Source: Action Martial Arts News: Issue #9: Sept 93 Oct
JASON LAU - A MARTIAL ARTIST WITH A VISION
MASTER JASON LAU studied Wing Chun Kung Fu as a youth in Hong Kong. In 1969, he moved to New York City, where he put his skills to work to become a respected instructor of this style. He used his skills to help rid, his neighborhood of drugs and crime, and receiVed recognition from the Governor of New York State & the NYC Police for his work on Flatbush Avenue during the Blackout of 1977 (where he and his disciples protected merchants & residents from vandals and looters). MASTER LAU considers this work one of the highlights of his career, along with his numerous performances in Martial Arts exhibitions. These include shows at Madison Square Garden and on the Broadway stage, where his sword performance in 1975 earned him the recognition of induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame for the best weapons performance.
In 1980, while still teaching in New York, MASTER LAU was recruited by the world famous counter-terrorist GENERAL MITCHELL L. WERBELL III to be an instructor at his Cobray Training Center (later called Sionics). Here, MASTER LAU instructed students in hand-to-hand combat, unconventional weapons, night operations, and evasive driving techniques - and soon became Chief Instructor.
MASTER LA!) with counter-terrorist trainees.
Wipg Chun students performing specialized Wing Chun drills.
MASTER LAU demonstrating Wing Chun’s Chi Sau (“sticky hands”) against 2 opponents.
Foreseeing the growing need for individuals with multidimensional skills, the dream of a school to train them has now been realized in the JASON LAU WING CHUN KUNG FU and SURVIVAL ACADEMY in Smyrna, Georgia. Here, students are trained in the skills of the Nightwalker, who were the elite security for the Chinese Emperor.
The techniques of the Nightwalker are a synergy of old and new techniques, and include counter—terrorist training. MASTER LAU plans a Grand Opening for his new training facility later this year, and is very proud of his students in Georgia who have made the new center possible.
MASTER LAU is also extremely proud of his New York students who have continued with his teachings in Wing Chun, especially those who have chosen to reach out to all the other Martial Artists through the UNIFIED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION and the ACTION MARTIAL ARTS NEWS: SIFU ALAN GOLDBERG, SIFU MICHAEL MILITANO, AND SIFU LOUIS RODRIGUES. Other students MASTER LAU is proud to call his disciples are: ROBERT BAILY, ROBERT ANDES, EDDIE BERGER, HELEN WELLS, and JACK COP (of the Georgia School).
MASTER LAU believes that Wing Chun Kung Fu is the most highly advanced of all Martial Arts systems, with its emphasis on economy of motion, exactness of technique, proper positioning, and sensitivity training. Though it was BRUCE LEE who first brought notoriety to Wing Chun in the United States, it is surely MASTER JASON LAU who carries on the Wing Chun legacy today.