Instructors

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sifu_ggarciaMaster Gaspar Garcia – began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Master Primicias in 1970. After several years training Master Garcia earned the rank of Black Sash instructor before moving to Spain to continue his medical education. Master Garcia has received more advanced training in Choi Lai Fut from Master Chen Yong Fa, the great great grandson of the founder of this system. Now a medical doctor, as well as a certified acupuncturist, he continues to teach and spread Choi Lai Fut throughout Europe as president of the European Choy Li Fut Association. See his website at http://www.luohan.com .

Sifumike1Sifu Mike Geldert – began his martial art training in 1972 in Shorin Ryu Karate, received his black belt and continued his karate training for 11 years until 1983 at which time he began his Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu training under Master Frank Primicias. He started Kung Fu because of its beauty in movement and mental concentration and shortly learned that Choi Lai Fut also had superior applicability for combat as well. Training with Master Primicias since 1983 Sifu Geldert has earned the 3rd Degree Black Sash and continues to teach Choi Lai Fut through semi-private lessons that he teaches in the south San Diego area. Sifu Geldert can be contacted at (619)281-1104.

Fierro1Sifu Marc Fierro – began his martial art training in 1980 in the Shaolin 5 Animal Style. After several years he switched to the Southern Dragon style of Kung Fu for a trial until 1985 when he began Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu training with Master Primicias. Since that time Sifu Fierro has earned the 3rd Degree Black Sash. Sifu Fierro is also a certified acupuncturist and practices both eastern and western medicine in Cameron Park, California, where he also teaches chi kung, tai chi and Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu. Sifu Fierro can be contacted at (530)626-8912 or email: integrativemed1@hotmail.com

PJ3Sifu Frank Primicias Jr. – Master Primicias’ son began his martial art training in 1975 at the age of 5. After assisting his father at the Choi Lai Fut School in the San Diego area as a Black Sash instructor for several years, he has advanced his personal progress by becoming a monk in the Self Realization Fellowship Order.`

Wes2Sifu Wes Primicias – Master Primicias’ son began his martial art training in 1979 at the age of 5. He now assists his father at the Choi Lai Fut School in the San Diego area as a 2nd Degree Black Sash instructor in addition to his regular full-time work as a management consultant.

Dean2Sifu Dean Primicias – Master Primicias’ son began his martial art training in 1979 at the age of 5. He now assists his father at the Choi Lai Fut School in the San Diego area as a 2nd Degree Black Sash instructor in addition to his regular full-time work as a school psychologist.

Tomaspear4ESifu Tomas Fuhr – began his Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu training with Master Primicias in 1983. Sifu Fuhr, now a 3rd Degree Black Sash instructor, teaches in the San Diego area at his own school. Sifu Fuhr stated “Choi Lai Fut has been a very useful tool in my life. It has helped to develop many aspects of my life mentally, physically, and spiritually, as well as given me the enjoyment of practicing an age old art form with great in-depth fighting applications and rare forms.”

Sifu Llew Quinol – began his martial art training in 1982. He has attained the rank of Black Sash instructor and teaches at his own school in Chula Vista which he started in 1995.

Jim4ESifu James Yamauchi – began his martial art training in 1977 in kenpo karate and earned a 1st Degree Black Belt in 1980. He later moved to Taiwan where he trained in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu for 8 years. In 1993 he began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Master Primicias. Sifu Yamauchi, now a 2nd Degree Black Sash instructor, teaches in the San Diego area at his own school as well as assist at Master Primicias’ school. Sifu Yamauchi commented “I started Choi Lai Fut after seeing Sifu Primicias’ students fighting in the 1993 International Chinese Martial Arts Championships in San Francisco.

Sifu Todd Connely – began his martial art training in 1984 in kenpo karate. In 1987 he began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Master Primicias and later received the rank of Black Sash Instructor. After 10 years of kung fu training Sifu Connely began working with the U.S. Border Patrol where he now serves as a martial arts instructor.

Sifu Gary Edmiston – began his martial art training in 1984 in a Vietnamese style of Kung Fu called Vo Lam. After 3 years he began training in Wing Chun Kung Fu. In 1989 he began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Master Primicias. After relocating to Washington state for a few years he has returned to San Diego where he assists at Master Primicias’ school as a Black Sash instructor.

ToddSifu Todd Cunningham – began his martial art training at the White Dragon Choy Li Fut school where he trained for two years. Then in 1993 he began training Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Master Primicias and earned a 2nd Degree Black Sash. Sifu Cunningham stated “I have found that studying Choi Lai Fut has improved my stamina and overall health. It is a vast system with something for everyone.”

Jason7eSifu Jason Mann – began his martial arts training in Kempo Karate in 1988 on the East Coast. During those years he also trained in Northern Mantis Kung Fu as well as Fu Jow Pai under Master Tak Wah Eng. He started training with Master Primicias in 1996 and earned a 2nd Degree Black Sash.

 

Sifu Ramsy TadlockSifu Ramsy Tadlock – began his martial art training in 1992 in Tae Kwon Do which he practiced for 1 year. He also studied Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for 2 years. Now after training with Master Primicias for 10 years he has earned a 1st Degree Black Sash.

 

 

Sifu Rob KoppSifu Rob Kopp – had some Tae Kwon Do training as a youngster and began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu with Master Primicias in 1999. He has earned a 1st Degree Black Sash and continues to train and assist at Master Primicias’ school. Sifu Rob said “Training with Sigung Primicias has been one of the most profound and challenging experiences of my life. I am now and forever will be immeasurably grateful for the knowledge he has passed to me. Choy Lay Fut has been a life changing experience in developing my body, mind, and spirit and I am proud to have had Sigung Primicias as a teacher and friend.”

 

Sifu Nick WrightSifu Nick Wright – had some karate and Tae Kwon Do training as a youngster and later trained at the White Dragon Choy Li Fut school. In 2005 he began training in aikido. In 2006 he began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu with Master Primicias. He has earned a 1st Degree Black Sash and continues to train and assist at Master Primicias’ school. Sifu Nick commented “Training in Choi Lai Fut under Sigung Primicias has truly been a life changing journey. I consider myself very lucky to have learned Choi Lai Fut in such an in-depth way, not only for self defense, but also for the internal self discipline of the mind and spirit.”

 

ron1Sifu Ron Chapman – wrestled in high school and in 1979 began training in Shotokan Karate. In the 1980s he studied Hapkido, Japanese sword fighting and Eagle Claw Kung Fu. In the early 1990s he also studied Tai Chi. In 1996 he began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Sifu Marc Fierro and earned a 1st Degree Black Sash in 2007. He currently teaches Choi Lai Fut at the Sacramento school.

 

tom1Sifu Tom Ruckman – began his martial art training in Tae Kwon Do and earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt. He continued his training and taught Tae Kwon Do for 8 years before he began training in Choi Lai Fut Kung Fu under Sifu Marc Fierro in 1995. He also studied Tai Chi for a couple of years while earning his 1st Degree Black Sash in Choi Lai Fut. Currently Sifu Ruckman teaches Choi Lai Fut at the Sacramento school.

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