Richard Del Connor discovered “Masonic Kung Fu” on June 9, 2009 while practicing his Shaolin Kung Fu and studying for his Freemason “3rd Degree Test.” Richard noticed that one of his Chinese Kung Fu forms (martial arts dance) contained the secret hand signs and signals he’d been learning as firstly, an entered apprentice mason. A little further into the form Richard noticed the secret hand signs of the 2nd Degree in masonry… then the 3rd Degree secrets… Richard excitedly took this dance to his masonic lodge and performed it for the 3rd Degree master masons. They took a vote and unanimously voted that this Kung Fu dance had been created to contain the secrets of Freemasonry.
During the research of this “Masonic Kung Fu” form, Richard found information that traced this masonic information being passed between Kung Fu systems and even his own Grandmaster. Richard created this fictional story to keep his past masters out of trouble.
Based upon true stories, Richard’s novel is of two Chinese teenagers rescuing a British freemason secret agent who is trapped on the Chinese coast as the Japanese army invades China in 1937 to begin WWII.