To Whom It May Concern:
I, William R. Lee, the son of the late Sifu Lee Wah Yook, am acknowledging that Mark
Joseph Bram was chosen by my father to be his first and only student to carry on his
Mark diligently studied under my father for eleven years.
He also taught Mark a certain secret technique, that was only to be taught to his son or
the few chosen to carry on his art. These techniques were instructed not to be shown to
the general public.
When Mark was first being considered as a student, his
tenacity was tested by exercises thought too difficult to stand. But to my father's
surprise, he passed the tests. My father was pleased at how fast Mark learned and how hard
he tried. My father was also concerned about the safety of Mark and anyone who he would
train with. He was not aware of how much power he possessed or how to use it. After many
years of training, Mark has learned how to use and control the power properly; not only
for self defense, but the power to heal as well, which he is still continuously studying.
The core of the system is based on Yeung (Yang) Style Tai
Chi Chaun. My father started teaching Mark Sil Lum (Shaolin) and Fu Hok Tai Hei Morn until
Mark developed Hypoglycemia, at that point my father then turned his attention to teaching
him Tai Chi. As Mark became proficient, my father started adding various techniques and
training exercises from the various styles that my father had learned, to form a cohesive
fighting style based on Mark's strengths.
Lee Wah Yook was president of the Eastern United States
Kung Fu Federation, the New England Branch. The various styles that he was proficient in
· Sil Lum which he learned in China; teacher unknown.
· Yang Style Tai Chi; learned from Sifu Chu Gin Soon
[disciple of Grandmaster Yeung (Yang) Sau Chung who was the eldest son of Yeung Ching Po
(Yang Cheng Fu)] and Yeung Sau Chung.
· Fu Hok Tai Hei Morn, taught to him by Grandmaster Kwong
Tit Fu, which is a system whose roots are derived from Hung Gar Tiger Crane, Tai Chi
Chuan, Chi Kung and Mo Dong Yat He Morn. Kwong Tit Fu's teachers included:
- Master Kwong Chong-Sau / Hung Gar Kumg Kong He Gung
- Master Lum Cho / Hung Gare Tiger Crane
- Master Lum Kum-Tong / the Seven Circulatory Chi Gung
- Master Ng Kum-Lau / Mo Dong Yat He Morn
- Master Ng Wai Nung / Eagle claws / Tai Chi Chuan
My father traveled back to Hong Kong with Master Kwong to
study with one of his teachers. I seem to remember that it was Master Ng Kum Lau, but I
can't be quite sure. What I do remember are photographs from the trips of the Master and
mentioning the style Mo Dong.
WILLIAM R. LEE
In on the day of 19 before me personally appeared WILLIAM R. LEE, to me known
and known by me to be the party executing the foregoing instrument and he acknowledged
said instrument by him executed to be his free act and deed.
My Commission Expires: 4-27-94
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