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《Bill Mok, The Sensei》__Alex Mak

   

  

 Bill Mok, The Sensei

[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.”

Click :-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seigokan 

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: 

Click : http://seigokanhongkong.weebly.com/3044624405.html 

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 
世界空手道連盟-執行委員會委員﹔

Asian Karatedo Federation (AKF) - Secretary General
亞洲空手道連盟-秘書長﹔

Japan Karatedo Seigokai - Director 
日本空手道正剛會-理事﹔

Japan Goju-ryu Karatedo Association - Director 
日本剛柔流空手道士會-理事﹔

Hong Kong Karatedo Seigokan - Chairman & Chief Instructor 
香港空手道正剛會-主席兼首席師範﹔

International Goju-ryu Karatedo Seigokan Federation - Vice President 
國際剛柔流空手道正剛館連盟-副會長﹔

Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China - Hon Life President 
中國香港空手道總會-永遠榮譽會長

 

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seigokan

To find out about Seigokan Hk Branch – and Bill’s involvement, visit their website :-

http://seigokanhongkong.weebly.com/index.html

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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.

Mok Kwok Sing, Bill ('62) R.I.P.

We were sad to learn that Mok Kwok Sing, Bill passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, from complications of leukaemia in Brisbane, Australia.  Bill went back to Hong Kong to attend Class 62 gatherings regularly in the past years.  His last visit was in December last year.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends in Hong Kong.

We offer our condolences to his family.

In Memory of Bill Mok           Memories of Bill Mok 

Shiu Fai Wing, David ('62) R.I.P.

先父蕭輝榮於德國睡夢中辭世享壽70歲,遺體於德國已進行火葬。並謹定於2015年4月2日下午5:30至晚上8:30在香港紅磡福澤殯儀館五樓永思堂舉行加奠儀式。

恭候親友致祭
子 猷偉 女 慧怡

In Memory of David Shiu;  WYK62 Memories of David Shiu;

Remembrance card at the funeral;   Thank you letter from Derek and Cindy Shiu

新樂懷舊 Dim Sum Gathering (62)

 

 

After I learned that 新樂酒樓(Nathan Road near Jordan) will be closing it's doors (see attached article) later this month after 55 years (I am sure quite a few of you ate there when in WYK - I did), a number of us decided to have dim sum there once more for nostalgic reasons. During our leisurely lunch, Cedric Lam mentioned that Anthony Lam (Vancouver) is in town and so I called him immediately and he managed to join us too - albeit at short notice! Needless to say, a good time was had by all as witnessed by the photos ! (Sorry about the bad resolution of the pix taken by cell phone).~Alex_2015-03-10.

程廣權 (62) in HK

Dear all,

Our classmate Francis Ching 程廣權 (WYK62) was in town fleetingly over last weekend (back to London now) on family matters and three of us were lucky enough to be able to meet up with him to have a casual lunch together during his busy stay.

Needless to say, we had long long nostalgic chats, having not seen each other for over half a century. Here is a photo taken that day.

Cheers,

Alex

Those were the days

"Going through my stuff and came across some photos. I know most of WYK62s in Hong Kong had glanced through them as it came from one of us here. However, there maybe some of you overseas who have not laid eyes on these historic and nostalgic photos which certainly bring back so many fond memories of these Golden Years. I am glad to be able to share these pix and some common memories with you all once again.  Please click here to enjoy the video."  Alex Mak

Dinner in Zhuhai

  

 

We went to Zhuhai to visit my younger brother Tommy. Photos with captions were from Master PhotographerPoon Lai Yeeung.

2014 Lunch in LA

 
[Caption added by Poon Lai-yueng, 11th Kowloon Group scout.  Thanks.]
  

Services of Steven Cheung, R.I.P.

 

It was very kind of Fr Boey, S.J., at a short notice from James Li, administered the Last Rites of the Church on September 1. 

He also conducted the funeral service which consisted of the Vigil on December 7, the Funeral and the Cremation the following day.  James Li, Stephen Lee, Mrs. Vicky Tsui, Stephen Chu and Alex Mak were at the Vigil.

At the funeral, there were James Li, Victor Young, Michael Leung and Alex Mak.  Victor Young delivered the eulogy.  James Li was one of the pallbearers.

David Koo sent the attached wreath to the Home on behalf of Class 62. 

Throughout the two days, classmates paid their respect at different times.

(Father Boey was at 50th Anniversary Gala.  News was from various emails.)

62_Toronto Dec Lunch Meeting



(Robert Ngan, Simon and Cecilia Tsang, Lena and Peter Wong, Mr. Anthony Ho)

There was a lively discussion on the next Class 62 Reunion in Toronto with side trips to New York and Vancouver in 2 years.

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