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  • Bakersfield Sister City invites the public to the 2nd annual Sister City Gardens Festival--celebrating our cultural diversity and community.


    In November 2018, Bakersfield Sister worked with Councilman Andrae Gonzales and the City of Bakersfield to sponsor the first Sister City Gardens Festival. The festival, which was held in the Sister City Gardens at Mill Creek, showcased the foods and cultures of Bakersfield’s five current Sister Cities. There were also activities for children at activity booths throughout the gardens. All attendees were encouraged to pick up a passport at the “Passport Office”, and have it stamped as they visited each garden and completed an activity there.

    The first festival was an unqualified success, both as a fun and educational activity for Bakersfield families and as a way to boost public awareness of Bakersfield Sister City programs.

    Date And Time: Sat, November 16, 2019 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

    Location: Sister City Gardens at Mill Creek. 605 18th Street. Bakersfield, CA 93301

  • Cok Ng - Sifu Certificate Presentation

    We also would like to honor Cok Ng for achieving his Sifu (Teacher) Certificate. This is the second time in Golden Lion Studios history that Sifu Roman Ruiz has awarded another student with a Sifu Certificate.

    Congratulations to this Choy Lee Fut practitioners. Test will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at Golden Lion Studios in Bakersfield, California.

  • Cok Ng - Black Sash Presention

    Another milestone event at Golden Lion Studios, Saturday April 27th, 2019. 
    Cok Ng achieved “Black Sash” ranking.

    A two-hour ordeal where Cok had to perform 25 Choy Lee Fut hand, weapon, and two-man forms. Afterwards having to spar several classmates, demonstrating his fighting and application skills.

    We were honored by the presence of my Sifu, Master Fu Hang Ng, a 5th generation direct descendant of Chan Heung (founder of the Choy Lee Fut system), and his wife, “Si Poo” Sue.

    They were accompanied by Sifu Ruben Alfonzo and his daughter.

    Congratulations, Cok!
    By Sifu Roman Ruiz

  • Sister City Garden Festival

    We have been featured in the Bakersfield Lifestyle Magazine with our performance at the first-ever Sister City Garden Festival here in Bakersfield. It was truly such an honor being part of this community event.

    "Members of the Chinese Lion Dancers from Choy Lee Fut, Golden Lion Studios of Bakersfield finished performing at the first- ever Sister City Gardens Festival where festival-goers explored the Sister City Gardens and learn more about the  people and cultures of Bakersfield’s current sister cities: Amritsar, India; Bucheon, South Korea; Cixi, China; Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico; and Wakayama, Japan."

  • Bakersfield Sister City Project Corporation

    We are proud to share that we have been invited to sponsor the first Sister City Gardens Festival on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Bakersfield's Mill Creek Park! Golden Lion Studios will be performing a Traditional Southern Lion Dance as well as a possible Dragon Dance for the event. 

    It will be a celebration of Cultural Diversity & Community Spirit. Not only will there be food, entertainment and family activities, but we will be performing a Lion Dance.

    Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    606 21st St
    Bakersfield, California
  • Choy Lee Fut Black Sash Ceremony

    On September 9th 2017 Golden Lion Studios of Bakersfield Ca. Held a “Black Sash” test for two long time students.  Alex Dedios & Arturo Chavez.

    These 2 1/2hour tests consisted of Choy Lee Fut (family style) Hand and weapon forms, two-man forms, wooden dummy and sand bag dummy forms, a Tai Chi form and ended by demonstrating their fighting skills, (sparring each other and fellow students).

    Our school was honored by the visit and participation of Grand Master Fu Hang Ng of Los Angeles. And a big thank you to Ian (student of Fu Hang Ng) and Shihlin his wife for bringing him. This was a great day for all, students, family members and the Choy Lee Fut Federation of America.

    The day ended with a feast at the China Palace restaurant.

    Thank you to my Sifu, Grand Master Fu Hang Ng and all involved,

    ~ Sifu Roman Ruiz

  • Special Presentation

    Golden Lion Studios would like to congratulate Juan Vasquez (far left) for the rank of Blue Sash, he now begins his Bagua training and, Cok Ng (second from left) for achieving the rank of Red Sash, he is one level away from Black Sash.

    We also would like to honor Alex Dedios (far right) for achieving his Sifu (Teacher) Certificate. This is the first time in Golden Lion Studios history that Sifu Roman Ruiz has awarded a student a Sifu Certificate.

    Congratulations to these three Choy Lee Fut practitioners. Tested on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

  • Celebrating Sifu Roman Ruiz Birthday

    At Golden Lion Studios, we had a great time celebrating Sifu Roman Ruiz Birthday.

    The students baked flan, brownies, they served food and presented Roman with gifts. Roman appreciated everything done for him and really enjoyed his time with everyone in attendance.