Knowledge, People

Mok Gwai Lan

The “tigress” Mok Gwai Lan was joined with Wong Fei Hung in the concubinage when she was in her early twenties and he was already over sixty. Accordingly, she survived him by several decades. She was a fighter, lion dancer, medical assistant and cook and probably one of the most famous women in the history of Hung Gar Kung Fu.Mehr lesen

Knowledge, People

Hung Hee Gung

Hung Hee Gung (ca. 1730 – 1825) was the style founder of Hung Gar Kung Fu. He was a secular disciple of abbot Ji Sim Sin See and left the Shaolin monastery before its destruction to found his own school. His high demands on the character of students and his willingness to pass on his art are still groundbreaking today.Mehr lesen

Knowledge, People

Guan Gong

The legendary General Guan Gong is a dazzling, mythical figure. He stands for loyalty, courage and justice. He is revered to this day, both as a Boddhisvata in Buddhism and as a protective deity in Taoism and Chinese folklore. Depicted with red skin and a powerful Guandao, he guards the door, not least in our schools.Mehr lesen

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

Knowledge, People

Wong Fei Hung

Wong Fei Hung (9.7.1847 – 14.4.1925 ) is probably the most famous ancestor of our line. He is revered as a Chinese folk hero and is the main character in countless films and books. Wong Fei Hung was not only an outstanding martial artist, but also a practicing physician. He supported the poor and stood up for the weak – and this in a time that was anything but easy to call.Mehr lesen

History, Knowledge

Foshan

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

Knowledge, Various

Wuxia

During my research on Kung Fu I often enough stumbled upon the term Wuxia. Accordingly I researched it. Wuxia is a Chinese story genre and usually the content is about a knightly hero who is a master of Wushu. So Wuxia is roughly the same as our classic fantasy stories. A modern, well-known representative of Wuxia in the film genre is ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’.Mehr lesen

Knowledge, People, Styles

Bak Mei

Bak Mei (also known as Bai Mei, ‘White Brows’) is generally regarded as one of the five survivors of the destruction of Southern Shaolin Monastery. Various sources agree that he was disloyal to the rebellion against the Qing. It is not clear whether this was done for base motives or realism. Bak Mei is mentioned as the founder of the Kung Fu style of the same name.Mehr lesen

History, Knowledge

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