Biography


Sifu Richard Vera

Master Instructor Richard Vera was instructed personally by and is the last personal protege of the world reknowned doctor of chinese medicine and martial art practitioner named Ark Y. Wong.

Grand Teacher Wong  is documented as the the first person to introduce Chinese classical martial art the United States in 1921.

In order to attain the status as Sifu Wong's protege. Mr. Vera spent seventeen years of constant practice and learning and assisting at sifu wong's martial art academy and clinic for the sick.

Mr. Richard Vera also furthered his studies in oriental medicine and other forms of classical chinese martial arts through private referrals given by Sifu Wong. unfortunately, Sifu Wong died in 1987, leaving Richard Vera the last and the finest of Sifu Wong's personally trained assistance and the last of a long line of inheritors of Sifu Wong's medicine and his Martial art.

Mr. Vera is now in his 38th year as a practioner and has been instructing youth and adults since then.

Mr. vera has also assisted the military and law enforcement agencies in the formation of various training programs and has been featured numerous times in various world wide martial art magazines such as Black Belt Magazine, Karate Illustrated Magazine Fighting Star Magazine and Inside Kung Fu Magazine.

Mr. Vera is also a 2010 American Masters Hall of Fame inductee.

Master Insrtuctor Richard Vera continues to teach out of the City of Alhambra and continues to adhere to a strick classical program as was the wish of his great teacher Grand Master Ark Y. Wong.