Hollywood, CA (For Release) – Sifu Clark Tang, a Master in Wing Chun Kung Fu and disciple of the late Grandmaster Wong Long Ching, will be inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame at the Annual Banquet sponsored by Monster Energy on Saturday, June 6. The event takes place at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the site of the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. The evening will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies and martial arts actor T.J. Storm. Michael Matsuda, the founder and president of the Martial Arts History Museum, will be the keynote speaker. Sifu Tang is the founder of Wing Chun Temple and chief instructor of the Wong Long Wing Chun Association.
“I believe learning martial arts is all about the path to discovering your own TAO, your way.” Sifu Clark Tang
Sifu Tang began his martial arts training informally at age 6, later taking formal training in kickboxing and American Kenpo under Grandmaster Ed Parker’s system. Although he also studied Lama Kenpo Karate with Lua integration, Tai Kwon Do and Tai Chi, he always wanted to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu, inspired by Master Ti Lung and Master Bruce Lee. Finally in 1993 he found a Wing Chung School under Chanh Wah Shun’s lineage and began attending three times each week under his first Wing Chun Sifu, Grandmaster Donald Fling.
Since that early training, Sifu Tang has had the honor to study with several other Wing Chung masters, including Sifu Jerry McKinley, and Sifu Franco Lung. His most important and influential teacher has been Sifu Grandmaster Wong Long Ching, the direct and first generation student of Grandmaster Ip Man. In early 2012, Sifu Tang opened Wing Chun Temple in Signal Hill, CA, to carry on the legacy of Grandmaster Wong Long Ching.
“I am honored to be inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame, and I would like to dedicate this award to my Sifu Grandmaster Wong Long Ching, whom I love and respect dearly,” says Sifu Tang. “I believe learning martial arts is all about the path to discovering your own TAO, your way. I am inspired by Master Bruce Lee’s quote: ‘Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation.’”
The Masters Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 and is recognized as one of the premier Martial Arts events on the West Coast. The association recognizes exceptional Martial Arts Leaders and Legends through induction into the Masters Hall of Fame. Honorees are chosen for their dedication to the martial arts and their work in the community, as well as their individual successes.
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