Disciple of Wong Fei Hung’s last wife, the “Tigress” Mok Gwai Laan, explains the true technique of the mysterious technique of “Shadowless Kick”!
Few years ago I had the honor to do an extensive interview with Grandmaster Li Chan Wo, a godson, direct disciple of Grandmaster Mok Gwai Laan and the 2nd generation sucessor of Wong Fei Hung’s lineage.
Different lineages have different variations and explanations of “No-Shadow Kick” – check out Grandmaster’s Li rather pragmatical one. Continue reading
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Wong Kei Ying’s “Small Deception-Kick” (Gwai Ji Geuk), commonly called the “Shadowless Kick”, includes the “Yin-Lifting Kick” (Liu Yam Geuk), “Court-Sweeping Leg” (Sou Tong Geuk), “Propping-Rooster Leg” (Chang Gaai Geuk), and “Single-Standing Golden Rooster Leg” (Gam Gaai Duk Laap Geuk). Because issuing such a counter is so extremely fast that the opponent is unable to detect a shadow, these skills are therefore called the “Shadowless Kicks” (Mou Ying Geuk). Continue reading
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Question: Sifu, can you please give me advice how to improve my Hung Ga kicks – front kicks, side kicks etc.?
Answer: Hung Kyun, although a typical Southern Chinese style, has a very profound arsenal of kicking techniques – front kicks (Liu Yam Geuk, Chyun Sam Geuk), side kicks (Fu Mei Geuk), angular kicks/sweeps (Kau Sou Geuk) etc.
Below are some useful tips how to improve your kicking techniques. Continue reading
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“Art of the Iron Head” (Tit Tau Gung) is one of the special hard skills (Ying Ging) of Siu Lam martial arts. The training methodology consists of various methods of strengthening the neck, as well as conditioning the head and hitting various hard surfaces. But as we see in this story, it was no match for Hung Ga Kyun’s “No Shadow Kick” (Mou Ying Geuk).
One of the most famous monasteries in Canton, with extensive martial arts history, is called Hoi Tung Ji. It is said that Ji Sin Sim Si was hiding in Hoi Tung monastery and secretly taught Luk A Choi. Tit Kiu Saam has spend some time in Hoi Tung monastery as well, exchanging various fighting skills with the martial monks. Even in Wong Fei Hung’s times, martial arts were still practiced within the walls of the monastery. Continue reading
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Shadowless Kick (Mou Ying Geuk): Feared, well guarded and often misunderstood “Secret Technique” (Bei Kyut) of Hung Kyun. It isn’t a fancy kicking skill to impress audience, on the contrary – it is invisible, pro-active practical fighting skill. As we say in Practical Hung Kyun: In other arts, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but in martial arts, the only judgement is whether or not it works. Continue reading
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