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Hung Ga Kyun sets, techniques, applications, weapons, legends and stories…
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What if I told you…12 crucial tips for significant improvement of your martial arts training?
- “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.“
Here is my red pill – check out my TOP 12 list, and get angry – or wake up, and get better. Continue reading
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Question: Sifu, can you please give me advice how to improve my Hung Ga kicks – front kicks, side kicks etc.?
Answer: Hung Kyun, although a typical Southern Chinese style, has a very profound arsenal of kicking techniques – front kicks (Liu Yam Geuk, Chyun Sam Geuk), side kicks (Fu Mei Geuk), angular kicks/sweeps (Kau Sou Geuk) etc.
Below are some useful tips how to improve your kicking techniques. Continue reading
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Hung Ga “Double Headed Staff Sparring Set”, “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” and famous “Plum Blossom Double Steel Whips”, performed by Grand Master Y. C. Wong in 1974.
The video was taken using Super 8mm movie camera of a 13″ B&W TV screen, so please excuse the quality. Nevertheless, an awesome blast form the past, showing true Hung Ga skills. Continue reading
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“Art of the Iron Head” (Tit Tau Gung) is one of the special hard skills (Ying Ging) of Siu Lam martial arts. The training methodology consists of various methods of strengthening the neck, as well as conditioning the head and hitting various hard surfaces. But as we see in this story, it was no match for Hung Ga Kyun’s “No Shadow Kick” (Mou Ying Geuk).
One of the most famous monasteries in Canton, with extensive martial arts history, is called Hoi Tung Ji. It is said that Ji Sin Sim Si was hiding in Hoi Tung monastery and secretly taught Luk A Choi. Tit Kiu Saam has spend some time in Hoi Tung monastery as well, exchanging various fighting skills with the martial monks. Even in Wong Fei Hung’s times, martial arts were still practiced within the walls of the monastery. Continue reading
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Question: Sifu, everybody says that Hung Ga should be practiced in very low stances. I have noticed that you are sometimes using higher stances, sometimes lower stances – but still a bit higher than I usually see. Can you explain why?
Answer: Hung Ga = low stances, period. Right?
„Low stance, low stance!“, the Hung Ga Sifus shout out loud all over the world. „Don’t be lazy!“ Pain is good.
Well, stance training might serve as leg strengthening in the beginning phases of your Hung Ga journey, but the true aim of “Stances” (“Horse” in Chinese, Ma – take a hint why!) is different: Structure, body mechanics and power generation.
And the stances are not always low. Continue reading
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Watch an excellent Chinese martial arts documentary featuring 3 Gung Fu schools from the heart of Europe, Prague, Czech republic:
- Practical Hung Kyun of Pavel Macek Sifu
- Wing Chun of Ivan Rzounek Sifu
- Praying Mantis, Tiger Claw and Taijiquan of George Hušek Sifu
You will learn about various aspects of traditional Chinese martial arts training: Fighting and self-defense, strength and conditioning, health and personal development. Continue reading
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When I was studying Hung Kyun in San Francisco under the guidance of Y.C. Wong Sifu in 1997 with my classmate Aleš, we used to walk from the train station to the Chinatown, for about half an hour.
On our way to the Mou Gwun there was a bookshop, with quite a few interesting martial arts books. We used to stop by and stay in the bookshop for a while, reading some them – we did not have a job at that time, and enough money for the fees, train and food, so we couldn’t buy any. All we did was practice and practice.
Out of the many books, I have found out one that was especially very interesting – it was written by Malaysian Southern Siu Lam Grand Master Wong Kiew Kit – Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu. Interesting stuff happened – whatever I read about in the book in the afternoon, I have learned it in my Gung Fu lessons in the evening, be it technique, concept or fighting strategy! Was it a coincidence? I have decided to skip some meals so I can buy this interesting book. Continue reading
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Check out one of the traditional Southern Chinese martial arts wrestling techniques, “Double Dragons Embrace the Moon” (Seung Lung Bou Yut).
The drawing and the original text comes from an old boxing manual titled The Essence of Boxing Art (Kyun Seut Jing Wa) from my collection of old books.
Here is the translation of the application: Continue reading
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