Lineage - Grandmaster Wong, Doc Fai
He has been teaching martial arts in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1968. Today his Plum Blossom International Federation has over 130 schools worldwide, making it one of the largest Kung Fu organizations in the world. Branch schools are located throughout the USA, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Philippines and even Tahiti! Now, Grandmaster Wong has certified instructors from his students down to the fourth generation teaching in his international federation. He was the Tai Chi Chuan instructor at San Francisco City College from 1974 to 2003. In 2004, he became a voluntary Head Instructor of the Tai Chi Club of the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center in San Francisco.
Doc-Fai Wong was the coach for the United States team competing in the Republic of China International Tai Chi Chuan Federation's World Championship Push Hands competition - an international tournament held every few years in Taiwan. In 1987, his team was the first and only U.S. team to win anything at this tournament, placing second only to Taiwan. The next time the tournament was held in 1990, Doc-Fai Wong's team again placed second. In October 2004, Grandmaster Wong took a largest U.S. team of 40 people to compete in the First World Traditional Wushu Tournament held in Zhengzhou, China. Doc-Fai Wong and his son Sifu Jason Wong each won gold and silver medals which brought home a total of 72 medals, 20 gold, 38 silver and 14 bronze medals from his team. At the beginning month of August 2006, Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong accompanied by 50 students, headed to Zhan Jiang City of China to attend the First Traditional Wushu Invitational Competition, the "Hua Jian Garden Cup." His team members took home 63 medals, of which 45 were gold, 12 silver, and 6 bronze. In this competition, Grandmaster Wong and his son Sifu Jason J. Wong each won 2 gold medals. The competition was held in the Xu Wen County Public Square, and for two nights awed over 60,000 people who came to see the competition.
In 1991 he was featured in Who's Who in California and was awarded the Kung Fu Artist of the Year by Black Belt magazine. He has also been featured on the covers of martial arts magazines more than 20 times, and has written over 200 articles, produced several books and over 40 instructional videos. He has been a contributing editor of INSIDE KUNG FU Magazine since 1986. Doc-Fai Wong was selected as one of the top 50 most influential martial arts personalities in the world by Inside Kung Fu magazine in 1986, along with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. In 2003 Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum's Martial Arts HALL OF FAME. In the August 2005 issue of Inside Kung Fu magazine Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was picked as one of the Top 18 Greatest Sifus in America. Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was selected as Inside Kung Fu Magazine's 2007 Instructor of the Year!
In addition to martial arts, Doc-Fai Wong is a feng shui expert and also practices Traditional Chinese medicine and in 1977 became a California state certified acupuncturist and holds a doctorate degree in Allied Health Sciences.