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He practiced the arts during an era when the Shaolin Temple had become a refuge for those that opposed the ruling class the Manchus , allowing him to practice in semi-secrecy. Of course, Jee Sin Sim See was hardly the only person of significance that had fled to the temple and opposed the Manchus. Luk Ah Choi was one of these students.
Hung Hei-gun is itself an assumed name intended to honor that first Ming Emperor. The Hung Mun claimed to be founded by survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple , and the martial arts its members practiced came to be called "Hung Ga" and "Hung Kuen. Each of those routines is described in the sections below. The long routine Taming the Tiger trains the student in the basic techniques of Hung Ga while building endurance.
Wong Fei-Hung choreographed the version of Tiger Crane handed down in the lineages that descend from him. He is said to have added to Tiger Crane the bridge hand techniques and rooting of the master Tit Kiu Saam as well as long arm techniques, attributed variously to the Fat Ga, Lo Hon, and Lama styles. If properly practiced, it can increase strength considerably and promote a stable root.
However, as with both most forms of qigong and most forms of isometric exercise, it must be practiced regularly or the benefits are quickly lost. Branches of Hung Kuen Edit The curricula of different branches of Hung Ga differ tremendously with regard to routines and the selection of weapons, even within the Wong Fei Hung lineage.
Just as those branches that do not descend from Lam Sai-Wing do not practice the Five Animal Five Element Fist, those branches that do not descend from Wong Fei Hung , sometimes called "old" or "village" Hung Kuen, do not practice the routines he choreographed, nor do the branches that do not descend from Tit Kiu Saam practice Iron Wire.
Conversely, the curricula of some branches have grown through the addition of further routines by creation or acquisition. Nevertheless, the various branches of the Wong Fei Hung lineage still share the Hung Ga foundation he systematized. Lacking such a common point of reference, the "village" styles of Hung Kuen show even greater variation. Exchanging material with other martial artists allowed Hung to develop or acquire Tiger Crane Paired Form routine, a combination animal routine, Southern Flower Fist, and several weapons.
According to Hung Ga tradition, the martial arts that Jee Sin Sim See originally taught Hung Hei-gun were short range and the more active footwork, wider stances, and long range techniques commonly associated with Hung Ga were added later. Like other martial arts that trace their origins to Fujian e. Not all share the opinion that several Hung Kuen styles exist, because Hung Ga has its origin in the famous Southern Shaolin temple.
The Hung Mun began life in the s as the Heaven and Earth Society , whose founders came from the prefecture of Zhangzhou in Fujian Province, on its border with Guangdong, where one of its founders organized a precursor to the Heaven and Earth Society in Huizhou. Guangdong and Fujian remained a stronghold of sympathizers and recruits for the Hung Mun, even as it spread elsewhere in the decades that followed.
Though the members of the Hung Clan almost certainly practiced a variety of martial arts styles, the composition of its membership meant that it was the characteristics of Fujianese and Cantonese martial arts that came to be associated with the names "Hung Kuen" and "Hung Ga".
Cantonese and Fujianese are also predominant among Overseas Chinese , accounting for the widespread dissemination of Hung Kuen outside of China. At the same time he had a chiropractic clinic. In , he formed The Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association with the intention of co-ordinating and promoting Chinese martial arts in Hong Kong, and held the position of chairman for many years.
Kwong and Tang taught in Boston, Massachusetts for twenty years before retiring from teaching. The school itself looks like a scene from a Shaw Brothers movie; it has many training chambers, wooden dummies, and hanging logs. Chris Dougliss in Ireland trained for a while under Mark Houghton.
Chris moved to Ireland and continued training for many years with a select few students of his own.
The Tiger-Crane Form of Hung Gar Kung-Fu by Bucksam Kong (1983, Paperback)
He practiced the arts during an era when the Shaolin Temple had become a refuge for those that opposed the ruling class the Manchus , allowing him to practice in semi-secrecy. Of course, Jee Sin Sim See was hardly the only person of significance that had fled to the temple and opposed the Manchus. Luk Ah Choi was one of these students. Hung Hei-gun is itself an assumed name intended to honor that first Ming Emperor. The Hung Mun claimed to be founded by survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple , and the martial arts its members practiced came to be called "Hung Ga" and "Hung Kuen. Each of those routines is described in the sections below.
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As a young boy he suffered from poor health, and would get sick often. His mother worried about his sons health wanted him to learn gung fu. He began learning Eagle Claw Ying Jau gung fu under his mother. Two years later when Kong was eight years old, he was introduced to Lam Cho, the famous grandmaster of Hung Gar. Kong sifu stayed with his master for many years, training hard and learning all aspects of Hung Gar.