The Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity which was founded in 2011 to honor the memory of Helen Gee Chin, the late wife of Sifu Chin of Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy who died months after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. A non-smoker and devoted to a healthy lifestyle, her death was unexpected and swift. The memorial is in recognition of her support and sacrifce, for her allowing Sifu the opportunity to satisfy his other obligation – to his teacher, by opening a school. Helen was the administrator at the academy for 15 years and became a martial artist herself, specifcally a Tai Chi practitioner. The Foundation is a tribute to her contributions to promote and preserve the teachings of traditional Chinese Martial Arts, thereby continuing Sifu’s teacher, Kwong Tit Fu’s legacy and the legacy of his teachers….
Since 2011, a total of $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 49 college-bound martial artists across 17 states! The main fundraising event for the Foundation is an exhibition show put on by students of Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy, held on July 13, 2019 from 12-5pm (66 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02461). This year, a silent auction has been added to boost fundraising levels. Find something you like on our fundraiser page and bid!