GRANDMASTER AUGUSTIN NGU
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Grandmaster Augustin Ngu specializes in Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. At a young age, he studied White Crane kung fu under Grandmaster Lee Kiang-Kai in Malaysia. Sifu Ngu introduced White Crane kung fu to Canada when he arrived here to attend Concordia University. With over 50 years of experience, he is the highest ranking Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu master in Canada. Sifu Ngu studied Wing Chun Kung Fu under Master Sunny Tang. His Northern Shaolin training has been with two renowned masters from China, Master Xu Gong-Wei, and Master Niu Wei-Lu.
Grandmaster Ngu has founded the White Crane Kung Fu society of Canada, Concordia University Kung Fu Club, All Masters Martial Arts Centre, Canadian National School of Wushu-Kung Fu, and Toronto International Buddhist Temple Kung Fu Club. Aside from traditional kung fu and oriental herbalism, Sifu Ngu also teaches the art of Lion and Dragon Dance, and is very active in the community. In recognition of his contributions, he has received the 5 Year and 10 Year Volunteer Service award from the Ministry of Citizenship for his unceasing fundraising efforts and community service. In 2018, Grandmaster Ngu was awarded his 10th degree certification by the World Kuoshu/Kung Fu Federation.
Many of Grandmaster Ngu’s students have accomplished outstanding results in national, as well as international competitions. He has two Disciples, Sifu Robert Gould and Sifu Robert Moxam, both of which have their own kung fu schools. Grandmaster Ngu is a renowned Certified International San Shou judge, and was an Assistant San Shou Head Judge in the 2002 World Wushu Championships. Sifu Ngu is also currently the President of the Canadian International Wushu Kung Fu Federation, Chairman of the Traditional Wushu Federation of Canada, and Secretary General of the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations.
A WORD FROM GRANDMASTER NGU
"Dear friends, families, students, and those I have yet to meet,
I started teaching Kung Fu in Canada on a very humble scale. I personally always enjoyed practicing my craft, and so initially teaching was a great way for me to have training partners to practice with on a regular basis. The time when I was teaching in a small room to a handful of students may be behind me, but they are no less important to me. There’s a saying - “It's better to strive without success than to succeed without striving”. I think this summarizes my feelings very well. I could never have predicted the extent to which Kung Fu would make such a positive impact to so many within our community.
Kung Fu has attracted practitioners from every walk of life - doctors, engineers, children, even grandparents, each with their own reason to study Kung Fu. Some for physical health, self-defense, others for mental health and focus, while others train for a delicate combination of all these and more. Whatever the reason for training Kung Fu, we must recognize that each one of us, by continually training, serve to continue the legacy of those that have gone before us. It is through this legacy that Kung Fu found its way into our lives, and will continue to do so through our children and our children’s children. It has been a privilege to contribute to this legacy for the past 45 years of my life as Sifu of All Masters Martial Arts Centre. I am honoured to guide my current and future students on their martial arts journey as my masters have guided me.
Thank you, and may we share many more moments together in the future."
- Sifu Augustin Ngu