Robert Chu Sigung
Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, MSOM, Ph.D.
Chinese/Ayurvedic Herbalist - Licensed Acupuncturist
Chu (Chu Sau Lei) began practicing the martial
and Chinese healing arts since childhood. Robert
is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, specializing
in the Master Tung Acupuncture and Optimal Acupuncture
methods in which he effectively treats pain,
industrial injuries, sports injuries, and neuromusculoskeletal
disorders. Dr. Chu also treats a wide variety
of internal diseases including hypertension,
hyperlipidemia, diabetes, psoriasis, thyroid
disorders, gynecological disorders and side-effects
from cancer treatments. He is appointed by the
Industrial Medical Council as a Qualified Medical
Dr. Chu was formerly affiliated with the St.
Vincent Medical Center, Center for Health and
Healing, as the first fulltime Acupuncturist
on staff and treated cancer patients with Acupuncture,
Herbal Therapy Qigong and Tai Chi.
Dr. Chu is a former faculty member of Samra
University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles,
where he taught acupuncture. He has also taught
Tai Chi and Qigong at Loyola Law School. Dr.
Chu volunteers at Pasadena's Wellness Community,
where he does monthly lectures on Acupuncture
and Herbal Therapy for Cancer Patients and a
weekly lifestyle/nutrition and Qi Gong class
for cancer patients. In July of 2004, Dr. Chu
was selected as the Acupuncturist to Olympic
athletes at the Olympic Trials held in Sacramento,
Dr. Chu also lectures nationally and internationally
on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to provide
continuing education to MD's and Acupuncturists.
In 2003, he founded the International Association
of Optimal Acupuncture and Clinical Chinese
Medicine to spread his effective clinical system.
He also serves as President of the ITARA -
International Tung's Acupuncture Research Association,
which he founded in 2005, to preserve, standardize,
educate, and research new applications of the
Tung family system of Acupuncture with integrity,
open sharing, and a goal to help end suffering
in fellow beings.
Dr. Chu also follows the tradition of Chen
Chao, the founder of I Ching Acupuncture. He
has been decorated as an honorary member of
the Finnish Traditional Chinese Medicine Society
of Acupuncture and Herbs and a Therapist member
of the National Register of Acupuncture Therapists
in Finland. Dr. Chu is also listed as a Master
Practitioner of Oriental Bodywork Therapy and
Master Practitioner of Tui-Na Manipulations,
awarded by the International Association of
Tui-Na Therapies in London, England. He has
lectured at Emperor's College of TCM, CSOMA,
and other functions as a dynamic and entertaining
In the martial arts world, he specializes in
combat application and health aspects with a
focus on the Yip Man Wing Chun Kuen system as
taught to him by Hawkins Cheung and the Yuen
Kay-San and Gulao Wing Chun Kuen systems as
taught to him by Kwan Jong-Yuen. Robert teaches
at his school in Los Angeles, where he is the
chief instructor of the Dragon Gate Martial
Arts Academy, and is head of the International
Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Kuen Association , which
has branch schools throughout the USA, Europe
and South East Asia. He is the co-author of
Complete Wing Chun, (Charles E. Tuttle Co, Inc,
1998) and has written numerous articles for
Inside Kung Fu, Martial Arts Legends, Inside
Martial Arts, Martial Arts Combat Sports, CJOM,
Acupuncture Today and featured in other publications.
He has also been featured in the book, Kung
Fu Masters (Unique Publications, 2002). Dr.
Chu is also proficient in Tai Chi, Xing Yi,
Ba Gua and Shaolin systems of martial arts.
A Chinese Buddhist medicine healer in the tradition
of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, in 2004,
Robert was awarded a Ph.D. in Buddhist Ayurveda
from the non-profit college Ayurveda Healing
Arts Institute (www.Ayurvedic-College.com) in
Berkeley, California. Always seeking to better
himself, he is a dedicated scholar and has continued
his studies with other great masters of Acupuncture
Further information is on www.chusaulei.com.
Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, MSOM, PhD