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ABOUT JOHN KANG


photo taken by Louisa Preston Coming from a family with several Western Medical Doctors and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)practitioners, John was exposed to acupuncture and herbal treatment during his teens. At that time, his uncle Dr. Hsiung-Fei Kang had immigrated from China and showed John the use of moxa treatment and herbal medicine.

From 1995, while living in Taiwan, John started an acupuncture apprenticeship with Doctor Betty Lung and had his first chance to treat patients for common ailments such as headaches, back pain, insomnia, and others. He began formal study of Chinese Medicine in 1999 at the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (now AIMC)in Berkeley, CA, then the branch school of the Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Kyoto, Japan. He has also done clinical training at the Sino-Japanese People's Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. In practice, he has a particular interest in treating infertility, gastro-intestinal disorders and mental-emotional issues.

John's translation credits include this book by his Kung Fu Master, Sifu Lo Man Kam John also has a passion for martial arts. He began studying Yang Taiji when he was 10. After a long hiatus, he resumed formal training in Shaolin martial arts in college. Since then, he has continually learned several different styles such as Shorinji Kempo, Chen Taiji, Western Boxing and Wrestling, Thai Kickboxing, Yang Taiji, Xing Yi, and Water Boxing. However, his main love is Wing Chun Kung Fu, which he learned from Sifu Lo Man Kam (the nephew of Bruce Lee's teacher, Grandmaster Yip Man) in Taiwan starting in 1995. With Sifu Lo's blessing, John started teaching Wing Chun in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999. His credits include articles on Wing Chun in Inside Kung Fu and Taiwan's China Post; as well as translated articles for several online websites; and translation credits for Sifu Lo's book, Police Kung Fu: The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police .

JOHN KANG IN THE NEWS


Virginia in the Morning
2011 Lunar New Year Festival
Assistance to Family of Delivery Driver 2-2
Assistance to Family of Delivery Driver 2-1
Assistance to Family of Delivery Driver 1-1
Sichuan Earthquake Local Relief Efforts
Chinese New Year Festival 2009
Chinese Food in Richmond
WTVR-6 Morning in Virginia Interview

Richmond Times Dispatch Interview

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