Northern Shaolin & 

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Si-Fu Richards was the Senior Non-Chinese student of Hung-Gar and Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu Master Jimmy Chan-Wai from 1975-1982. Master Chan sadly passed in 1989. 

                       

           Master Jimmy Chan Liverpool Chin Woo Athletic Association (1975)

                             

Master Jimmy Chan instructs a very young Steve Richards in Northern Shaolin Tiger-Hook Swords (1975)

               

Master Jimmy Chan with Kung-Fu Si-Fu from Liverpools China Town Community (1975)  First Left: Master Wan (Chu-Gar) Second Left: Master Lee-Fei-Lung (Bak-Mei)

                       

                                           Master Jimmy Chan (1975)

                     

Master Jimmy Chan with students: Steve Richards (standing behind Master Chan) Eddie Berry (standing left) Tony Girvan (standing second left)  Steve Hughes (Standing Right): All four became Kung-Fu Si-Fu (1975)

                                                                      

Master Jimmy Chan (Seated on Stage Right) Master Ho-Sing (Centre Stage) 

Si-Fu Philip Liu (South-Mantis and Monkey Kung-Fu) Seated Left of Stage

Steve Richards standing.

Chinese Martial Arts Demonstration Liverpool (1975) 

    

Steve Richards leading the Liverpool Festival Of Youth Parade: Queens Silver Jubilee Liverpool (May 1977)

 

                    

Steve Richards - as Master Chan's Senior Student-with Master Chan at official opening of  the Collquitt Street Kwoon Liverpool (April 20th 1978)

                                     

Steve Hughes 'Gow-Wan-Dai-do' (Nine Ring Broadsword) Hung-Gar Kung-Fu Collquitt Street Kwoon April (1978)

                                                     

Collquitt Street Kwoon Group Picture Liverpool (April 1978) Standing on the extreme left of the picture is a beginning student: Stephen Ornelas - who eleven year later would eventually succeed to Master Jimmy Chan-Wai's school  on his passing in 1989

 

                                

                     Steve Richards with his Si-Fu Master Chan: 

              Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool  (1978)

                       

Steve Richards with long-time Kung-Fu brother and training partner: 

Steve Hughes

Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool  (1978)

 Steve Richards: Hung-Gar Kung-Fu Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool (1978) Master Ho-Sing standing in the corner of the crowd - top left of picture

                                                

     Steve Richards: Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool  (1978)

                           

   Steve Richards: Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool  (1978)

                             

      Steve Richards: Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool  (1978)

                              

     Steve Richards: Chinese New-Year: Nelson Street Liverpool  (1978)

                      

Master Chan "!0 Pattern" Set of Hung-Gar: Liverpool Alder Hey Childrens Hospital (June 11th 1978)

              

Master Chan "!0 Pattern" Set of Hung-Gar: Liverpool Alder Hey Childrens Hospital (June 11th 1978

                     

Master Chan "10 Pattern" Set of Hung-Gar: Liverpool Alder Hey Childrens Hospital (June 11th 1978)

                                    

                  Steve Richards: Tiger Subduing Set of Hung-Gar:

     Liverpool Alder Hey Childrens Hospital (Sunday June 11th 1978)

                           

                   Steve Richards: Tiger Subduing Set of Hung-Gar:

            Liverpool Alder Hey Childrens Hospital (June 11th 1978)

                              

                     Steve Richards: Single-Sword Set of Hung-Gar:

       Liverpool Alder Hey Childrens Hospital (Sunday June 11th 1978)

                    

  Steve Richards (Black) Lion Dancing at Chinese New Year; Liverpool 1980

                     

              

 Master Jimmy Chan-Wai Hung-Gar Pole: Chinese New Year: Nelson Street Liverpool 1980

                        

Si-Fu Johnny Cheung Master Chan's Senior Chinese Student: Chinese New Year Nelson Street Liverpool (1980)  Steve Richards, seated on left.

                    

 Master Chan's School Preparing For The Chinese New Year Lion Dancing (1980)

   

Centre of Pic: (Non-Chinese) Sei-Si-Hing Tony-Girvan, Centre foreground (Chinese) Dai-Si-Hing Johnny Cheung on (R) of Cheung (Non-Chinese) Sam-Si-Hing Eddie Berry, Seated: (Non-Chinese) Dai-Si-Hing Steve Richards Chinese New Year, Nelson Street Liverpool (1980)

                               

Tony Girven: Tiger & Crane Form Hung-Gar: Chinese New Year, Nelson Street Liverpool (1980)

                 

Two-man Tiger & Crane sparring Form Hung-Gar: Chinese New Year, Nelson Street Liverpool (1980

  

Steve Richards outside his Hop-Gar Si-Fu's Chinese Restaurant: Chinese New Year: Berry Street Liverpool (1980)

 

                   Chinese New Year Crowds: Nelson Street Liverpool (1980)

                     

                  Chinese New Year Nelson Street Liverpool (1980)

                                

  "Julie" Northern Shaolin Chinese New Year Nelson Street Liverpool (1980)

                           

(Non-Chinese Yi-Si-Hing) Steve Hughes with Girlfriend Carol: Chinese New Year (1980)

                              

Master Jimmy Chan-Wai Hung-Gar set: 'Tiger & Crane Double Form' Collquitt Street (1978)

              

 (L-R) Steve Richards, Tony Girvan, John Kennedy, Eddie Berry Liverpool (1975)

            

Nick Liu (Wing-Chun) versus Steve Richards (Hung-Gar) Chinese New Year: Collquitt Street Kwoon  Liverpool (1979)

          

 Steve Richards (Northern Shaolin) sparring with Hong-Kong Police Officer 'Thomas' (1977)

                                   

          Steve Richards (Northern Shaolin) - "Kung-Fu Cop" (1976)

      

 Steve Richards with Hung-Gar & Northern Shaolin friends: Ian Palmer (Left) 

 & Bob McGowan (Centre), pictured in Steve's Home Garage Gym (1977)

            

                     Steve's Home Garage Gym - with Gravel Bags (1975)

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