Kirk Chen grew up reading the famous Jin Yong (金庸) epic novels. He was vastly fascinated with Chinese martial arts. In 1999, his good friend introduced him to Sifu Marquis Lung’s Northern Shaolin kung fu academy. Under Sifu Lung’s training, Kirk quickly grew to love everything about kung fu.
Since 2003, Kirk started to help Sifu teach in various location, and eventually taught primarily at the Killarney Community Center location. Kirk also served as a judge in the North Shaolin in-house tournament.
Kirk believes that learning martial arts is more than just the final result and the perfection of each and every move. It is equally important to enjoy the process of learning. If it is something you love doing, you’ll eventually become very good at it.