Sin Kwang The
(1943 – Present)
Grandmaster Sin Kwang Thé was born in Bandung Indonesia, and began training with Grandmaster Ie at the age of seven. As did the two Grandmasters before him, Grandmaster Thé pursued his martial education with an intense dedication, studying daily with Grandmaster Ie until leaving Indonesia in 1964 to study physics and engineering in Lexington, Kentucky. While studying in the United States he would return to Indonesia whenever possible to continue his training with Grandmaster Ie.
In 1968 he was awarded his 10th degree Grandmaster’s Red Belt by Grandmaster Ie, making him the youngest Grandmaster in the history of the art. After Grandmaster Ie’s death, Grandmaster Thé realized that the very survival of the Shaolin art depended on his sharing it with a new generation of students, so on the verge of finishing school he dropped his academic studies in order to devote all of his time to teaching Shaolin Kung Fu.