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    Late response

    I recently learned that Mak Hin Fai taught at Kong's school and that he was probably the source of fuh mei daan dou in Hawaii.
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    Fong Sifu

    Madhusudan, the interview posted had nothing to do with the IKF article. I trained under Master Fong just after that issue was published. 1553 Mason Street, S.F.--it was a great school.
  3. I was thinking the same thing. We have this move...

    I was thinking the same thing. We have this move in our Siu Sahp Jih but from a forward bow stance. With enough training it does seem to strengthen the back for those times when you take the risk of...
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    That is real martial skill. You can't learn it...

    That is real martial skill. You can't learn it from someone who just wants to teach forms for money. Glad to see this.
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    These are quite good.

    These are quite good.
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    Only if that front foot has just swept his legs.

    Only if that front foot has just swept his legs.
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    Yes, I do. For example the long range chyun, paau...

    Yes, I do. For example the long range chyun, paau and kahp are excellent early training methods because they not only demand elasticity and develop range of motion but the different vectors challenge...
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    I have seen this approach in a few Hakka styles,...

    I have seen this approach in a few Hakka styles, namely SPM and Lung Ying. Not so sure about Bak Mei because I haven't seen much of it. What is interesting is that Cheuk Tse also mentioned swallowing...
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    Well...a lot of the Bak Hok people have been...

    Well...a lot of the Bak Hok people have been Hakka.
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    Good to hear from you again, Charles. This...

    Good to hear from you again, Charles.

    This confirms what several others, including myself, have been told about the meaning of the designation. I know of two cases in which teachers of a named...
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    Good observations. If you train mainly praying...

    Good observations. If you train mainly praying mantis and later cross-train in style X, the result will be not necessarily a blend but will have style X techniques done with mantis DNA. This happens...
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    No, you're right. We used CLF hoi sau in our lion...

    No, you're right. We used CLF hoi sau in our lion routine. Cheuk is CLF, as well as white crane an hop ga. Our drumming is white crane.



    Chi Kung is Hung Mun. Wo Li Wo is Hung Mun. Their...
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    R.I.P. Chan Hak Fu, 1918-1913

    Just learned about this. Condolences to his family and students.
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    Yes, that's always true in the islands. I...

    Yes, that's always true in the islands.



    I liked to watch the Jing Mo group but didn't know anyone in it. Some of them seemed a little suspicious of us. Our sifu started using the building on...
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    Hah! Don't suppose I could use that line....

    Hah!


    Don't suppose I could use that line. But I could think it. Seeking restitution from someone else because of something that happened to you is antithetical to martial arts.
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    Thanks for the feedback, folks. Since I will...

    Thanks for the feedback, folks.

    Since I will own the building and the land it sits on I am limited in available policies. It was much easier when we leased a space for a yoga school and just...
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    No. I knew of Mak Hin Fai but never learned from...

    No. I knew of Mak Hin Fai but never learned from him. My set came from someone I met at U.H. who was "fresh off da boat." Ken Leung was his name. LKH was teaching in Hong Kong at the time and it...
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    "That sifu" is my teacher. I agree with mickey...

    "That sifu" is my teacher. I agree with mickey that it is probably best not to bring up accounts of the sifu who are still alive without their permission. I don't even share much about my own teacher...
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    Did not know it was uncommon. I originally...

    Did not know it was uncommon. I originally learned it in jujitsu as an escape from a lapel grab. In kungfu we sometimes used it as a way to duck under a round kick, but that was for training kicks,...
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    Most daan tauh gwan is mostly a method for...

    Most daan tauh gwan is mostly a method for training spear, anyway. I don't care for the reverse--when someone uses double head staff to make a spear form. Doesn't make much sense to me except for...
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    What bawang said about White Lotus and the five...

    What bawang said about White Lotus and the five elements is correct. That's the origin. In early nationalist propaganda it also came to mean the five major ethnic nations of China to illustrate the...
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    Thanks, mickey. I knew there was a little CLF in...

    Thanks, mickey. I knew there was a little CLF in Kong's Siu Lum Pai but I didn't know Kong sifu learned from LKH. I met Kong around '73 and had a neighbor who was one of his students. We used to...
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    That's true for our Lama, as well. No typical...

    That's true for our Lama, as well. No typical southern weapons (spinning spear, double butterfly knives or large farmer-style daan dou).

    The version of Fuh Mei DD I learned was not from my sifu,...
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    I'm sure that must be the case. I just wondered...

    I'm sure that must be the case. I just wondered if anyone might know the "original" source.
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    Lee Koon Hung's Fu Mei Daan Dou

    I saw a Tat Mau Wong video once that demonstrated a "Tiger Tail Broadsword" form. I had learned a similar form for daan dou in Hawaii, but it had a different opening. I don't believe it is a CLF set....
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