The roots of Hung Kyun stem from the legendary Southern Fukgin Siulam (Shaolin) Monastery. Hung Hei Gun, the founder of Hung Kyun, was an apprentice of the Southern Siulam (Shaolin) Temple. He has studied under the guidance of the last abbot of Fukging Siulam, Venerable Master Ji Sin. Hung Heigun combined tiger techniques with crane techniques which he learned from his wife Fong Wing Cheun.
Another disciple of Venerable Master Ji Sin was Luk A Choi, who later continued to study with Hung Hei Gun, his sihing (senior training brother) .
3 generations of Wong Family
The art of Siulam Hung Ga Kyun was next passed down through 3 generations of the Wong family – Wong Taai › Wong Ke Ying › Wong Fei Hung. According to some sources, Wong Kei Ying and Wong Fei Hung were members of the so called “Ten Tigers of Gwong Dung” (Gwong Dung Sap Fu), the ten best Gung Fu fighters in Southern China during the 19th century.
The most famous of the Wongs, Wong Feihung, learned also from other masters from the Siulam temple (lineage monk Gok Yan › “Tit Kiu” Saam › Lam Fuk Sing).
The most famous student of Wong Feihung was “butcher” Lam Sai Wing, who moved with his nephew and adoptive son Lam Jou from mainland China to Hong Kong in the early part of the 20th century. Grand Master Lam Jou became Lam Sai Wing’s best student and successor.
The third generation of the Lam Family Hung Kyun is today represented by the sons of Grand Master Lam Jou, Masters Lam Chun Fai, Lam Chun Chung and Lam Chun Sing.
Pavel Macek sifu, Practical Hung Kyun Chief Instructor is a student of Master Lam Chun Sing.
Detailed History of Hung Kyun
- Genealogical Tree
- Southern Siulam Temple
- “Founders”: Venerable Master Ji Sin, Hung Hei Gun and Fong Wing Cheun, Luk A Choi
- Ancestors: 3 generations of Wong Family – Wong Taai, Wong Ke Ying and Wong Fei Hung
- Ten Tigers of Gwongdung
- Lineage of Tit Kiu” Saam: Monk Gok Yan, “Tit Kiu” Saam and Lam Fuk Sing
- 3 Generations of Lam Family: Lam Sai Wing, Lam Jou and Lam Chun Sing
- Pavel Macek Sifu
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