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“WIng Lam”

Oct
3
2018

New Bak Sil Lum (Bei Shaolin) DVDs

Bak Sil Lum (or Bak Siu Lim) is the Cantonese pronunciation of Bei Shaolin, or Northern Shaolin style. It is recognized by experts as an extension of the real Shaolin Heritage. Its most famous exponent was Gu Ru Zhang, known as a master of Iron Palm (striking arts) and Golden Bell (body conditioning arts). In […]

May
16
2018

Family Resemblance

I’ve been asked to judge at the annual Tiger Claw tournament this coming weekend. One of the things unique at this event is that it will feature, in its traditional column, not one, but TWO, Shaolin divisions. This is particularly significant because, for the first time, these two competitions will offer double examples of true […]

May
7
2018

The Gift of a Teacher

Yesterday we attended the memorial for Wing Lam, my teacher for a number of years. Over a hundred students and family gathered in the chapel to pay last respects. Many people crowded the middle aisle, most of them dressed in black or white, as per the formal instructions for a Daoist ceremony. The middle aisle […]

Jun
9
2016

A Walk in the Young Forest: Northern Shaolin vol. 1

This is the first volume, by Sifu Wing Lam,  of a proposed series on Northern Shaolin containing history and development of the art. It outlines the shape of that branch associated with Iron Palm master Gu Ru Zhang. In the background section there are a lot of stories and facts about the temple and some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Jun
10
2013

Master of Shaolin Kung Fu

His skills were so profound that he was often able to be victorious with just one stroke. His Shaolin Iron Palm skills were so good that people called him “Iron Palm Gu Ruzhang”…

Nov
19
2011

Iron Palm Training: A Word

Some people really feel this concentration of energy and find it invigorating. And, for five to ten minutes a day of training, it all seems worth it.

May
11
2010

Product: The Hung Gar Butterfly

Hung Gar has some very interesting lesser known forms …

Apr
18
2010

Hung Gar Southern Fist

This style is said to be derived from the Southern Shaolin Temple through the personage of Jee Sin,

Nov
19
2009

Silk Pants

The thing worked like this. You slipped into the pants. You definitely did not bend over and secure the ankle ties because

Jan
24
2007

Ted Mancuso

Head Instructor at the Santa Cruz Academy of Martial Arts, Ted Mancuso, has been teaching for over forty years.

Jan
24
2006

Gu Ru Zhang, Iron Palm Master (1893 – 1952)

A Russian circus was in town and had posed an open challenge that if anyone could take its “fighting horse” kicking three times there would be a $1000 purse – an enormous amount for the time.