Monthly Archives: October 2015

Better Than New Wong Fei Hung Movie? The Challenger!

Hung Ga Kyun in the movies: The Challenger

“Modern kung fu with an old school twist. I haven’t seen Hung Gar as good as this since Kung Fu Hustle, ” writes one of the reviews (Guts and Uppercuts).

Check out an excellent short movie featuring some cool Hung Ga Kyun: The Challenger! Continue reading

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Pavel Macek Sifu, Hung Kyun’s “Five Animal Set” [Video]

Hung Ga Kyun's Five Animal Set

“Five Animal Set” (Ng Ying Kyun) – parts of “Ten Forms Set” (Sap Ying Kyun), performed by Pavel Macek Sifu in occassion of 5th anniversary of Frank Bolte Sifu’s Hung Kuen Academy Hannover.

Dragon (1st section of 3), snake (1 section of 2), tiger, leopard and crane! Continue reading

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No-Nonsense Gung Fu

Hap Ga (Hop Gar) Gung Fu

Hap Ga has been has been among China’s most-effective fighting style for more than 300 years. “Hap Ga gained a reputation in Canton for being a no-nonsense practical style of Gung Fu.”

The roots of Hap Ga date back to the mid-19th century, when Wong Yan Lam brought his Tibetan crane style of Gung Fu to south China. The style gained a reputation in Canton for being a no-nonsense practical style of Gung Fu, because it adheres to a set of specific methods and principles. Continue reading

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Chinese Martial Arts Ground Fighting

Chinese Martial Arts Ground Fighting

PHK philosophy is simple: “Learn how to grapple, so you don’t have to.” You might be not interested in grappling, but grappling might be interested in you. You might end up in the clinch, and yes, you might end up on the ground. If you don’t have any clinching and grappling skills, you will.

As many of our colleagues have correctly pointed out, Chinese martial arts didn’t have any grappling in BJJ sense (position > submission), for obvious reasons of the difference between 1 on 1 sport fighting and reality based self-protection. Continue reading

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