championship in Taiwan and reached the first places in all competition disciplines - hand styles, styles with a weapon and in the free fight and obtained the Quan Guan prize. After 3 years of gaining the experience in competitions he opened his own school of the traditional Chinese Wu Shu in the south-west of Taiwanu in Kaohsiung, where he has been operating till now. In the year 1995 Lee Quan Fu obtained the judge´s licence and in the same year he was called in as the main judge for the world championship in Kuoshu.
Nowadays the master Lee Quan Fu teaches not only learners in his school at daily training but he also manage the teaching at primary, lower and higher secondary schools in the south of Taiwan with the goal to influence as many young people as possible and achieve the popularity of the martial art of the Hong Jia Quan style.
Grandmaster Zhan Ke Zhi
he is one of the most respected living masters, successor of the 8th generation of the Hong Jia Quan style and the learner of the general and master Lin Jia Gun, who is the learner of the master Huang Fei Hong. He operated as the teacher in Hong Kong and Japan.
At this moment he teaches the Hong Jia Quan style in Taipei in Taiwan and at his 72 years of age he also teaches students from the whole world as for example from France, Germany, USA and other countries ...
The line of the Hong Jia Quan masters
The founder of the HONG JIA QUAN style was Hong Xi Guan (洪熙官) - Hung Hei Gun in Cantonese, according to which this style is also named – in translation "fist of the Hong family". According to the legend Hong Xi Guan was a learner of one of five older masters of the southern monastery Shaolin whose name was Zhi Shan Chan She (至善禪師) , Jee Sin Sim See in Cantonese, also known as Jee Sin. Hong Xi Guan was originaly a trader with tea, but when he had an argument with Qing officials, got in disfavour. He found refuge in the Shaolin monastery, which became the refuge of opponents of the Quing dynasty, where he started to learn kung fu. After several years of training he became one of 10 best students. In the year 1644 the Qing army burnt out the Shaolin monastery and began to pursue monks because kung fu was prohibited. Hong met Wong Wing Chun on his jurneys, from whom he learned the gentle hawk technique in order to counterbalance for the hard tiger style. After ending of the prohibition Hong Xi Guan opened the school named Hung Gar Kuen (in Cantonese). His style was ranked soon between 10 best style of the province Guangdong. Hong Xi Guan was also one of members of the secret anti-Qing resistance that was named Hong Men (洪门). The Hong Men Association exists up to this day and the master Zhang Ke Zhi and master Lee Quan Fu are rightful members.
Hong Xi Guan began to teach his son Hong Wen Ding (洪熙官) that was known later in the province due to his indomitable will and "iron fist".
Huang Fei Hong (黃飛鴻) ,Wong Fei Hung in Cantonese, undoubtedly belongs to the most known representatives of the Hong Jia Quan style . He was not only a famous fighter but also an excellent doctor of the traditional Chinese medicine. Huang Fei Hong had a lot of learners and was the most famous representant of the Hong Jia Quan style, because he made a lot of serieses and films, where he was a main and side representative.
His most known students are undoubtedly Lam Sai Wing and Lin Jia Kun (林家坤), who left for Taiwan after power takeover in China by Mao Ze Dong . Lin Jia Kun was one of the generals of the army allied with Kuonmintang.
Lin Jia Kun´s learner was up to date living grandmaster Zhang Ke Zhi (張克治), who was learning by master Lin Jia Kun before his departure from Hong Kong to Taiwan. Grandmaster Zhang Ke Zhi has a lot of learners all over the world, e.g. in France, Germany, Italy and of course in Taiwan. Nowadays he teaches Hong Jia Quan in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.
Lee Quan Fu belongs to the best Zhan Ke Zhi´s learners.