Ron Aviles is one of shifu Lai’s older students. He started with shifu Lai in 1970, practicing continuously until 1977, when he moved to New York City.
He was fortunate to get an original beginner’s certificates signed by his shi-gung, shifu Huang Han Xun, before his death in 1973.
Through 1982 (in NYC), he practiced with shifu Tony Chuy. Then, he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he again took up practicing with shifu Li Da Chong.
He has been given confirmation from shifu Li Da Chong that he was authorized to teach.