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“Hung Gar”

Dec
16
2016

A Wire of Iron

What a year the monkey has been! Now, we have so much good stuff coming in we can act like the Rooster Year is already here, and can start to crow a bit. In the next couple of months, we’re looking forward to adding more and more top quality books and DVDs, often in English.  […]

Oct
20
2016

Three Classic Training Texts Translated

Published anywhere from 50 to over 80 years ago, here are translations of Kung Fu books emphasizing applied technique and training. We now offer Iron Thread from Hung Gar, one of the crowning forms of this style. Then there is the popular text on “Shaolin training methods,” which has been reprinted over and over for decades. […]

Jun
26
2016

Wong Fei Hung’s Five Animal Fist

We’ve been seeing a lot of books on the Hung Kung Fu system lately. Now here is one of Hung’s great forms; the Five Animal Boxing. Presented by Frank Yee with hundred of color photographs, this world-famous fist captures the essence and the shape of each of the original Shaolin animals: dragon, tiger, snake, leopard […]

Nov
20
2015

“If I could just interject one thought here…”

For the umpteenth time I am re-designing the basics practiced at my school. This may come as a surprise to people for a couple for reasons. I know that there are styles which have probably taught the same basics for decades, even centuries. I used to study at a school that taught two distinct and […]

Jul
12
2015

Some Animals…

…are so powerful that they can disappear at will. Case in point…Sifu Wing Lam’s book on Hung Gar’s Hasayfu Five Animals leapt right off our site at some point, and we didn’t even notice…it was there, it was gone! A Five Animal conspiracy? Anyway, we have recaptured the gang and the book is back where […]

Nov
25
2014

The Second Special Lam Family Hung Kuen Book is Here!

Not to be missed if you are a Hung or related practitioner or you want to see a good example of “how Kung Fu ought to be” presented.

Sep
23
2014

When Speed and Power Tangle…

Mastering the right mix of speed and power is the type of fine adjustment a martial artist will make the length of his or her career…

Dec
20
2013

Kung Fu Theater: Wing Lam

Here’s another entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for a […]

Dec
18
2013

Seeking Soft and Hard

I want to compare two styles that most people might consider to be extremely opposed to one another. But Tai Chi and Hung Gar kung fu are not really that antithetical…

Dec
14
2013

Hung Kuen book is back

The thing about the post office—and not just the USPS but international ones too—is that they are full of mystery when it comes to delivery times. And sometimes that even works in all of our favor! We just got fresh copies of Hung Kuen, back in stock from Hong Kong. The last order took 4 […]

Dec
8
2013

Kung Fu in the Next Century

The problem with Shaolin is not that it will disappear but that the name will become so common as to signify nothing.

Nov
4
2013

Don’t Block that Block

Sometimes people tell me there is no blocking in their martial styles and I feel a little sad for them. No doubt they feel that not blocking is a more evolved level of martial prowess.

Sep
23
2013

Hung Kuen Fundamentals is in the house!

Finally the wait is over. The Hung Kuen Fundamentals books have just landed and we will be contacting those waiting this evening, and sending them out! If you have not yet ordered and want to get in on the pre-order price, you have until midnight tuesday evening (9/24) to place your order! Thanks for your […]

Aug
26
2013

Preserving Hung Kuen

Just a little more about the Hung Kuen Fundamentals Special Edition that should arrive in a couple of weeks. We’re proud to offer this beutiful copy from a major style such as Hung Jia. The article is interesting and shows one face of the “vanishing rainforest” that we call traditional martial arts. There is also […]

Aug
13
2013

What Are You Waiting For?

Yes, you read it correctly. The FIRST English language edition of Shifu Sun’s treatise on Swimming Body Bagua Zhang (400 pages!), along with a DVD, will arrive shortly from China…

Jul
15
2013

A Major Event for the Hung Style

The Lam family is justly famous for its stewardship of the largest branch of the famous Southern style, Hung Kuen. For the first time in over 60 years, they have issued a comprehensive training manual on their system, including the keystone form of the system, Gung Gee Fook Fu, along with special materials on usage, […]

Mar
17
2013

Chen Pan Ling’s Tiger Crane version

This is an entirely different form yet built upon the twin Tiger Crane energies in an interpretation from Chen Pan Ling…

Oct
6
2012

The Five Pattern Boxing of Hung

The interesting thing about this set is that it can be practiced with the animals separated or linked…

Jul
10
2012

The Power of Jow Ga

Here is the first book on the Jow Ga style of Kung Fu by noted practitioner and competitor, Ron Wheeler…

Jun
1
2012

QA: Iron Wire Recommended DVDs?

Hi 🙂 I wonder if you can help me a little? I’m fascinated by the Iron Wire form but there are no schools near me to teach me this, and I realize its a very difficult form to learn from film, but can you recommend a film that is good instruction, etc. and maybe not […]