Kei Yap LEONG

Kei Yap LEONG

“Be a good person. Chinese culture is very important to the British-born Chinese. Don’t get an English name. ”


Kei Yap LEONG
Chinese Martial Arts trainer & Marital Arts Shop Owner

Origin - Malaysia


Living in Malaysia in the 70s, Mr. Yap Leong experienced discrimination against the Chinese and this caused him to travel to the UK for a better living. Leong studied accounting but he questioned his choice of subject when he came to the final year of studies. He trained in ‘Shaolin Kungfu’ and ‘the Five Ancestors System’ for many years when he was in Malaysia, and Leong knew he could make a living from teaching martial arts. Apart from teaching, Leong also opened a shop in Chinatown which has been selling martial arts related products for 25 years now.