Tag Archives: Hap Ga

The Essence of the Southern Fists: “Make Friends through the Practice of Martial Arts”

Essence of the Southern Fists: "Make Friends through the Practice of Martial Arts"

The best of Southern Chinese martial arts, reality-based self-defence, and combat sports – a truly unique event!

Hung Kyun, Hap Kyun, Wing Cheun, Choi Lei Fat, MMA – traditional and modern styles – all of that at our 16th PHK Camp, who should be this year rather called Naam Kyun Jing Wa Camp, “Essence of the Southern Fists”. Continue reading

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No-Nonsense Gung Fu

Hap Ga (Hop Gar) Gung Fu

Hap Ga has been has been among China’s most-effective fighting style for more than 300 years. “Hap Ga gained a reputation in Canton for being a no-nonsense practical style of Gung Fu.”

The roots of Hap Ga date back to the mid-19th century, when Wong Yan Lam brought his Tibetan crane style of Gung Fu to south China. The style gained a reputation in Canton for being a no-nonsense practical style of Gung Fu, because it adheres to a set of specific methods and principles. Continue reading

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Hung Kyun and Hap Ga: The “Wing-Flap” Technique of Wong Yan Lam

Lam Sai Wing, Hung Kyun and Hap Ga: The Wing-Flap Technique of Wong Yan Lam

Today’s Hung Ga Kung Fu, also known as “New Hung Kyun” (San Hung Kyun), was signifacantly influenced by another Southern Chinese system, (Tibetan) Hap Ga and its “Long Bridges, Low/Wide Stances” (Cheung Kiu Daai Ma).

Here is a translation of a rare article from an old vintage Hong Kong magazine, telling the story of Wong Yanlam, his mischievous disciple Wong Honwing and their famous “Wing Flap” technique:
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