In 1981 the Winnipeg Chapter of Northern Wind Kung Fu was started on the outskirts of China Town at 87 King Street 3rd floor. This represents 30 plus years of sharing Traditional Chinese Martial Arts with the local community.
Known at the time as the “Bok Foon Kwoon”, this group was very active in the community, providing demonstrations and Lion Dancing for various cultural events. Further to this, the group was extremely visible at local and regional tournaments, representing Traditional Kung Fu, and gaining recognition for their forms competitors and fighters.
The Plum Blossom Martial Srts School is proud to be the official Canadian representative of the Plum Blossom International Federation. We adhere to traditional teachings of the International Plum Blossom Federation, and it's founding president, Grandmaster Doc Fai Wong.
Our School's Director, Grandmaster Wong, who was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2003, and named Inside Kung Fu Magazines - Instructor of the Year 2007, is a world recognized leading authority of the arts of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Yang style Tai Chi.
Philosophy of the Choy Li Fut Kung Fu System
Choy Li Fut Kung Fu is a traditional Martial Art System that has origins in both the Southern and Northern Shaolin Temples. It combines the agile footwork of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu with the intricate Southern Shaolin Hand Techniques. This blending of styles led to the description of Choy Li Fut as being “Bok Tui, Nam Kuen” – the style of “Northern Kicks, Southern Fists”
Choy Li Fut is one of the most complete and effective styles for health and self-defense. Our style emphasizes relaxed, internal power rather than stiff, muscular force. This is not only more effective, giving the smaller person an advantage, but is also better for the practitioner’s health.
Choy Li Fut techniques are circular, powerful, and as beautiful to watch as they are effective in combat. Done at full speed, Choy Li Fut provides an excellent cardiovascular workout.
Unlike many other martial arts, Choy Li Fut contains a wide variety of techniques, including long and short range punches, devastating kicks, deadly sweeps and takedowns, lethal pressure point attacks, joint locks, and grappling. Truly a well-rounded Kung Fu system. It is the study of a lifetime.
Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong has been teaching martial arts in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1968 and is the president of the Plum Blossom International Federation of Choy Li Fut and Tai Chi Chuan. He is a second-generation disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu , having studied under Hu Yuen-Chou, a closed-door disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu. Yang Cheng-Fu was the grandson of the founder of the Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan.