Little about history

Hung ka kung fu(style of Hung family) belongs aminy the oldest traditional kung fu styles. It’s one of the five famous family styles of south China, all these styles come from the Shaolin temple. Beginning of hung ka kung fu is in 1644, it’s passing from generation to generation so far.

Year 1812 brought significant changes. Monks of Shaolin temple in Fukien province expressively protested against government of the Ching dynasty, so one night, government army burnt out the temple to foundations. A few monks rescued themselves. One of the monks who had to leave Shaolin was the abbot Che Seen Sum Si - founder of the tiger style. After leaving the temple he built silent temple. Che Seen Sum Si started to teach Hung Hay Goon, a very strong man who was considered the founder of the hung ka kung fu style. Hung Hay Goon married Fong Wing Chun, niece of legendary Shaolin master Fong Si Yu. Fong Wing Chun learned a martial system coming from Shaolin from her uncle. Hung Hay Goon combined both Shaolin styles and a new martial system full of flexibility and power was founded. This new system of tiger and crane became soon famous throughout southern China. It was named Hung’s fist. Several years later, Hung Hay Goon’s kung fu became the most popular of the five famous kung fu styles (Choy Ka, Lau Ka, Lee Ka, Mok Ka, Hung Ka).

Luk Ah Choy studied simultaneously with Hung Hay Goon. He was followed by Wong Kei Ying and his son Wong Fei Hung. Wong Kei Ying was a member of the ten tigers of Kvantung - a group of ten best masters of kung fu and fighters in southern China. He died in 1886 but his son Wong Fei Hung took over his fame. Wong Fei Hung accepted Lam Sai Wing as a student. Lam Sai Wing taught his nephew Lam Jo and in the family tradition, his sons Lam Chun Fai and Lam Sai Wing are his continuators.

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