is the basic training set in the traditional Hung Kar and comes
from the Mok family and its founder Mok Ching Giu. It presents the
brotherhood between those two famous shaolin families, but, as the
time passed, it absorbed the characteristics of Hung Kar.
It is very tough and an excellent training set for beginners using
straight - phoenix - uppercut fists, knife hands, finger and
sword-finger strike, various tiger claws and explosive frond kicks
in a solid and stable stance with quick changes.
It takes at least three minutes to perform it with the correct and
Jie Fook Fu Kuen
the tiger's power and strength (generate and develop),
walking on the Chinese writing character of "gong" is
the meaning of
the form's title. It was created by the founder Hung Hay Goon two
hundred years ago, based on a number of tiger techniques and the
short boxing that he learned in the shaolin temple of Fukien.
It is very good for footwork training and builds strong and solid
base followed by a fluid energy. It also teaches the interacting
the joins and how to generate the power from the toes, using the
joins as crowbars in a chain of events that transport the explosive
energy from joint to joint as the strike moves inward to the target,
or the block moves outward pulling the opponent's force and
therefore the balance is lost making counterattack crushing.
Everything is generating from the base, controlled by the knees
leaded by the waist. All the above are the fundamental principal
the form and certainly guide you deep in those goals.
Hok Seong Ying Kuen
the famous tiger and crane training set. Created by the "folk
hero" Wong Fei Hung, it is based on ancient shaolin techniques,
which are not included in fook fu kuen set.
He learned them by his famous sifu also father Wong Kai Ying and
significant kung fu figure Lok Ah Chai. Actually Wong Fei Hung
combines those ancient shaolin techniques with his own fighting
experiences, since he was the greatest fighter on his time, not
changing the essence of the techniques, but by reforming the way
expression. He made that by adding more fighting applications,
sweeping strikes, speed, explosive, vital points on the techniques
and combinations of steps.
The big question that leaded Wong Fei Hung to this creation was
can someone joint the tiger's crushing techniques with the crane's
eclectic strikes, the low and solid stances of the tiger with the
high and unexpected steps of the crane. Also how the harmonic or
sudden change, of those deferent spirits, can confuse and take the
control from the opponent or the opponents
five-form set, means the five animal set. It uses mostly
fighting applications from the techniques of the five-shaolin
Combines the spirit and the defensive claws of the Dragon, the
Tiger's power and crushing claws, the Leopard's speed and sharp
fists, the Crane's unexpected steps and strikes and the Snake's
noiseless but also dangerous techniques.
Mainly this training set develops the Tiger's and Crane's fighting
applications by using fundamental techniques of the other
the set of the pang pou step because this step often used in
Movement with unusual motion and strange steps and rapid strikes
with an ethereal motion are the characteristics of this training
Through this training set the practitioner develops
rapidness and ethereal motion.
war or fighting palm, was originally created by Lam Sai Wing and
presents all of his favorites open finger fists (claws).
Creator's main goal was to summarize in a set and specialize the
often-used open fingers techniques; broke arm techniques, finger
strikes, various tiger claws, scissors palms, one palm fists.
It is the ten-form set, or the training set of the five-elements
the five-shaolin animals. This set also created by Wong Fei Hung,
after the fu hok kuen and it is more advanced. In this set Wong
Hung joined the fundamental techniques of the ten most significant
subjects of the shaolin kung fu, the 5 shaolin animals and the 5
The five elements associated with Hung Kar as:
The fire ( fo ), with the speed, explosive and fast feeling.
The earth ( to ), with the upward motion and some times sweeping
The metal ( kam ), which is in the system representatives by the
gold - the hard but also soft metal - with the tuff and crushing
The water ( sui ) open moves and the long - range fight.
The wood ( muk ) close to the body moves and the close range fight.
The combination under the direction of a qualified sifu, of the
properties of the five elements, five shaolin animals and the
correct application, grades this set between the more highest in
shaolin kung fu.
iron wire training set, also sometimes called hard as iron and
soft as thread or the iron shirt. The name of the set that is also
reflecting and its training spirit - means that an iron wire forms
around your body iron netting and protects you exteriorly or
interiorly. Its original roots turns back to the Ta Mo teachings
more specific to the Yi jin jing (muscle's classic) and the Xi sui
jing (brain's classic) training sets, which are created to promote
the neuron-muscular stimulation and strength.
The tit sing kuen is the more advanced training set and, may not
only in Hung Kar and it is also said that originally developed by
Tit Kiu Sam. It is as a very advanced Hard Chi Kung (qigong)
training set and its practice must be careful, only under the close
eye of a qualified sifu and not from a beginner, otherwise it can
cause injury and may seriously hurt the practitioner. It combines
graceful isometric and slow isotonic exercises, with breathing
control techniques that regulates and enforce the function of the
internal organs and also promotes the chi's circulation and leads
the chi where the practitioner wants. The breathing control
techniques of the "the techniques of controlling the 7 emotions"
that use therapeutic sounds, certainly connects the set with the
Traditional Chinese Medicine, (the seven emotional factors -
etiology and pathogenesis).
There is a custom that before the taught of the set one must be
taught its myth. The legend that follows the tit sing kuen is:
A long time ago, somewhere in China, lived in happiness a girl with
her father, who was a great martial artist and every one loved him.
One day came in the area a very bad person, also famous fighter,
wanted to control the territory and made bad things to the peoples
who lived there. Then the two fighters came in fight and the good
fighter won at the end although he could take his opponent life
left him to live heavy injured. Later on, the bad fighter with a
sneaky way killed the good fighter. When his daughter learned about
this, she wanted to revenge the unfair death of her father but she
couldn't, because her fighting skill wasn't good. This comes of
fact that, when her father lived, she was lazy and didn't like the
training and this truth hurt her a lot. So every night at her sleep
she cried continuously. The spirit of a great martial artist felt
compassion for the girl and decided to help her. The spirit came
every night at the girl's sleep through her cry and taught her a
very advanced kung fu technique from him and some others spirits
great martial artists. So her high and skillful kung fu technique
combined with the seven emotions that she felt on her sleep, and
expressed with seven sounds. Finally the girl killed the bad fighter
in a battle. In this battle the girl protected her life from the
fighter's deadly techniques using the tit sing kuen techniques.