Our CKKA Grand Master “big” David Chong brought the Ng Ying Kuen (5 Animal Forms) system to Canada from China in the late 50’s/early 60’s together with his cousin “little” Dave Chong, our Karate connection.
Since then, they have both taught many Martial Artists in both Canada and the United States. The original school location was in Toronto’s Chinatown, and operated under the name of Canadian Karate Kung-Fu Club (CKKC). As their students eventually branched out on their own, the “Club” was changed to “Association” and became known as the CKKA in 1961.
While the two Dave’s no longer have a school per se, “big” Dave (Chong Oi Mun Si Tai Gung) has since come out of retirement and has been conducting a few workshops a year to help correct our forms, and to introduce new forms to our association schools. This has been an exciting and significant development for us all, and his involvement has greatly improved our art.
In 2007, the first CKKA annual gathering was introduced as a way for our CKKA clubs to meet up, train together, share stories, memorialize former members, and to learn from Si Tai Gung Chong. This now yearly tradition has also enabled students to present their skills in tournament competition, have their animal forms certified for teaching instruction, and their Martial Arts proficiency ranked and certified by a panel of senior CKKA instructors along with Si Tai Gung Chong for various Black Belt/Sash Rankings.
Our annual convention weekend is usually held in the March-April window and rotates all across Ontario as our association clubs take turns hosting each year’s edition. Keep up to date of the coming year’s weekend and where it will be held on our events page of the website.
As our association continues to grow each and every year, we will continue to work on our website as we find lost contacts and re-establish old connections throughout the world. If you have any new or relevant information, or if you would like to have your school added to our listings, please contact us. In particular, we would like to hear from any active Martial Arts descendants of Wilson Chung and Tony Chong.