Sek Koh Sam
Reverend Sek Koh Sam the abbot of the Shuang Lin Monastery in Singapore is both a scholar, physician, and martial artist. Born in 1886 in China, it wasn't until 1928 at the age of 42 that he travelled to S.E. Asia. In 1928 he was invited to Java, Indonesia to preside at theShuang Lin Monastery. He contributed much to Buddhism and martial arts, for in 21 years he built 9 temples in this geographic region. He is the 49th generation of the Chinese Buddhist monk lineage, the first generation being Bodhidharma (Damo).
Ng Ser Kow
Mr. Ng Ser Kow (Ng Swee Gao) was born in Fu Jian in China. He was a strong willed man and had a strong interest in Chinese martial arts. In 1947 he left China for Singapore and was under the protégé of Monk Sek Koh Sam who was the chief abbot of Shuang Lin temple in Singapore.
Mr. Ng trained under Abbot Sek Koh Sam for more than ten years and was one of the favorite disciples of Abbot Sek Koh Sam. Ng Ser Kow was trained to a high level…
Lau Eng Guan
Mr. Lau Eng Guan was born in 1931 Wei Ann, Fujian, China. In 1937, he followed his father to Singapore and hence has helped his father in running his business.
He joined Sao Hua San in 1957 and trained in martial arts under Ng Ser Kow and Tay Shui Siong. He learnt the Mei Hua form ,monkey form, Luo Han form, crane form and other forms of weapon sets.
He is approachable and hardworking. He perfected the techniques taught by the two instructors in a short time.
Chin Hock Tan is currently teaching Shaolin Martial Arts in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Tan has dedicated over 50 years to the promotion of traditional Shaolin Martial Arts.
Shaolin martial arts (Rev. Sek Koh Sam Style) was brought to Canada by Chin Hock Tan, a disciple of Master Ng Ser Kow of the Singapore Sao Hua San Athletic Association. Tan was born in Singapore and has been training and teaching Shaolin martial arts for more than 50 years.