MASTER CHIU CHI LING
Asia Legendary Wushu Master Lifetime Achievement Award
GM Chiu Chi Ling is an actor that appears mostly in Kung Fu style movies produced in Hong Kong. He also teachers Hung Gar Fu at Chiu Chi Ling Hung Gar Fu Association, a San Francisco-based martial arts school he founded, and at the old Chiu Family Kwoon in Hong Kong. Every year he visit his students and grand students around the world and organizes worldwide Kung Fu tournaments. The Kung Fu lineage he is part of was passed down directly from Southern Shaolin temple and carries names like Hung Hei Gung and Wong Fei Hung.
He has appeared in over 70 movies, both as an actor and stunt man, His abilities as an actor and martial arts practitioner has allowed him to work with most of the top Hong Kong film makers including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat and Stephen Chow.
He Started practising Hung Gar Fu when he was six years old under the tutelage of his father Chiu Kau (who won with the famous tiger-crane set over the whole of China in his sixties) and mother Shiu Ying, who were renowned for their solid Hung Gar. They were also both well-know doctors and Chiu Chi Ling learned from his father, beside the art of Kung Fu, the art of bone setting (Dit-Da).
In the early 1970s, he opened a school which attracted many celebrities, athletes, and performers. This exposure to the entertainment industry gave him his start in acting. He has appeared in such well-know Kung Fu style movies as Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, Duel of the Seven Tigers, the comic smash-hit Kung Fu Hustle, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, Adventures of Power and The Mermaid.