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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The Shadowless Kick of Hung Ga Wong Kei Ying

Shadowless Kick - No Shadow Kick

Wong Kei Ying’s “Small Deception-Kick” (Gwai Ji Geuk), commonly called the “Shadowless Kick”, includes the “Yin-Lifting Kick” (Liu Yam Geuk), “Court-Sweeping Leg” (Sou Tong Geuk), “Propping-Rooster Leg” (Chang Gaai Geuk), and “Single-Standing Golden Rooster Leg” (Gam Gaai Duk Laap Geuk). Because issuing such a counter is so extremely fast that the opponent is unable to detect a shadow, these skills are therefore called the “Shadowless Kicks” (Mou Ying Geuk). Continue reading

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Traditional Gung Fu Weapons in the War Against Today’s Bad Guys

Traditional Gung Fu Weapons in the War Against Today’s Bad Guys

Yes. Double-ended staff, trident (sort of), and other weapons are still used by police  security, especially in metro and train stations.

Relatively recently there have been few quite horrible knife mass attacks in China, so the Chinese government has instilled strict security features – scanners, guards, and – various weapons.  Continue reading

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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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