Hong Kong Pak MeiYip Chi Sum Martial Arts Association
||MASTER WILKIE WU
Master Wilkie Wai-Kwan Wu was born in 1948 in the city of Guangzhou, China.
He was educated in Guangzhou and immigrated to Hong Kong in 1962, where he started learning martial arts at a very young age at Yip Chi Sum's Bak Mei Athletic School. Since 1963, he has studied Bak Mei under the tutelage of respected Bak Mei Grandmasters Yip Chi Sum, the late Kwok Chi Cheung, and the late Chow Fuk. His curriculum included routine wushu training, weapons training, sparring, theory and history studies. During the course of his studies, he often participated in demonstrations, competitions, and lion dances during festivals. In 1968, Wilkie's intensive training was completed at the Wushu school in Hong Kong, where he stayed on as an assistant coach.
In 1969, Wilkie immigrated to Canada to further his education. During his years in university he taught martial arts in his spare time. Wilkie was the first to introduce Bak Mei in Canada. It has spread ever since.
In the 1970s, he opened a school and taught Bak Mei in Vancouver's Chinatown. The school became so popular that it was required to separate students into multiple classes; Wilkie also invited Master Yip Chi Sum to come to Vancouver and stay and help out at the school for a few years in order to better train the students. During those years, he taught many students and participated in numerous competitions and demonstrations, helping to promote Chinese martial arts to Canadian society.
In the early 1980s, Wilkie was honoured to be invited as a coach to teach the Dragon Sign Athletic Association of North America where he helped train many students. In 1984, he was selected as one of the members of the Canadian National Wushu Team to represent Canada. participating at the 1985 World Wushu Invitational Competition in China.
Through the 2000s, Wilkie became a committee member who participated in organizing the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship, hosted by the Western Canada Chinese Martial Arts Association in Vancouver. He was awarded an achievement award from the Canadian Chinese Wushu Organization (CCWO National) for Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts. In 2004, Wilkie was a Canadian team leader for the first World Traditional Wushu Competition in Zhengzhou, China.
Wilkie was a former President of the Western Canada Chinese Martial Arts Association and current President of the Bak Mei Vancouver and the Canada Bak Mei Martial Arts Association, as well as the Overseas Vice-President of the Hong Kong Pak Mei Martial Arts Association.
Wilkie has trained hundreds of students, many of whom have won great honours and awards, in Canada and internationally. Wilkie Wu is highly regarded in the Chinese martial arts community in Vancouver. He currently teaches Bak Mei in Vancouver and actively participates in various organizations promoting Chinese martial arts.
胡偉坤師傅於廣州受教育，並於1962年移居香港後，在葉志森開辦的白眉體育學校學習武術。自1963年以來，先後在葉志森,郭熾昌,周福指導下學習 白眉功夫。所學包括日常武術訓練，武器訓練，陪練，理論和歷史。在學習過程中，他經常參加節慶期間的功夫示範，比賽和舞獅。在1968年,胡偉坤完成 了在香港的武術學校的訓練，並留校擔任助教。
在80年代初，胡偉坤被邀請到北美龍形體育學會擔任教練,在那裡他幫助培訓了許多學生。 在1984年，他被選為加拿大國家武術隊的成員之一, 代表加拿大去參加1985年在中國舉行的世界武術邀請賽。
到2000年代，胡偉坤成為委員會成員,協助加拿大西部中國武術協會在溫哥華舉辦國際中國武術錦標賽。他被加拿大中國武術組織（CCWO National ）授予了一個成就獎,表揚對武術的貢獻。
(資料來源 informaton from http://www.bakmei.ca)