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Master Kai Uwe Pel

Shanghai Chin Woo Athletic Federation 2002

Master Kai Uwe Pel was born in Recklinghausen, Germany in 1964. Kai Uwe Pel has been deeply involved in Chinese Martial Art since he began his formal training in Hong Kong at the age of sixteen. Since that time, he has studied with many noted Masters both in this country and in the Orient and has himself taught for more than 20 years.

While in Singapore, Kai Uwe Pel also took the opportunity to study with his respected Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Taijiquan Grandmaster Koh Kim Kok.

Traditional training in Master Koh's class was very arduous. Students were expected to attend seven days a week, beginning with a class in the early morning and then between two and three hours in the evening. After many years, Master Pel was initiated as Master Koh's disciple meaning that their relationship became as close as that of father and son.

Since starting to teach Kung Fu, Master Kai Uwe Pel has striven to not only pass on Praying Mantis in its traditional form but to ensure that his western students grasp the importance of the moral and philosophical teachings that ensure that this potentially lethal martial art is fully respected and that practitioners behave with respect towards the art, themselves and other people.

"My goal is to introduce Praying Mantis Kung Fu to as many people as possible, at the same time maintaining the high standards set by my own master and his predecessors," Master Pel says. "I believe one of the most efficient ways of doing this is to teach students who are willing to dedicate their lives to learning Praying Mantis Kung Fu full-time".

Today, Master Kai Uwe Pel still teaches a select group in Shanghai. He is regarded as a living legend in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu circles and is without doubt the most knowledgeable Praying Mantis master alive today.

Hong Kong Chin Woo 1987

Kai Uwe Pel with his first teacher Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing

Hong Kong Chin Woo Athletic Association 1987

World Chin Woo Meeting 1997

 
 

Master Kai Uwe Pel was featured in the cover story of 'THE WORLD OF KUNG FU MAGAZINE' of Hongkong's leading kung fu magazine, 1985.

 

Master Kai Uwe Pel was featured in the 1988 Issue of Japan's leading kung fu magazine

 

Master Kai Uwe Pel was featured in the cover story of Spain's leading kung fu magazine in 1990. The articles were "Teaching a Traditional Style in a Modern World" and "Master Kai Uwe Pel's secret weapon: Shaolin-Three-Section-Staff.

 

Master Kai Uwe Pel was also featured on the cover of Polands's kung fu magazine in 1991. The cover story was about Praying Mantis history, genealogy and forms.

 

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