TITH NGAW PAI
We're a traditional Chinese martial art institute promoting the Hakka martial art of Lee Tith Ngaw. This martial art is about 220 years old and originated in the Mui Chauw (Meizhou) area of East Guangdong province in China. Lee Tith Ngaw's family members learned combat skills from a Siu Lam monk while on a business trip. After learning those skills from the returned family members, young Lee Tith Ngaw combined the revised monk's knowledge with his own input and created a no-nonsense fighting art with explosive movements. The art was transmitted to the Chung family when Chung A Yan went to learn from Lee Tith Ngaw. Out of respect for his teacher, Chung A Yan named his art Tith Ngaw Pai. It was a common practice among Hakka people to name martial arts after their teacher's name. Chung A Yan taught his son Chung Tjong Wah who subsequently migrated to Hong Kong. There he taught Chung Kang Yau from the Man Uk Pin village in the New Territories. Lee Tith Ngaw and his family migrated further south to Shantou. The grandson Lee Guang Jam promoted their fighting art well, and people started to call it Lee Family Teaching. Lee Guang Jam went to Vietnam to promote their art and taught Chau Fei Hung, who subsequently migrated to Hong Kong. There he taught Cheng Wai Chung. Finally Galland R. aka Kong Han Lei learned from Chung Kang Yau and Cheng Wai Chung. He has received training in Belgium, England and Hong Kong. He thoroughly studied both arts and was permitted to promote these systems in Europe. Kong Han Lei teaches in the official Tith Ngaw Pai headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2020, aged 66, he can look back on a kung fu career beginning in 1971 and spanning 49 years. Currently Kong Han Lei is also chairman of the committee for traditional styles of the Belgian Wushu Federation. Lineage head of Tith Ngaw Pai. Heir of Tith Ngaw Pai and Lee Gar Gao.
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Tel.: +32 (0)475 65 80 88
CHUNG KANG YAU SIFU & KONG HAN LEI. ANTWERP, BELGIUM, 1999.
CHENG WAI CHUNG SIFU & KONG HAN LEI. KOWLOON, HONG KONG, 2019.