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Grandmaster Lily Lau

lily_lauGrandmaster Lily Lau is the eldest daughter of the 7th Generation Eagle Claw Late Grandmaster Lau Fat Mang. On March 17 1964, Master Lau passed away at the age of 62. Lily, at the age of nineteen, rose to her father’s position and became the 8th Generation Eagle Claw Kung Fu Grandmaster. Not by choice, however, but due to the circumstances and cultural expectations. Since Kung Fu has been regarded as an integral part of the Chinese culture, Grandmaster Lau, determined to continue her father’s dream, through hard work and persistence, she has continued teaching throughout the years, spreading Eagle Claw Kung Fu.

She is the first and only woman to take over a Kung Fu System and teach openly as a Kung Fu Master.

Grandmaster Lily Lau wants to continue spreading the real Eagle Claw techniques throughout the world. She has schools worldwide: United States, Brazil, England, Greece, Puerto Rico and China. Master Lau travels frequently to these schools where she presents seminars and workshops yearly. Master Lau is diligent in her work and is focused on her ultimate goal; to spread as much Kung Fu in the world as she can. She would like to one day see all Martial Arts united.

A brief summary of Grandmaster Lily Lau’s career is as follows:

  • 1964 Chief Instructor of Lau Fat Mang Eagle Claw Academy in Hong Kong
  • 1966 Chief Instructor of Hong Kong Teacher Union
  • 1968 Started acting career in Hong Kong Film
  • 1971 The President of Lily Lau Dramatic Art Academy
  • 1984 Chief Instructor of Lily Lau Eagle Claw Academy in Hong Kong
  • 1985 Chief Instructor of Hong Kong University Student Union
  • 1986 Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association
  • 1986 Lifetime Honorary President of the Chinese Kuoshu Federation in Hong Kong
  • 1987 Member of Hong Kong Ching Woo Association Executive Committee
  • 1993 Vice President of United States Wushu Kung Fu Federation (USAWKF) [Region 8]
  • 1994 Opened her first Kung Fu School in San Francisco, California
  • 1995 Member of Advisory Council of President of the United States Wushu Kung Fu Federation
  • 1995 Established the Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu Federation, International
  • 1995 Member of USAWKF Executive Committee
  • 1996 Organized and hosted the 1996 USAWKF National & International Invitational Tournament
  • 1998 Organized and hosted the 1st International Eagle Cup Kung Fu Tournament & Master Exhibition
  • 1998 Advisor of the United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation
  • 1999 President and Organizer of the 15th Chinese American Athletic Tournament of the Bay Area
  • 2000 Vice President of the National American Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Federation (NATCMAF)
  • 2001 Opened the Latin America Headquarter of Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu Federation International in Puerto Rico
  • 2001 Organized and hosted with West Coast Headquarter Chinese Kuoshu Federation, the 2001 U.S. Open Kuoshu/ Martial Arts Championships and 2nd International Eagle Cup Championship, sanctioned by the United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation
  • 2001 Organized the 3rd International Eagle Claw Cup Kung Fu Tournament in Chicago
  • 2003 Opened the Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu Federation Int’l Headquarters in Millbrae, CA
  • 2004 Founder and Vice President of the United States Traditional Kung Fu Wushu Federation
  • 2007 Organized the 2nd International Traditional Kung Fu Wushu Tournament & Masters’ Exhibitions & 4th International Eagle Claw Cup Kung Fu Tournament in Oakland, CA
 

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This is one inspirational person.

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