Archive for the Application Category


Real Kung Fu – Fierce, Accurate, Fast and Powerful!

“It is better to be powerful than to know hundreds of techniques”; “It is better to be fast than to know hundreds of techniques”. “Fierceness, Accuracy, Speed, Power” (Han, Jeun, Faai, Ging) are the four “secret” key words of practical combat., four aspects of real Kung Fu.  How does your training reflect those four aspects? […]

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Full Contact Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu in  a full contact ring? Why not! Juts look at lay Shaolin disicple Yi Long, who shines in the national Chinese Sanda tournament, Wulin Feng. Real Shaolin Monk, layman disciple of Shaolinor just Shaolin Kung Fu practitioner, cross-training or not, well, who cares – he definitely posseses some good figting skill and […]

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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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The Four Basic Offensive Movements in Kung Fu

Chinese martial arts are often called Kyun Seut (lit. “Art of the Fists”), and translated as “Chinese Boxing”. However, Chinese martial arts arsenal is much broader – we strike not only with our fists, but palms, claws and elbows as well, use various kicks, sweeps, throws and locks. Let s not forget the use of […]

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Kicking Skills of Lama Paai

We have already seen that the classical saying “Southern Fists, Northern Kicks” (Naam Kyun Bak Teui) is not exactly correct. Plenty of Southern Chinese styles have very extensive kicking arsenal. Articles about Hung Ga No Shadow Kick and kicking techniques of Mok Ga Kyun were welcomed by our readers, so here is another ass-kicking  article, […]

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Fujian Shaolin Five Ancestors Application Drills

Ngo Cho Kune (Ng Jou Kyun) – Five Ancestors Kung-Fu – is famous Fujian martial arts system. Maybe not so known in the West as the other southern styles, but definitelly a big name in the Southern China. It is one the “MMA” systems of old China, consisting of techniques of 5 (6?) styles: Bodhidharma […]

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Fatsaan Bak Mei Street Tactic

So called Reality Based-Self-Defense (RBSD) is a hot topic in the martial arts today. You may have heard of Sammy Franco, Lee Morrison, Jim Wagner, Jim Grover (aka Kelly McCann) or systems like Krav Maga, Urban Combatives, Shredder etc. Some of the RBSD instructors are trashing traditional martial arts, but if you look at modern […]

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Choi Lei Fat Saan Sau

Chen Yong Fa sifu is a 5th Generation direct descendant of Choi Lei Fat (Choy Lay Fut/Choi Li Fut) founder Chan Heung. If you are in Sidney and consider to start a martial arts training, do not hesitate and visit his school –  this is some real gungfu! Explosive power, natural movement, real-life and ready […]

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Application in 3 Moves: Wing Chun White Crane

Scan from my archives – “Slicing Palm vs. Heart Stealing Fist Strike” of Fujian Wing Chun White Crane (Wing Cheun Baak Hok Kyun). Is there any connection of Wing Chun White Crane and today Cantonese Wing Chun? Wing Chun “Inside Join” (Noi Lim)? In Hung Gar Kuen (Hung Ga Kyun) we certainly have very similar […]

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