Wong Fei Hung’s “No-Shadow Kick”? “Under the Skirt Kick”!

Wong Fei Hung’s “No-Shadow Kick”? “Under the Skirt Kick”!

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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Late Grand Master Lam Jou Explains Lam Family Hung Kyun Techniques [RARE VIDEOS!]

Grand Master Lam Jou (Lam Cho)

The man, the the myth, the legend – Grand Master Lam Jou, late patriarch of the Lam Family Hung Kyun, nephew and heir of “Mr. Tiger & Crane” Lam Sai Wing’s lineage, explains Hung Kyun bridges, power generation and combat applications!

Please check out super rare videos of the legendary Grand Master Lam Jou (1910-2012) below!
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“The Five Animal, Five Element Boxing Set” of Hung Kyun Master Lam Sai Wing: Snake Section [Part 2 of 10]

“The Five Animal, Five Element Boxing Set” of Hung Kyun Master Lam Sai Wing: Snake Section [Part 2 of 10]

Whereas the dragon represents the spirit, the snake represents the Qi (氣), the breath, and circulation of energy within the human body. Sometimes referred to as a “little dragon,” the snake likewise speaks to the covert, and the unseen. 

The snake techniques are generally considered to be a bare-hand extrapolation of ancient spear technique, and as such exemplify the principle of, “defend with a circle; counter with a straight line.” The Hung Kyun maxim states, “hard counters the soft; soft controls the hard.” Thus, the snake’s hard bridging is manifest with rooted stance and iron force, heavy as a python’s coils, while it’s elusive twining, soft bridging action is unfelt until striking the vital points, venomous as a cobra’s touch. Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Dang Family Hung Kyun: “Smashing and Hitting Set” (Jong Da Kyun)

Dang Family Hung Kyun 鄧家洪拳: "Smashing and Hitting Set" (Jong Da Kyun 撞打拳) | Practical Hung Kyun

This is one of the original forms, and was the first form taught in the Dang Family Hung Ga curriculum. The form is much shorter than Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun, comprising of less than one hundred moves.

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“The Five Animal, Five Element Boxing Set” of Hung Kyun Master Lam Sai Wing: Intro & Dragon Section [Part 1 of 10]

“The Five Animal, Five Element” aka “Ten Forms“ Boxing Set of Hung Kyun Master Lam Sai Wing: Intro & Dragon Section [Part 1 of 10]

In the Wong Fei Hung curriculum, three famous sets, the “Gung 工 Character Tiger Subduing Set” (Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun 工字伏虎拳), the ““Tiger and Crane Twin Pattern Set”” (Fu Hok Seung Ying Kyun 虎鶴雙形拳), and the “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun 鐵線拳 ), are collectively known as “The Hung Kyun Three Treasures.” However, the “Ten Patterns Boxing Set” (Sap Ying Kyun 十形拳) was originally established by Lam Sai Wing, to revise and consolidate key portions of the curriculum as he had learned it from Wong Fei Hung.  Continue reading

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Interview with Donald Hamby Sifu, Tiger Crane School Los Angeles

Interview with Donald Hamby Sifu, Tiger Crane School Los Angeles

Donald Hamby Sifu started to train Hung Kyun in 1976 – the very same year I was born. Wow.

We always missed each other in Hong Kong – when I was there, Hamby Sifu wasn’t coming, when Hamby Sifu was going, I couldn’t. Damn.

My big brother Michael Goodwin kept telling me: “You need to meet Don, he is awesome, you need to me Don”.

And guess what – after all those years, we finally met! The legends didn’t lie – Don Hamby Sifu is BIG and STRONG – and in great shape. Continue reading

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We Are PRACTICAL Hung Kyun: Here is Why [VIDEO]

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One of the comments to our latest video – from our 18th (!) Summer PHK Camp says:

The way you train Hung Kyun puts the competition to shame.

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Hung Ga’s “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun) Combat Applications [VIDEO]

Hung Ga's "Iron Thread Set" (Tit Sin Kyun) Combat Applications

Tit Kiu Saam (“Iron Bridge” Three) was one of the best fighters of 19th century Southern China – one of the legendary “Ten Tigers of Gwong Dung”. He was famous for her “Bridges” (Kiu), firm stances (Ma)  and incredible strength, developed thanks to his “Iron Thread Set” (Tit Sin Kyun).

We don’t have much information about his other techniques, but if: Continue reading

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Hung Ga vs. Wing Cheun: Differences and Similarities

Hung Ga vs. Wing Cheun: Differences and Similarities

Today I would like to share my thoughts concerning the differences and similarities between Wing Cheun (Yip Jing and Yun Kei Saan lineage) and Hung Kyun (Lam Family lineage).  In the first place, please note that it is not the intention of this article to assert whether these excellent arts are superior to one another or to any other styles of martial arts.  My intention is to explore the similarities and differences between the two arts so as to expand knowledge and understanding of these arts.

Having trained in Wing Cheun for more than 20 years and Hung Kyun for nearly 10 years, it is quite clear despite some fundamental differences that both of these excellent arts have, they also share a number of similarities. Continue reading

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“Embroidery Legs”? Not If You Know How to Use this Kick [VIDEO]

"Embroidery Legs"? Not If You Know How to Use this Kick VIDEO

“Flowery fists, embroidery legs” is a popular Chinese saying, describing a “martial” art that looks good, but has no combat use.

Often this is indeed a truth – and it does not matter if it is modern or traditional style. In many other cases, technique that looks flowery may have a practical combat usage – it was just forgotten.  Continue reading

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