Doc-Fai Wong is a second-generation disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu, having studied under Hu Yuen-Chou, a closed-door disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu. Yang Cheng-Fu was the grandson of the founder of the Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. Hu Yuen-Chou ranked Doc-Fai Wong to be the Grandmaster of his federation before his retirement in 1987.
In Choy Li Fut, Doc-Fai Wong is a fifth-generation grandmaster, making him one of the highest ranking Choy Li Fut masters in the world. In 1987 he became the inheritor of the Kong Chow branch of Choy Li Fut and has attained Grandmaster status in other branches as well.
Doc-Fai Wong was the coach for the United States team competing in the Republic of China International Tai Chi Chuan Federation's World Championship Push Hands competition - an international tournament held every few years in Taiwan. In 1987, his team was the first and only U.S. team to win anything at this tournament, placing second nly to Taiwan. The next time the tournament was held in 1990, Doc-Fai Wong's team again placed second.
In 1991 he was awarded the Kung Fu Artist of the Year by Black Belt magazine. He has also been featured on the covers of martial arts magazines more than 20 times, and has written over 200 articles produced several books and videos. He has been a monthly columnist for Inside Kung Fu since 1986. Featured in Who's Who in California, Doc-Fai Wong is a recognized leader in American martial arts.
Doc-Fai Wong was selected as one of the top 50 most influential martial arts personalities in the world by Inside Kung Fu magazine in 1986, along with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. In 2003 Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum's Martial Arts HALL OF FAME.
In addition to martial artists, Doc-Fai Wong also practices Traditional Chinese medicine and in 1977 became a California state certified acupuncturist. He has been a Tai Chi Chuan instructor at San Francisco City College since 1974 and holds a doctorate degree in Allied Health Sciences.
Doc-Fai Wong is also a high level Chi Kung practitioner, being a longtime disciple of Professor Peng-Si Yu and Min Ou-Yang, two of China's greatest Chi Kung and Yi Quan teachers.