Monthly Archives: December 2016

5 PHK Projects for 2017: Please Vote in the Poll!

5 PHK Projects for 2017: Please Vote in the Poll!

Scholars and Warriors, readers of our PHK blog, students, and fans!  

First of all, thank you very much for all your support in 2016. Our PHK blog remains the #1 Hung Ga Kyun website on the web.

In 2016, we have published almost 50 articles, and over 100 videos at your official PHK YouTube Channel (subscribe HERE). We have launched some new social media channels, such as PHK Instagram (subcribe HERE).

Moreover, in summer of 2016 we have launched our first two online PHK courses – Chinese Martial Arts: The Secrets of the Old Grandmasters, and our flagship instructional course, PHK Intro Kit: Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Martial Arts.

Both courses were a huge success – honestly, we where overwhelmed by the positive reception of the online instructional courses, and it has motived us to develop a follow up courses. 

We have many things in making. Some of the projects are in the stage of planning, some 50-80% finished, some almost done, like 95% done.

And this is where we need your help. The question is: AT WHAT PROJECT SHOULD WE AT PHK HEADQUARTERS FOCUS ON AND FINISH FIRST? Continue reading

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The Unique Skill of the Double Dragon Sabres

In the Hung Kyun collection of Mr. Lam Jou, one of the most classic weapon skill is “Double Dragon Sabre” (Seung Lung Dou), it is the set that master Lam Jou often performed in his time.

The predecessor of Seung Lung Dou has not been previously investigated. However, the pattern of this sword set is similar to  “Single Battle Sword” (Daan Pok Dou 單朴刀). Comparing Seung Lung Dou to Geui Chung Dou the former uses different kind of blades. It should also be pointed out that Seung Lung Dou and the Cantonese “Butterfly Knives” (Wu Dip Dou) have a different origin. So we can assume that Seung Lung Dou was created in the beginning of the 20th century when different martial art styles came together in Hong Kong, perhaps this set is a result of inter-exchange between areas and cultures, it is also Lam Jou’s mastery and comprehensive study of Northern and Southern martial arts. Continue reading

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