Ong Kien Chiat, Casey

As a young teenager growing up in the 70’s, I was totally fascinated by Bruce Lee right from the start of his first movie, just like many other boys. Playing Kung Fu fighting was a favorite past time. At age 16, I finally had the chance to begin my Martial Art journey with Tae Kwon Do. I took to it like fish to water, totally embracing it with much joy and excitement.

After I had gotten my black belt, it was national service and followed by studies overseas. While overseas, I had the opportunity to play around briefly in Thai Boxing and Wing Chun, but it was nothing serious, as school and dating was the top focus. Then it was work upon graduating, and Martial Arts took a long hibernation until my mid thirty when I started training in Aikido and that continued with minor interruptions in between for the next 15 years until I reached my 3rd degree black belt. Over around the same period, I also took up Yang Style Tai Chi, and later Wu Style Tai Chi.

My first Wu Style Tai Chi Teacher, Chen Lau Shi, impressed me greatly with his prowess. Despite his not so youthful age and slight built, he could deliver blows like a sledge hammer at ease. He gave me my first direct experience with inner power. But, due to his own family commitment, he stopped teaching regular classes, so I started seeking out alternative avenues.

Thankfully, through Shi Jie Poh Mui Hoon’s help, I was introduced to Shi Gu Jie Saw Phaik Hwa, who was kind enough to accept me into her intermediate class, which was a truly eye opening experience for me. For the first time in my life, I witness the Real McCoy of Wu Style Tai Chi. All the locks, chokes, holds, kicks, blows and throws that I had learned in my earlier years are effortlessly neutralized and returned to me in exponential quantum with hardly visible counter movements. I saw the ultimate definition of what Martial Art is, without even a word needed, and the rest is history. 

So, I here I am now, as a faithful disciple to Grand Master Eddie Wu Kwong Yu. This is a life long journey that has a beginning, but no end.       


Name: Ong Kien Chiat, Casey
City: Singapore
Country: Singapore
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Disciple of: Grand Master Eddie Wu Kwong Yu
Disciple ship date: December 2015
Discipleship school: Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association
Disciple status: non teaching disciple
Profession: Business Consultant