In 1957 Lai Hung participated in the Taiwan-Hong Kong-Macao Kung Fu Contest in Taiwan. He finished all bouts with winning honors! This was really something for him as he was the youngest contestant (age 19) at this tournament. In 1961 Lai Hung was chosen as a contestant for the Hong Kong Kung Fu Association competing in Thailand. He was nominated to represent Taiwan in the 3rd Asian Tournament. In 1966 he participated in the Kung Fu competition in Taiwan. At the age of 30, Lai Hung was undefeated in every tournament he entered.
Master Lai Hung taught martial arts at his rooftop studio in Kowloon, Hong Kong until moving to California. In 1972 he opened the Lai Hung Chinese Martial Arts Institute at 226 Columbus in San Francisco. Since then he has taught classes at San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, the San Pablo Police Department, San Jose Mission College, UC Berkeley, Sacramento, Richmond, and UC Davis.
In the late 1970's Lai Hung moved from San Francisco to Sacramento, but continued to teach during the weekends at his 950C Broadway St. studio in San Francisco. In 1995 he moved the San Francisco studio across the bay to Richmond. Master Lai Hung continues to teach kung fu in Richmond, Sacramento and at UC Davis.
Lai Hung also continues to be very active in developing Chinese herbal medicines.
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