Johnny Kwong Ming Lee or Lee Kwong Ming was born in
Shanghai, China. In 1958 his family moved to Hong Kong,
where at the age of 12, he began studying Northern Shaolin
My Jhong Law Horn under the late
Master Yep Yu-Ting. Master Yip was a respected and
recognized member of the Four Supreme Excellent Masters from
Hopei, China. He took Lee Kwong Ming as his last personal
student. In 1965, Lee Kwong Ming was lucky enough to find
and also become the personal student of the late General Sun
Paul Kung. General Sun was a disciple of Grand Master Fu
Chen Sung, one of the original "Five Tigers" from northern
China. He taught Lee Kwong Ming internal Kung-Fu, Pa Kua
Chang and Tai Chi.
In 1974, Maser Lee was invited to
Shreveport, Louisiana, where he became one of the first
Chinese Masters to introduce the traditional Chinese Martial
Arts into mainstream American. Since then, Master Lee has
demonstrated his Kung-Fu in numerous national and
international Karate tournaments and Kung-Fu exhibitions.
Master Lee has also been featured in many
national Martial Arts Magazines through personal interviews
as well as professional articles about traditional Kung-Fu.
Master Lee was recognized by Internal Arts magazine as
"...one of the most knowledgeable Masters of Pa Kua Chang in
this country"; and by inside Kung-Fu magazine as "...a
nationally respected instructor of Chinese Martial Arts";
and also by the Pa Kua Journal as "...one of the two best
known Fu Style Pa Kua Masters in the United States." He has
also been named Instructor of the Year and inducted into the
Louisiana Black Belt Hall of Fame.
Master Lee is a member of the advisory
board of the U.S. Chinese Martial Arts Council as well as
the U.S. Wu Shu Federation. Early in 1991, he was elected
National Chairperson of Chinese Martial Art, Traditional
Northern Shaolin of the AAU. The High Degree of proficiency
of Master Lee's teaching skills, application of technique,
and theoretical insight into Chinese Martial Arts, both
internal and external, are best demonstrated though his
students. They excel in national and world championship
titles in Forms and Sparring.