Sigung Chan was born in Canton, China. After graduating from the Canton Wah Lum Athletic College, he was employed as a P.E. course instructor by the Canton Kuo-Min University. He learned Pak Hok Kung Fu from the late Master Ng Siu Chung since young, and came through as one of the most famous Pak Hok Sifu under Master Ng.
During the 2nd World War, he served as a chief instructor of kung fu to the Chinese Air Force personnel attached to the American Air Force then serving in China.
After the war, he settled and taught Kung Fu in Hong Kong. In 1954, at the request of a local athletic organization in Macau to raise funds for benevolence, he staged a 'life or death' free hand bout with the late Tai Chi Master Ng Kung Yee. Although the result came to a draw, the bout thrilled thousands of spectators, for such a bout was never seen during the last 50 years.
In 1972, Sigung Chan settled in Sydney, Australia and established his Pak Hok Kung Fu International school there. In 1976, he expanded his organization all the way to Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco. As far as Kung Fu is concerned, he is the first to establish a studio in three major continents.