As of December 28, 2005 Wednesday, Grandmaster Wong Jack Man officially retired. He faithfully and diligently taught gung-fu for 45 years. The number of times he missed class can be counted on one hand, and this over a period that spanned decades! He might have missed a class due to the Loma Prieta Earthquake, but other than extraordinary things of this nature, Grandmaster Wong was extremely punctual. He was definitely a person whom his students looked forward to seeing! We will all miss his presence! In the meantime, we send him our best wishes, and hope he enjoys himself.


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Grandmaster Wong offered advanced instruction in the arts of Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing-I Chuan, and Northern Shaolin. He taught many well-known martial artists. All of his students have great respect for this true martial arts master, and his skill is legendary. He dedicated his life to the teaching of Chinese martial arts and taught all good-hearted people, regardless of their race, creed, or color.

Many of his students head martial arts schools of their own. These instructors are very talented and knowledgeable in the area of martial arts. They are all very good.

Grandmaster Wong himself taught a great variety of forms which cover a wide spectrum in the Chinese martial arts. Some of these were, Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, the Yang Style Tai Chi Two Man Sparring Set, Pushing Hands, Two Man Tam Tuei, Hsing-I Eagle Bear Sparring Set, various weapons, and much more.

These words described his class in the Fort Mason Center newsletter: "Chinese Martial Arts with Jack Man Wong. Tai Chi and Northern Shaolin for robust health, high spirits, rational thinking and self-defense." (1979-2005)