There are many misconceptions about the origin of various „Minor Sets“ of today’s Hung Ga Kyun. Many of the sets are wrongly attributed to Lam Sai Wing or even Wong Fei Hung, other sets were supposedly created by a comittee of Hung Ga masters in 1950’s to enrich the core Hung Ga Kyun curriculum. …Or not?
To paraphrase the late Bruce Lee, „people separate lineages, lineages separate people“. Avoiding the common „who-learned-from-who“ question, this article will briefly analyse the true origin of the commonly known sets like Mui Fa Kyun, Lau Ga Kyun, Wu Dip Jeung and other „Minor Sets” of today’s Hung Ga Kyun. Continue reading
I was training in Hong Kong’s Lam Gwun under the guidance of my Si Baak, Simon Lam Chun Chung, brother of my Sifu. We were discussing application of various Hung Ga techniques as well as fighting strategy and of course, training methodology.
I learned that day a lot, but one “secret” advice he gave me has influenced me and our Practical Hung Kyun training a lot. I asked him: “Si Baak, what would you recommend for fighting? What is the most important thing, neglected in training? Any tips“? Continue reading
Legendary Hung Ga Kyun Grand Masters of the past, Masters of today – the origins, the roots.
Download a special Hung Kyun Tribute Poster, designed by long time friend and disciple of Pavel Macek Sifu, Karel Moc.
Karel is one of the most gifted progressive Czech designers, who has helped our association with graphic design on numerous occassions. We higly reccomend his service – You can contact him at karelmoc at email.cz.
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Hung Ga Grand Master Y. C. Wong is a true pioneer of Lam family Hung Kyun in the USA. After completing his apprenticeship under Late Grand Master Lam Jou and teaching in Hong Kong, he has moved to the United States in 1963 – he is teaching there for 50 years!
Following rare video shows lightning speed “Ng Long’s Eight Diagram Long Pole Sparring Set” (Ng Long Baat Gwa Gwan Deui Chaak), performed by Grand Master Y.C. Wong and his disicple in 1967. Continue reading
Morning training sessions started at 9 AM with „Fundamental Training“ (Gei Bun Gung): Breathing exercises („Eight internal Longevity Forms“, Noi Sau Baat Sik), „Eight Stances“ (Baat Ma Sik), „Stance Training“ (Jaat Ma) and footwork drills (Jau Ma).
We have concentrated especially on the most important offensive and defensive footwork patterns, ie. „Three Stars Steps“ (Saam Sing Bou) and „Fish Tail Step“ (Yu Mei Bou) – first just steps, later with attacks/counter-attacks. Continue reading
Question: Hello Sifu Macek. I was was just wondering if you could help me with the “Bridging Hands”, how important are they in Hung Gar. I train [ABC] in [XZY] and my instructor says that too much is made about them and that they where only used for channeling the chi and sending it to the arms and that everyone else is doing it wrong.
I would be greatful for some clarity as although I respect him deeply I’m not so sure he’s right. Many thanks for reading my e-mail and take care and happy training. Continue reading
Lam Sai Wing’s “Taming the Tiger” ebook – new release of our Man Mou publishing – was welcomed by the Hung Ga community with applause.
Finaly a translation of the complete original manual with all additional texts.
Finaly the translation and commentary by competent Hung Ga practitioner.
Finaly edition with Chinese characters, names of all techniques and correct romanization of both Cantonese and Mandarin.
For all interested to have this precious manual, please download a free sample of 30 pages below: Continue reading
Restored Edition of the Legendary 1936 Manual – New Translation with Commentary!
“Taming of the Tiger” is the fundamental set of today’s Hung Kyun, one of the “Three Treasures” of Hung Ga. Chinese Hung Kyun Masters say: “When you enter the gate, you must first Tame the Tiger!”
Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun contains all the basic techniques and principles of Hung Kyun – stances, blocks, punches and kicks. Mastering of “Taming of the Tiger” is a prerequisite for further training in the style. Students in traditional schools spent their first few years practicing this set and mastering its skills and combat applications.
Luckily for us, Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kyun was well documented for the posterior generation in a series of photographs and accompanying notes, compiled to conceise manual, written by disciples of Grand Master Lam Sai Wing under his supervision. Continue reading