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Jon Fialkov receiving his Gwoh Sao/
Fundamentals of Wing Chun certificate from
Master Gary Lam (Lam Man Hog) at Gary Lam
Wing Chun Headquarters in Alhambra, CA

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Background

Jon Fialkov trains with Sifu (Master) Gary Lam (Lam Man Hog) in the Wong Shun Leung lineage of Wing Chun (Ving Tsun) Kung Fu. Jon is authorized by Master Gary Lam to teach the Level 1 curriculum of the Gary Lam Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This includes the Gwoh Sao (Crossing Hands) system, Fundamentals of Wing Chun, three Wing Chun forms, the entire Muk Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy) set, and basics of Qi Sao (Sticking Hands).

Sigung (Grandmaster) Wong Shun Leung was a renowned fighter, calligrapher, bonesetter, and teacher (of Bruce Lee and Master Gary Lam among others). He was undisputed champion of the Hong Kong challenge match (Beimo) and carried the nickname "Gong Sau Wong" or "King of Talking Hands." Master Gary Lam is renowned in his own right as a fighter in full contact tournaments in Hong Kong and the head instructor at Wong Shun Leung's school in Hong Kong and then at his own schools in Hong Kong and then Los Angeles. Master Gary Lam was the Undefeated Champion of the 1978-1979 Hong Kong Full Contact Tournament and has been awarded innumerable honors including 2006 "Sifu of the Year" and induction into the "Ving Tsun Hall of Fame" in 2011. Master Gary Lam was elected Lifetime Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Ving Tsun Athletic Association (HKVTAA) in 2012 for his contributions to the organization and the development of Wing Chun Kung Fu.