Last year, the Chinese martial art’s community was stirred by the lighting fast defeat of Taijiquan master Wei Lei by MMA fighter Xu Xiao Dong, who is on a mission to expose “fake martial artists”. Many Gung Fu practitioners swore revenge and challenged Xu. Continue reading
“Stance training, ‘Three Stars Conditioning’, kicking the pole, hitting the sandbag, and pulling the rattan ring”,” explained Mr. Yip. “The basic Hung Kyun drills we practiced when I was young. You practice these in your lineage, right?”
“Yes, we practice, except … pulling the rattan ring, I do not know this exercise!”
“Oh, you don’t? Then you MUST learn it, my friend!” Continue reading
Grand Master Lam Chun Sing, the youngest son of the legendary Grand Master Lam Jou, grand nephew of Lam Sai Wing, in the Foshan TV!
The news report covers parts of various sets, such as “Taming the Tiger in Gung Pattern” (Gung Ji Fu Fu Kyun), “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun), “Long Halberd vs. Spear” (Daai Dou Deui Cheung), “Double Butterfly Knives” (Wu Dip Seung Dou), Dit Da medicine, and more! Continue reading
Get the job done as quickly as possible, create the opportunity to escape, run – that’s our PHK reality-based self-defence game plan in case things go wrong, if you get involved in a fight.
We all know how different a real self-defence is from a sport – no rules, no referees, no weight classes, weapons and multiple opponents might be involved, etc.
To ilustrate some of the differences between sport and combatives, let’s check out an old chart of fouls from the Official Handbook of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, and compare it to what we do in PHK. Continue reading
History, philosophy and practical application of Hung Ga Kyun – over 200 articles!
Here is the selection of 18 most popular articles published at our Practical Hung Kyun Blog – some of them have tens of thousands of views! Continue reading
PHK’s “Eighteen Application Drills” (Sap Baat Saan Sau, SBSS) is a series of 18 unarmed self-protection techniques and short combat sequences, covering all 3 ranges/phases.
Sap Baat Saan Sau is a mandatory program for all our PHK beginners (1st Kap).
SBSS’s philosophy can be described as:
“Set of personal combat principles applied to an intentionally limited number of simple self-defence fighting skills that are easily recalled under duress and able to be linked, creating short combative sequences.”
(Modern combatives expert Kelly McCann). Continue reading
The best of Southern Chinese martial arts, reality-based self-defence, and combat sports – a truly unique event!
Hung Kyun, Hap Kyun, Wing Cheun, Choi Lei Fat, MMA – traditional and modern styles – all of that at our 16th PHK Camp, who should be this year rather called Naam Kyun Jing Wa Camp, “Essence of the Southern Fists”. Continue reading
Cantonese martial art Master Mr. Wong Fei Hung, among his inheritors, there were two famous names, one being verified as Leung Fun, and the next was apparently Mr. Lau Jaam. They both as known-brave and skillful in fighting, outstanding in the Wong Fei Hung. Leung Fun died early, and Lau Jaam healthy and still alive. In martial art Lau was in no way weaker than Leung. They treated Lau as junior to Leung. But actually Lau was not learning from Wong Fei Hung, instead he was the pupil of Lam Sai Wing.
Happy Hung Kyun Father’s Day!
Do you know who’s is this kid?
And who’s his real father? (Hint: A well known Hung Ga Kyun master!) Continue reading
Nobody played Wong Fei Hung better than the late Kwan Tak-Hing, wouldn’t you agree? Nobody. Nobody even comes close. And it does not matter that Kwan Sifu actually did not practiced Hung Ga Kyun, but (Tibetan) White Crane.
As we all know, Kwan Sifu played Wong Fei Hung in over 100 movies – first one was made in 1949, and the last one (with Kwan Tak-Hing as Wong Fei Hung) in 1981.
The rare footage below comes from one of last Kwan’s Wong Fei Hung called Wong Fei Hung & Ghost Foot Seven – in English known as The Magnificent Kick, made in 1980. Continue reading