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Leong Sil Jong was born in 1826. At the age of ten, he entered the Shaolin Temple which was located on Mount Slung-San in Honan Province, China. He became a master of the northern and southern systems that were taught there. Fifty years later, Leong Sil Jong left the temple as the highest priest of Shaolin, and a Grandmaster of Kung Fu.
In his travels, Leong Sil Jong happened to enter the province of Woung-Nam. There he met a wealthy nobleman who beckoned him to teach his frail son kung fu. Leong Sil Jon consented, and the nobleman had a school built for him. For the next ten years, his son, Hue Lung Gong, practiced Shaolin Temple Kung Fu under the guidance of the monk.
Leong Tin Chee, the monk's nephew, had studied kung fu for over twenty-five years. He set out to find his uncle when he learned that he was teaching in Woung-Nam Province. Upon visiting the school, he discovered that his uncle had recently passed away. In honor of Leong Sil Jong, Hue Lung Gong passed on his knowledge to Leong Tin Chee. Leong Tin Chee taught kung fu throughout southern China until he passed away in 1972, at the age of 95.
Wong Ting Fong had been studying a blend of Hung Gar and Toy Gar Kung Fu for eight years in Toyson City, China. His teachers were Wong Ying Gor and Wong Lai Way. The Wong Society in San Francisco, hired Leong Tin Chee to teach
kung fu where Wong Ting Fong was studying. It was through Leong Tin Chee's teachings, that Wong Ting Fong mastered his art.
Norman Mandarino began studying with Master Wong Ting Fong in 1970. He was Master Wong's highest ranked student and only disciple. On July 27, 2006, at age 64, Sifu Norman Mandarino, having filled all the conditions required in the Right of Passage, respectfully decided to exercise his entitlement to the rank of Red Sash Master in Mandarin Kung Fu.