Bak Lam Athletic Association
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SIFU KARL MARK
Karl Mark began his training in 1979 in Ninpo Taijutsu and Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He later began training in Genkido Kempo under GM Glenn Kwan, eventually becoming Director of Cultural Studies. Today he studies Taijiquan, Ngo Cho Kun and Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan
SIFU JASON WARD
Jason Ward began his martial arts training in 1983 studying Okinawan Karate. He later began studying directly under GM Glenn Kwan in the art of Genkido Kempo, later becoming inheritor to the system. Today Jason continues his training in the arts of Ngo Cho Kun and Integrated Eskrima under the direction of Sifu Mark Wiley, Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan under the direction of Sifu Joshua Craig, and Yang Family Taijiquan under the direction of Sifu Ed Boates.
BAK LAM ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Owner: JASON WARD
SHIHAN-DAI STUART VAN LUVEN
Stuart Van Luven began training in Kempo Sho Kai Karate under GM Glenn Kwan in 1975. Later he began training in Genkido Kempo, becoming its first graduate of the Master Level. In 2001 he was honoured with the position of Shihan-Dai and Senior Advisor to the Genkido Kempo system. Currently he is studying Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan and Ngo Cho Kun.
What is the Bak Lam Athletic Association
Founded in 1998, the Bak Lam Athletic Association began with just one school in Greenville, North Carolina, which was later relocated to Barrie, Ontario Canada. Over the years the Bak Lam has been a gathering place of many talented and respected martial artists, and martial arts styles such as Genkido Kempo, Bai Lin Chuan, Taijiquan, Liuhebafa and more.
Since 2013 we have held study groups in the arts of Ngo Cho Kun (Five Ancestor Fist) and Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan. The Bak Lam also hosts the Genkidokan, which is the Hombu Dojo for the art of Genkido Kempo which was founded by the late GM Glenn Kwan.
We hold classes for children, teens, and adults. Private lessons are also available.