Commemorating the 9th Year Passing of the Late Founder : Chin Lik Keong

On July 7th, 2023 we commemorate the 9th year of passing as well as the birthday of our Founder Chin Lik Keong. Little did he know the skills that he shared with a few marital arts brothers over 45 years ago, would one day turn into an internationally acclaimed martial art system.
Throughout his life, Chin Lik Keong touched the lives of innumerable students, sharing his deep insights, cultivating their physical abilities, and nurturing their personal growth. His teachings went beyond mere techniques; they encompassed a holistic approach that blended physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of martial arts. As we remember him today, we honor his enduring legacy, which continues to inspire practitioners to embrace mindfulness, adaptability, and the pursuit of self-discovery through I Liq Chuan.
We are forever grateful for his generosity in sharing his skills.
Rare footage of the late founder Chin Lik Keong demo-ing various cycles of spinning hands with his son, Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin

Passing of Mr. Kong Siew Sun – First student of I Liq Chuan

Condolences to the Kong Family

We are sadden to receive news of the passing of Mr. Kong Siew Sun.

He played a crucial role in I Liq Chuan history as he was the first person who suggested and supported our late Founder, Chin Lik Keong to start sharing his skills. He was the key person in recruiting other members to begin learning the art in the early 1970’s and later along with Principal Wong and our late Founder helped name and register the name “I Liq Chuan” under the sports registry of Malaysia.

He was an incredible being, a great friend and kung fu brother to our late Founder, and one of the very first student of I Liq Chuan besides our current Gate Keeper Grandmaster Sam Chin. He was like an uncle to GM Sam as he’s watched him grow since teenage years.

Our Chin Family Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan martial art community is forever grateful for the contribution of the late Kong Siew Sun. There wouldn’t be the growth of I Liq Chuan without his effort and support in the early years. 

May we gather and offer our prayers and deepest condolences to the Kong family.


Late Kong Siew Sun 2nd from left. Photo of the original four, plus principal Wong. Late Kong Siew Sun invited Founder Chin Lik Keong to start sharing his skills in his living room. The original group started with only 3 practitioners including GM Sam Chin – starting from left : GM Sam Chin, Late Kong Siew Sun, Unknown, and Late founder Chin Lik Keong as the instructor. Principal Wong on the far right joined later.