Grand Master, William J. Chung (Zhong Chao Ding) of New York's
Chinatown, Julio Anta, and Mario Tardif.
Ceremony to honor Grand Master Chung.
Mario was invited by Julio Anta owner of Anta's Fitness and Self Defense,
Miami, FL to attend a ceremony to honor his Grand Master, William J. Chung
(Zhong Chao Ding) of New York's Chinatown.
Anta's Fitness and Self Defense is a fully equip Stretch Loop center.
Julio Anta is a direct disciple of the Southern Shaolin Temple in China.
He is the head of the Southern United States of Bill Chung, Southern
Shaolin Hung Gar Kung Fu Association under the direction of Grand Master
Grand Master Chung is a 2nd Generation Personal Disciple of Southern
Shaolin Abbot Chang Ding of Fujian Province Quanzhou Southern Shaolin
Anta's Kung Fu and traditional Chinese Lion Dance Demonstration Team
performed at Anta's Fitness and Self Defence to honor their Grand Master.
In keeping the Shaolin tradition alive he conducted a Shaolin Temple
Disciple Ceremony on Saturday, May 9, making Anta a disciple of Shaolin
and giving his school direct linage to the temple. Grand Master Chung
talked about his experience in the martial arts and training at Anta
Fitness and Self Defense, 10721 NW 58 St. Doral. This event was free and
opened to the general public.
Chinese Community also honored Shaolin Master on Saturday, May 9, Southern
Shaolin Hung Gar Kung Fu Grand Master and direct disciple of the Southern
Shaolin Temple in China William J. Chung (Zhong Chao Ding) of New York's
Chinatown was honored by the South Florida Chinese Community with a
welcome party at the Canton Chinese Restaurant of Coral Gables, 2614,
Ponce De Leon Blvd at 7 PM. Numerous dignitaries from the Chinese
Community were present. A traditional Chinese Lion Dance was performed to
begin the celebration.
Grand Master Chung is a pioneer in the martial arts. In the early 60's he
was teaching non-Chinese the ancient Chinese treasure of Southern Shaolin
Hung Gar Kung Fu. This was way before it was accepted in the Chinese
Community. Chung started Kung Fu at the tender age of 7 in 1943. Today at
75 he has 68 years of kung fu knowledge under his belt. He is also one of
the few men that possess a true iron palm. He has been inducted into
numerous Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He knew Bruce Lee well and was the
head judge when Chuck Norris won the World Karate Championship in Madison
Square Gardens in New York. He was also a guest of Johnny Carson in the
Tonight Show in 1967 and was featured in numerous magazines in the
seventies. Today Chung keeps a low profile and is a well-respected
community leader in New York's Chinatown.
Mario says: "Julio
Anta introduced me to his Grand Master and I had the opportunity and
honour to give him a Stretch Loop."