Choy Li Fut (Kung Fu)
Doc Fai Wong
As a method of improving health and physical fitness, Choy Li Fut forms provide excellent cardiovascular exercise. The movements include sophisticated handwork, coupled with a wide variety of fast-moving footwork. 36 weapons, including broadsword, staff, spear, and the
Nine Dragon Trident, are available as part of a student’s curriculum.
Choy Li Fut forms, both open-hand and weapon, are not only powerfully effective, but also flowing, circular, and beautiful to watch.
Choy Li Fut Kung Fu training includes:
The practice of moving in a set sequence of different with different stances and techniques.
The practice of immobilizing an opponent by controlling their joints.
The practice of applying martial arts techniques with a partner to understand timing and distance.
The practice of two people using the fabulous Chinese Lions to celebrate weddings, grand openings and special events.
The practice of developing one’s internal energy (Qi) with martial arts techniques.
In terms of self-defense and physical training, Choy Li Fut is ideal.
The moves are designed to be effective for any body type, giving most people the ability to learn Choy Li Fut thoroughly and to master many of its techniques. Choy Li Fut forms develop the student's muscles and bones, conditioning the body evenly and promoting well-being. Each movement is natural, loose, and relaxed, the same way snapping a towel requires it first to be soft and supple before the power is released.
The Shaolin temples are the renowned birthplace of Chinese kung fu. Choy Li Fut uses agile, northern Shaolin footwork in combination with the southern Shaolin explosive fist. Three major distinct lineages of Choy Li Fut are taught at Shaolin Martial Arts Center: Fut San, King Mui and Jiang Men (Kong Chow). Choy Li Fut was founded by Chan Heung in 1836. He was taught by two Shaolin monks, Choy Fok and Li Yau San, for whom he named the kung fu system. In addition, his uncle, Chan Yuen Woo, a renowned martial artist and Buddhist, trained him. Chan Heung, paying homage to his Uncle, included the word 'Fut', which is the Chinese word for Buddha.
Please feel free to ask any questions. Any techniques regarding internal energy, timing, and distance cannot be explained in words alone. Attending classes, you will experience and feel it.