Jyu Yuk Jai’s Tiger Crane Double Form book was the first “Lam Sai Wing’s” manual ever published.
112 drawings of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing, poetical 4 character names for all of the techniques, detailed description of the set, as well as combat sequences.
For all of us Hung Ga Kyun practitioners today it is a rich source of useful and interesting information, but – we should not forget that Jyu Yu Jai was mainly novelist who helped to popularize the Wong Fei Hung’s lineage, although he did learn from Lam Sai Wing and taught the art of Hung Kyun. Not all information is 100% reliable.
During the years of research we have identified some mistakes and inaccuracies in the original Fu Hok Seung Ying manual. Continue reading
Rare video of Grand Master Chan Hon Chung performing the famous “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” of Hung Ga Kyun.
The footage comes from an old French documentary. Continue reading
Our Man Mou Publishing is proud to announce a new ebook release – special collector’s edition of Chan Hon Chung’s Tiger and Crane Double Form Set Manual!
Many masters consider Fu Hok Seung Ying to be a complete system on its own. As the famous saying goes: “Combination of Tiger and Crane has no enemy in the world!” (Fu Hok Hap Yat, Tin Ha Mou Dik).
“Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” has been the subject of numerous books, the first being a classic “Lam Sai Wing’s” manual written by Jyu Yuk Jai, Grand Master Lam’s disciple.
Legendary New Martial Hero Magazine has published in 1970s a rare photo series of Grand Master Chan Hon Chung, performing the “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set”. Today we have the honor to bring you a complete and restored edition of all photos (plus bonuses). Continue reading
Hon Hoi belongs to the older generation of Lam Sai Wing’s Hong Kong students, together with Jyu Yu Jai (author of three so called “Lam Sai Wing’s” books), Dang Sau King, Lau Jaam,and others. He has started to learn from Grand Master Lam at his String Lane (Gung Wan Hong) gym, close to the Bamboo Hill.
The main reasons why Hon Hoi started to learn Hung Kyun under Lam Sai Wing were general fitness, strength, and health. He had a well payed job in telecommunications, but has spent too much sitting. He has heard about the famous “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun) and the excellent results in strengthening the body and healing diseases from other students of Lam Sai Wing, like Jyu Yu Jai and Wu Lap Fung – it was one of the main reasons why he joined Lam Sai Wing§s gym and eventually learned and mastered the set. Continue reading
Hung Ga “Double Headed Staff Sparring Set”, “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” and famous “Plum Blossom Double Steel Whips”, performed by Grand Master Y. C. Wong in 1974.
The video was taken using Super 8mm movie camera of a 13″ B&W TV screen, so please excuse the quality. Nevertheless, an awesome blast form the past, showing true Hung Ga skills. Continue reading
“Fu Hok Seung Ying Kyun is one of the methods of our martial arts style. This set was created by the late Grand Master Wong Fei Hung. When he was a child, he made an itinerant living as a street performer together with his father, Great Grand Master [Wong Kei Ying].
In his prime, we worked as a coach of Lau’s and Ng’s army. He became very famous and has met many other excellent Masters. He picked up the the essential techniques of various famous styles, has mastered them through a comprehensive study, transformed them and created Fu Hok Seung Ying Kyun.”
The paragraph above comes from the Wong Man Kai’s “Informal Discussion about the Tiger and Crane Double Form Set”, published in Lam Sai Wing’s Memorial book (full English translation available HERE).
Wong continues: Continue reading
Rare Hung Ga videos from early 1980’s: Grandmaster Chiu Wai performs “Plum Flower Double Chain Whip” (Mui Fa Seung Yun Bin), “Ten Forms Set” (Sap Ying Kyun) and famous “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set” (Fu Hok Seung Ying Kyun).
Special thanks to Douglas Elmes for uploading the videos, and Charris van’t Slot Sifu for head ups.
Please see the rare videos below:
The most famous Hung Kyun set and perhaps the most famous set of Southern gungfu is the “Tiger and Crane Double Form Set”. The gungfu style of the Hung family, especially the lineage of Grand Master Wong Fei Hung, is often referred to as the „Tiger and Crane Hung Kyun“ (Fu Hok Hung Kyun) or “Tiger and Crane System” (Fu Hok Paai). Many masters consider Fu Hok Seung Ying to be a complete system on its own. As the famous gungfu saying goes: “Combination of Tiger and Crane has no enemy in the world!” (Fu Hok Hap Yat, Tin Ha Mou Dik). Continue reading