Master Ed Kwan
is a native from Hong Kong, Master Kwan moved to the United States in 1977, started martial arts training in 1984 under Soke Fred Givens in Lubbock, Texas. Soke Givens was a veteran who received most of his training in Japan. Soke Givens combined traditional Japanese karate, Jujitsu, Aiki-Jitsu to form a new style called Jing-Te-Jitsu, which translates to the “Art of Powerful Hand”. Master Kwan trained with Soke Givens for seven years and attained a rank of 3rd degree black belt.
Master Kwan met Professor Presas in 1994 at a Modern Arnis seminar in Houston and was immediately attracted to the art. Master Kwan attended Arnis camps to train with Professor Presas and began training under Dr. Randi Schea, then Chairman of the Board for the IMAF, Inc. and named successor to Professor Presas. Master Kwan holds the rank of Lakan Lima, 5th degree black belt.
Master Kwan taught classes and seminars in US, Germany, Hong Kong and Philippines.
Master Kwan is an active member of Modern Arnis Tapi Tapi and WorldWide Family of Modern Arnis in the Philippines.
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- Houston, Texas, USA