鄭子文 CHENG Tsz Man Chris
Karate's Technology & Philosophy
Chris was started to learn karate at the Shotokan Karatedo International Federation of Hong Kong (S.K.I.H.K.) since 2003, and now he owned black belt 5th dan qualification. He was following the techniques and philosophy of S.K.I.F. Soke Kanazawa Hirokazu. Chris also practised karate in various dojo in Japan, includes Soke Inoue Yoshimi, the Queen of Kata Atsuko Wakai, Ryurei-ryu Tsuguo Sakumoto. In-depth exchanges with world-class athletes (Rika Usami, Ryo Kiyuna, Issei Shimbaba, Antonio Diaz). He has certain degree of awareness of various karate style and high performance training.
Chris’s profession in karate is “Kata” division. He joined the Hong Kong team training in 2006, through succeed in local competitions. Karate became an elite development sports in Hong Kong since 2009, he supported by the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (H.K.S.I.L.) as a professional athlete. He determined to turn into a full-time professional karate athlete after completed the higher diploma course in 2011. Until now, his athlete career has been more than 17 years. Chris also achieved Hong Kong 10 years consecutive champion (year 2009-2018), the first person in Hong Kong.
Professional Experiences (Athlete Career)
Chris has represented Hong Kong in multi sports games, including the World Beach Games, Asian Games, East Asian Games, and National Games. He also one of Hong Kong’s focusing athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He had countless overseas experience, once ranked fifth in the WKF world ranking, and achieved excellent results in various international events, including:
In addition to his excellent athletic performance, Chris continuing his studies, implements dual career development of sports and learning:
Author (Academic Research)
《Games For Health Journal》
Professional Experiences (Coaching)
Chris has more than 10 years coaching experiences. He enthusiastically in coaching, selflessly shares his athletes experience and skills, and actively promotes sports culture. He served as a coach in the Hong Kong headquarters dojo and technical adviser of FuShan Dojo. At the same time, he has been employed as the University Sports Karatedo Team Head Coach in Vocational Training Council since 2016. In 2018, he was appointed as the team coach of the World University Championships by The University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China Limited (U.S.F.H.K.). In addition, Chris has accepted invitations from many countries (more than 28), regions and local karate and sports organizations to hold technical seminars. He had large scale of audience, the online karate classroom has enthusiastic responses. Some are the national and regional team members, assist them to achieve multiple success in subsequent international competitions. Including the continental championships medals under the World Karate Federation, the World Karate E-Tournament League rank no.1, regional championships medals, Hong Kong annual tournament medals etc.
Chris has made a lot of contributions in sports, his past achievements have been commended and recognised by Hong Kong major institutions:
《運動員的雙行道》 (Dual Career Pathway of Elite Athletes)