Jie Kon Sieuw Students Association

荷蘭白眉余官秀同學會
     
Jie Kon Sieuw Tung Hok Wui (Chinese New Year The Haque 2010)

 

When sifu Jie Kon Sieuw (余官秀師父) suddenly feltl sick in the autumn of 2001 his senior students took over the lessons in his schools in Holland and Belgium. No one could expect that his sudden hospitalisation would turn out to be for the worst. Some seniors would visit sifu Jie Kon Sieuw almost on a daily basis and many (former) students came from all across the country to visit in the hospital. When sifu Jie Kon Sieuw passed away in December 2001 the seniors in Holland first had only the intention to continue their own training in Pak Mei Pai. But from other students they received the request to keep the school in Amsterdam (阿姆斯特丹) open for everyone.

When the Pak Mei family in Yuen Long heard of the sadly passing of sifu Jie Kon Sieuw, they made contact with Henk Tjong who they had met during the school's visit to Yuen Long in 2001. They invited the students of Jie Kon Sieuw to visit the Head School in Yuen Long (香港白眉世強館聯福堂). A delegation left for Hong Kong. The family was united and on advise of the Pak Mei family in Tai Kei Leng Yuen Long Hongkong (大旗嶺元朗香港) the new name became "Jie Kon Sieuw Tong Hok Wui" (余官秀同學會) or Jie Kon Sieuw Students Association. The main object of the Jie Kon Sieuw Students Association is teaching Pak Mei from the heritage of sifu Jie Kon Sieuw and in this way promoting and preserving his Pak Mei and Pak Mei Pai in general.

After their first visit in 2003 to Yuen Long in Hong Kong the senior members Henk Tjong, Roelof La Lau and Oluf La Lau returned again in 2005 and 2008 to visit the Pak Mei family there. During their visits they were helped to complete their skills in Pak Mei with new forms, deeper insights in the forms and theory of Pak Mei.

 

(front seated) Lee Man Hing (李文慶)
from l to r: Oluf La Lau - Henk Tjong - Lau Siu Hung (劉少雄)
Roelof La Lau - Wong Chun On (黃俊安)
Yuen Long (香港白眉世強館聯福堂) March 2008

 

In March 2011 a delegation of the Students Association (Jos van Tilburg, Peter van Aartsen, Henk Tjong, Roelof La Lau and Oluf La Lau) visited Hongkong again. During their stay they visited the headquartes of the Lee Family Pak Mei in Yuen Long to pay their respect to the family members in Yuen Long. Also visits were arranged to the graves of Sigung Lee Sai Keung and Pak Mei founder Cheung Lai Chun and to pay their respects at the graves.

 

In March 2014 four of us went to Hong Kong to visit our family in Yuen Long. It was great to see everyone again and meet new friends as well. Certainly a trip we will never forget!

 

from l to r: Jos van Tilburg - Oluf La Lau - Philip Wong
Lau Siu Hung (劉少雄) - Henk Tjong - Roelof La Lau - Tsz Wong
Yuen Long (香港白眉世強館聯福堂) March 2014
from l to r: Jos van Tilburg - Oluf La Lau
Pak Mei brother Steven Chan - Roelof La Lau - Henk Tjong
Yuen Long (香港白眉世強館聯福堂) March 2014