Chiu Chi-ling

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Chiu Chi Ling
Chinese name 趙志淩 (traditional)
Pinyin Zhào Zhìlíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ziu6 Zi3ling4 (Cantonese)
Born 1943 (age 74–75)
Hong Kong, China
Occupation Actor, martial arts teacher
Years active 1978–2013

Chiu Chi Ling (Chinese: 趙志淩; Jyutping: ziu6 zi3 ling4; born 1943) is a martial artist and actor who appears mostly in Kung Fu style movies produced in Hong Kong. He also teaches Hung Gar Kung Fu at Chiu Chi Ling Hung Gar Kung Fu Association, a San Francisco-based martial arts school he founded, and at the old Chiu Family Kwoon in Hong Kong. Every year he visits his students and grand students around the world and organizes worldwide Kung Fu tournaments. The Kung Fu lineage he is part of was passed down directly from southern shaolin temple and carries names like Hung Hei Gung and Wong Fei Hung.

He has appeared in over 70 movies, both as an actor and stunt man. His abilities as an actor and martial arts practitioner has allowed him to work with most of the top Hong Kong film makers including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat and Stephen Chow.

He started practising Hung Gar Kung Fu when he was six years old under the tutelage of his father Chiu Kau (who won with the famous tiger-crane set over the whole of China in his sixties) and mother Shiu Ying, who were renowned for their solid Hung Gar. They were also both well-known doctors and Chiu Chi Ling learned from his father, beside the art of Kung Fu, the art of bone setting (Dit-Da).

In the early 1970s, he opened a school which attracted many celebrities, athletes and performers. This exposure to the entertainment industry gave him his start in acting. He has appeared in such well-known Kung Fu style movies as Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Duel of the Seven Tigers, the comic smash-hit Kung Fu Hustle, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. Adventures of Power and The Mermaid.

He currently resides in Alameda, California.

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