The “Plum Blossom Set” (Mui Fa Kyun) is a short and a very popular form, taught in many lineages and schools of Hung Kyun as the first, beginner’s/introductory form.
According to the legend, it comes from the Abbess “Five Plums” (Ng Mui Si Taai), one of the famous “Five Patriarchs of Siulam” (Siulam Ng Jou). In modern history, the oldest mention of this form can be found with master Pun Gwai Yat, a student of grandmasters Lam Sai Wing and Lam Jou, who taught this form to many of his students and peers.
One of the great promoters of the “Plum Blossom Set” was among others grandmaster Chan Hon Chung (1909-1991), a famous Hung Kyun master and a long-time chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association (please read more about Grand Master Chan in an excellent book Hung Ga Story: Me and Master Chan Hon Chung available for download HERE). Continue reading