Martial Arts Hacks 2: If I Had Only Few of Minutes to Teach You Some Practical Skills, I Would Teach You…

3 Free Practical Hung Kyun Instructional Videos

3 aspects, 3 tips, 3 instructional videos with drills that you can immediately add to your training and became healthier, stronger, and more combat efficient.

Welcome in the second part of our installment!

Thank you for all the emails and messages (and even phone calls!) – we at PHK Headquarters got lots of positive feedback and interesting ideas, and even more questions.

The problems are many: Continue reading

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Martial Arts Hacks 1: Right Questions = Right Answers!

Martial arts hacks

I have been training Chinese martial arts since 1991, age 14. I have been most fortunate to study under the guidance of some of the best teachers of Hung Ga Kyun and other various styles in Europe, USA, and of course in Hong Kong and China.

During those years, I have learned all lot of stuff – and I mean a lot of. Techniques, sets, weapons, applications, strength and conditioning exercise, you name it. My teaching methodology and of course my own practice has evolved a lot – if I look back, I can’t help smiling to myself what and how we have practiced. Back in the old days, we were training hard, no doubt about that – and basically every day, couple of hours every day. Why not – we had all the time in the world.  Continue reading

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3 Tips from Charris van’t Slot Sifu & Short “Iron Thread Set” Demo

I have been in contact with Charris since late 1990’s. We were both enthusiastic about Hung Ga Kyun training and research, and finally met in 2000 in Germany.

Charris is one of the most senior European students of my Si Baak, Grand Master Lam Chun Fai, so whenever I see him again, I make sure to train with him and learn more about the way my Si Baak does things and teaches.  Continue reading

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“Five Animals & Five Elements” (Ng Ying Ng Hang Kyun) aka Ten Forms Set (Sap Ying Kyun)

“Five Animals & Five Elements” (Ng Ying Ng Hang Kyun) aka Ten Forms Set (Sap Ying Kyun)

„Ten Forms Set“ (Sap Ying Kyun) aka „Five Animals and Five Elements“ (Ng Ying Ng Hang Kyun) belongs to the advanced sets of Hung Ga Kyun.

“Five Animals” part comes for the (pre-)Wong Fei Hung era, “Five Elements”  section was choreographed by Grandmaster Lam Sai Wing. Various old sources suggest that „Five Animals“ and „Five Elements“ were in the past 2 sets (or more probably series of techniques and combinations), which were joined together and re-choreographed.  Continue reading

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Announcement from Grand Master Lam Chun Fai: “Iron Wire Fist” (Tid Sin Kyun) Book + DVD Project

Announcement from Grand Master Lam Chun Fai: "Iron Wire Fist" (Tit Sin Kyun) Book + DVD Project

Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai has started writing his 3rd Hung Kyun book on “Iron Wire Fist” (Tid Sin Kyun). The targeted release date of this book will be announced in the fall. The Tid Sin Kyun is an advanced level set and it is not usually taught until the practitioner has many years of experience in Hung Kyun training.  Continue reading

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We are PRACTICAL Hung Kyun [Video + A Dozen of Tips]

We are PRACTICAL Hung Kyun

Movement, strength, and usage are 3 main building blocks of PHK Pyramid. 

Read a dozen of practical training tips and watch a short action trailer from our 15th PHK Summer Camp!    Continue reading

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Wong Fei Hung’s Challenge Match

Wong Fei Hung Challenge Match

Wong Fei Hung “once defeated a group of thirty men at the same time with a pole in hand”, says  the “Tigress”, Madame Mok Gwai Laan, his last wife in the interview for Real Kung Fu magazine (available in Real Hung Kyun, the complete collection of all Hung Ga Kyun articles from Real Kung Fu).

We don’t know much details  – his official biography from Fat Saan museum talks about incident in 1868 in Hong Kong harbor, where Wong Fei Hung defeated a local bully and about a dozen of the bad guy’s henchmen with a long pole. Continue reading

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Wax On, Wax Off, and Other Hung Kyun… Err, Karate Lessons [Video]

Wax On, Wax Off, and Other Hung Kyun... Err, Karate Lessons

“Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.”

Do you remember? I hope you do. And if you don’t know what I am talking about, please do me a favor, and watch (the original) Karate Kid movie series. 1980’s, I know, I know, but still worth watching it.

Mr. Miyagi, portrayed by late Pat Morita – who by the way didn’t know any Karate at all – is definitely a Master we all dreamed of as kids. Or not, especially if you want to learn kicks and strikes, but instead a martial arts school it seems you joined an home improvement company.  Continue reading

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Rare Video: Grand Master Chiu Kau Performs “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun)

Rare Video: Grand Master Chiu Kau Performs "Iron Thread Set" (Tit Sin Kyun)

Grand Master Chiu Kau (1895-1995) was definitely one of the most influential Hung Ga Kyun teachers of the 20th century.

He started to learn Hung Kyun in 1909 under the guidance of Wong Sai Wing Sifu in South Pacific. In 1928 he joined „Lam Sai Wing’s 2nd Branch School” in Hong Kong, together with his wife Siu Ying.  Continue reading

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PHK Long Pole: Set, Drills, Sparring [Video]

PHK Long Pole: Set, Drills, Sparring

One of the main PHK missions is practical usage of all skills that we learn and practice. We don’t stop at sets – we devote a significant amount of training to drills, application drills, strength and conditioning, and of course sparring.

PHK Gym Jihlava, led by Michal Hink, senior disciple of Pavel Macek Sifu, is an example to follow. Check out their new video of “Six and Half Point Long Pole” practice, which is a part of our 2nd Kap beginner’s program. Continue reading

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