A priceless Hung Kuen secret revealed

Again with this great Hung style performer. In the previous article I explained as this video confirms my theory of of a few movements added by my brother Cheung Yee Keung to Chan Hon Chung’s  Tit Sin Kuen just before the first unicorn step. But there’s much more in this performance.  Leggi tutto “A priceless Hung Kuen secret revealed”

Il Tit Sin Kuen di Chan Hon Chung

I found a YouTube channel with a few videos of a guy performing the Tit Sin Kuen and some other forms of the Hung Kuen style. His kung fu is 95% similar to the one that my master Chan Hon Chung taught in the late Seventies and early Eighties in the iconic 729 Nathan Road gymnasium in Hong Kong. Leggi tutto “Il Tit Sin Kuen di Chan Hon Chung”

Cheung Yee Keung e il Tit Sin Kuen

Cheung Yee KeungE’ accaduto un evento eccezionale l’altro giorno, perché – almeno da quanto mi risulta – mio fratello maggiore Cheung Yee Keung non aveva mai dimostrato in pubblico il nostro “filo di ferro”. Lo ha fatto pochi giorni fa in occasione della serata di commemorazione del maestro Chan Hon Chung, a cui non ho potuto partecipare perché impegnato con l’evento di Accordo che si svolgeva nello stesso weekend.

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Chan Hon Chung: è ora di tramandare quello che mi ha insegnato

Albertro Biraghi e Chan Hon Chung sifuCompio in questi giorni di fine 2016 i 40 anni esatti di pratica dell’Hung Kuen. Ho cominciato nel 1976 a Milano con “Benjamin” Fung Hon, fratello di “George” Fung Kyu, allievo prediletto prematuramente scomparso del maestro Chan Hon Chung. Benjamin mi ha insegnato le prime posizioni e Mui Fah Kuen.

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Hung Kuen: the salute unlocks the breathing secrets

Chan Hon Chung training Tit Sin Kuen“This is a great fact that I am sharing now, for the benefit of whoever wants to get it: in our family’s Hung style breathing in never happens while contracting the muscles or even worse executing a technique. For this reason we do not breath in while pulling the hands, as many people of other schools do.”  This phrase written in a previous article produced a significant quantity of messages from students interested in a more exhaustive explanation of the matter.

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Tips for a pure “one finger bridge”

Chan Hon ChungA few words about the “one finger bridge” and the “three extensions”. Back in the days in the Hon Chung Gymnasium in Hong Kong this gesture – so peculiar to Hung Kuen and a significant symbol in the Chinese secret societies tradition – was held in great consideration and trained with care.

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Tit Sin Kuen: common errors

Chan Hon ChungI had the honor to learn Tit Sin Kuen, the ultimate form of the Hung Kuen school, 30 years ago from master Chan Hon Chung, in his country house and to refine it with my elder brother Cheung Yee Keung. I kept a daily written trace of what I learned and spent a few hour asking question to master Chan with the help of my elder brother Chan Kwoon Kwok. In my old paper notebook I still have pages of pages of notes, memories, drawings, comments.

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Tit Sin Kuen: forget YouTube and the “workshops”

Chan Hon ChungI see more and more people posting on Fabebook and/or YouTube pictures and videos of themselves engaged in the practice of Tit Sin Kuen. I would like to tell them that this act is wrong, dangerous and not in line with our Hung Kuen tradition.

In the Hung Kuen story, TSK is the last and ultimate form to be learned by a pratictioner. But in the serious schools it is not “taught” (nor it is shown or demonstrated), rather it is “handed down” by the good master – in special circumstances by the elder brother – when he considers that a student has attained a full and deep knowledge of the style.

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I Dodici Ponti dell’Hung Kuen: un po’ di chiarezza

12 bridgesPremessa. Fino a metà anni 2000 ben pochi in Europa avevano sentito parlare di Hung Kuen (letteralmente: il “pugno”, ovvero lo “stile” di Hung) detto anche Hung Gar, la famiglia di Hung (ma a me piace di più “Kuen”, perché per me “famiglia” è la scuola del mio maestro Chan Hon Chung, dove ho vissuto e imparato la disciplina).  Poi, con l’esplosione di Internet, anche le arti marziali si sono aperte al mondo, su blog, video e oggi pagine Facebook. E’ comparso di tutto e di più, un diluvio di informazione con pessimo rapporto segnale/rumore, a causa del quale il lettore meno smaliziato rischia di bersi le sciocchezze che spesso tocca leggere.

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Chinese kung fu is about sincerity and loyalty

Lam Sai WingChinese kung fu is about sincerity and loyalty. It’s about passing on and sharing culture and correct information.  Chinese kung fu is about brotherhood and mutual aid, regardless of the seniority and respective experience of those who practice it.

There’s never mystification or obfuscation in a traditional Chinese kung fu gymnasium, nor secrets accessible only to some restricted group of so-called “initiates.”  And above all, there are no techniques that must be taught incorrectly, inaccurately or incompletely to students deemed “unworthy.”

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