Tag Archives: sparring

Strength, Form, Application: Practical Hung Kyun Student’s Testing

Strength, Form, Application: Practical Hung Kyun Student's Testing

PHK tests are tough. You can’t “buy” the degrees, you will not get them for just taking part. The students have to show proficiency in 3 main aspect of PHK training: strength, form, and application. The standard is high.

Check out 3 videos from our recent student’s tests, beginner’s 1st Kap and 3rd Kap.

Third video shows our student Vašek, 66 years young gentleman, going through some 1st Kap tests. No excuses!  Continue reading

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Kungfu Men “Face Defeat”

Kungfu Men “Face Defeat”

This is not going to be the most popular post on our blog.

Nevertheless, if you are a Chinese martial arts practioner or teacher, you have to know, think, and act.

Here is a transcript of the newspaper article above:  Continue reading

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You Either Win, Or You Learn: Practical Hung Kyun Gathering (Video)

You Either Win, Or You Learn: Practical Hung Kyun Gathering (Video)

Full contact sparring, weapon sparring (long and short weapons), bare-hands vs. armed assailant, reality-based self-defense scenarios – that is Practical Hung Kyun Gathering, a community event of our school, inspired by the Dog Brothers Gatherings.

Check out a video from the first PHK Gathering in one of our Czech branch schools, PHK Jihlava, led by my long-time student Michal Hink. Continue reading

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Hung Ga Weapon Sparring and Fencing

Hung Ga Weapon Sparring and Fencing

Q: Sifu, I have noticed that your Hung Ga school is also training weapon sparring. Can you post some videos of your Practical Hung Kyun’s weapon sparring, and maybe few tips, too?

Arno K.

A: As for weapons training, our school doesn’t train only sets or sparring sets, but also sparring drills and free fencing. Two fundamental weapons of our Practical Hung Kyun curriculum with specific sparring program are long pole and saber (adapted to short stick/baton). Continue reading

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Hung Ga’s “Taming of the Tiger” Application Drills (Video)

Practical Hung Kyun - Taming the Tiger Self-Defense Drills

Stand-up grappling and counter-grappling techniques, kicks, clinch work and close quarters combative skills, dealing with multiple opponents etc. These and many other are skills are taught in our “Taming of the Tiger in Gung Pattern Set” (Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun), 3rd Kap of our Practical Hung Kyun curriculum.

Check out a short video from last week’s training session, devoted the the practice of some of the drills. Continue reading

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