Sifu Ken Lo

7th Generation Master of Wu Mei Pai

Sifu Lo began his martial arts training in 1963 studying with such noted masters as Sensei Iguchi, 6th Dan Judo, 5th Dan karate, all-Asian Judo champion, 1961 & 1962; Sensei Kanakogi, 6th Dan judo, 5th Dan karate, All Asian Judo Champion, 1963 & 1964; and Sensei Tadashi Nakamura, 5th Degree black belt in Kyokushinkai karate.

In the early 1960's Sifu Lo also studied Shotokan karate under Sensei Nyjack, Tomiki Method Aikido under Sensei Katsu, and Ed Parker's Kempo Kung Fu under Sifu Bob Hirsch.  In the mid 1960's, he was the inner door student of Gin Foon Mark, 5th Generation Master of Kwong Sai Jook Lum Praying Mantis, under the legendary Grandmaster Lum San.  Ken Lo performed demonstrations for Sifu Mark in the Philadelphia and New York Chinatowns, and Columbia University in 1969.  A student of Zazen at the New York Zendo in the late 60's, Sifu Lo has studied Meditation, Buddhist philosophy, and Yoga since 1968.  In 1970 he trained under Master Jack McCrave, 9th Degree black belt in Vadha, an East Indian martial art.  Under Master McCrave, Sifu Lo also studied hypnotherapy.

In 1973 he was initiated into Maha Yoga and became the disciple of Swami Shivom Tirth Maharaj, spiritual head of Devatma Shakti Society worldwide.  In the same year, Sifu Lo met Grandmaster Hsieh Peng.  He became Grandmaster Peng's disciple in 1977, and headed the Wu Mei Kung Fu Association in 1985 when Grandmaster Peng retired from active teaching.

Sifu Lo is the founding director of the Wu Mei Kung Fu Association and teaches in New York City.  He also heads the China Arts Council, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting classical Chinese art forms in the West.

Having taught martial arts for more than twenty years, Sifu Lo's students are ranked among the top three in national competitions across the country.

Sifu Lo is an active member of the Chinese martial arts community, and has sat on the Executive Board of the National Council of Chinese Martial Arts, and on the National Internal Styles Rules Committee of the AAU Chinese Martial Arts Division.

Sifu Lo has been the National Vice Chairman, Northeast Regional Director and the Metropolitan Association Chinese Martial Arts Chairman of the Amateur Athletic Union.  Sifu Lo is a National Advisor to the USA Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation.

He is a respected member of the North American Chinese Martial Arts Federation, the Eastern United States Kung Fu Federation, and the Tai Chi Association of New York.

In addition to his martial arts studies, Sifu Lo has studied Chinese poetics from Dr. Lo Wai Luk, Ph.D.  A student of Maha yoga and Buddhism for more than twenty years, Sifu Lo is presently studying Feng Shui (the Art of Placement) from Eng Seurn Gwoo and Tibetan Buddhism from Geshe Michael Roach.

Ken Lo has been studying Chinese calligraphy and Cha Dao (the Art of Tea) from Master Lo Chien Wu since 1994.  He specializes in the Chuan Shu style of the Chou Dynasty, 1700 BC.

Here are some examples of Sifu Lo's art and calligraphy:

From a petroglyph of the Anastazi, Albuquerque New Mexico


Free-hand fish representing "Abundance"




Chuan Shu characters from the San Pan