About The Fu-Jow Pai –
Tiger Claw Kung Fu System
Shaolin Hark Fu Moon, Canton City, Hoy Hong Temple, Fu Jow Pai.
Hoy Hong (Hai Chuang) Temple, located at the South Bank of the Pearl River, is the Fourth Largest Temple in Canton City. Founded between 903 and 971 AD, it was originally called “Qian Chu Temple”.
After the Anti-Manchu Revolution and establishment of the Republic of China in 1929, the Temple was renamed by the Chinese National Government as “Hoy Hong Park” (Hai Chuang Park) as it remains to this day.
According to government sources, the site is considered a “tourist and as well as a Buddha Holy Place”.
The original name of Fu Jow Pai was “Hark Fu Moon” (Black Tiger System). It was renamed by the First Generation Grand Master Wong Bil Hong to Fu Jow Pai of Hoy Hong Temple (Fu Jow Pai meaning Tiger Claw System). This was done in memory of his master, a Shaolin monk who’s name remained anonymous because of Manchurian persecution toward the Shaolin order.In the mid-19th Century, Wong Bil Hong was already a master of the Hung Gar Kung Fu System when one day he was challenged to a duel by another Kung Fu master. While battling in the courtyard of Hoy Hong Temple, they were separated by an old monk. So overwhelmed by the superior Kung Fu skills of this monk, Wong Bil Hong and his adversary accepted the invitation to discuss their differences. After mediating their disagreement, the monk accepted them as disciples and taught the Hark Fu Moon (Black Tiger) Kung Fu. For many years Wong Bil Hong protected the knowledge of Black Tiger Kung Fu and only took on two disciples. One of them was his nephew Wong Moon Toy. In 1927 Wong Moon Toy began his training as a disciple of his uncle. Even though he had mastered two other Kung Fu systems, training in Black Tiger was quite rigorous, requiring great mental and physical discipline.
In 1934 after his teacher passed away, Wong Moon Toy immigrated to New York City. As the successor of the Tiger Claw System, Wong Moon Toy taught Fu-Jow Pai Kung Fu to only a select group of disciples. In 1957 at the request of his disciples he opened up the school to the public under the name of the Chinese Youth Athletic Club, Inc.
When the Late Grand Master Wong Moon Toy died in 1960 he left seven disciples, one of which he named his successor, Grand Master Wai Hong. For the past forty years Grand master Wai Hong, the Third Generation Successor of Fu Jow Pai, through tireless dedication has successfully promoted the obscure name of Fu-Jow Pai Kung Fu to a household phrase. As well as guiding it to become the most powerful and respected kung fu system in the world.
GrandMaster Wai Hong’s Brief Biography
Born 1938 China.
Training: Choy lee fut, tai chi, hung gar, mi Chung I, Tiger claw – Fu-Jow Pai.
Began assisting the late grandmaster Wong Moon Toy in 1957 and became the 3rd Generation Fu-Jow Pai Successor in 1960.
Recognized as the “Father” of the Fu-Jow Pai Kung –Fu system.
Respected as a “The Great Hero” in the Chinese Community.
Recognized as the “Leader” for over 40 Years in the Chinese Martial Arts.
First Promoter of Full Contact Fighting Tournaments since 1971.
Founder of the Fu-Jow Pai Federation Inc., Eastern U.S. Kung-Fu Federation & the United Kung-fu federation of North America.
Trained many world class fighters including multiple division undisputed world professional fighting champions, Olympic Gold Medalists & International full Contact fighting champions and defending champions.
Author of The Heritage of Fu-Jow Pai and The Secrets of Iron Hand
Received more than 8 Hall of Fame Awards & Medals; such as “warrior”, “Pioneer”, “Man of the year”, and “Lifetime achievement” awards etc.
Named as one of the best in the past hundred years and rated as the most influential martial artist in the past 30 years by Inside Kung Fu Magazine.