History, Knowledge

Hung Mun

The Hung Mun (also: Hongmen, Hungmen, Hung Moon, Hongmenhui) were and are a Chinese triad. The myth says that the Hung Moon emerged from a union of the survivors of the Shaolin monastery. However, the community is probably much older. Hung Hee Gung is said to have chosen his family name after the Hung Mun. Indirectly, therefore, that society is the eponym of Hung Gar Kung Fu.Mehr lesen

History, Knowledge


The name of the city of Foshan is well known among martial artists. It is home to great figures of our history. Our ancestors Wong Kai-Ying and Wong Fei Hung were born there as well as the Wing Chun master Ip Man. But apart from that, Foshan is a city with a long history.Mehr lesen

History, Traditions

Lai Si

“This is my personal gift to the two of you.” I present the small red envelope with the golden characters with both hands and for a moment my Sihing becomes more serious. He accepts the gift and carefully stows it in his jacket. It is a solemn moment, however short and inconspicuous it may be.Mehr lesen

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Ming Dynasty

For almost two hundred and eighty years (1368 to 1644) China was ruled by the Ming Dynasty. It arose from the rebellion against Mongolian foreign rule and replaced the Yuan Dynasty. It was a time of economic and cultural prosperity.Mehr lesen

History, Knowledge


Although the Manchu, as invaders in the early days, had a clear enemy image, the two peoples were soon indistinguishable. The original Manchu culture quickly merged with that of the Han. The language was also lost more and more. Conversely, the Han also adopted many Manchu customs. The two peoples merged. In 1880 the linguist Paul Georg von Möllendorf wrote in a letter that Manchurian was only used orally for ceremonial purposes at court. It is very likely that the disappearance of the Manchurian language among the people began much earlier.Mehr lesen

History, Knowledge

Stone Guardians

For hundreds of years they have been sitting at important gates. Under their gaze, no evil intent shall endure. The guardian lions have kept their place in the traditions until today. In the west they are mainly found in front of Chinese restaurants. In our kung-fu school, however, they guard the anteroom and the ancestral altar.Mehr lesen