Archive for February, 2012


White Crane, Wing Chun, Hung Ga and Karate

2004 was one of my best training visits of Hong Kong and China. I have been living in my Sifu’s house in Shenzhen for couple of months and we have been really busy, training very hard. Every morning we woke up at 6 o’clock AM and went to the park to practice the precious “Iron […]

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Pak Mei Kung Fu’s Gau Bou Teui – Nine Step Push

Pak Mei Paai (白眉派; pronounced Baak Mei Paai in Cantonese), literally the White Eyebrow system of kung fu, was named after Pak Mei Dou Yan (白眉道人) – or Pak Mei the Daoist, one of the primary figures of Southern Chinese martial mythology who along with Ng Mui (五梅), Ji Sin (至善), Fung Dou Dak (馮道德), […]

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Wu Sifu and Chan Sifu: Old Master’s “Sticky Hands (Chi Sau) Demo

I am currently extremely busy with organising and editing the videos my archive; before I will finally publish them and accompany them with some interesting stories, i am going to comment the few well known videos i have already uploaded. I started to share rare Wing Chun videos at YouTube in 2006 – at that […]

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The Secrets of Hung Ga One Finger Bridge Hand

Hung Ga and its famous signature move… Everytime i teach the “One Finger Bridge Hand” (Daan Ji Kiu Sau) formation to a beginner, eg. in a special Hung Ga Kyun exercise called “Three Extensions” (Saam Jin Sau), the student always asks: “Sifu, why to hold the fingers like this? What is it for?” Well, I […]

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The Five Tigers of Jow Ga Kuen

Master Jow Lung’s (周龙) original name was Jow Ming Lam (周名林) and was born in 1891 on March the 11th in Kwantung Province (广东省), Gong Mun City (Jiangmen City) (江门市L Sunwui Tonghaa, Saa Fu Village (新会棠下沙富村) to a family who had been farmers for generations. Jow Lung was brought up by his father Jow Fong […]

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Chan Yu Min (Siulam) Wing Chun Kyun

I am now working on the video of our adventure trip to China in 2007 from one of our visits to the tombs of the family and the birthplace of Grandmaster Chan Wa Seun (Yip Man’s teacher) near Seundak (Shunde). On the same time there was the Chinese television team with the famous  professor Kang […]

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Chinese Kung Fu Ground Fighting Footlocks

Takedowns, locks, chokes and other submissions seem to be with the rise of MMA indespensable part of the arsenal of the modern all-round fighter. There is a saying in Chinese martial arts: Tek, Da, Seut, Na – Kicking, Striking, Wrestling and Locking. Chinese-Mongolian wrestling has very profound throws and takedowns, many other Kung Fu styles have […]

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Paau Fa Lin Wing Chun – Gwok So sifu

Note: Following article is the first one of oncomming series of articles written by my good friend Ivan Rzounek sifu (Wing Chun Kuen Research), dedicated to survey of various Wing Chun schools, families and branches. In 2000 i have been living with Martina for 3 months in Wong Nim Yi sifu’s home in Canton, studying […]

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Meditation, Sutras and Martial Arts Training

Chinese Sim Buddhism – in Mandarin Chan, in Japanese Zen – played an important role in the origin and development of many Southern Chinese martial arts, especially those, who claim to originate from the legendary Southern Siulam (Shaolin). Chinese martial arts were practiced in many of the temples in Southern China, eg. Hoi Tung Ji, […]

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Rare Kung-Fu Weapons: The Tobacco Water Pipe

Chinese weapon arsenal is vast – all kinds of long and short weapons, soft weapons, projectile and throwing weapons etc. Some Chinese Kung-Fu styles also use tools of every day use as weapons. Our school of Hung Ga Kyun eg. trains with a Chinese bench, very common in the restaurants and tea-rooms in old China, […]

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