The founder of Hung Kuen
In 1668, Tsoi led them to Quanzhou County, Fujian Province (福建泉州), where they became the students of a senior monk of the South Siu Lam Temple (南少林寺). They picked up the South Siu Lam Kung Fu there. Hung later blended the north and south Siu Lam Kung Fu together and turned it into his own style.
Later in 1672, the troops of the Qing government attacked the Quanzhou Siu Lam Temple. Hung Hei-koon and Fong Sai-yuk escaped. They returned to Guangdong Province, and hid themselves in the Big Buddhist Temple of Guangzhou (廣州大佛寺), and continued to practise kung-fu there. At that time, the Qing government was in chaos. Hung recruited disciples from all walks of life and set up an underground force to fulfill his master’s wish ” to overthrow the Qing dynasty and restore the Ming dynasty”. Apart from the Big Budhist Temple, he also set up an underground force at Xichan Temple, Guangzhou (廣州西禪寺).
…to be continued.
Opening moves from the Xing Yi Quan linking form.
I like to call the moves Heaven, Earth, Water, and the Three Body Posture.
Thought this was interesting
I always understood Wu Ji as the state before Yin and Yang. I’ve never seen it represented as the center before.
Nice work breaking an opponents center. I wonder what the follow up was.
Never underestimate the effectiveness of a low leg kick!
I personally think Dominick Izzo is a giant twat of a man but this video is pretty legitimate stuff.
52 Blocks practitioner, Lyte Burly, pokes holes in some of the ideas behind Wing Chun and its application in a street fight.
About twelve minutes in he makes a really interesting point about the traditional Wing Chun punch. Now, I’m not saying he’s right but he certainly makes some valid observations. A flurry of Wing Chun punches may do damage but nowhere near as much as a well placed hook or haymaker.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer in Wing Chun. I believe it has function and purpose but it’s definitely not as three dimensional as many practitioners (including mylself) believe/have believed.
While this video doesn’t dismiss Wing Chun, it does add fuel to the flames of Bruce Lee’s argument; the fact people should combine ideas in order to be a well rounded fighter.
There are some video replies to this video featuring angry Wing Chun teachers going berserk but I think you can watch this and still love Wing Chun. It just helps with development. It helps to understand the possibilities a fight might hold.
Skip the preamble and jump straight to 3:48. Some great pointers from Lyte Burly in this video.
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Tuina (Chinese medicine sports massage) for the hips. Anterior and posterior muscles and attachments, as well as range of motion. Bottom picture shows traction for the low back. These techniques are good for keeping the hips open and functional for martial artists.
We teach advanced kung fu students these techniques.
Valuable skills I’d like to learn.
(all pics from gutsanduppercuts)
"Dao produced the One.
One produced the Two.
Two produced three,
And the three produced infinite things.”
Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching
"Complete mastery of one’s flesh, blood, and fist creates one’s Tekken."
One of the many quotable lines from Tekken: The Animated Movie
The Gravediggaz - The night the earth cried
thoughts on the choreography?
not sure who directed it
RZA directed it and, since he had connections with Robert Tai back then, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was on choreography duties.
I think the fight work is pretty dope and better than both “Tragedy” and “Gravel Pit.” It’s a little more subdued. Not by much, though.
It’s just sad that RZA ended up leaning towards heavy wires and ridiculous ideas of what elements to borrow from kung fu cinema.
Seriously good song, too.
Stylistically it reminds me of “Once Upon a Time in China”
I love this stuff! The actual contact, the pinpoint hitting that martial artist SHOULD be executing, and over all the fact that it feels real *you even see the times they mess up.
This is a variation to “Attacking the Wall”. Intercept, circular deflection, step in and behind opponent’s lead leg, takedown.
Shaolin and Wu Tang (1983)
Shaolin vs Wu Tang