Southern Style Kung Fu Page One
Hop Gar, as many of you know, has multiple names describing the style. The first is LaMa, a phonetic transliteration of the Tibetan term showing that it comes from a temple origin. The next is Tibetan White Crane recalling the legend that a Tibetan monk watch a crane counter an ape attack putting out the eye of its enemy. When the monk saw this he had a revelation, known in Tibetan Buddhism as the "Lion's Roar" (See Hoar) also a name for the style. This is another word game because most Souther styles suse the word "Gar" to follow a family name like Li or Choy, but Hop is not a family name. Instead it means "knight."


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Information about Southern styles of Kung Fu

#29941 Five Family Fist
by Se Ming Ma
$29.50

One of the few DVDs on the Five Ancestor style. This is performed by the grandson of one of the United States' most famous Kung Fu masters: Ark Yuey Wong. Now Se Ming Ma continues the traditon by showing the basic set for Five Ancestors SIU SUP GEE and the more advanced combination set HONG YING KUEN. He discusses the structure of this well-known style along with its historic influences. Then he shows both sets at half speed, full speed, and side viewed with breakdowns. Some applications are also shown. As a BONUS he shows old films of himself performing many sets in this elusive style such as: three sectional, Kuan knife, Saber, short stick, Big Knife with rings, staff and more.

Should you wish to learn about the venerable Ark Yuey Wong ...

SeMing Ma demonstrates applications

Video footage (rare) of Southern Kung Fu weapons

45+ Minutes English

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#24348 Hop Gar Big Arhat (LuoHan) Boxing

Here Mr. Lin introduces a form perfectly representative of the Hop Gar style. Being an "Arhat" form this one starts with classic Luo Han moves, arms only. If then progresses to the main punches including Wave Punch and other distinctive long arm strikes of the system. Like Hung, Hop Gar is a strong Southern style with a large envelope showing some strikes similar to Choy Lai Fut.

 

60+ Minutes Cantonese/English Subtitles

NOTE: Due to technical problems, you may ONLY be able to get the Cantonese narration and NOT the english subtitles. They WILL play using VLC on your computer (our recommended free player for all VCDs and DVDs but, especially the tricky ones.) However, atypically, the English subtitles would not come up. They do appear using our all-region DVD player, but we feel compelled to make sure that you are aware of the problem ahead of your order.

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#24342 Hop Gar Small LuoHan (Arhat) Boxing

Here Mr. Lin introduces one of the fundamental forms of the Hop Gar system, the Little Buddha's Disciple. This set runs about 64 movements and encompasses most of the main hands of the style. At the end of the breakdown Lin tells a little about the bodyguard attitude of the Hop Gar and shows how different it is from most other styles of Kung Fu because it was employed by palace guards. A good, interesting introduction to a powerful style.

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#24343 Hop Gar Boxing Basics and Nei Gong DOUBLE DVD

Teacher Lin Xin does not consider himself a master of the Hop Gar style and therefore offers this just as an introduction to the style which is Tibetan in origin and dates from about the Ming dynasty. It was created by a Tibetan Lama named Ah DaTuo. It was handed down to DuLuo JiTan.After the Manchus took over China they naturally invited Tibetan monks who became bodyguards. This style then spread through the royal families including even Emperor XianFeng. After this a Buddhism monk name Jingou brought the boxing to southern Guangdong and what is now the QingYun Temple in ZhaoQing city. As abbot there he passed it on to a monk named YinLin (Wang FeiHong) . Lin's teacher was Deng JinTao and his son, Deng ZhenJiang, He shows elements of the Hop Gar styles starting with an eight legged warm up/qigong exercise. Then he shows many of the whip punches the style is famous for. At the finish of the second DVD he shows a 12 section exercise for the bridges (forearms) and some of the auxillary equipment from the style like hand weights gripping equipment. As an added benefit there is a short film of his own Hop Gar master. Note: When we took this cover it inaccurately listed Big Luo Han. This is NOT contained in this DVD. See above.
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#24344 Dan Gong Fuk Fu Quan

Another mixed fist not seen that much outside of China. This one starts with single hand training on either side with hand gestures from that crucial first section of Tiger Crane, next is a section that almost entirely duplicates the whole Lau Gar Kune. This is followed by a section with mixed Tiger/Crane and Ten Elements boxing. This might not help those who have no Hung experience but it does show beautifully the ability of Hung to be recombined and create new and beautiful fist easily.

