BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF GRANDMASTER HENRY LOOK
Grandmaster Henry Look is one of the few true lineage holders in America of Chinese Internal Martial Arts. He as studied Internal Martial Arts for more than 30 years while maintaining his career as an architect who designed 26 Benihana Restaurants throughout the country. After his retirement from architecture in 1992, Grandmaster Look is teaching full time in the three styles of Internal Martial Arts: Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing-I Chuan, Bagua Chaung and Chi-Kung in the Sacramento California area.
Since 1970, he has had the good fortune to be trained by three highly skilled internal martial art masters: Grandmaster Kuo Lien Ying, Grandmaster Han Hsina Yuen, Professor and Madame Yu Pung-Shi. All three great masters from the lineage of the great Hsing-I Great Grandmaster Kuo Yun Shen, reputed to be the greatest Hsing-I fighter in his time. Kuo's senior disciple Wang Xiang Zhai, founder of I-Chuan, also known as Da Cheng Chan. Laok also had the good fortune to study briefly with two other greai martial arts master: Grandmastcr Chang Dung-Sheng, the greatest fighter in Shuai Chiao history, Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, the 10th generation successor to the Chen Village style Tai Chi Chuan.
Grandmaster Look is the Founder and Director of TIMA, Tri Internal Martial Arts; 1~~oundcr and President of nev~~ly formed I-Chuan Association, USA Sacramento Chapter; Founder of the Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Association and Honorary Chairman. Presenily, he is serving as Official Advisor to the U.S. Chinese Kuoshu Federation's Director of Hsing-I, Hall of Fame Committee Member, The World Kuosho Federation Deputy Arbitrator Director, Member of Executive Committee; National Certified Internal Martial Arts Judge.
In the past 10 years, he has been on the covers and in feature articles of many internationally known martial arts magazines: Inside Kung-Fu, Tai Chi, Internal Arts, Hsing-I Joumal and Kung-Fu Masters.
Grandmaster Look was named to the Inside Kung-Fu Hall of Fame, "Instructor of the Year" in 1997, also named among the 100 "Who Made The Greatest Impact In Martial Arts in the 20~' Century". Recently named to the USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation, Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, Inside Kung-Fu, I-iall of Fame, and "Man of the Year ' i n 2004.
Today, Grandmaster Look's special emphasis on the Internal Martial Arts training pro~ is on health and the five highest levels of personal achievement in life:
HONOR, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, LOYALTY, HUMILITY