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We had yet another successful June Dinner gathering to celebrate June Birthdays of Maggie Lau, Alex and Ho Pak Lee. Thanks to our generous host, Michael Leung, who not only provided free flowing wines but also the birthday patisseries (both Chinese and Western) as well as heavily subsidizing our dinner budget to boot ! Let's all put our hands together - albeit belatedly - for a thunderous round of well-deserved applause to our ever gracious long time friend and classmate, Michael Leung ! Bravo and thank you from the bottom of my heart !
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"There are 10 photos taken during our April gathering lunch yesterday.
The following made the event a bit more noteworthy :
1) We welcomed Chris Liang Kit (CA, USA) who took the trouble to join us from Macau where he is presently doing his bi-annual voluntary work teaching English to nuns working at Caritas !
2) We used the joyful occasion to wish Happy Birthdays to our two classmates - Francis Ip and Cedric Lam - who have birthdays on the same day in April ! Happy Birthdays both, with many returns of the day ! Good health and God bless !
Needless to say, we took the opportunity to enjoy to the full this and every meeting of over half-a-century-old-friends, especially after recent events !
Take care and all the best,
P.S. Silas Yeung was late and unfortunately not captured in any photos !"
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DATE: Thursday, May 7th, 2015
PLACE: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
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[The Other Side of Bill Mok (29 Nov 1944 - 30 Mar 2015)]
Bill was such a modest guy and few of us actually knew the what he had achieved in the world of Karatedo (空手道). Some of you even mistakenly thought that he practised 跆拳道 instead ! To put that matter straight, Bill practiced in dojo’s of the Hong Kong branch of Seigokan (正剛館) All Japan Karate-do Association (SAJKA) which is under Karate’s 剛柔流派.
Before I go any further, I knew Bill had started to learn Karate after I left Hong Kong in 1962 and here’s what he had achieved :-
“………. Two senior members of Seigokan took important roles in continental and world karate affairs. The late Jose Martins Achiam7th Dan (1944-2008) …and Bill K.S. Mok (7th Dan) was an Executive Committee Member of World Karate Federation 2004-2010 and Secretary General of Asian Karatedo Federation 2008-2010.”
While it is difficult laymen to know exactly what a Karate Black Belt 7th Dan means – but perhaps it would help to bear in mind that in the whole world, there is ONLY ONE Karate Black Belt 9th Dan !
Bill was also deeply involved in Seigokan HK Branch affairs and on this page, you can see his whole Seigokan Karatedo Biography:
Hong Kong Head Director
Bill Mok Shihan
7th Dan Goju-Ryu Seigokan
Hong Kong Seigokan Head Director
Vice President of Asian Karatedo Federation
World Karate Federation (WKF) - Executive Committee Member
Asian Karatedo Federation (AKF) - Secretary General
Japan Karatedo Seigokai - Director
Japan Goju-ryu Karatedo Association - Director
Hong Kong Karatedo Seigokan - Chairman & Chief Instructor
International Goju-ryu Karatedo Seigokan Federation - Vice President
Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China - Hon Life President
On the previous page - http://seigokanhongkong.weebly.com/2138221490.html
it was mentioned that香港正剛館分為B屬和K屬, 支部長分別是莫國城師範和余建立先生.
To find out more about Seigokan Karatedo – please visit wikipedia’s website below.
To find out about Seigokan Hk Branch – and Bill’s involvement, visit their website :-
Here an excerpt from Wikipedia on what Seigokan is :-
Seigokan (正剛館) is the Goju-Ryu Karate-do organization founded in 1945 by Seigo Tada (1922-1997) Hanshi (8th Dan). With its Hombu Dojo (headquarters) in Himeji, Japan, the Seigokan All Japan Karate-do Association (SAJKA) — its official name — has branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), India, Italy, the Philippines, Portugal, Sri Lanka, the United States, England, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela.
Master Seigo Tada was a pupil of Chojun Miyagi and the head of the Karate Club at Ritsumeikan University. In the 1960s, Seigokan was considered the most important Goju-Ryu Association (Kai-Ha) in Japan, with more than 200,000 members.
………. Two senior members of Seigokan took important roles in continental and world karate affairs. The late Jose Martins Achiam 7th Dan (1944-2008) …andBill K.S. Mok (7th Dan) was an Executive Committee Member of World Karate Federation 2004-2010 and Secretary General of Asian Karatedo Federation 2008-2010.