Tit Kiu Saam (“Iron Bridge” Three) was one of the best fighters of 19th century Southern China – one of the legendary “Ten Tigers of Gwong Dung”. He was famous for her “Bridges” (Kiu), firm stances (Ma) and incredible strength, developed thanks to his “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun).
We don’t have much information about his other techniques, but if: Continue reading
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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
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Health, strength, and practical combat skills – these are some of the main themes of Robin Gamble Sifu’s Scholar-Warrior podcast with Practical Hung Kyun Chief Instructor, Pavel Macek Sifu.
Gamble Sifu’s motto of the podcast is simple:
“To become a Scholar Warrior is to become a truly balanced, cultured and cultivated person”
In this episode of the Scholar-Warrior podcast you find out how Pavel Macek Sifu: Continue reading
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While being a youngster doing martial arts of course I did a lot of stretching. Mostly it was ‘relax stretching’. I never was really flexible, but then again, it wasn’t really needed for Kempo and traditional Kungfu. Dynamically I could kick about the height of my head, and that was enough. Continue reading
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I have been in contact with Charris since late 1990’s. We were both enthusiastic about Hung Ga Kyun training and research, and finally met in 2000 in Germany.
Charris is one of the most senior European students of my Si Baak, Grand Master Lam Chun Fai, so whenever I see him again, I make sure to train with him and learn more about the way my Si Baak does things and teaches. Continue reading
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Usage of 3 basic kicks, rear Ping Cheui analysis, Saan Sau Bin Fa drills, Tit Sin Kyun‘s combat applications, practical usage of 2-man sets, and more and more – I learned so much just in few hours with my Si Hing Michael Goodwin Sifu of The San Francisco Hung Gar Kung Fu Association.
Watch an excellent interview with Michael Goodwin Sifu, my good friend and in my opinion the best non-Chinese Hung Ga Kyun master out there. Throughout the years I have learnt so much from him and I hope I will learn more of his practical skills in the future.
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Watch an excellent Chinese martial arts documentary featuring 3 Gung Fu schools from the heart of Europe, Prague, Czech republic:
- Practical Hung Kyun of Pavel Macek Sifu
- Wing Chun of Ivan Rzounek Sifu
- Praying Mantis, Tiger Claw and Taijiquan of George Hušek Sifu
You will learn about various aspects of traditional Chinese martial arts training: Fighting and self-defense, strength and conditioning, health and personal development. Continue reading
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How to get stronger?
What should the beginners focus on?
How about advanced students?
Check out a short interview I have conducted with my Master of strength, Pavel Tsatsouline, StrongFirst Chief instructor.
Listen carefully to his answers, and apply them not only to your strength training, but martial arts training as well. Continue reading
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Lau Kar-Leung, Gung Fu movies & Hung Ga Kyun fans, check out an excelent interview with Lau Kar Leung Sifu!
Lau Kar Leung Sifu talks about:
- His stuntman career
- Chinese opera and martial arts differences (red trousers as well!)
- His famous Hung Ga lineage
- How to keep thin waist using the Gung Fu sash
- What are the 4 kinds of Gung Fu
- Why are high kicks not good in real fighting but important in movies
- Different styles and weapons
- Key concepts of his movies
- And more!
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I know Wallace Smedley Sifu from cyberspace for a long time, especially from discussions on various Chinese martial arts forums.
I am also a regular reader of his excellent blog, dedicated to critical thinking, practical martial arts and self-protection.
When Wallace asked me for an interview, I was very pleased. He has asked some excellent questions, and here is the result – An Interview with Pavel Macek Sifu.
Some of the subjects we have covered: Continue reading
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