With this book of lies (Crippled Immortals by Mr. Chris Murray) being put into the public domain, we cannot stand by and say nothing.
The tarnishing of the integrity and good name of the late Shizu Xu Jin Dong’s (also referred to as Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong), affects his family and students whom all teach to keep the arts alive and to pass on the health benefits and morals to others.
It’s very disrespectful to the deceased, for Mr. Chan See Ming to use his student to make these unsubstantiated accusations against Shizu Xu Jin Dong, the late Master Yap Cheng Hai and Mr. Lum Koon Hoong.
Mr. Chris Murray’s book uses biased and offensive nicknames to refer to people whom he has never even spoken to. Many have recently passed away and cannot defend this slander directly. Mr. Chan See Ming should know better; to never laugh or ridicule the deceased.
You should always pray and hope they have a smooth journey in the next life. Some people say Mr. Chan See Ming’s recent stroke and ill health is caused by this bad karma and disrespect for his former Master.
Mr. Chan See Ming would want you to think he is putting the ‘cat amongst the pigeons’ to expose the bad treatment he has suffered when in reality this is all of his own doing. Before blaming others he should take a good look in the mirror.
MR. CHAN SEE MENG’S LIMITED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The reality is Mr. Chan was only taught 3 forms and expelled by Shizu Xu Jin Dong in 1974; still a young in-experienced student. A photograph of the signed document is attached.
Mr. Chan’s tantrums and false claims have been ignored and tolerated by members of the association for many years.
Our school only teaches Wuzuquan, Wujiquan and the Luohan Ru Yi Quan. The Luohan Ru Yi Quan was not taught to Mr. Chan by Shizu Xu Jin Dong as claimed in Chris Murray’s book but shown to him by the late Mah Chai Soon and another student in Sydney Australia.
He claims that the association uses his name to promote the school when he won the middleweight division of the South East Asia Open Invitation tournament in Singapore 1969. All the members are patiently waiting for this evidence to be produced, but again nothing exists to support these claims.
The Southern Wuzuquan Union is one of the organizations recognized by China’s National Sports Council. The others are the International Wushu Association, the Taiji Association, and the Southern Fists Association. They are granted the authority to grade anyone who has the martial arts caliber to receive recognition.
Mr. Chan doesn’t have to boast how good he is. Let others be the judge. If Mr. Chan feels bitter that he has not received enough accolades to show for his abilities, then why doesn’t he go to one of these events and prove he is worthy?
He might think he is a senior, but does he have the skills and qualifications to support this?
MR CHAN WAS NOT A FAVORITE NOR SPECIAL STUDENT
Shizu Xu Jin Dong taught hundreds of students; not just the fictitious “inner 5 disciples”. The ‘inner 5 disciples’ is another term that has been completely fabricated to trick students into believing Mr. Chan has acquired ‘secret’ knowledge that no other students or disciples were taught.
Would a true master show such favoritism or devotion to a single student? Whilst all the students are precious to the master, the master will teach a student to his/her ability; the Master does not show favoritism.
If the Master wants to teach, he will teach. You don’t get to choose or ask what you want to learn. If the Master feels you are worthy and are of good moral character and ability, then he will teach the student, safe in the knowledge he/she will respect these teachings and will not abuse this skill for personal, or financial gain.
Mr. Chan would want you to believe he is so special, but really? What has he done to support the association? A lifetime in banking and cannot come up with any fundraising ideas, nor put hands in his own pockets to make any investment to improve things?
The truth of the matter is Mr. Chan See Ming was never, nor has ever been a favorite student of Xu Jin Dong. Shizu Xu Jin Dong expelled Mr. Chan for teaching without permission; plain and simple. Have you ever heard of a Master taking back a student when he has undermined the master’s trust with dishonesty and lies?
SHIZU XU JIN DONG SUCCESSOR
Shortly after Shizu Xu funeral, the late Master Yap Cheng Hai called a meeting with the disciples. Mr. Chan See Ming was present at this meeting. Master Yap asked if anyone has got anything to say or to contribute for the future of the club. No one came forward.
A few months later, Mr. Chan See Ming claimed he got a letter from Shizu Xu Jin Dong citing him as the successor to the school. If this was true this would not be a problem and therefore, to support his claim, he was asked to produce the letter as confirmation. To date, no letter has ever been produced; not even a photocopy.
Mr. Chan then claimed the letter was put into Shizu’s drawer in his office; for safe keeping. Shizu Xu’s office was a fortress; like Fort Knox. It would be very difficult for anyone to have access to any of his belongings, for a letter to go missing.
For such an important document, you would have thought this would have been sighted, witnessed, or signed by third parties to support its credibility.
Would any Master really grant the title of successor to the art to someone with these corrupt morals? Who is so underhanded and devious? Someone who would tarnish the reputations of the deceased for their own personal, or financial gain?
It is worth stating for the record that others with more to contribute to the school than Mr. Chan
SOUTHERN SHAOLIN TEMPLE
I would also ask Mr. Murray if he walked into the Southern Shaolin Temple un-invited and asked to see the Abbot would he receive an audience? Mr. Chan See Ming claimed he taught in the Shaolin Temple, so by now, Mr. Murray should realize the truth. This is complete fiction.
How can Mr. Murray or Mr. Chan criticize Shaolin, the Abbot, and the monks when their own knowledge of Chinese Martial arts or even basic etiquette and manners is so limited?
Mr. Chris Murray’s (Ph.D.) book is a poor, vain and bitter last ditched attempt to lay claim for his ‘Master’ a title that he was never worthy of. Mr. Chan wishes to use Shizu Xu’s good name for his own financial benefit, rather than ensuring the art is preserved for future generations.
Committing these lies and mistruths to paper only shows Dr. Murray’s gullibility and exposes his master’s true intentions; working the strings in the background.
To gain a postgraduate doctoral degree normally requires years of in-depth study and the ability to check facts and sources very methodically. Blind obedience and no common sense seem to have taken priority here. The book spins a web of lies all under the pretense of providing a factual insight into Shizu Xu’s life and the history of the school.
It’s not too difficult to gather from the book that Mr. Chan’s real intention is just for his own personal benefit. If Mr. Chan really understood traditional Martial Arts, he would adhere to the association’s tenets; such as honesty, humility, and respect.
Grand Master Chee would have preferred for his students to unite as a family and contribute to the greater good of our great lineage of martial arts.
At the end of the day, surely a book promoting and showing what he has learned, if anything, would have benefited the art far more than using a student to lie on his behalf, especially when he has been shown so much generosity from the Master and fellow students that he criticizes.
Such a shame Mr. Chan and his student’s motives for this book are not honorable. I hope anyone who reads this book has the opportunity and common sense to see this for what it is.
Grandmaster Han Jin Yuan
Senior Disciple of Xu Jin Dong