Today’s Hung Ga Kung Fu, also known as “New Hung Kyun” (San Hung Kyun), was signifacantly influenced by another Southern Chinese system, (Tibetan) Hap Ga and its “Long Bridges, Low/Wide Stances” (Cheung Kiu Daai Ma).
Here is a translation of a rare article from an old vintage Hong Kong magazine, telling the story of Wong Yanlam, his mischievous disciple Wong Honwing and their famous “Wing Flap” technique:
Hung Ga’s “Seven Stars Continuous Smashing Strikes” (Chat Sing Lin Waan Kau) is a famous “long Bridge” boxing combination from “Tiger & Crane Double Forms” Set. It was supposedly #7 of Wong Fei Hung’s „Ten Lethal Bare Hand Techniques“ (Sap Duk Sau).
The techniques of “Seven Stars Continuous Smashing Strikes” are:
- „Throw Balls in Waves“, also called “One Star Throwing Punch”
- “Water Wawe Throwing Strike”, also called “Two Stars Throwing Punch”
- „Whirlwind Smashes Waves“ , also called “Continuous Smashing and Covering”
- “Great Immortal Lifts Pot”, also called “Continuous Lifting Uppercut”
- “Thrust Punch from Sleeves”, also called “Arrow Punch Under Armpit”
Check out a rare video from an old Wong Fei Hung movie (1956) featuring this famous combo: Continue reading
“Flying Kick” and “Flying Knee” belong to the so called “Special Techniques” (Jyut Gei) of Practical Hung Kyun. Anybody who watches UFC knows that they work and that they can take the opponent by surprise. Same goes for a street fight.
Below is a short video of “Organ Seeking Kick” (Liu Yam Geuk) “Tornado Kick” (Syun Fung Geuk), “Flying Kick” (Lin Waan Fei Geuk) and “Flying Knee” (Lin Waan Fei Sat) from our beginner’s set, “Cross Pattern Plum Flower Set” (Sap Ji Mui Fa Kyun).
Various applications are performed by Michal Hink, senior disciple of Pavel Macek Sifu and the instructor of Practical Hung Kyun Gym Jihlava. Continue reading