Instructors > Phillip Le
An active practitioner, Phillip has studied 10 years and ongoing under John Clark sifu, and Joe McSorley sifu. Through their tutelage and that of the other instructors within the Philadelphia Branch, Phillip received the privilege and sanction of teaching his own small class of selected students in Center City Philadelphia.
Phillip Le is a direct disciple of Kwong Sai Jook Lum through John Clark, accepted with Bai Si in 2009. He has applied his teacher's specific strategies and traditional formulas towards his own development as well as those of his students, and this can be traced back through John Clark sifu directly to Louie Jackman sifu. As such, John Clark sifu invited Phillip to develop a relationship with Louie Jackman up until Jackman sifu's latter years.
Phillip values martial art as a physical discipline as well as a cultural practice. Having an appreciation for martial arts in all of its variety, he has spent time in his past and present studying diversity of movement—predominantly Wing Chun, Western Boxing, and Muay Thai—with the belief that to better develop one's own art, one should also be open to understanding those outside of one's expertise.
He is a firm believer in developing within himself, his peers, and his students the seamless blending of form and function: with nuanced ferocity, acute subtlety and focused intensity. Phillip is of the mind that Jook Lum bridging is about relating and relationships, about building with intent. In life, he views building bridges much in the same way.