Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F. (Inc) and W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2023

Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community

Born 1965 in Brisbane Australia, Gawain commenced training at the age of three under the watchful eye of his father, Malcolm Sue, and his Grandmaster, Hong Kong-based Dr. Nat Yuen.

Some of the amazing achievements of this young Australian-born Chinese boy were his first performance of Sarm Bo Gin (Tong Long hand drill) in front of thousands at the Brisbane Festival Hall at the age of 8, and successfully grading to Red Belt (the highest Kung Fu belt level) and Instructor at the age of just 14 – before going on to become the youngest instructor to host his own club.

In 1985 at the age of 20, Gawain succeeded his father and began his journey as Dai Si Hing (chief instructor) of the Malcolm Sue Kung Fu School, grading to his 5th Degree the following year at the Chinese headquarters of the school in Guangzhou, China.

Gawain currently holds an 8th Degree Red Belt and has been acknowledged by international bodies including the World Organisers of Martial Arts (WOMA) (UAE) and the World Kumite Organisation (WKO) (Thailand) with 8th Dan awards.

Since 2012, he has been teaching tai chi classes to support people living with Parkinson’s and other neurological degenerative diseases.

As a school boy, Gawain was awarded full colours for Hockey.  He was Captain of Hockey in 1982 and Captain of school teams in 1981 and 1979. He had also played cricket, rugby, basketball and member of junior debating teams and also played the violin and trumpet. 

Currently, Gawain is studying for a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) and is learning Italian so he can learn how to cook great Italian food.