PHK Intro Kit: Sneak Preview!

PHK Intro Kit: Sneak Preview

First of all, thank you for all the messages, comments, and suggestions. We received tons and tons of emails . If we haven’t answered yet, please wait, we will, I promise.

We will also publish the answers to PHK Intro Kit FAQ very soon – for now I can say that our first online course will answer 80% of your questions, and more.  Continue reading

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Incorrect Names in the Classical “Tiger Crane Double Form Manual”

Incorrect Names in the Classical “Tiger Crane Double Form Manual”Jyu Yuk Jai’s Tiger Crane Double Form book was the first “Lam Sai Wing’s” manual ever published.

112 drawings of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing, poetical 4 character names for all of the techniques, detailed description of the set, as well as combat sequences.

For all of us Hung Ga Kyun practitioners today it is a rich source of useful and interesting information, but – we should not forget that Jyu Yu Jai was mainly novelist who helped to popularize the Wong Fei Hung’s lineage, although he did learn from Lam Sai Wing and taught the art of Hung Kyun. Not all information is 100% reliable.

During the years of research we have identified some mistakes and inaccuracies in the original Fu Hok Seung Ying manual. Continue reading

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Grand Master Chan Hon Chung performs “Tiger and Crane Double Form” [Rare Video]

Grand Master Chan Hon Chung performs"Tiger and Crane Double Form" [Rare Video]

Rare video of Grand Master Chan Hon Chung performing the famous “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” of Hung Ga Kyun.

The footage comes from an old French documentary. Continue reading

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New Ebook Release – Chan Hon Chung’s Tiger and Crane Double Form Set Manual

Chan Hon Chung's Tiger and Crane Double Form Set Manual

Our Man Mou Publishing is proud to announce a new ebook release – special collector’s  edition  of Chan Hon Chung’s Tiger and Crane Double Form Set Manual!

Many masters consider Fu Hok Seung Ying to be a complete system on its own. As the famous  saying goes: “Combination of Tiger and Crane has no enemy in the world!” (Fu Hok Hap Yat, Tin Ha Mou Dik).

“Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” has been the subject of numerous books, the first being a classic “Lam Sai Wing’s” manual written by Jyu Yuk Jai, Grand Master Lam’s disciple.

Legendary New Martial Hero Magazine has published in 1970s a rare photo series of Grand Master Chan Hon Chung, performing the “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set”. Today we have the honor to bring you a complete and restored edition of all photos (plus bonuses). Continue reading

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Grandmaster Lam Cho Explains the Origins of Lau Ga Kyun and Lau Ga Gwan

Grandmaster Lam Cho Explains the Origins of Lau Ga Kyun and Lau Ga Gwan

One of my fondest memories of my Sigung (師公), the Great-Grandmaster Lam Cho, was when he would put on his three-piece suit, pick up a newspaper, and take a brisk walk for lunch at his favorite restaurant, where he had a table reserved daily, between the hours of 1:00-2:30pm. On the occasion of one visit, in the early 1990’s, I had brought a variety of Chinese martial art books from my home in San Francisco, USA.

Arriving at Lam Kwoon (林館), Great-Grandmaster Lam Cho and my Sifu (師父), Grandmaster Lam Chunsing were ready to have lunch, and so we walked together, to Sigung’s restaurant, the old Joy Fook Lau Seafood Restaurant (彩福海鮮酒樓), on the fourth floor of the Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road. On this particular day, I had brought the books with me, with the intention of discussing them with my Sifu. Continue reading

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“This is not Wing Chun!”

This is not Wing Chun

“Original”, “traditional”, “orthodox”… Those are the words how (traditional) Chinese martial arts are often described. What does it mean? Same as hundreds years ago? Dated?

The word “traditional” comes for a latin word tradere, “to hand over”, “hand down”, from the Master to the apprentice, from one generation to the other – not only the techniques and sets, but concepts, principles and training methodology, often unique to a specific system or family. Continue reading

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87 Years Young Chinese Gung Fu Lady Doing Splits [Video]

Chinese Martial Arts Flexibility

“Do not be afraid of being old; only be afraid when your spirit becomes old”, says a traditional Chinese maxim.

Mrs. Lau suffered a stroke, and as a party of her rehab she started to practice Chinese martial arts.  Check out the video where she performs some feats of active and dynamic flexibility, such as “Front Split” (Yat Ji Teui) and “Heel Supporting the Heavens” (Chiu Tin Dang). Continue reading

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“Tiger Claws” in Action! The Challenge Match is over in 1 Second [Video]

"Tiger Claws" in Action! The Challenge Match is over in 1 Second [Video]

A challenge match, no rules! US Green Beret vs. Peruvian Special Forces officer.

Green Beret (practitioner of Kung Fu San Soo) ends the fight immediately using one of the typical PHK techniques called “Tiger Springs on Railing” (Fu Pok Laan Saan), which can be found in our “Cross Pattern Plum Flower Set” (Sap Ji Mui Fa Kyun) or “Taming the Tiger in Gung Pattern Set” (Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun).

Check out the video, which also shows the technique performed by my Sifu, Grand Master Lam Chun Sing. Continue reading

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Complete Hung Kyun Book Project

Complete Hung Kyun Book Project

The definitive guide to Hung Ga Kyun’s history, techniques and traditions.

What do you say? 

I am recently going through my archives – old articles, rare manuscripts, translations, notes, videos, and dozen of other unfinished projects.

Lots of stuff. Lots of.

Years ago I have compiled a concise Cantonese-English Hung Kyun Vocabulary for me and our PHK students – basic terminology, techniques and other useful terms, just few pages.

The project slowly evolved to another project with a working title Concise Encyclopedy of Hung Kyun.

Enter the third stage – Complete Hung Kyun: The Definitive Guide to Hung Ga Kyun’s History, Techniques and Traditions. Continue reading

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The “Tigress” Mok Gwai Laan, Wife of Wong Fei Hung [Rare Video]

The “Tigress” Mok Gwai Laan, Wife of Wong Fei Hung [Rare Video]

Super rare video! Mok Gwai Laan, Wong’s last wife, performs parts of Hung Ga Kyun’s “Taming of the Tiger in I pattern”, “Tiger and Crane” and Single Whip!

Apology for bad quality – we have shot this video in Fat Saan’s Wong Fei Hung museum from a TV screen. The Hong Kong Movie database says that Mok Gwai Laan starred in Story of Wong Fei-Hung, Part 3: The Battle by Lau Fa Bridge (1950), but I haven’t been able to confirm this footage comes from this movie. If true, she  would be 59 or 60 years old.  Continue reading

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