Shaolin Kung Fu is an ancient martial art that was developed thousands of years ago at the temple of Henin in China.
Hung Kuen (meaning ‘Family’ and ‘Fist’) is a style of Shaolin Kung Fu that was developed in Malaysia. There are five animals that Hung Kuen Kung Fu derives its technique from:
The Dragon: develops spirit, close range techniques, evasions and grasping techniques.
The Tiger: develops power, upper attacks and striking pressure points.
The Leopard: develops speed and multiple strikes to the opponent.
The Snake: develops ‘sticking’ (to trap and control opponents) and strikes to soft muscle tissues.
The White Crane: develops deflections, facilitates a variety of blocking techniques and demobilising opponents using pressure points.
Dragon, Tiger and Leopard consists of hard and solid movements. Snake and White Crane consist of soft movements.
Classes are instructed by Master Ang Kee Kong, a 10th Dan black belt and Jonathan Wood, a 2nd Dan black belt.
Beginners are welcome, and please feel free to bring along your university friends!
You will be given the option to learn a grading syllabus to achieve a series of belts from yellow to black. This will involve learning ‘forms’, a series of movements to cultivate physical and spiritual development.
We regularly practice sparring, pad work and learn self-defence techniques. This sport caters to members individual needs and we ensure that teaching is at your pace to ensure you get the best out if it!
Students are given the option to train for the annual Hung Kuen tournament held at Middleton Arena, Manchester to compete with forms and/or sparring with other university Hung Kuen Kung Fu groups. There you can win medals, and if you are lucky, the National Hung Kuen trophy.