Sifu Christopher Scott
Sifu Christopher Scott was born in 1967 and grew up in a southern California suburb of Orange County just
outside of Los Angeles. He was exposed to the Asian cultures before he could even speak and years later
eventually trained in Asia. His father traveled to Asia regularly for work until Sifu Scott was in his 20’s. As a baby
he shared a playpen with his best friend Saburo Usami and spent much of his youth growing up with Saburo’s
family. This was the beginning of his love and respect for what the Asian cultures have to offer
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image. Growing up in California he witnessed many things including a lot of violence and suffering. He learned
early that to survive he would have to engage in numerous fights to defend himself.

In his first year of high school Sifu Scott was honored with the “Most Improved Wrestler of the Year” award.
During and after high school he attended a number of funerals related to friends and family members who died
tragic deaths, including gun shot wounds, drug overdoses, suicides, etc. After Sifu Scott’s first martial art
instructor, Sifu Frank Bruno, died of a gunshot wound he continued his studies with two of Sifu Frank’s top
students. He eventually earned his Black Sash under Sifu Gary Monteleone in Shaolin Chuan (Chinese Kenpo) and
trained extensively in Hung Kuen under Sifu Mike Francis. These early experiences would later become the
foundation of everything he would work for in the future.

After studying the Martial Arts for a few years Sifu Scott’s teachers began to recognize that he was very
dedicated and with a lot of hard work his skills grew quickly. He soon became respected in the community as not
only a good teacher but also as a healer, performing thousands of treatments for numerous injuries and
illnesses (many times for little to no money). In 1993 Sifu Scott began learning the art of Dit Dar (Bone Setting),
Shiatsu/Tui Na massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine under the world renowned
Master Augustine Fong,
which he continued to study with Sifu Fong for the next 10 years. Master Fong learned these ancient arts under a
well-known doctor in Hong Kong, Doctor Wong, who in turn learned the arts from a Daoist monk. Sifu Scott is one
of only two people who were lucky enough to have studied exclusively under Master Fong and are now licensed
in the state of Arizona as Practitioners of Oriental Medicine.

Since studying the martial arts Sifu Scott has been challenged by many, but only uses his skill when there is no
other option. One particular situation happened when he was attending a seminar for acupuncture. The teacher
who was leading the class began bragging about his skills in Tai Chi. During a break Sifu Scott humbly asked the
Master if he taught push hands. He stated “yes” and asked if Sifu Scott would like to push hands with him. Sifu
Scott replied “sure”. While pushing hands the Master bragged about how his Sifu could throw people with one
finger, so Sifu Scott asked the Master if he would demonstrate his skill. The Master asked Sifu Scott to attack, so
he slowly and gently attacked the teacher with a controlled punch (as the teacher requested). The Master
suddenly overreacted and tried to violently control Sifu Scott with an elbow lock (risking possible injury). Before
anyone knew what happened Sifu Scott countered the attack with Parting the Wild Horses Mane and sent the
Master flying backwards about 15 feet without injury.

In 2003 Sifu Scott settled in Avra Valley, Arizona and built his private training facility where he continued to train
and teach. In 2007 he decided to relocate to Seabrook, Texas to start the Asian Arts and Health Center. In 2016
after operating the Asian Arts & Health Center for 8 years Sifu Scott decided to close the Asian Arts & Health
Center and only teach serious and dedicated students privately away from the nonsense of commercial Martial
Arts.

Sifu Scott has stayed loyal to his teachers. He has trained in both Hong Kong and the U.S. with some of the best
Chinese Martial Art practitioners in the world and has over 24 years experience. He has a deep respect for his
original teachers and the powerful lessons they passed on. In his early years of training Sifu Scott spent 6 to 8
hours a day 6 days a week studying and training. He is proficient in the art of Siu Lum Kuen (Shaolin Chuan) and
is a Practitioner of Oriental Medicine, L.Ac.. He is also an 8th generation practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
which he studied directly under Master Augustine Fong. Although Master Fong is most famous for the Wing Chun
System, Sifu Scott spent several years studying and teaching Tai Chi, Siu Lum Gung Fu and Qi Gung at Master
Fong’s school . Sifu Scott went to Master Fong to study martial arts only after his original Martial Arts Family
dissolved and there was no one left teaching. Master Fong gave Sifu Scott the humbling responsibility of
organizing Tai Chi demonstrations for the school and was also gracious enough to teach Sifu Scott a handful of
Siu Lum Gung Fu forms including his version of Hung Kuen’s Tiger & Crane set (Fu Hok Seung Ying), Drunken Fist
(Jui Kuen), and numerous weapons forms. He was also a member of Master Fong’s Lion Dance Team performing
at a number of special events and now continues the tradition with his students.

Sifu Scott has consistently taught Siu Lum Gung Fu (Shaolin Kung Fu), Tai Chi, Qi Gung and The Healing Arts. His
students have included people of all ages and from all walks of life. He also spent many years teaching Tai Chi
and Qi Gung to the elderly. Sifu Scott has done numerous lectures and demonstrations regarding the martial arts
and oriental medicine. Many of his students and patients in The Healing Arts have included Doctors, Nurses,
Pharmacists, Physical Therapists and other professionals from Western Medicine. After Hurricane Katrina hit
the Gulf Coast, Sifu Scott immediately left for Mississippi to help. He spent 3 weeks volunteering in some of the
worst hit areas helping military, law enforcement, medical staff, and victims of the hurricane with Oriental
Medicine. When Hurricane Ike hit Texas Sifu Scott’s school had very little damage so he and Simo Carla
immediately began getting involved with the community to help in whatever way they could.

Sifu Scott has been featured on television and in newspapers and magazines including the “News 13 This Morning
Show”
Tucson, AZ., the “Foothills Today Magazine”, “The Tucson Citizen”, the “Fit for Life” program promotion on
KVOA Channel 4 in Tucson, AZ., on the “CBS Evening News Channel 13” in Houston, TX., on SGN Television,
Houston, TX., and in the “Bay Area Houston Magazine”.

                                                                                                                                        By Carla R. Mann
Siu Lum (Shaolin) Hung Gar
Scott's Authentic Siu Lum Kuen & Yang Tai Chi Chuan
Carla R. Mann
Case Manager-Gulf Coast Center

Joe Acaba  
American Astronaut

Jenny S. Weil  (may you rest in peace)
Mother of Dr. Andrew Weil

Jimmy Halopoff
World Champion Pro Snow Boarder

Sifu Gene Fink
Black Sash Chinese Kenpo

Stephanie Franovich
Retired

Mike Taylor
Electrical Contractor

Gordon Marsh
Contractor

Larry Smith
Retired
Some of Sifu Scott’s Students, Patients and Friends
© Christopher Scott, 2015
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