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                                    Welcome to Hartford Karate Club


Our Classes open at Hartford st Jhon Church Hall on Thursday evenings at 6:00 till 7:00pm. First Class is Free.




                                    You welcome to join us and be a KARATEKA





Jackie Chan is the son of Lee-Lee Chan and Charles Chan who migrated to Canberra, Australia in 1960 as a refugee from the Chinese civil war and who had previously worked as a maid and butler for the French ambassador to Hong Kong. His Chinese name at birth was Chan Kong-sang and he was given his Westernized name, "Jackie", by his Australian coworkers when living in Australia in 1976-19771. Because his father's family name was original Fong and was changed only when arriving in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan's Chinese name was, years later, changed in family records to Fong Si Lung2.

Jackie Chan married Taiwanese actress Lin Feng-Jiao (???) in 1983 according to his autobiography, but many Asian sources state he was married on December 1, 1982, and with whom he had a son, Jackson "Jaycee Chan" Jo-Ming (born on December 3, in either 1982 or 1984). He is also rumored to have a daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam (b. 1998) with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei out of wedlock.

He was educated at Nan Hua Elementary Academy, Chinese Opera Research Institute (1961-1971) and Peking Opera School. Jakie Chan was in the Seven Little Fortunes Chinese opera troupe as a youth, along with Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Corey Kwai.

Chan is often said to do all his own stunts. While this claim does not hold up to close scrutiny, he does insist on doing the majority of them, including stunts for other characters if they are not showing their faces, and has racked up an impressive list of injuries to prove it. (The closing credits of his movies usually show bloopers and at least one serious injury.) Jackie Chan is unable to get insurance anywhere in the world. He came closest to death while filming Armour of God (1985), when he fell from a tree in a relatively routine stunt and fractured his skull.


                                                                        Steve Henry




Hi I would like to say hello to allmartial arts lovers, practitioners and  instructors. I've been doing martial arts  for more than 25 years. I would like to  write about the jealousy between  instructors. You should know that respect  is the first thing we are learning, I think  we all should respect each other, help  each other and work together to show the  right way to the next generation. When I look around I see some teenager in this time without any respect for anyone. When I was little my parents taught me to respect my elders, when you are in the bus or train if you see someone older coming you should give up your seat for them. I don't think in this day and age parents teach their children to respect as my parents taught me. So as much as it is the families responcibility, it is also our responcibility to help our next generation.

I am calling all martial art instructors come on lets work together, help each other, make little competitions between our students to put some excitement in the classes. Make the magic of martial arts start again because like you see not many people are interested in martial arts these days, where is the spirit of martial arts gone?

Steve HENRY 4 th Dan