Lau Kar Wing

Lau Kar Wing (simplified Chinese: 刘家荣; traditional Chinese: 劉家榮; pinyin: Liú Jiārong, Liu Jiayung; born 1944) is a Hong Kong martial arts film director, action choreographer and actor. Born in the Xinhui District of Jiangmen in Guangdong, China, Lau Kar Wing was the fourth child of Lau Cham (劉湛), a martial arts master who studied under Lam Sai Wing, pupil of the legendary Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei Hung. Lau began learning kung fu in his early teens. He actually began learning at his father's school, in secret. However when his older brother Lau Kar-Leung saw this, he began teaching Kar Wing himself. Before becoming famous, Lau worked as an extra and choreographer on the black & white Wong Fei Hung films, which starred Kwan Tak Hing as the titular hero. Lau was given his start working under his father and brother in these films, and followed his brother to become a stuntman and assistant choreographer. In the 1960s he became one of the Shaw Brothers Studio's main action choreographers, working with many directors on films such as King Boxer (1972). Lau evolved to become a director in the late 1970s.


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