It was the destiny of Sifu Ip and Sifu Lo
to learn Wing Chun from their youth.
Great talents appear in successive generations of the Ip family.
Lu (Lo), Gorden, son of Sifu Lo
Man Kam, also inherited the Wing Chun tradition from his
family, and grew up regarding the propagation of Wing Chun as his
These individuals exerted great efforts in promoting Wing Chun Kung Fu, also conducting seminars and attracting students in many countries around the planet.
When Sifu Gorden was a child, he
was exposed to his
father's frequent discussion of Wing Chun techniques with the students.
grew up aware of the power of Wing Chun in hitting fast and with deadly accuracy in a short distance.
was amazed when he
witnessed the skillful technique and the change of footwork in the seniors' practice.
Lo determined to master Wing Chun, and he
accomplished this with the assistance of his
father and the encouragement and the guidance of his
Growing up at Kung Fu Federation
, Sifu Lo
was strongly influenced by his
began learning Wing Chun formally at the age of 15.
was attentive and concentrated intently in order to master the system.
developed a deep understanding of Wing Chun.
Wing Chun is a unique system for self-defense precisely because each motion must be accurate and energetic.
It is not merely a series of movements; fundamental theory underlies all action.
Actions are rigid while the persons performing these actions are living beings.
People practice rigid actions, but should not practice these actions rigidly.
Only through learning and understanding the principles of Wing Chun can one develop the ability to employ it with skill.
Lo consistently inculcates this concept in his
had already honed his
Wing Chun skills, Sifu Lo
practiced diligently with his
father's students from the age of 18.
In addition to learning and practicing the system, he
was also trained to teach Kung Fu
to other students and to manage the Federation.
His experience included practicing and teaching with persons of different ages, which established the basis for teaching Wing Chun in the future.
, every male is obligated to serve in the army, so at the age of 20, Sifu Lo
Because of his
martial background, he
was assigned to the martial art and training team.
This was a unique and valuable experience.
Lo discovered that the most prevalent martial art in the army was JuKwon Do (莒拳道).
His First Sergeant was aware that Sifu Lo
practiced Wing Chun and knew nothing about Ju Kwon Do.
Lo, of course, could not refuse an order, and he
was eager to demonstrate the power of Wing Chun.
probed determinately to find the First Sergeant's weakness.
was not yet ready for the match when the First Sergeant launched a surprise attack from a very short distance.
Reacting immediately, Sifu Lo
initially defended himself, then used agile steps to check the First Sergeant's offensive and rhythm.
After determining that the First Sergeant did not employ combined attack and guard, he
sealed him with Kwan Sau and varied the action by Chi Sau.
turned aside to pull him apart and headed forward.
center of gravity because he
used both his
hands and legs, Sifu Lo
immediately pulled the First Sergeant back.
The opponents locked eyes.
They already had an understanding of the result.
The First Sergeant stood erect, clapped Sifu Lo on the shoulder and said: "Good...good!
People around were amazed at the effectiveness of Wing Chun and shouted "Cool!"Leaving the army, Sifu Lo became an assistant in the
In 1994, Sifu Lo
moved to the
This rare opportunity made it possible for Sifu Lo
attain unique skill in Wing Chun.
As Sifu Lo excelled in the military arts, particularly in languages, in 2000 he was hired by Applied Materials Taiwan Company with responsibility for security and risk management.
Subsequently, Sifu Lo
played an important security role in other businesses.
For example, he detected a number of stealing, educated and supervised the training of security service personnel, planned security for various events, implemented and integrated BCP (Business Continuity Plan), and supervised the security of guests.
Although Sifu Lo busy with his
work, Sifu Lo's enthusiasm for Wing Chun is contagious.
He is the martial arts instructor at Applied Materials Taiwan, and has contributed towards strengthening the reputation of Wing Chun in
Today, just as his
father before him, Sifu Lo
teaches Wing Chun.
conducts on-going classes in the
in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In addition, he
is invited yearly to teach Wing Chun in
, where he
demonstrates the power and effectiveness of Wing Chun to students and observers.
In August of 2006, Sifu Lo
successfully led his
students in the Wong Tournament, one of the largest kung fu contests in eastern
students contributed a number of champions, and Sifu Gorden, personally, received high praise from the seniors.
has modestly attributed his
achievements to his
father and his
seniors in Wing Chun.
stated goal is to continue their efforts to enhance the status and recognition of Wing Chun Kung Fu around the globe.