William Kwok 郭威賢
Bio Info:A US President's Council Award winner, a Harvard grad, and a well known new-generation master, Master William Kwok has been studying martial arts since 1979. He is Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu founder Grandmaster WAN Kam Leung's first Closed Door Disciple that has both completed the martial art system and taught professionally outside of Hong Kong. Master Kwok established his martial arts school, Gotham Martial Arts, in 2007. He is the first Regional Director of Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu and the first official instructor in America. Read more
TeachersWan Kam Leung 溫鑑良 - 3b. Disciple (Formal. Mastered entire system as taught by teacher).
Bio (con't)Master Kwok's contributions to Wing Chun Kung Fu and martial arts culture have been well recognized and respected. He has been profiled in numerous newspapers, periodicals and television networks such as New York Daily News, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, Wing Chun Illustrated, Next Magazine, China Central Television, Sinovision, American Heroes Channel and etc. In September 2014, he was honored by the Martial Arts History Museum in Los Angeles as a recipient of the Museum Honor Award for his excellence in the martial arts and his contributions to the local community. In December 2014, he was honored martial arts title/ rank "Grand Master in Wing Chun" and "7. Dan Menkyo/ Grand Master in Martial Arts" by World Personal Martial Arts Federation, a non-profit and volunteer organization. In January 2015, Master Kwok received the Silver Lifetime Contribution Award at Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors in Atlantic City. In May 2015, he was honored Community Leadership Award by US President Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Outside of the Wing Chun Kung Fu world, Master Kwok's experience was quite varied. He is a Master Instructor in traditional Taekwon-Do. He has also earned Post Graduate Degrees from Harvard University and St. John's University. Prior to teaching martial arts professionally, he was an adjunct professor at The City University of New York and was a member of The Asian American/Research Institute. He also served as Market Manager for a major telecom provider. Master Kwok is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Physical Education at Columbia University's Teachers College. His goal is to become a more well-rounded teacher and develop a more comprehensive martial arts education curriculum based on a combination of science and traditional martial arts.
Last updated: Sep 3, 2015