Kung Fu San Soo, also know as Tsoi Li Hoi Fut Hung-Ga, was taught for centuries in Southern China, Guang Dong province. The art of Kung Fu San Soo was taught and conserved in the Kwan Yin Monastery until the early 1800s.
At that time, the great, great, great uncle of Lo Sifu Chin Siu Dek (Grandmaster Jimmy H. Woo), brought the art of Kung Fu San Soo out of the monastery and established it in the area around Chien Tien. The art of Kung Fu San Soo was passed down from generation to generation until, at the age of seven, Lo Sifu began his training.
The turbulent times leading into the 1930s caused Grandmaster Woo to flee his country and come to the United States. Here, he taught the art of Kung Fu San Soo to fellow immigrants throughout California for many years.
In the 1960s, Jimmy's uncle sent the 750-year-old, "family teaching" books to him since he was the heir to the line of "Chin" and the surviving master of the art of Kung Fu San Soo.
Breaking from the tradition of teaching the art of Kung Fu San Soo only to Chinese, Jimmy began to teach to anybody who would learn this ancient art of self-defense as it was created ¾ to defend your life against another who would take it.
Lo Sifu Chin Siu Dek retired from day to day teaching in 1984 but came back out of retirement after two years to teach only his instructors and some top students. He continued these sessions until his passing in February 1991. When Lo Sifu retired in 1984, he left the studio in El Monte to Sifu Jack Sera where Sifu Juan Meza continued to train until its closing in June 1998.
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