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October 17, 2014
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Dear new member,

Welcome to the Hung Mun Insider Forum!

Please introduce yourself to the other members, tell us where are you from how long do you practice, what is your lineage, and add anything you like!

Looking forward to discuss, share and learn! 

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October 17, 2014
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Ladies and gentlemen, friends, martial arts friends!

My name is Pavel Macek. I am a disciple of Grand Master Lam Chun Sing of Lam Family Hung Kyun. I am the Practical Hung Kyun practitioner, chief instructor and researcher. 

Apart from Chinese martial arts, I am also a StrongFirst strength & conditioning coach - disciple of Pavel Tsatsouline, and MMA practitioner.

Welcome to the Hung Mun Insider Forum, I am looking forward to discuss, share and research!

Have fun!

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October 17, 2014
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David A Ross, founder of NY San Da

Started my Chinese martial arts career in Dang Fong hung ga, Thomas Yeung lineage out of Malaysia. Then did Shuai Jiao with Jeng Hsin Ping Shihfu. Eventually adopted in Baai Si by Chan Tai San. Learned mostly Lama Pai from him, but did a little Choy Lay Fut and some village Hung Kyuhn.

Last few decades been working on practical applications of CMA technique. Also like to de-bunk myth and write about real history at http://nysanda.wordpress.com/

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October 18, 2014
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Don Weiss

Started my formal training with Steve Slover (Student of Sifu Leong in Seattle) - still practice the fundamental forms.

Took up Yau Kung Mun when I moved to San Diego - student of Sifu Loy Lok Fu (Ralph Ferriero).

Spent some time looking into the roots of both Hung Gar and Bak Mei (and Wing Chun) - come to the conclusion it is a mess of politics and ego :-) - lots of commonalities and complementary training that are more important than the differences.

Also interested in how the arts changed as they migrated throughout the SE Asian area.

Love the site, and the information that is shared here.

 

Don

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October 18, 2014
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Greetings,

 

I'm Douglas Elmes, I started with many years of tae kwon do, then chiu wai hung gar(Sifu Andrew Wu), other bits and bobs and now Dang Fong Hungg Kuen (Sifu Jim Wiilkinson).  Now I'm doing the juggling act of work, young kids, and the thing I want to focus on apart from my family.

 

Regards

Douglas

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October 19, 2014
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Rik Kellerman-owner/operator Ten Tigers Kung-Fu Academy (ten-tigers.com)
-various arts since 1972-3 but main field of study since around 1985 has been Hung-Ga primarily Tang Fong line through Sifus Yee Chi-Wai and Tsang Wai-Ming, and Michael Manganiello. Also for the past 8-9 yrs Kwongsai Jook Lum Ji Nam Tong Long P'ai through Sifu  Angelo Quinto.
Proud member of the Black Sheep Squadron
"upset the apple cart at every opportunity!"

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October 19, 2014
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Well I might as well go after the guy who stole the pseudonym I was always planning to use ever since I 1st got on the internet with dial up and AOL.  So I had to fall back on my back up choice...my favorite thief/archer sidekick from Conan the Barbarian.   Haha, dang you Rik for having such a sexy name:  "Ten Tigers"   :)

Onassis Parungao = I teach from a small private school "Cheng Yee Kwoon" in CT. USA.   I started with Filipino Martial Arts and Judo growing up but then I switched to Hung Gar.  I am a disciple of Lam Kwong Wing (his proper non Americanized name) and my influence is of Lam family & Chiu family for our orthodox WFH Hung Kyun.  I also practice Ha Say fu.  My sifu chose that name because it was easier to say that succinctly, rather than explain it every time.

“Ha say Fu" is not actually the style name however. It is a facilitation of the meaning for modern use. H.S.F., or Lower Four Counties (in this usage), refers to a region in the Fujian province located south of the capitol city of Fuzhou. It also includes Quanzhou, Zhangzhou and Yong’an. It was the martial arts practiced in this region and is simply known as Hung Kyun.

To my knowledge, i'm the 1st Hung Kyun practitioner to attempt using Hung Style in the UFC and i've won some San Shou Belts using Hung as well.   I'm very happy to see other guys here who think the same way that I've been preaching for over 20 yrs now:  that being the desire to make Hung Gar useful in a modern sense.   

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October 19, 2014
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I guess I'll go after my Sihing.

My name is Thomas. Like Onassis, I am a student of Wing Lam (although I only started learning at the school 2 or so years before Onassis left). I primarily practiced the Bak Siu Lum style, which Wing Lam also taught, but after developing a foundation in that style I slowly began some cross-training in Hung Kuen. I started off just dropping in on some of the Hung Kuen classes, when I could. Onassis teased me more than once about being a Northern guy "spying" on the Southern guys...

I was a kid at the time, around 14 years old (though nobody thought so, since I was already over six feet tall). As a teenager, my first job was working in my Sifu's shop and teaching kids classes 6 days a week. Looking back, I can't believe how fortunate I was. I should have appreciated it more.

The great thing about our school was that all the different "factions" (Northern, Southern, Internal) loved each other, exchanged ideas, and in many cases cross-trained to a greater or lesser degree. It was a great environment. 

While I am not an expert in Hung Kuen by any stretch, I've always remembered and practiced the skills I learned. I remember when I got into san shou at around 16 years old and found how applicable many Hung Kuen techniques and concepts were. It was eye-opening, for sure, even with my admittedly rudimentary understanding of the art.

