Hitting the Bamboo Pole – Bridge Conditioning of 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 […]
Hung Ga Kyun Grand Master Ho Kam Wai passed away at 80
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.
The Hung Ga Fraternity, Then, Now, and Future
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 […]
Rare Chinese Martial Arts Footage from 1930’s
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 […]