choy li fut

Choy Li Fut was founded in 1836 by Chan Heung, a well-known and highly-skilled martial artist of that period. Also known as Din Ying and Daht Ting, Chan Heung was born on August 23, 1806 (7 moon 10th day of 1806 of the lunar calendar), in King Mui (Jing Mei), a village in the San Woi (Xin Hui) district of Guangdong province. His martial arts career began at age seven, when he went to live with his uncle, Chan Yuen-Woo. Yuen-Woo was a famous boxer from the legendary Shaolin temple in Fujian, China.


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Major weapons are knife (tao) and sword (chien). It uses single movements in training, repeated on both left and right sides, and contains short basic forms, unlike other northern systems.

Important figures in the Hepei style (San-Shih original style) are Li-Tsun-I, San-Yuen-Shiang, Tsau-Ke-Li, Chiao-Liang-Feng and Adam Hsu.


tai chi at sunset

Whatever theory you believe, it is well known that Ch'en-Chia-Kou is well known as the first t'ai-chi-ch'uan master.


The origin of Pa-Kua is unknown, however it IS known the Tung Hai-ch'uan (A.D. 1798-1879) of Wenan Hsien in Hopei province during the Ch'ing Dynasty learned this art from an anonymous man then barely in his 20's. Tung is reputed to have been nearly dead of starvation when the hermit found him. The Taoist ministered to him, and Tung remained with him several years learning a 'divine' boxing.


Every one of us has at some point ventured down to the local bookstore and picked out a specific martial arts text that we think will change our outlook. Several weeks after finishing the book it begins to collect dust on a table or on a shelf along with other remnants of similar experiences. Forms are usually no different.


 
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