During the 20th century it is said that Hung, Lau, Choi, Lei, Mok were the five big Gung Fu styles of the Guangdong province. Different regions shaped distinctive styles of martial arts, like the Lung Ying Kyun, Southern Praying Mantis, Mok Ga Kyun of the Hakka minority in Eastern Guangdong. The area of Xinhui, Jiangmen, Yangjiang was dominated by Choi Lei Fat. In Chaoshan Choi Mok Kyun was the dominating style. In the martial arts schools as well as the martial arts culture of Guangzhou, Foshan and other big cities were influenced by external elements. Continue reading
Family and lineage have been important values in Chinese history since ancient times. In other words, the family shrines have been important symbols. Its position within the community can be compared to a church in Western countries, a place for religion and belief. The comparison between western churches and Chinese family shrines can be applied to physical education, traditional Chinese martial arts have been taught from one generation to the next and developed during that process. This kind of passing knowledge from one generation to the next is common in traditional Chinese culture. In this tradition, family bloodline has been an important aspect. All the famous South Chinese martial arts, Hung, Lau, Choy, Lei, Mok, are all surnames. Thus, the development of martial arts have been inherited from one generation to the next which has given each category a specific features. Some varieties of martial arts have kept their knowledge within their families and they have not been allowed to teach outsiders. Continue reading
Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai has started writing his 3rd Hung Kyun book on “Iron Wire Fist” (Tid Sin Kyun). The targeted release date of this book will be announced in the fall. The Tid Sin Kyun is an advanced level set and it is not usually taught until the practitioner has many years of experience in Hung Kyun training. Continue reading
The World of Hung Kyun (Hung Kyun Tin Ha) featuring Grand Master Lam Chun Fai, his son Oscar Lam, and his disciples.
Grand Master speaks about Hung Ga history, his father Grand Master Lam Jou, and his Grand Uncle, Grand Master Lam Sai Wing, training in the old days and today, as well as various Hung Ga sets. Continue reading
Hung Ga Kyun, Wing Chun, Taijiquan, Jau Ga Tong Long (Mantis), Daai Sing Pek Gwa and more!
Check out an interesting documentary about the history and development of various Chinese martial arts in Hong Kong.
The documentary features – among many famous masters – Grand Master Anthony Lam Chun Fai of Lam Family Hung Kyun. The documentary is in English. Continue reading