Kwongsai Dragon Tiger Mt. Southern Praying Mantis

Lee Kok Leung (circa 1924 - still going strong 2011)

Disciple of Wong Yook Gong - Kwongsai Mantis; Hong Kong

 

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Lee Sifu plays spear in Hong Kong's Kungfu Corner Park

 

I've (RDH) met Lee Sifu on many occasions and enjoyed them all. There are a number of photos and references to him in my past published Kungfu magazines. He is a gentleman and certainly a Sifu of the first order. And so, is his son, Patrick.

Lee Sifu's home walls are filled with large photo frames of hundreds of mantis images over decades, wall to wall. They include Lam Sang's students in the USA, Mark Gin Foon and Robert Lee, and the 1950's and 60's photos of the Hip Sing and Hung Men Associations I passed to him. And some I didn't.

A year or two ago, when I visited Lee Sifu, he had a student from England living in his home. The living room, covered by photos, is used as a treating room for his medical patients and a training room for his mantis students. The England student showed exceptional skill.

The last time I visited him, we spent the morning speculating about mantis, actually crossing hands (a bit), and then had breakfast, "dim sum". In the afternoon, we returned for more mantis. This is what he had to say:

RDH: What do you teach?
LKL: I teach
Dan Jong - single arm
Shuang Jong - double arm
Som Ji - three
Say Mun - four
Ba Mun - eight
Mui Fa Kuen - plum flower fist

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