SEH KOH SAN
A famous Shaolin Monk attributed to be the father of traditional Shaolin Arts in South East Asia. Shi Gao Can (1886 - 1960) or widely known as Sek Koh Sam, was a Chinese monk who brought traditional Shaolin teachings from Mainland China to South East Asia. Shi Gao Can was born on the 27th of December 1886 his hometown was the Hailou Village, Lingtou Town, Huian County, Fujian Province...
QUEK HENG CHOON
Master Quek Heng Choon was born in 1926 in Huian county, Fujian province, China. When he was 13 years old he met a wandering medicine seller named Liu Pingshan who was a master of the Taizu style. He became his student for 3 years. After this he started to train for himself. In 1942, when he was 16 years old, his uncle asked him to join the army. He refused and left home to go and live in...
Master Lai, 2nd chamber 50th generation of Shaolin has studied Martial Arts since 1959 and in particular Shaolin Kung Fu from 1967. In those years, training was intense in the traditional manner and was undertaken on a daily basis, often twice a day. In addition to Shaolin Kung Fu, Master Lai also trained, in the 1970’s with Master Leow Cheng Koon, who was the head of the Taekwondo Federation...
The Shaolin style Gao Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan has its roots and origins in the traditional Martial Arts practiced by the Shaolin Monks of China over 200 years ago. Though much of Martial Arts history could be told in the form of legends and stories of Martial Arts heroes, it is widely accepted that Shaolin Kung Fu was brought to China and Japan/Korea in the year 525AD by a travelling Buddhist monk known to the Chinese as "Da-Moh" (Bodhidharma).
He is credited with having taught Kung Fu to the monks in order to strengthen them for meditation and prayer. It is hard to believe that war-like nations like the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans did not possess a Martial Arts skill of their own. The truth is probably that Da-Moh consolidated these skills and had the organisational ability to propound it to his students. Through the years, the Art has grown and developed into many diverse forms and schools but regardless of the style, they could all be traced back to Da-Mo (Bodhidharma).
The Gao Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan tradition or style can trace its line far back to Great Grandmaster Hui Cheng of the Chek Chian Nan Hai Pooi Chee Temple in China. Master Hui was a direct descendant of the Southern Shaolin tradition taught by Buddhist monks in the tradition of Da-Mo. One of Master Hui Cheng's students was Grand Master Seh Koh San.