and specific techniques
4. Sparring forms
6. Moral code for our school
hand forms are Kung Fu patterns linked together with some specific purposes. In
our style we have many hand form sets. They are fundamental element in Kung Fu
training. Their primary aim is to enable the student to learn and perform
correctly various Kung Fu movements and patterns, to develop his/her power and
the body to be gradually conditioned.
- Gung Gee Fok Fu Kuen (Taming the tiger in I-Pattern)
- Fu Hok Seung Ying Kuen (Tiger and Crane)
- Sup Ying Kuen (Ten Patterns)
- Tit Sin Kuen (Iron Wire)
- Ng Ying Kuen (Five Animals)
- Lau Gar Kuen (Lau Family fist)
- Chin Cheung (War palm)
- Bang Bou (Crushing Step)
and Specific Techniques: After the student learns how to perform the hand forms
correctly, he must learn how to use them in combat. He should repeat each
pattern or movement of hand forms pairing with other students both in attack and
defense techniques in order to comprehend how they work. Students should
practice a lot the uses of each set so that they acquire the ability to apply the
Kung Fu patterns flawlessly when needed. Gradually the applications should be
applied with both force and speed.
One of the most essential parts of Kung Fu is practicing with weapons. Weapons
are an expression of Kung Fu heritage, often very impressive to watch.
Practicing with weapons is not only more attractive but also helps the student
to increase his force, his stamina and the ability to perform the hand forms
with more power, speed and flexibility in unarmed combat. For example, the
Shaolin students were well known for the excellent use of staff. When a student
practices with the staff improves his speed. While the sword adds flexibility
to the wrist movement and as a result the student becomes more capable of
forcing a grip or avoiding it, and teaches the student the principle of soft
versus hard. Learning to use the spear, the student develops the skill of
sharpness and piercing which requires trained eyesight, etc. It’s
the same procedure as with learning the Hand set form. First the weapon set and
then its uses. Also there is a combination weapon’s set, where staff can be
paired with sword or spear or Dai Kwan Do or other ones.
- Lau Yip Daan Dou (Willow Leaf single Sabre)
- Ji Fai Dou (Commander’s Sabre)
- Seung Lung Dou (Double Dragon Sabres)
- Kwan Lun Gim (Kwan Lun Mountain Sword)
- Sang Mun Gim (Life Gate sword)
- Geui Chung Seung Dou (Geui Chung Seung Dou Moon Double Knives)
- Wu Dip Seung Dou (Double Butterfly Knives)
- Hang Che Gwan (Monkey Staff)
- Lau Gar Gwan (Lau Family Staff)
- Ng Long Baat Gwa Gwan (Fifth Brother’s Eight Trigrams Pole)
- Mui Fa Ying Cheung (Plum Blossom Spear)
- Mui Fa Siu Tiu (Plum Blossom Long-handled Broadsword)
- Kwan Dou (General Kwan’s Long-handled Broad Sword)
- Yiu Gar Dai Par (Yiu Family Big Trident)
- Daan Yun Bin (Cross Pattern Single Chain Whip)
- Seung Yu Bin (Double Chain Whips)
forms is a combination of set practice and individual techniques between two
- Gung Ji Fuk Deui Chaak (Sparring Set of Taming the Tiger in I-Pattern)
- Fu Hok Seung Ying Deui Chaak (Sparring Set of Tiger and Crane)
- Seung Tau Gwan Deui Chaak (Double Ended Staff vs. Double Ended Staff)
- Ng Long Baat Gwa Gwan Deui Chaak (Fifth Brother’s Eight Trigrams Pole Two-Man Set)
- Kwan Dou Deui Cheung (Long-handled Broadsword vs. Spear)
- Daan Dou Deui Cheung (Sabre vs. Spear)
- Seung Dou Deui Cheung (Double Knives vs. Spear)
- Seung Bei Sau Deui Cheung (Doubble Daggers vs. Spear)
Principles of this art are:
- Understand and practice
- Horizontal and vertical movements (most powerful expressions in Hung Kuen)
- Attack and retreat
- Exit and entry
- Swallowing (closing) and spitting (opening) of the body
- Rising and sinking
- Importance of controlling the distance
- Seizing initiative
- Correct timing
‘The principles of attack and retreat, exit and entry, swallowing and spitting as well as rising and sinking must be practiced daily’, Lam Sai Wing
moral code of our school
- Respect the master and love the fellow disciples
- Don’t interrupt and don’t stop your training. It’s the first stage on your path to mastership
- Continue training for a long time without any hesitation or doubts
- Train in each set (form) diligently for three years
- Concentrate all your force in your fingers
-Three qualities are important in order to learn Kung Fu: patience, insight and calmness
- Your training must be consistent and regular-twice every day for a period of time.
Grand master Lam Chun Fai, the eldest son of great-grandmaster Lam Cho was born in Hong Kong. Named by his great uncle Lam Sai Wing, he began his Hung Gar training at the age of 5 under the carefull and strict guidance of his father. As a young man he assisted his father with teaching gung fu and treating patients.
He eventually became the chief instructor of the four schools; two on Hong Kong Island and two on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong (one of which was the famed Lam Sai Wing Physical Training School). Later at the age of 18 he opened his own gung fu school and dit da clinic in the North Point of Hong Kong island where he still continues to teach Hung Kuen and treats patients.
Grand master Lam Chun Fai has taken the great responsibility of representing his family gung fu and has dedicated his life to the promotion and advancement of Hung Gar gung fu. With years of first hand experience, in-depth knowledge and wisdom under his belt, grandmaster Lam Chun Fai has been teaching and spreading his family art of Hung Gar for decades. Over the years, he has frequently been invited to give demonstrations, lead seminars, and teach private classes all over the world. Every year students from all over the world come to Hong Kong to train and learn the art of Hung Gar from grandmaster Lam Chun Fai. Following in the foot steps of their master some of grandmaster Lam Chun Fai's students have opened schools of their own to teach and spread the art of Hung Gar in their home countries.
Over the years Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai has been invited to perform his family gung fu at countless events, competitions, performances all over the world. In 1985 Lam Chun Fai was invited by Chinato represent Hong Kong as a consultant for the International Wushu Invitational Tournament, which was held in Xi’an . One year later, in 1986, he was invited again for the 2nd International Wushu Invitational Tournament in Tianjin, but this time to join the traditional gungfu competition. At this tournament Lam Chun Faiperformed Fu Hok Seung Ying Kyun and Seung Lung Dou, which won him an award for the most distinctive performance and a gold medal.
In 2004 Lam Chun Fai sifu was asked to represent Hong Kong at the Firts World Traditional Wushu Festival held in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province in central China. Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai with his team of 10 students, competed in 18 single and one dual event. Competing against more than 2,500 contenders, each and every single member of the Lam Chun Fai Hung Gar team won a medal in their category, bringing back home 13 Gold medals, 6 Silver medals and 1 bronze. Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai himself also took part in two separate events and won a gold medal in each event.
Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai is the president of the Lam Sai Wing Alumni Association, President of China(H.K) Traditional Wushu Federation, Vice President of Hong Kong Wushu Union, Vice President of Chin(H.K) Wushu Sanda Association as well as acting president and Honoury-chairman of variety of gung fu associations in Hong Kong and many other countries around the world.
Grandmaster Lam Chun Fai is often asked to travel all over the world to teach and promote the Lam family Hung Kuen. Over the years, he has frequently been invited to give demonstrations, lead seminars, and teach private classes in many different countries around the globe.