KUNG FU TRAINING

Our fundamental kung fu training regimen is designed to meet the demands of both beginners and advanced students. For beginners, the techniques one acquires in basic training lay the foundation for higher levels of performance. For intermediate and advanced students, basic training classes are essential for maintaining and fine-tuning skill-sets.  Fundamental kung training is an essential part of lion dance training.

KUNG FU FUNDAMETALS TRAINING

                           Kung Fu Stances:

  • Static Stances (Ma)
  • 11 Fundamental Stances
  • Horse, Triangle, Dragon, Shifted, Cross (forward & reverse), Cat, Crane, Lotus, Crouching, Single Blade
  • Dynamic Stances (Ma)
  • Twisting – Horse Stance to Triangle Stance

                   Kung Fu Hand/Arm Techniques:

  • Strikes (Choy) – Abdomen, Torso, & Head Targeted
    • Basic Punch, Pau, Kup, Bing, Bang, Ben, 3 Chaps (Ping, Yang, & Yin), Gua, Deng, Den, Lam, Ka, Peck, Fu Jow, etc., & Variants
  • Blocks
    • Open Palm – inside / across
    • Dragon Palm – outside / beside

                               Partner-Work:

  • Application of Level I Hand/Arm Striking & Blocking Techniques Stretching / Limbering:

Partner Stretching (time permitting), or Individual Stretching

  • Leg Lifts
  • Knee Raises (Inside & Outside Shoulder)

                       Kung Fu Leg Techniques

  • Pad Kicking (time permitting), or Air Kicking
    • Front Kick

                           Kung Fu Form(s):

  • Sin Nam Kuen – Little Southern Fist

                                 Meditation:

  • Quiet Sitting (5 min. duration)

 

                             Kung Fu Stances:

  • 5 Dynamic Stances (Ng Lun Ma)
  • Triangle-walking Horse Stance

                Kung Fu Hand/Arm Techniques:

  • Strikes (Choy) – Abdomen, Torso, & Head Targeted
  • Sau, Beu, Ah
  • Blocks – Lap Sau & Dragon Palm – Grabbing / Grappling Intro.
  • Blocking & Striking Combinations (various)
  • Sau choy + Beu Choy + Yin Chap
  • Gua Choy + Bing Choy

                                   Partner-Work:

  • Application of Level II Striking & Blocking Techniques & Combinations

Stretching / Limbering:

  • Partner Stretching (time permitting), or Individual Stretching
  • Emphasis on Front & Side Splits

                         Kung Fu  Leg Techniques:

  • Pad Kicking (time permitting), or Air Kicking
    • Crescent Kick (inside & outside) – Head Targeted
    • Broom / Sweep Kick – Ankle, Shin, & Knee Targeted
    • Double Jump Kick – Torso & Head Targeted
    • Double Leg Sweeps – Ankle & Leg Targeted
    • Jumping Butterfly / Tornado Crescent Kick – Head Targeted

                                Kung Fu Form(s):

  • Hun Gar – Siu Nam Kuen (Small Southern fist)
  • Do Pi (time permitting)
    • Lohan Chut Tong (Monk Exiting the Cave)
    • Lohan Kuen (Monk Fist)

                                       Meditation:

  • Quiet Standing Pole (Zhang Zhuan) (10 min. duration)

                                      Group Form:

  • Choi Lee Fut – Ng Lun Kuen (Five Wheel Fist)

                            Kung Fu Stances:

  • 5 Dynamic Stances (Ng Lun Ma)
  • Triangle-walking Horse Stance

                Kung Fu Hand/Arm Techniques:

  • Strikes (Choy) – Abdomen, Torso, & Head Targeted
  • Sau, Beu, Ah
  • Blocks – Lap Sau & Dragon Palm – Grabbing / Grappling Intro.
  • Blocking & Striking Combinations (various)
  • Sau choy + Beu Choy + Yin Chap
  • Gua Choy + Bing Choy

                                    Partner-Work:

  • Application of Level II Striking & Blocking Techniques & Combinations

                             Stretching / Limbering:

  • Partner Stretching (time permitting), or Individual Stretching
  • Emphasis on Front & Side Splits

                          Kung Fu Leg Techniques:

  • Pad Kicking (time permitting), or Air Kicking
    • Crescent Kick (inside & outside) – Head Targeted
    • Broom / Sweep Kick – Ankle, Shin, & Knee Targeted
    • Double Jump Kick – Torso & Head Targeted
    • Double Leg Sweeps – Ankle & Leg Targeted
    • Jumping Butterfly / Tornado Crescent Kick – Head Targeted

                                 Kung Fu Form(s):

  • Hun Gar – Siu Nam Kuen (Small Southern fist)
  • Do Pi (time permitting)
    • Lohan Chut Tong (Monk Exiting the Cave)
    • Lohan Kuen (Monk Fist)

                                      Meditation:

  • Quiet Standing Pole (Zhang Zhuan) (10 min. duration)

                                     Group Form:

  • Choi Lee Fut – Ng Lun Kuen (Five Wheel Fist)

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

In order to attend intermediate and/or advanced classes a student is required to learn the 6 beginner form routines listed above in beginner training and demonstrate competence in basic techniques and their application.

Once at the intermediate and/or advanced level, training branches into the following areas.

Intermediate & Advanced Hand Forms:

  1. Luk Dim Poon (Six-and-a-Half Fist)
  2. Siu Moi Fa Kuen (Small Plum Flower Fist)
  3. Dat Mo Kuen (Bodhidharma Fist)
  4. And more…

Weapons Forms:

  1. Gwan sut (cudgel)
  2. Do sut (broadsword)
  3. Gim sut (sword)
  4. Cheung sut (spear)
  5. Dai Do (halbard)
  6. And more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Defence Techniques:
– Intensive application training for all intermediate and advanced students

SanShou: 
– There are also optional classes for advanced students interested in competition sparring

Grading System
At Hong Luck Kung Fu Club, we use a four-tier grading system. However, our students are not required to wear belts, sashes, or any other visible markers meant to discern their rank.

The main reason for this is that visible markers of rank are not consistent with Chinese tradition.

In graduation ceremonies, however, students will be presented with a certificate and headband indicating their level of achievement.

Level I – 18 Enlightened Disciples of Buddha (Sap Bat Lawhon)

Level II – Four Diamond Guards (Sei Dai Gum Gong)

Level III – 5 Traveling Practitioners of the Way (Ng Hang Dosi)

Level IV – Red sash

Testing 
Testing for all levels takes place twice a year:

– The first 2 weeks of February (preceding Chinese New Year)
– The first 2 weeks of August (preceding Hong Luck’s Anniversary)

A brief note on Standardization
Unlike other fighting systems, the Chinese martial arts, historically speaking, have never had a set of standardized regulations to judge the ability of its practitioners.

The main reason for this is that with so many diverse styles found throughout different parts of China, it has been difficult to find uniform criteria upon which to build a grading system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LION DANCE TRAINING

At Hong Luck Kung Fu Club, we continue to advance the long standing tradition of Lion Dance by sharing it with those who are interested in its beauty and athleticism. 

CONTACT US

Location
548 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada M5T 1H3
Our Hours

Monday            7-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday           7:30-9.30 p.m.

Wednesday     Closed

Thursday         7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday               Closed

Saturday          2-4 p.m.

Sunday             1-4 p.m.

Contact us

Tel: 416-596-8581
E-mail: info@hongluck.ca