Wai Lun Choi Seminar Las Vegas

Grand Master of the  Liu Ho Pa Fa system of Kung-Fu, Wai Lun Choi will be in Las Vagas on the 6th and 7th of Aug. The seminar will be hosted by Sifu  Dan Tafoya and will be held at the Gardens Park in Summerlin. Contact Dan at (702) 592-6949 for all the details regarding the seminar. I had the privilege of meeting Master Choi back in 1980 at the Peak Congress hotel in Chicago, during a demonstration of his martial art of Liu Ho Pa Fa. At the time I was a  student under sifu Jack Soderberg and it was he who invited me to meet his Master. Wai Lun Choi is by far an expert in Kung Fu.

In the early 80’s Dan Inosanto trained with Master Choi as a private student. One day I ask Guro Dan what he thought of Master Choi and his Kung Fu. Dan said to me ” Rich I rate him in the top 5″ So I said, Dan, that is a nice complement for top 5 in the U.S.A. Inosanto look at me and said, “no Rich, he is in the top 5 in the world”.   


In 1971, Wai Lun Choi, as part of the Hong Kong delegation, participated in the Southeast Asian Hand-to-Hand Martial Arts Tournament. This was the premier martial tournament lasting eight days. On the fourth day of competition, Wai Lun would go up against the reining champion, Wong Chai Leung, nickname “Crazy Horse”. A reporter for the Singapore News described the intensity of the fight. “Choi’s strikes were resounding over the audience making each move a potential lethal end to this competition”

Taken from Wai Lun Choi’s Bio.

GM Wai Lun Choi

The Bladed Hand FMA Documentary


The Bladed Hand is in it’s final stages of production before it is released. The premire is planned to be held in Manila in August of this year. Dan Inosanto, Diana Lee Inosanto, Remy Presas Jr and Ron Balicki are among some of the Instructors in the film. The documetary will cover many styles and systems of Kali, Eskrima and Arnis.  History, Technique and Culture will all be part of this documetary. The film was shoot here in the U.S. as while as the Phillipines.


Ron Balicki Seminar Las Vegas







Rich, Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto

Ron was in Las Vegas to conduct demo’s for Cold Steel Knives. He came in a day before to do a seminar on Kali/Silat at the Summerlin Gardens Park. I have not seen Ron in almost 11 years and it was great to reconnect with and old friend and comrade in the arts. Both of us come from the same linage in our Kali/JKD training as well as the windy city of Chicago. Ron is an outstanding instructor and I’m sure Mr I is proud of  his son in law and daughter for keeping FMA alive and well. I wish him and his lovely wife Diana, the very best and continued success in all the ventures life has to offer.