Senior Master, 2021
Sifu Eddie Torres was a student and assistant instructor under Grandmaster Ark Yuey Wong at the Wong Ark Yuey Kung Fu Academy, which enabled him to carry on the authentic teaching of the Five Family/Five Animals Style. He was the last closing student and was privileged to serve as pallbearer of the late Grandmaster Wong. Sifu Torres continued his studies with senior Kung Fu brother Sifu Seming Ma (grandson to Ark Yuey Wong), and also studied Lion Dancing with Grandmaster Jeff Chan. Torres has more than 40 years of martial arts experience, including Chinese herbal medicine and therapeutic massage, and hand-to-hand combat training with the U.S. Armed Forces. Sifu Torres operates the Five Family Kung Fu Academy and Martial Arts Supply in Monterey Park, California.