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Phase 1 of Master Douglas Wong's teaching career started in 1968, when he used his parent's garage for the headquarters of the "Chinese Physical Health Club." It was during this time that he formed his teaching methods as well as the nucleus of the Sil Lum Demonstration Team, which was officially created in May, 1973.
The school entered Phase 2 later that year, when it opened its doors to the general public. Led by co-captains James Lew and Albert Leong from May to December 1973, the school's team accumulated an astonishing 300 trophies in forms, weapons, and fighting competitions. This marked the first time on the western seaboard that a kung fu school had dominated karate competitions so completely. So effective were Wong's students, some tournament promoters asked them to demonstrate and not compete because too many other contestants were dropping out in deference to Sil Lum team's superiority.
In 1975, as a result of his study of internal chi development and the Chinese healing arts with Master Share K. Lew, Master Wong's teaching career entered Phase 3: The White Lotus System. Lessons in healing were taught along with fighting, weaponry, and forms
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