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Hung Ga’s Twelve Bridges Explained in Twelve Lines (Practical, Plain & Simple)

Hung Ga’s Twelve Bridges

Question:  Sifu Macek, can you please briefly explain the “Twelve Bridge Hands” of Hung Ga Kuen? As your school is called Practical Hung Kyun, I would appreciate some practical example how to use the “Twelve Bridges” in training or real fight.

Jorge C.

Answer: First two Bridges – Hard, Soft (Gong, Yau) and last two Bridges – Control, Adapt (Jai, Ding) are a general Yam/Yeung (Yin/Yang) framework of the remaining eight. We at Practical Hung Kyun want to end up the confrontation as fast as possible, using hard power and total control. If we meet a stronger opponent, we use soft power and adapt to the opponents action.

I took your question as challenge, and tried to explain the “Twelve Bridge Hands” of Hung Ga in twelve lines/paragraphs. Continue reading

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