Saturday, February 13, 2016

3 Styles of Hung School's Kung Fu (1973)

Enjoy Shaw Brothers - "3 Styles of Hung School's Kung Fu (1973)"

1) Chen Kuan Tai/陳觀泰 as 洪熙官/Hung Si-kuan/Hung Hei-koon

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"工" Character Taming the Tiger Fist (0:00 - 4:58)

Chinese: 工字伏虎拳
Pinyin: gōng zì fú hǔ quán
Yale Cantonese: gung ji fuk fu kuen

The long routine Taming the Tiger trains the student in the basic techniques of Hung Ga while building endurance. It is said to go at least as far back as Jee Sin, who is said to have taught Taming the Tiger—or at least an early version of it—to both Hung Hei-Gun and Luk Ah-Choi.

The "工" Character Taming the Tiger Fist is so called because its footwork traces a path resembling the character "工".

2) Alexander Fu Sheng/傅聲 as 方世玉/Fang Shiyu/Fong Sai-yuk

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Tiger Crane Paired Form Fist (4:59 - 7:07)

Chinese: 虎鶴雙形拳
Pinyin: hǔ hè shuāng xíng quán
Yale Cantonese: fu hok seung ying keun

Tiger Crane builds on Taming the Tiger, adding "vocabulary" to the Hung Ga practitioner's repertoire. Wong Fei-Hung choreographed the version of Tiger Crane handed down in the lineages that descend from him. He is said to have added to Tiger Crane the bridge hand techniques and rooting of the master Tit Kiu Saam as well as long arm techniques, attributed variously to the Fat Ga, Lo Hon, and Lama styles. Tiger Crane Paired Form routines from outside Wong Fei-Hung Hung Ga still exist.

3) Chi Kuan-Chun/戚冠軍 as Hu Hui-Chien

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"Ten Form Fist" aka "Five Animal Five Element Fist" (7:08 - 9:20)

Chinese: "十形拳" aka "五形五行拳"
Pinyin: "shí xíng quán" aka "wǔ xíng wǔ xíng quán"
Yale Cantonese: "sap ying keun" aka "ng ying ng haang keun"

These routines serve as a bridge between the external force of Tiger Crane and the internal focus of Iron Wire. "Five Animals" (literally "Five Forms") refers to the characteristic Five Animals of the Southern Chinese martial arts: Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, and Crane. "Five Elements" refers to the five classical Chinese elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Metal, and Wood. The Hung Ga Five Animal Fist was choreographed by Wong Fei Hung and expanded by Lam Sai Wing (林世榮), a senior student and teaching assistant of Wong Fei Hung, into the Five Animal Five Element Fist (also called the "Ten Form Fist"). In the Lam Sai Wing branch of Hung Ga, the Five Animal Five Element Fist has largely, but not entirely, superseded the Five Animal Fist, which has become associated with Dang Fong and others who were no longer students when the Five Animal Five Element Fist was created.

Source: Wiki



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