Pavel Macek Sifu, born in the Year of Fire Dragon, has been involved in Chinese martial arts since 1991. In 1997 he travelled with his friend Ales Kocian to California and began studying traditional Lam Family Hung Kyun under the guidance of Grand Master Y.C. Wong in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
In the fall of 1998 he had the first chance to train with Grand Master Lam Chun Sing, the youngest son of late Grand Master Lam Jou and since then he has continued to train under the guidance of master Lam. In 2002, together with his friends and students and with blessing of his sifu, he founded his martial arts school called Practical Hung Kyun.
Pavel Macek Sifu has devoted the last dozen of years to the study, practice, teaching and researching of Hung Kyun. He is an author of many translations, articles and studies.
In 1997 he translated for Knockout magazine, In 1999-2000 he was a freelance wrighter for Attack magazine and in 2000-2001 he worked as a special advisor for teleview Fight Pro.
He has taught and continues teach Hung Kyun to students from many different countries such as Slovakia, England, France, Germany, Sweeden, Scotland, Russia, Italy, Greece, Island, USA, Brazil, Vietnam and Mexico.
In 2000 he won 1st place at the 1st International Hung Kyun Gung Fu Championship in Karlsruhe (Germany). In the same year he graduated from Charles University with a thesis on traditional Chinese martial arts. He has also founded an international web portal NaamKyun.com, a site devoted to the research of history, curriculum and principles of Hung Kyun.
Apart from teaching private lessons, regular classes and seminars both in Prague and abroad, he has taught Chinese martial arts at the Charles University. He also worked as a tactical self-defense coach for Ministry of Internal Affairs and other goverment or private agencies.
Pavel Macek Sifu is also a certified Functional Movement Specialist under Gray Cook (FMS) and senior strength and conditioning instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline (StrongFirst).
Practical Hung Kyun
The basic idea of the training of Practical Hung Kyun is complex developement of oneself – self-defence, good health and spiritual – an individual approach to the student and a methodical and logical system of teaching.
Apart from practicing, teaching and promoting Practical Hung Kyun both in Europe and overseas, Pavel Macek Sifu devotes his time to other activities – research, translations, book publication, lectures on different subjects (philosophy, art, traditional Chinese medicine, fengshui) etc.