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 →
Wong Kei Ying’s “Small Deception-Kick” (Gwai Ji Geuk), commonly called the “Shadowless Kick”, includes the “Yin-Lifting Kick” (Liu Yam Geuk), “Court-Sweeping Leg” (Sou Tong Geuk), “Propping-Rooster Leg” (Chang Gaai Geuk), and “Single-Standing Golden Rooster Leg” (Gam Gaai Duk Laap Geuk). Because issuing such a counter is so extremely fast that the opponent is unable to detect a shadow, these skills are therefore called the “Shadowless Kicks” (Mou Ying Geuk). Continue reading →
Question: Sifu, can you please give me advice how to improve my Hung Ga kicks – front kicks, side kicks etc.?
Answer: Hung Kyun, although a typical Southern Chinese style, has a very profound arsenal of kicking techniques – front kicks (Liu Yam Geuk, Chyun Sam Geuk), side kicks (Fu Mei Geuk), angular kicks/sweeps (Kau Sou Geuk) etc.
Shadowless Kick (Mou Ying Geuk): Feared, well guarded and often misunderstood “Secret Technique” (Bei Kyut) of Hung Kyun. It isn’t a fancy kicking skill to impress audience, on the contrary – it is invisible, pro-active practical fighting skill. As we say in Practical Hung Kyun: In other arts, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but in martial arts, the only judgement is whether or not it works. Continue reading →