The late Jéan Pujol, of French decent, began the first North Siu Lam Kung Fu school in South Africa in the 1970s. Jéan was better known for his Judo skills in South Africa and implemented the first formalised syllabus in the country and authored a book on the topic (year unknown). Jéan was also a European Judo champion in his time. His later publication, in 1976, is titled North Siu Lam Kung Fu and formed the basis of our training, even though the syllabus evolved over the years since authoring this book.
Jéan spent many years living in Hong Kong studying Chinese martial arts and acupuncture at the Sheung Mo Martial Arts Association. He also studied multiple other martial arts and achieved advanced ranks, which influenced his thinking and genius in the formulation of martial arts sylllabi. Many of his methods and ideas have been applied in the synthesis of the RAT syllabus.