I'm mostly a forum lurker nowadays (after a few years of being a little more loud-mouthed than I should have been in my late teens and early 20s). I've learned to be quiet and listen to other, more wise individuals rather than rush to share my half-baked opinions and thoughts... or argue pointlessly. But now I'd like to express my gratitude for being a part of this great family.

Respect,

Thomas

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October 24, 2014
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Corey Brown. Dong Fong lineage through my Sigung Cheung Shu Pui and my Sifu Rick Panico. I trained consistently for 5 years with my Sifu. Then went on an LDS mission for 2 years, and then to college for 3 years out of state from where my school is located. I still keep in contact with my Sifu and have trained with him every time I am in town. All in all i have about 10 years of knowing Hung Gar but only about 5 of intense training. The rest has been on my own.

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November 7, 2014
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Hey everybody, my name is Will Britt and I am a in door disciple of Sifu David Chin out of Fayetteville, NC.  Thanks to my sifu I have been studying the Hop Gar system and the Original Yang Tai Chi style for a little under 5 years.  My base in Gong Fu was Hung Gar.  I studied for a couple of months in Karlsruhe (Sp?) Germany under Sifu Andreas Garski of the Lam family.  I then moved to FL and started training under Sifu Su Liang of the Yee family, then moved back to NC and trained under Sifu Omar Harvin in Columbia, SC.  Due to gas I had to stop but I feel blessed in that I was then brought to my current Sifu.

I still have an interest in the Hung Gar style and I enjoy reading up on it so thanks for allowing me to come on to here.  Hope everyone one is well. 

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November 8, 2014
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Greetings everybody,

my name is Jason Young, I was born 1982 in the United States and moved to Karlsruhe, Germany when I was 4 years old. I am a student of Sifu Andreas Garski since January 2007 in the Lam lineage. Before I started practicing Hung Gar I practiced Taekwondo for 5 years with grandmaster Kwak Kum-Sik. I was always very interested in martial arts since I was a child and my father was a passionate Jeet Kune Do student. I had my first kung fu lessons when I was 8 years old at Sifu Garski´s school back in 1990, but only practiced for 1 year until I later returned to him as an adult.

I love practicing Hung Kyun as it provides me next to physical benefits, spiritual and personal growth. It also provides me with something I never had and that is a traditional culture which heritage lives on with students like us that continue to keep the style alive. I am a very peaceful person and even if I really like to fight I don´t want to hurt any living being, I interprete my fighting skills and the cultivation of them as the fight against my ego. I mostly prefer the wonderful kuens and train them very seriously taken and always with all the efforts of our spiritual anchestors to evolve the style in mind. Whenever I´m able to I also practice Tai Chi Yang Style with my Sifu. It harmonises perfectly with the powerful essence of hung kyun. I´m glad to be able to take part in this community and to get in contact with other students, masters and sifus around the globe. Namaste

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December 27, 2014
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Hi everybody,

My name is Urs Krebs. I'm running a little School here in Berne/Switzerland. I started to learn Hung Kuen back in 1989. My Sifu, Wu Meiling (Ng Meileng) is from a Lineage from Mainland China. Her Father's (Wu Shaoquan/Ng Siuchuen) Sifu was Lam Saiwing. As Mainland Branches are not well known in Europe, The Wu/Ng-Family was based in Guangzhou and was part time secretly teaching during the Cultural Revolution. Before the Cultural Revolution they were one of the biggest branches. While Wu Rungen, the eldest Son of Wu Shaoquan still lives in Guangzhou, his daughter Wu Meiling lives and teaches in Germany, close to the Swiss Boarder. Beside Hung Kuen I'm also learning and teaching Chen Style Taijiquan from GM Wang Xian, 19th Generation of Chen Style Taijiquan.

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December 28, 2014
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Gentlemen, welcome to the forum!

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May 23, 2015
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Greetings & Salutations 

I'm a grasshopper from '77 (12). Master Don Miller from Tai Pei (cherokee/chinese milit. brat) moved and taught here for 40 years.

We began shao lin fundamentals (northy) for awhile and then began hard training with lots of South paw. He didn't vary from that until we were advanced. I stay the same. He was traditional and we had to learn other things besides wu shu. We also had strength building and endurance which you don't see so much these days. 

My monastery job from '96-'11 was chief Daifu and so I maintained, but really had a lot, lot to keep up with those years that was not on the mat. I "retired" as it were and have been teaching it all myself since then, so I'm more completely back in the all of it which is great happiness. 

I happened on Macek and was very intrigued by the research and finding out the origens of some of our customs and practices I always took for granted as "what we did". I have college guys also who eat up the history i just happily imitated.

I saw the email about the developing tiger crane double form thread and got interested in following that. 

I did have rheumatism come on about 10 years ago. I have kept my joints from deformity, but have had to adapt some because even tho I can easily walk 15 miles or kick a house down, there's an increasing threshold where my joints won't support me. Working on that.

They don't come for lao fu yet. 

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October 16, 2015
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Greetings Gung Fu Brothers,

I am Nicholas Foster, Instructor of White Crane Kung Fu in the Houston, Texas USA area.  I have been practicing gungfu under Sifu Lou Illar for 21 years.  Our lineage and connection to Hung Kuen comes from the Hong Kong White Crane family; wherein, Hung Kuen forms help create strong foundations.  

My Brothers in Gung fu include Grandmaster Lily Lau's disciple Chirstos Papachristos in Athens, Greece as well as Sifu Pedro Cepero Yee in New Jersey, USA.

 

I look forward to communicating with you all and hope to promote and enrich the martial tradition we hold.

 

Nick Foster

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Gentlemen, welcome to Hung Ga Insider Forum!

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