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Hung Gar is said to have developed in the 17th century in southern China. It is said a Shaolin monk named Gee Seen Sim See played a major role in Hung Gar becoming widely spread. He fled the burning of the northern Shaolin temple and trained many other Shaolin monks and Shaolin Layman Disciples at Shaolin's southern temple. Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung is said to have moved the art even further by developing the tiger-crane set. Today there are countless lineages that trace their history back to the Shaolin temple.
This book is written by Sifu Buck Sam Kong who is known for being honest about his art. This book is an older manual but for its time is shows very clear pictures and is easy to follow. This book does a great job making it very clear for the reader what Hung Ger is really about.
Hung Gar(also called Hung Kuen) is a style most popularized for it's five-animal fist consisting of the combination of tiger, crane, leapard, dragon, and snake. Each animal form had its own unique purposes and strengths. By combining techniques new variations and techniques emerged. Hung gar centers around low strong stances, powerful punches, and proper breathing techniques. It incorporates various claw and locking techniques with fast striking to precise targets on the opponent.
This book is great for training excerises. You will find training excerises for breathing techniques, stretching techniques, proper stances, proper form when doing practical applications, and easy to follow footwork diagrams for each movement.
This book is a dedication book to the famous Hung Gar teacher Lam Cho. The Lam family is famous for being the largest family of the Hung Gar style. This book is great because it makes understanding the pure fundamentals of the style easy to understand.
In this book you will find a background on Lam Cho, along with a background and history of the entire history of Hung Gar. This book has great illustrations of techniques and training methods, followed by the gung gee form presented with easy to understand descriptions. Following the gung gee form are applications and two man drill techniques for practicing Hung Gar.
This book is a 403 pages and was written by Frank Yee. The quality of the book itself makes it stand out as it is in full color and even has pictures of various Hung Family students around the world organized by generation. This book details the various elements of Hung Gar with extream care.
In this book you will find various training techniques and various forms. Each technique is presented with fully colored and detailed images, accompanied by descriptive but easy to understand explinations for techniques. A great grab for anyone interested in Hung Gar.