Sifu Tak Wah Eng has been involved with the ancient world of martial arts since the tender age of four. Growing up in Hong Kong and later moving to the United States, Sifu Eng has had the opportunity of studying with the world’s top martial arts masters.
Today, after four decades of training, Tak Wah Eng is recognized as one of the most accomplished Masters, earning him respect and distinction. He has won many prestigious awards for forms competition, full contact fighting and has served as a judge in numerous tournaments and demonstrations. Sifu Eng has has also served as a fight choreographer and technical advisor for many feature films and has appeared on a variety of national television series (for example, T.V. series “Vanishing Son” featured Tiger Claw and the star, Russell Wong, is a student of Master Tak Wah Eng). Master Eng has written several books on Tiger Claw and markets his own brand of Chinese herbal liniments and formulas. Master Eng is currently teaching in N.Y. and Los Angeles.
|About Tiger Claw Kung Fu / FU JOW PAI|
Fu Jow Pai (literally “Tiger Claw System”), originally named “Hark Fu Moon” (Black Tiger Kung Fu System), has its origins in Hoy Hong Temple. The system was modeled after the demeanor and fighting strategy of an attacking tiger. The striking movements are lightning fast, agile and powerful. Techniques unique to Fu-Jow Pai are ripping, tearing, clawing and grasping applications.
“Fu Jow Pai history starts at the Hoy Hong Temple in the Guan Dong, or Canton, Province in southern China during the Ch’ing Dynasty. It was here that a battle amongst two masters in kung fu would take place. One of the masters was Wong Bil Hong. While the two masters engaged each other in a battle to the death, a Shaolin monk watched them. During the fight, both masters were suddenly thrown apart — the monk had interfered with the dueling masters. All three engaged in battle, however the monk’s superior ability quickly overwhelmed the two masters and made them submit. The monk began to act as a mediator and settled the master’s differences. Then, after much thought, the monk accepted the two as his new disciples in the Hark Fu Moon, Black Tiger, system. Wong Bil Hong began training and remained at the temple until he mastered the system. He later became recognized as the first known successor in Fu Jow Pai history..” (for more detail, see: