Hung Ga Kyun World has lost another of its Grandmasters… It is always hard to write about someone you never personally met. I was fortunate enough to hear some stories and saw some of Grandmaster Ho’s Kung Fu through his famous tou dai Mark Ho Sifu.
Hung Ga (Designating “the House of the First Ming Emperor”) was originally founded as a Han Chinese patriotic coalition, more specifically, an anti-Qing fraternity. With the Opium Wars, “The Eight-Nation Alliance”, and Japanese involvement with the Qing Court, we again see Han fraternal bonding as an answer to foreign incursion, by the formation of the […]
Very rare footage of martial arts training from the Hunan province: military trainign and group calisthenics Changsha capital city women high school group calisthenics Hunan National Art Gym Schoolgirls performing “Eight Forms” and Shaolin quan Military training of Pu Ji Sao Tui Quan (Sweeping Leg Set) Bagua and Taijiquan of Central Guoshu Gym performed by […]
Master Wong Chung Man (lineage Wong Lei – Leung Kam Kwong) led a series of seminars in Utrecht on May 4 and 5. The seminars attracted participants from several schools, even non-Hung Ga schools, as well as from Hung Ga schools from Czech Republic and Germany. With over 45 people attending, many following several seminars, […]
Grandmaster Lam Cho has passed away at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, on March 29, at 2:15 pm, at the venerable age of one-hundred-and-three. Having taught for well over eighty years, he is recognized by many as having been one of the most influential teachers in the spread of the Hung Kyun system in the […]
Chinese Kung Fu – interesting TV series of CCTV-9 International Channel! Part 7 and 8 are dedicated to the styles of Southern Fist, Naam Kyun (Nan Quan in Mandarin) – very interesting survey of the systems south of Yang Zi River. International channel means – the documentary is in English, 2x 26 minutes of footage!
I am sitting on my balcony in Fatsaan, China, and thinking how to start… I have stayed in here over then three years and during this time I’ve met many sifus around Gwongdung province. One of real sifu and treasure man who I have met here is Leung Wai Wing sifu of Hung Sing Choi […]
The saddest day for the art of Hung Ga Kyun and the world of martial arts. The legend is gone. Grandmaster Lam Cho has peacefully passed away at 13:58, 29th of March 2012 Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. Our condelences to Grandmaster’s family. Rest in peace, sigung! Thousands of your grateful students, grandstudents and great-grandstudents from […]
Many years ago I believed that Wing Chun in China is probably dead – based on bad information from ill-informed European instructors, who often without thinking repeated the lies of others. Of course it is not and never was true! From about 1994, when I was in China for the first time I experienced a […]
Check out another interesting video – Spirit Tiger Art (She Hu Shu; in Cantonese San Fu Seut). Forget for a while those Bruce Lee like sound effects (i know, sounds more like a monkey then a tiger) and carefully watch – standing grappling techniques, takedowns, takedowns defense and reversals, sacrifice throws, heel hooks… it is […]