Monday, August 25, 2014

Introducing myself. Connie

My name is Connie. I learned kung fu as a teenager in NY Chinatown with Sifu Yeung Kai. I learner Praying Mantis and Hung Gar from him. His main style was Hung Fut Pai. I loved it but unfortunately my brothers stopped going so my mother wouldn't allow me to travel by myself all the way to Chinatown from Queens. I was very sad. I loved my Sifu and the school. When I was an adult I went back again. I loved kung fu for the beauty of it and the spiritual and cultural that I learner. I wasn't really that interested in fighting honestly. I loved the forms. I know that probably sounds crazy. One time I sparred with one of the guys and he kicked me in the face by accident. I went flying across the room and saw stars. I was ok but not that interested in sparring anymore. Anyway, since then I have. Always practiced my forms, kicks, punches, stretching. I also love to run. I credit my love of kung fu for keeping me healthy all these year. (Now 52). I am in good shape but not as good as Sigung! He is amazing! I find him inspirational. I run also but not marathon's. I just run 3 or4 miles a day. Glad to be on the blog. Connie


  1. Hello Connie, welcome to the forum.

  2. Great to have you on this blog! If that Kung Fu School is still up and running after all these years, I think that is a great thing.

    1. It ran from 1973 till the 2000' s. Not sure what year it closed. He became sick and passed in 2006.

  3. Hello Connie! Welcome and keep up the good work!

  4. Freddie it was there from the 1970s till 2006. Sifu Yeung Kai dies in 2006. He wan it up until then. He had one of the most popular schools in Chinatown. They called him the young Master of Chinatown back then. Sorry, I meant I went back to the school when I was an adult like 20 years old.

  5. Welcome to the blog Connie!. It's great to have you here. I look forward to learning and growing with you on this blog.


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