Grandmaster Yuen Kay Shan (Yun Keisaan, 1889–1956) was together with Grandmasters Yiu Choi and Yip Man one of the most important persons in the development of modern Wing Chun Kuen (Wing Cheun Kyun) – one of the so called “Three Heroes of Wing Chun” of Fatsaan.
During my stays in China i had the privilege to meet many practitioners of Yuen Key Shan Wing Chun, thanks to my friend and a Wing Chun Master Ivan Rzounek sifu. We did a lot of research about various families and lineages of (not only) Wing Chun and we plan to release it soon in the form of book with a special video bonuses.
Not much was written on Yuen Kay Shan Wing Chun in the Western literature. Here is an interesting and rare article from the Secrets of Kung-Fu Magazine.
Article from an old gungfu magazine about Fukgin “Five Pattern” Hung kuen (Hung Kyun) of Yuen Yik Kai sifu.
This rare system is similar to Ng Jou Kyun (Five Ancestors), Wing Cheun Baak Hok (White Crane) and other Fujian/Fukgin systems, quite different form the common Gwongdung Hung Ga Kuen.
Article describes in some details all five patterns, ie. Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Leopard and Crane. Some of the readers might have a two part book about Ng Ying Hung Kuen in their library.
Please download the scan of the article below and enjoy!
Traditional kung-fu (gungfu) in the cage – favourite and contraversial topic of many discussions. MMA means “Mixed Martial Arts” – does everybody who enters the cage do Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling or Brazilian Ju-Jutsu? Can traditional kung-fu like Wing Chun (Wing Cheun), Choy lee Fut (Choi Lei Fat) or Hung Gar Kuen (Hung Ga Kyun) suceed in the sport, or is it mixing of apples and oranges?
MMA Confidential’s Bruce Kivo goes inside M-1 Global Tryouts. Fighters of different disciplines try to make an impession, and controversy ensues for some.
Check out the video below!
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 to go fighting combinations, excellent!
I sincerelly hope i will meet Chen sifu in the near future, hopefully during one of his seminars in Poland. Check out the video below – Chan sifu and his crew are performing some nice fighting drills Chan family Choi Lei Fat.
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 technique, and old Hung Kuen is full of those.
So or so, please click to enlarge and download the scan!
Juk Lam Southern Praying Mantis from a movie “How Wong Feihung Pitted a Lion Against the Unicorn” (1956)
Welcome to the Southern Chinese martial arts portal – NaamKyun.com!
My name is Pavel Macek, and I am Hung Gar Kuen (Hung Ga Kyun) practitioner, teacher and researcher. Couple of years ago, i have co-founded a succeful and popular discussion forum HungKyun.com, dedicated to the art of Hung Gar Kuen, with the motto: “All Hung Kuen Branches Are One Family”.
During the last dozen of years i have been conducting an intensive research of Hung Kuen and southern Chinese martial arts generally. Together with my good friend Ivan Rzounek (Wing Chun Kuen sifu) we have interviewing many old masters of various systems, collected many rare photos, articles and videos, not only Hung Kuen and Wing Chun. Together with another good friend of mine, my daai sihing Michael Goodwin sifu (San Francisco) we are working on various interesting projects concerning southern Chinese martial arts, especially translation of old and rare kung-fu manuals.