Wong Jack Man

December 1, 1941 – December 26, 2018

Wong Jack Man was a renowned Grandmaster of traditional Chinese Martial Arts, his main arts being  Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, and Northern Shaolin. Wong was born in China and moved to San Francisco as a young man to begin his career teaching the arts. Wong instructed classes in California for the better part of five decades before retiring in 2005. He was a long time teacher at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. 

Wong's teaching style was very traditional, there was an emphasis on technique and internal development. Wong's form and internal power were unrivaled and his classes were predominantly attended by advanced students and teachers seeking to make breakthroughs in their understanding of the arts. Wong was kind and humble, and anyone who knew him would attest that he was a man of the highest integrity. 

Wong Jack Man's lineage is continued at EBM Kung Fu Academy.

Some reading about Wong:

Birth of the Dragon 2017 interview with Wong Jack Man about the film "Birth of the Dragon" and his fight with Bruce Lee.
Showdown in Oakland: The Story Behind the Wong Jack Man - Bruce Lee Fight
Bruce Lee's Toughest Fight: Article from Inside Karate 1980 about Wong Jack Man's fight with Bruce Lee, by Michael Dorgan.