REAL Monkey Gung Fu! [Video]

Lam Jou - Monkey Boxing

How to celebrate the Chinese New Year of Fire Monkey?

With some good Gung Fu, of course.

Grand Master Gang Dak Hoi was a sworn brother of my Si Gung, late Grand Master Lam Jou. Some of the Lam Family Hung Kyun weapons as well as sparring sets come original from Daai Sing Pek Gwa Mun, ie. the sabre and the sword. My Si Gung used to teach Hau Kyun, “Monkey set”, as you can see on the photo above, but he has stopped teaching it long time ago. He always praised Gang Dak Hoi’s Gung Fu as top notch.  Continue reading

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Practicing the Art”: A Short Hung Ga Kyun Video by Viktor Nordgren

Practicing the Art": A Short Hung Ga Kyun Video by Viktor Nordgren

Making a Kung Fu movie has been a dream of mine. Today, this dream has become reality.

Although it is not a full feature movie it’s a short clip containing the most representative set of Hung Kyun, Fu Hok Seung Ying Kyun. The main focus in this clip is simply the Tiger and Crane techniques, how they look in the hand form as well as the sparring form, it also includes some more techniques as you will see. Continue reading

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Special Announcement by Grandmaster Lam Chun Sing

Lam Chun Sing Hung Kuen

This is to announce establishment of the Hong Kong (China) Hung Kuen Association,and opening of our new martial art gymnasium and Dit Da herbal medicine clinic. Continue reading

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Brief Biography of Hon Hoi, Disciple of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing [Plus Rare Photos & Videos]

Hon Hoi, Hung Ga Kyun

Hon Hoi belongs to the older generation of Lam Sai Wing’s Hong Kong students, together with Jyu Yu Jai (author of three so called “Lam Sai Wing’s” books), Dang Sau King, Lau Jaam,and others. He has started to learn from Grand Master Lam at his String Lane (Gung Wan Hong) gym, close to the Bamboo Hill.

The main reasons why Hon Hoi started to learn Hung Kyun under Lam Sai Wing were general fitness, strength, and health. He had a well payed job in telecommunications, but has spent too much sitting. He has heard about the famous “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun) and the excellent results in strengthening the body and healing diseases from other students of Lam Sai Wing, like Jyu Yu Jai and Wu Lap Fung – it was one of the main reasons why he joined Lam Sai Wing§s gym and eventually learned and mastered the set. Continue reading

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Fundamental Practical Hung Kyun Self-Protection Drills: Wall Drill [Video]

Practical Hung Kyun Self-Protection Drills

Demonstration from the fundamental PHK combative curriculum – simple, easy to learn and practical techniques: ‘‘What you learn in the afternoon must work for you that evening in the parking lot.” (McCann).

The drill is in Chinese martial arts called “Back to Wall Battle”: The person being assaulted has to   immediately switch form defense to offense, step in (Biu Ma) into the attacker and terminate the threat using the principle “Up – Down” (Seung Ha) and so called behavioral reactions. Continue reading

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Hon Hoi (Disciple of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing): “Five Animals Set” [Rare Video]

Hon Hoi (Disciple of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing): "Five Animals Set"

Hon Seui Hoi, also called Hon Hoi, was one of the early Hong Kong disciples of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing. He has studied with Grand Master Lam in his school at String Lane (Gung Wan Hong), close to the Bamboo Hill.

Check out a very rare video of Hon Sifu, performing Hung Ga Kyun’s “Five Animals” (Ng Ying Kyun). Continue reading

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Better Than New Wong Fei Hung Movie? The Challenger!

Hung Ga Kyun in the movies: The Challenger

“Modern kung fu with an old school twist. I haven’t seen Hung Gar as good as this since Kung Fu Hustle, ” writes one of the reviews (Guts and Uppercuts).

Check out an excellent short movie featuring some cool Hung Ga Kyun: The Challenger! Continue reading

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Pavel Macek Sifu, Hung Kyun’s “Five Animal Set” [Video]

Hung Ga Kyun's Five Animal Set

“Five Animal Set” (Ng Ying Kyun) – parts of “Ten Forms Set” (Sap Ying Kyun), performed by Pavel Macek Sifu in occassion of 5th anniversary of Frank Bolte Sifu’s Hung Kuen Academy Hannover.

Dragon (1st section of 3), snake (1 section of 2), tiger, leopard and crane! Continue reading

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No-Nonsense Gung Fu

Hap Ga (Hop Gar) Gung Fu

Hap Ga has been has been among China’s most-effective fighting style for more than 300 years. “Hap Ga gained a reputation in Canton for being a no-nonsense practical style of Gung Fu.”

The roots of Hap Ga date back to the mid-19th century, when Wong Yan Lam brought his Tibetan crane style of Gung Fu to south China. The style gained a reputation in Canton for being a no-nonsense practical style of Gung Fu, because it adheres to a set of specific methods and principles. Continue reading

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Chinese Martial Arts Ground Fighting

Chinese Martial Arts Ground Fighting

PHK philosophy is simple: “Learn how to grapple, so you don’t have to.” You might be not interested in grappling, but grappling might be interested in you. You might end up in the clinch, and yes, you might end up on the ground. If you don’t have any clinching and grappling skills, you will.

As many of our colleagues have correctly pointed out, Chinese martial arts didn’t have any grappling in BJJ sense (position > submission), for obvious reasons of the difference between 1 on 1 sport fighting and reality based self-protection. Continue reading

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