Mr. Lau Kar Leung
Martial arts director and director Lau Kar-leung learned martial arts from his father Lau Cham when he was a child. He served as a stuntman in over 100 movies between 1950 and 1963. Since "South Dragon, North Phoenix" in 1963, he had cooperated with Tong Kai as joint action directors, followed by "The Jade Bow" (1966), " One-Armed Swordsman" (1967), etc. He directed "The Spiritual Boxer" in 1975, and with "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" and "Heroes of the East", both in 1978, he won the Best Action Film Award and the Best International Martial Arts Film Award respectively in the Asian Film Festival. Films he directed were mainly action films, like "Challenge of the Masters" (1976), “My Young Auntie” (1981), "Legendary Weapons of China" (1982) and "The 8-Diagram Pole Fighter" (1984). His movies were rich in Chinese tradition and meant to propagate the moral spirit of martial arts. His contribution to kung fu films had won him an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 10th Golden Bauhinia Award presented by the Hong Kong Film Critics' Association.