About Hung Gar Kung Fu
Hung Gar Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art, known for its powerful, no nonsense fighting system.
The Hung Gar style is a complete system of martial arts. Every part of the body is used for blocks, strikes, grabs, and throws.
It is renowned for its strong stances, powerful techniques and fantastic health benefits, improving posture, breathing, strength and stamina.
The style is based upon the foundations of eight Stances, five elements & five animals
The Eight main stances
Horse riding stance (mă qí mā)
Mountain stance (Shān mā)
Cross stance (Héng chān mā)
3 Corner stance (Sān jiăo mā)
Cat stance (Māo mā)
Snake stance (Shé mā)
Crane stance (Hè mā)
Dragon stance (Lóng mā)
Five main Elements
Five main animals
(There are many other animals practiced such as Monkey, Eagle, Phoenix & Mantis)
These together cover every angle of strike and defence.