Full Contact Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu Yi LongShaolin 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 is very entertaining watch to fight.Hopefully more and more Kung Fu practitioners will join the sport bouts, be it in the ring or the MMA cage. Read More…


Bruce Lee Remix: Be Water, My Friend!

Bruce Lee - Finger Pointing to the Moon“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” Read More…


Wing Chun Sifu Wilhelm Blech (1952-2012)

Very sad news from the European Lok Yiu Wing Chun Internation Martial Arts Association:

Sifu Wilhelm Blech (Wei Lam) passed away September 7th 2012 after a long illness.

Sifu Blech was the only European To Dai of Master Lok Yiu. He brought Lok Yiu Wing Chun to Europe and founded the ELYWCIMAA. His To Dai, To Suen and all members of the ELYWCIMAA are in deep grief.

We are grateful and proud for the honor to share your way. You gave us the best Wing Chun and so much more. We will never forget you. Rest in peace Sifu.

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Tiger-Claw Style – A Brief Biography of Wong Moon Toy

Tiger Claw grand master Wong Moon ToyOne of the sister styles of Hung Ga Kung Fu is the Tiger-Claw System. Nowadays, this system is popular in USA, especially New York Area. In the
Tiger-Claw System they also practise some Hung Ga forms. They even use the lineage of Wong Fei Hung (partly). Furthermore, their lineage also is connected to Lam Sai Wing. Some on Tiger-Claw grand master Wong Moon Toy was recorded in a memorial book on Lam Sai Wing. Read More…

Once Upon a Time in China…

Old ChinaStreet performers, coolies, rikshas, thieves and beggars, scholars and rich merchants, busy crowded streets, “flower boats” and opium dens… Last few men with the queues, more of them in western suits… End of colonial times, the melting pot of traditional and modern.

Those were the times Times of famous Masters of different styles like Hung Ga, Wing Chun or Choy Lay Fut, times of “Butcher” (Lam Sai) Wing, “White Haired Devil” Hung, Yun Keisaan or Taam Saam, times of the Chinese Republic and British Colony of Hong Kong. Read More…

Leung Wai Choi sifu, Kung-Fu Grand Master

Leung Wai Choi Sifu’s Ancestors & Leung Family Martial Arts School

Leung Wai Choi Sifu

“Siuhing Blue Cloud Hall, Leungs  Lion and the Dragon dance group and martial arts school in Doutau” (Siu Hing Cheng Wan Tong Dou Tau Leung Gun Lung Si Mou Seut Tyun) is located in Siuhing City and has more than 130 years of history.

According to historical records the village ancestors villagers had often to defend a local river port  from the incursions of bandits. Leung Ji Ban organized and established a local militia, which is a precursor of Leung Ga Mou Gun (“Leung Family Martial Arts School”), which aims to martial arts to keep fit and learn to defend their homes.

According to legend, one of the ancestors Leung Ji Ban, was the bodyguard of a high official in the Ching Dynasty. Later Leung Dong  Gau again led the villagers to fight against the Ching government, was uncovered and searched. He later fled to Hong Kong, continued north and eventually joined in 1911 to the Revolution and died for their country. Read More…

Grand Master Lam Cho – Yeung Ga Ng Long Baat Gwa Gwan

Jeng Leun Syu - Golden rooster standing on one leg

Yeung Ga Ng Long Baat Gwa Gwan, the Eight Trigrams Pole of the Fifth Brother of the Yeung Family, was created by Yeung Ng Long in Jiu Sung dynasty.1

Ng Long followed his father to fight against the Kithan. However, they were cheated by a devilish partner Pun Yan Mei. Ng Long was defeated and fled to the mountain Ngtoi, where he became a monk. There he changed the spear techniques of his family into the pole techniques. The spear techniques of the Yeung family were very famous. Although the applications between the spear and pole were different, the main techniques were more or less the same. Read More…

Old Video of Choy Li Fut Grandmaster Hu Yuen Chou

Choy Li Fut Grand Master Hu Yuen ChouChoy Li Fut Grand Master Hu Yuen Chou (Wu Wan Chek 胡云绰, 1906-1997) performs some techniques of Choy Li Fut, gives corrections to the students, explains the power generation and usage of some Choy Li Fut techniques etc.! Read More…

Hitting the Bamboo Pole – Bridge Conditioning of Mok Ga Kyun

Hitting the Bamboo Pole - Mok Ga Kyun Mok Ga Kyun is famous not only for its profound kicking techniques, but various methods of strength and conditioning as well. Mok Ga Kyun uses many special devices, such as stone locks, wooden dummy, sandbags, bags for catching and throwing etc.

One of the most commonly used tools in Southern gungfu styles is simple wooden pole. It is used in Mok Ga Kyun both for kicking (as you saw in the article on Kicking Drills of Mok Ga Kyun) and forearm conditioning. Read More…

Chan Gwok Wa sifu of the Baak Mei Style

Baak Mei“The Baak Mei Style was derived from the Shaolin style, its place being the Shaolin Temple of the Emei  Mountain in Sichuan Province.

Its founder was none other than the second of five well-known elders of Shaolin Temple, viz. Ng Mui, Baak Mei, Fung Dou Dak, Ji Sin and Miu Hin.

The five of them were equaly matched in their attaiment of martial arts, each having founded a style of his own and thei aweinspiring names were spreading wide and far.” Read More…