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Styles of Kung Fu Articles

Ch’ing Loong Wu

Ch'ing Loong Wu (Golden Dragon Kung-Fu) originated from the Honan Temple. The Golden Dragon Style employs a unique style of fighting that is done almost entirely on the ground. A dragon master will leap at his victims, strike them with an array of fierce punches and...

Hsing-‘i

Literally the ‘mind-form’. Found chiefly in the north, originating in San-Shih province. It spread to Hepei, the to Hunan, and eventually reached Peking. Based on the five-element philosophy of Chinese cosmology, it has a simple and practical style. 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.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chu’an

Wu Ch'uan-yu started studying Tai Chi Ch'uan in his capacity as an officer cadet of the Palace Battalion of the Ch'ing (Qing) dynasty's Imperial Guards under Yang Lu-ch'an (1799-1872) in 1850. He became a disciple of Yang's son, Yang Pan-hou (1837-1890) and was known...

Ng Family Style Kung Fu

Dr. Winglock Ng was born in 1950 in Fukien China. At that time it was the beginning of the cultural revolution, marking the beginning of the "10 Dark Years" of Chinese history. Life was difficult, his mother and father fled from the mainland and left him to be raised...
Hsing-‘i

Hsing-‘i

Literally the ‘mind-form’. Found chiefly in the north, originating in San-Shih province. It spread to Hepei, the to Hunan, and eventually reached Peking. Based on the five-element philosophy of Chinese cosmology, it has a simple and practical style. 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.

Ng Family Style Kung Fu

Ng Family Style Kung Fu

Dr. Winglock Ng was born in 1950 in Fukien China. At that time it was the beginning of the cultural revolution, marking the beginning of the "10 Dark Years" of Chinese history....

Chow Gar

Chow Gar

According to Chow Gar tradition, the founder of the style was Chow Ah Naam who lived in the 1800s. He had spent many years in the Southern Shaolin Monastery under the guidance of the abbot Sim See Yan. He created a new style which he called Praying Mantis from...

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Choy Li Fut

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...

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Etymologically, Tai Chi is a fist system based on the dynamic relationship between polarities (Yin and Yang). Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format...

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Pa-Kua

Pa-Kua

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...

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