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#24345 Iron Thread Fist DOUBLE DVD

Created by Te ChiaoSan in the Hong Fist. Mr. Ling introduces this with a little history. This version of the Iron Thread, a pivotal form in the Hong repetoire, is somewhat different from the more popular and common method but basically the same. After showing all sections of this major form, Mr. Lin gives his own insights and opinions on its practice especially in reference to the fast and slow practices of Hong.

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#24346 Zhang Tze Double DVD

This is the fourth form in the so-called Ying Wing Chun (Hard style). The emphasis of this form is elbows and fingers. An advanced form this one develops skills with both hands simultaneously and Long combined with Short actions. Lin Xin gives a demonstration and instruction in a Ying style Wing Chun form that is essentially Bil Ji only with equal emphasis on the elbows as the fingers. He gives a good deal of instruction to accompany the form shown by he and his student. There might be some trouble with accessing the subtitles in English. Not the common branch of Wing Chun. Lin Xin was also a Hung student of master Deng Jin Tao.

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This branch of Southern Fist claims lineage to the famous Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924). Son of Wong Kai Ying, one of Canton's "Ten Tigers", who himself had studied Shaolin style with deep horse stances and mixed motion some of which could be considered Southern Long Fist. A prominent feature is the verbalization of different sounds as an active ingredient of Hei Kung (Internal Power) training. These DVDs are by Chen Nian En, a fourth generation disciple of Wong Fei Hung lineage and the Chief Coach of the Brunei Wushu team.

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#10875 Wong Fei Hong Yung Chun (Wing Chun)

This is a very clear presentation of the Siu Nim Dao first Wing Chun form. As a part of the Wong Fei Hung Southern Fist the movements are surprisingly true to the Yip Man standard form. No applications but pretty good camera work and extensive close ups mostly from a frontal angle.

45+ Minutes Mandarin/English Subtitles

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#10878 38 Health Methods

A series of very good self massage actions broken down into three main groups. Many of these are classic Temple exercises for health maintenance. NOTE: As of this writing this particular DVD seems to have been filmed with CANTONESE (Guang Zhou Hua) narration only. This is a combination, created by Chen, of Sun and Wu Tai Chi, Six Harmony and other internal exercises.

45+ Minutes Cantonese/English Subtitles

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#10879 Wong Fei Hong Buddha Fist

Fut Jia Luo Han Quan. Buddha Family Disciple Boxing. Being a Southern style there's more chance people recognize the Cantonese idiom of "Fut Gar LoHan" Boxing. Within the Wong Fei Hung branch this is the most distinctively Long Arm of all the sets. It almost resembles PiGua with special weight put on Big Opening and Big Closing. A nice looking set and a workout. Very different from some of the more Arrow Punch sets of the system. This is said to have been passed down by a Lama from Tibet to a dignitary with Nan Lin Temple in Guang Zhou.

45+ Minutes Mandarin/English Subtitles

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YEE'S 20th Anniversary attendees

This DVD commemorates the 20th anniversary of Frank Yee's Hung Gar Academy in New York. Starting with a Chinatown parade it includes comments by Sifu Yee, many students performing Hung sets, Sifu Chun K. Chow on the wooden dummy, trident, sd against a knife, Sifu Kenny Gong, Sifu Ho Yau Chi performing Li Gar, Sifu Tom Jan doing Hung Gar, Sifu Tak Wah Eng doing Fu Jow Pai, Sifu Paul Koh doing Kuan Dao, Sifu Wan Chi Ming showing his Hung Gar, Sifu Chen Wai Kwan performing Taiji, Sifu Tonny Kho's Hung Mei Pai, Sifu Norman Chin doing Southern Mantis, Sifu Shui Yue Kwan and Fu Jow Pi, SIfu Gin Soon Chu's Taiji Club showing San Shou, Sifu V. A. Thomas with Wing Chun, Sifu Tony Choy with Northern mantis daggers, Sifu Bill Louie with Chinese Goju, Peter Chema with Shuai Jiao, Sifu Yi Wing Hong with Dragon Fist, Sifu Hau Gai Dragon Boxing, Bak Hok style, Sifu Fang Fung Lee's Hung Gar, Sifu Rondie Chen's Snake Fist .