Hung Gar

Hung Gar (Hung Kuen) is a complete system of Chinese Martial arts known for its powerful no-nonsense self-defence and tremendous benefits. The history and origins of the system date back to the 1700s to the Southern Shaolin Temple of Fukien province, China.

It is also known as the Tiger-Crane style because these two animals symbolize the unique characteristics of this style: the tiger, representing fierceness and powerful character, perfectly complements the crane, representing agility and swift movement. Each form/set teaches different key principles and skills, trains the student physically, mentally and spiritually.

Hung-Gar has strong versatile hand techniques and powerful effective kicks that are applicable to close-range as well as long-range situations. The hallmarks of the style are deep low stances and strong hand techniques, notably the bridge hand and the versatile tiger claw. Hung Gar training contains many different hand, weapon and two man sets.

Hung Gar is suitable for all, regardless of ones race, religion, age, sex or physical ability. Anyone wishing to learn can enjoy the great benefits of this outstanding system of Kung Fu. The system doesn't just offer excellent martial, medical and health benefits but trains ones body, mind and spirit.

Hung Gar incorporates both external and internal methods. Although Hung Gar is classified as an hard external style by most, Hung Gar gung fu puts as much emphasis on internal energy training as any known internal style of Chinese martial arts.

Masters of this art were famous for their extraordinary skills in gung fu and traditional Chinese medicine as well as for their moral values. The legendary folk hero, Wong Fei Hung is without a doubt the most famous Hung gar master of all time. His life has been immortalized by hundreds of movies (Once Upon a Time in China), publications and TV shows etc.

Hung Gar has been recently fiction in Ip Man2, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Kung Fu Hustle.