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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Morning training sessions started at 9 AM with „Fundamental Training“ (Gei Bun Gung): Breathing exercises („Eight internal Longevity Forms“, Noi Sau Baat Sik), „Eight Stances“ (Baat Ma Sik), „Stance Training“ (Jaat Ma) and footwork drills (Jau Ma).
We have concentrated especially on the most important offensive and defensive footwork patterns, ie. „Three Stars Steps“ (Saam Sing Bou) and „Fish Tail Step“ (Yu Mei Bou) – first just steps, later with attacks/counter-attacks. Continue reading
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