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09-11-2000, 03:19 AM
First of all sorry for my bad english, but I'm an italian hung gar student

can anyone give me some information about the 12 bridges of Hung Gar

thanks in advance


09-11-2000, 05:50 AM
The 12 bridges are (drumroll /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

1. Gong Kiu (hard bridge)
2. Yau Kiu (soft bridge)
3. Bik Kiu (squeezing)
4. Jik Kiu (straight, like a fire punch)
5. Fung Kiu (dividing, splitting, separating)
6. Ding Kiu (stability or solidness)
7. Chieun Kiu (connecting movements, inch power bridge)
8. Tai Kiu (lift or support)
9. Lau Kiu (Reserve)
10. Wan Kiu (Expel)
11. Jai Kiu (Control)
12. Deng Kiu (to stop, finalize)

This is my understanding of them so if anybody sees anything wrong, please correct me.

Peace /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by illusionfist (edited 09-11-2000).]

09-18-2000, 05:13 AM
Illusionfist is correct but the translation is a little literal.The Chuen (inch) is pertaining to a spot or "point" an inch in diameter.

There is a pairing of the 12 keywords/ bridging actions. It is taught in a poem and they can also be found on the Doy Lun (couplets on the altar) of many Hung Gar schools.

Gong, Yau, do you know how to use them?

Bik, Jik, when crowded I have no choice but to go straight.

Fen, Ding, can you separate the difference and make a decision.

Chun, Tai, Do you pick up the point?

Lau, Wun, ever keeping reserve energy

Jai, Ding, control your self and make up your mind.

Feel free to email me for more info. I don't get to all the boards very often. I am mostly on the Northern Mantis fourm. My web site is

I am working on a few Hung Gar pages and they will be up in a couple of months

Sifu Car