Hung Fut

Hung Fut is a southern style of Chinese martial art, it was first developed over 400 years ago and is still practiced today.Fact|date=February 2008

System

Hung Fut is considered to be a hybrid system. Its philosophies are a mixture of two traditional martial art systems: Hung Gar and Fut Gar. The system is based on meditation, breath control and various fighting forms that develop body co-ordination. Hung Fut is a combat method that uses economy of movement in order to achieve efficiency. Its strategies are to try to throw the opponent into an awkward position that makes defense difficult and counter attack unlikely. There is no need to keep contact with an opponent, as the system uses interchangeable and flexible movements.

The system also includes techniques from Fut Gar and ten animal styles (snake, tiger, leopard, lion, eagle, crane, monkey, elephant, horse and dragon) as well as 8 drunken immortal forms (based on the personality traits of the 8 heavenly deities of Chinese traditional religion), 4 "crippled" forms (a deceptive mimicry of one who is crippled) and a left- handed form (based on the legend of a famous general fighting while holding the infant son of a Chinese emperor).Fact|date=February 2008

There are somewhat different lineages and succession stories listed by various Hung Fut schools around the world. The stories of the masters vary also from account to account. As the style has moved around the world, the content of the system--number and names of forms, types of power used, stances, techniques, theory, and training methods--has also changed, leading to a large variation from school to school.

8th generation master, Tai Yim, immigrated from China to the United States in 1977. He now teaches in Kensington, Maryland, a suburb outside of Washington D.C. [http://www.taiyimkungfu.com Tai Yim Kung Fu]

There are other masters of this generation who are in other countries around the world, such as in Hong Kong and Raymond Man Ying Nap in Scotland [ [http://www.hungfut.co.uk/SIFU_HISTORY_WEB_1.htm Hung Fut Scotland ] ]

The official Grandmaster for the 8th generation is controversial. However, it should be noted that Hung Kam Pui from Hong Kong, is the official chairman and founder of the [http://www.hungfutpai.net HUNG FUT PAI CHINESE KUNG FU ASSOCIATION.] A semi complete family tree, full of a definitive list of Hung Fut Pai teachers is here [http://www.geocities.com/ozhungfut/familytree.html Hung Fut Family Tree] It should also be noted that NYC has a strong Hung Fut Pai branch(Hung Kam Pui) that is very active in the Hung Fut community. [http://hungfutpai.com NYC HUNG FUT PAI BRANCH] The NYC branch is run by SIFU Phil Auffray [http://hungfutpai.com/Html-Profiles/phil.htm Hung Man Fu] Recently Sifu Hung Man Gong (Sheldon Landa) of the NYC Hung Fut Pai branch started the Hung Fut Pai Maui Branch. Another Sifu worth mentioning is Aaron Jafee or "Sifu Jai" or Tai Long. All of these masters practice hard in NYC and frequently return to China to study with master Hung Kam Pui.

A history of Hung Fut and its related styles can be found here - [http://www.geocities.com/ozhungfut/menu.html Hung Fut History]

A huge list of Hung Fut videos on youtube and the web - [http://www.geocities.com/ozhungfut/Youtube.html Hung Fut Videos]

Unique features

Hung Fut is truly an original martial art form from China. It's roots go back to the shaolin temple. Hung Fut is a modified fighting form, that has brought together the combined knowledge of many Kung Fu Masters and styles.

All Hung Fut forms start with the left side of the body. Traditionally single-handed weapons are also learned using the left side.

The Hung fut system includes more than twenty weapons, the best known of which is the left-handed staff style. There are traditionally ten different staff forms taught; each successive one increases in difficulty and intensity. The staff is the first weapon taught in the system and also the last. The final staff form is the most famous and mysterious. Most commonly known as the "mad devil staff" it is passed down only to the student appointed to become the next Grandmaster and is taught and practiced in secret with the promise that it can only be passed down to his successor. This form was used by the sixth generation Grandmaster, Hung Ju Sing, also known as the "White Haired Devil".

References

Reflist [Hung Kam Pui] [http://www.hungfutpai.net Hung Kam Pui in Hong Kong] [NYC Branch] [http://hungfutpai.com/ NYC Hung Fut Pai Branch]

External links

* [http://hungfut.co.uk/HUNG_FUT_HISTORY_WEB%201.htm Hung Fut History] [http://www.geocities.com/ozhungfut/menu.html More Hung Fut History] [http://www.geocities.com/ozhungfut/Youtube.html Hung Fut Videos]


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