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    Richard Lee aka Richard Cuvelier and East West bok fu do

    If anyone has any information on the "grandmaster" of modern bok fu, or his school, East West, or any information on any of his former students (or their former students), and they schools they may have started as well, I would greatly appreciate a private message.

    His kenpo training (judan) is traceable, but the history of his school, and his students and their schools, is kept under tight wraps.

    If any bullshido members have any information, or have been involved with BFD, I would be in deep gratitude.

    Thanks.

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    It is a closely guarded secret, don't ask again.........................in fact no one by that name exists........don't ask again...........there is no bok fo do ............forget you heard the name........
    just go about your business..... and forget the day you ask.
    Ace formerly known as BokfoDo.

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    Very curious myself.....why would richard lee, one of the greatest american gmasters have a false name and why can't we the public look up his family tree?

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    The system of Bok-Fu-Do (White Tiger) was founded by Grand Master Richard Lee in 1967. Its roots can be traced back as far as 2500 years to the beginning of Chinese Martial Arts. Bok-Fu-Do encompasses the most effective and devastating methods of self-defense known to man. Grand Master Lee has probably done more traveling in his research of the various martial arts styles than anybody in the history of martial arts in America.
    From the website for a club called K.O. Kung-Fu Karate.

    http://www.kokarate.com/gmrlee.html#top
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"

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    Can't explain the shroud of secrecy, but Rich Lee is very connected in China, all the way to the top of the government. This could explain some of the secrecy, not sure. Why not just give him a call at his school out in Calfiornia and ask him for more information? Or visit him if you're nearby. It would be interesting to know more.

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    Also, my understanding is he adopted the Lee name out of respect to his Chinese teachers. Something else to ask him about.

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    Care to elaborate. We don't tolerate just posting links.

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    Richard Lee family tree

    Richard lee is only one of three 10 degree ( Judan ) in the Tracy Chinese kenpo system.

    Located on the Tracy Kenpo Web page. Tracy lineage listed , (Mitose, Hoon Chow,) to William Chow, to Ed Parker, to Al Tracy, and then Richard Lee.

    Richard Lee's Black Belt listed on the Richard Lee's
    Bok Fu Do web pages

    Richard Lee Black Belts 1960's

    Pat Douglas
    Glen Hasstedt
    Al Moore Of Shou Shu
    Ralph Moore



    To see more of the family tree check out links listed above, or a yahoo search of the names above will take you to the information. Use Bok Fu Do for Richard Lee.

    T.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    Care to elaborate. We don't tolerate just posting links.
    This is an old thread and Beka actually ended up coming to one of our demonstrations. There's a lot of information on our website regarding Bok Fu Do and the martial arts history of GM Richard Lee. A link may be best because the writings are pretty lengthy.

    If you are interested in any of it and want it posted here, I'd be happy to do that.

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