Following martial arts poem (Kyun Kyut) comes from Mok Gwai Laan, last wife of Hung Kyun Grand Master Wong Fei Hung, “founder” of so called “New Hung Kyun” (San Hung Kyun).
It briefly summarizes some of the fighting principles of our system:
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Origins of the “Traveller Monk’s Staff” (Hang Je Paang) are not very clear – most sources date it to the times of Wong Feihung and before. Grandmaster Lam Jou practiced this form with a short introduction from the “Monkey Style” (Hau Kyun) and several techniques in the form actually carry “monkey” names – one of the many alternative names of this form is indeed the “Monkey Staff” (Hau Ji Gwan). This weapon form is a tribute to the legendary hero of the Chinese novel “Journey to the West”, Monkey King Syun Ng Hung (in standardized Chinese Sun Wu Kong), also called Syun Hang Je (Hang Je meaning “traveller monk”), whose favorite weapon was a magical “Wishing Staff” (Yu Yi Paang) that could grow to any size according to the will of its master. Continue reading
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“Taming of the Tiger in Gung Pattern” (Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun) is the oldest, most basic and fundamental set of Hung Kyun. Technically speaking, Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun is one of the “orthodox Shaolin” (Siulam Jing Jung) sets of our curriculum, tracing its roots back to the legendary Southern Fukgin Siulam temple – Venerable Jisin (Jisin simsi ) and his students, Hung Heigun and Luk Achoi. According to some sources the name of the original set was “Siulam Tames the Tiger” (Siulam Fuk Fu Kyun) or “Arthat Tames the Tiger” (Lohon Fuk Fu Kyun), but it was changed to Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun. The short version of the name,”Taming the Tiger” (Fuk Fu Kyun), is also often used. Continue reading
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