When I was studying Hung Kyun in San Francisco under the guidance of Y.C. Wong Sifu in 1997 with my classmate Aleš, we used to walk from the train station to the Chinatown, for about half an hour.
On our way to the Mou Gwun there was a bookshop, with quite a few interesting martial arts books. We used to stop by and stay in the bookshop for a while, reading some them – we did not have a job at that time, and enough money for the fees, train and food, so we couldn’t buy any. All we did was practice and practice.
Out of the many books, I have found out one that was especially very interesting – it was written by Malaysian Southern Siu Lam Grand Master Wong Kiew Kit – Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu. Interesting stuff happened – whatever I read about in the book in the afternoon, I have learned it in my Gung Fu lessons in the evening, be it technique, concept or fighting strategy! Was it a coincidence? I have decided to skip some meals so I can buy this interesting book. Continue reading
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Practical Hung Kyun philosophy is simple and direct: we practice martial arts for good health/strength, self-protection and personal development.
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Our Practical Hung Kyun training philosophy has many different influences, no surprise, not all of them are Hung Ga Kyun.
In this post i would like to give credit to one of our brother arts, three Davids, and recommend an excellent book which just have been published. On the shoulders of giants, indeed….
My Si Hing Michael Goodwin from San Francisco told me long time ago: “If you want to understand our Long Bridges techniques, you have to study some Tibetan White Crane, Lama Paai or Hap Ga”. When my Si Hing says something, I take notes – I followed his advice and have tried to find as much information about these so called Tibetan styles as possible. Continue reading
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The cover photo of Grand Master Chan Hon Chung performing the classic salute posture captures his enthusiasm and genuine joy in sharing his knowledge of Kung Fu. The reader can’t help but be drawn to want to know more about this man, more specifically, what is it about Chinese Kung Fu that brings him such joy.
The contents page chapter titles read like an initiation process; explaining a well-structured, steady and gradual immersion of the author (and through him the reader) into the authentic Kung Fu life. In reading the chapter titles one is impulsively tempted to skip to the chapters whose titles are more exciting and enticing, only to become just as enthused in reading the preceding chapters to get a better understanding of the one just read. Continue reading
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Barbell and powerlifts for non-powerlifters, strength training in general population, for martial arts?
Russian specialist Nikolai Vitkevich points out: “(Sport specific training) is different for everyone… Basic training is virtually the same in all sports and its primary focus is to increase general strength and muscle mass. Powerlifting originated as a competition in exercises that everybody does.”
Pavel Tsatsouline, StrongFirst Chief Instructor, adds: “And if YOU are not doing them, you should.” Continue reading
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Practical Hung Kyun 2014: What is Coming Next?
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We have lately received many emails and Facebook messages regarding the new sick trend, a violent “game” called Knockout.
For those who don’t know yet, please read the description of Knockout Game (from Wikipedia) and check the video below:
“Knockout, the knockout game, knockout king, bombing, polar-bearing, and polar-bear hunting, are the names given to assaults in which one or more assailants attempts to knock out an unsuspecting victim, often with a single sucker punch. Serious injuries and deaths have been attributed to knockout…” Continue reading
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Our website presents exclusive interview with Lam Family Hung Kyun Grand Master and a teacher of Pavel Macek Sifu, Grand Master Lam Chun Sing.
Interview was conducted by Pavel’s brother Petr, who is currently living in China, studying intensively with Lam Sifu and helping him in opening his Fat Saan Hung Kyun International Headquarters.
Grand Master answered questions about his martial arts background, famous Hung Ga sets, internal training and his future plans. Continue reading
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Petr Vrána, brother of Pavel Macek Sifu, won a Gold Medal and became a Grand Champion of 9th Wong Fei Hung Cup in Fat Saan, China!
Petr has also received a honorary title Mou Jong Yun (highest rank in the imperial military examinations) and special premium price.
Petr is currently living in Canton with his wife Lenka and daughter Berta and continues his Hung Ga Kyun studies under Grand Master Lam Chun Sing!
Please see the video of his performance below.
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