What is Hung Kuen Kung Fu?
Hung Kuen is a traditional Chinese Kung Fu system. The full title of the art is Nam Siu Lam Hung Gar Kuen or Southern Shaolin Hung Family Fist. The roots of the art lie in the monastic traditions of Southern China.
Our club belongs to the Ti Ku Sam lineage. Ti Ku Sam was renown not only for his fighting ability but also for his practice of the yogic aspects of Kung Fu. He is credited with creating the internal “Iron Thread” form of Hung Kuen. This understanding of dynamic yoga underpins everything we practice at the club.
The lineage contains several entire systems. We use Hung Kuen as the foundation for learning Kung Fu.
At West London Kung Fu we practice traditional training methods and applications. These are not suitable for children under the age of 14. We do not offer classes for children.
Five Animals Kung Fu – Shaolin Hung Gar Kuen
What are the five animals ?
To understand how the human body moves the Shaolin looked to nature:
Fast, light, precision strikes combined with agile footwork
Powerful movements of arms and upper body escape locks and unbalance opponents
A light wiry body focuses internal energy to grip and grapple
Soft and yielding, absorbs and deflects strikes, lightning fast counter-strikes
Awesomely powerful strikes and immense strength