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Hung Gar Kung Fu

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Hung Gar Kung Fu is Cantonese martial art belonging to the family of Southern Shaolin styles. It is associated with Cantonese folk hero Wong Fei Hung and his follower Lam Sai Wing.

The style is known for its very low stances, notably the “sei ping ma” (四平馬 - horse stance) and strong hand techniques combined with low kicks. This style does not belong to acrobatic styles of kung fu. (It is not pretty - it is functional and practical)

The training is physically very challenging, but the intensity will be raised slowly in order to make sure that everybody can keep the pace. Beginners group will practice shadow forms only (no physical contact with others - no sparring fights).

The practice is suitable for all male and female students older than 10 years of age. Students will need clothes and shoes that are generally suitable for sports. No special equipment or clothing is needed.  

Aside from classical sports benefits, such as physical shape and health, kung fu also helps trainees to cultivate their discipline, compassion, teamwork, humility, self-confidence, and self-defense. Due to the physical intensity of training, is kung fu also beneficial for children (as well as adults) with ADD/ADHD.

The course focuses on:

1. Basic stances and hand techniques
2. Strengthening exercises (whole body with focus on legs and core)
3. Shadow form of Lau Gar Kuen (The Fist of Lau Family)

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