Sifu Freddie Lee
Sifu Lee is the founder and creator of Freddie's Modern Kung Fu. Sifu Lee has 21 years of experience training in Kung Fu. The primary Martial Arts & combat sports that have inspired the creation of his unique expression in Zen Martial Arts are: Tao of Jeet Kune Do concepts, Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Thai Boxing, Wing Chung Kung Fu, Ju-Jitsu, Wrestling, Ground Survival Tactics, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, &Tai Chi. The primary Eastern philosophical inspirations of FMK are Tao, Zen, Buddha, & Osho.
2012 ZEN FITNESS STATS
Weight: 146 lbs
Body Fat: 9.0%
Water Ratio: 66.1%
Muscle Ratio: 45.7%
Bone Ratio: 6.8 lbs
Situps in 1 min : 57
Pushups in 1 min: 107
Squats in 1 min: 67
Jump Rope: 10 min.
Side Kick: 30 sec.
Front Kick: 30 sec.
L Hold: 32 sec.
1 Arm Pushup: L45 R45
Pull ups: 42
Handstand Pushups: 26
Middle Split: Full split touching floor
Standing Bent Over Reach: Head touching knees
Interlocked Arm Stretch: Arms parallel to floor
6/26/12 Video Performing Exercises
The beginning of Sifu Lee's athletic Kung Fu training was at age 9. He trained in calisthenics with great passion, energy, and commitment from the age of 9 to 17. His years training in calisthenics laid the foundation to his physical athletic discipline.
He began his formal Martial Arts training with the Ng Family Chinese Martial Arts Association under Sifu Sam Ng (Master of Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu) & Sifu Phillip Ng (Master of Wing Chun Kung Fu). He attended Purdue University in the years of 2000-2004 and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Managemant. While attending Purdue, he founded a Martial Arts club called “Fighters United”. The club was designed to bring together Martial Artist’s of all different styles to train and learn together.
In the year of 2002 he discovered the philosophies of Bruce Lee. It was Bruce Lee’s "Artist of Life" that had liberated his mind from being confined to any one system. In the years of 2005-2009, Sifu Lee was employed as a law enforcement officer at Northwestern University Police Department. During his employment, Sifu Lee suffured severe racism & discrimination at NUPD & was eventually wrongfully terminated after filing several complaints against discrimination.
In December 2009, Sifu Lee founded "Freddie's Modern Kung Fu" on YouTube. In June 2011, Sifu Lee established the first official kwoon of FMK open to the public at 1642 W. Howard St. Chicago, IL. The philosophies of Jeet Kune Do combined with his experiences at NFCMAA, Fighters United, & being a law enforcement officer became the foundation to his development of "Freddie's Modern Kung Fu." Sifu Lee views Martial Arts from a holistic point of view. He does not see such a thing as style in the Martial Art, but rather just the individual and his unique expression in the Martial Arts.
Sifu Lee strongly opposes corruption in law enforcement, Martial Arts, & society in general. He stood against racism & discrimination at NUPD & he stands against corruption in the Martial Arts which has lead to the formulation of "Mixed Martial Arts." Sifu Lee wishes to promote & express Martial Arts in its purity away from corruption, this he calls "Zen Martial Arts."