Chinese Martial Arts

Book review: Hung Kuen Fundamentals - Fok Fu Kuen by Hing Chao

Book review: Hung Kuen Fundamentals - Fok Fu Kuen by Hing Chao

Dragon, tiger, snake, leopard, crane: these five animals are the hallmark forms of hung kuen or  hung gar kung fu...

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 5:30pm

Chan under pressure to resign over flats scandal

Pressure mounted on Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po yesterday to step down after he backtracked on earlier statements that he knew nothing about illegally subdivided flats owned by a company controlled by his wife.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

A matter of style

In times past, rivalries between kung fu fighters were settled with their fists. Combatants would duel (often to the death) for the honour of their respective styles.

Today, well, not so much. Not even for famous rival schools like Shaolin (which practises hard style or 'external' kung fu) and Wudang (which pursues a softer 'internal' kung fu).

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fat Choy Hong Kong shows worth on debut

Trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong (pictured) had a sensational day at the races on Sunday and Fat Choy Hong Kong caught the eye with a solid debut performance in the featured Members Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The physics behind Bruce Lee's one-inch punch

A cheeky boy no older than 10 high-fived me as I strolled around the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina a fortnight ago.

Then he mimicked a Bruce Lee move. That was not uncommon, as boys in the Balkans, where I travelled to recently, seemed to think every Chinese man is somehow related to Bruce Lee. They then mimic that universally famous 'one-inch punch'.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

When two worlds collide

Contemporary jewellery design and traditional Chinese arts such as calligraphy and seal carving are not the likeliest of combinations.

But father-daughter team Tang Cheong-shing and Tricia Tang Tsz-chong have put those disparate art forms together in a new exhibition this month.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Summer of our content

After the drought, the deluge. Or that's what it felt like after a lengthy absence of Asian faces on the stages and screens of Britain when an entire brace of Chinese theatre companies (not one but TWO; count 'em!) arrived for London's World Shakespeare Festival at the Globe Theatre.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Qigong helps breast cancer patients recover

Breast cancer patients are finding that the rhythmic breathing and stretching techniques of the Guo Lin qigong exercise system can help with their recovery.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Breathing room

A nine-month study of qigong announced recently may give Hong Kong cancer patients, their families and oncologists a new way to improve their quality of life.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Disabled get chance to click with people in online TV

Hong Kong audiences from today can tune into a new online television station, featuring parenting, cookery and lifestyle shows. Nothing unusual there - except that all the hosts are blind, deaf or physically disabled.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Don't worry, be happy - it's his longevity mantra

For 98-year-old Chan Sui-wan, staying positive is one of his secrets to a long and healthy life.

'Don't worry about things too much, and when there are problems, take it one step at a time to solve it,' he says. 'I'm very positive, and I'm not greedy. I also do yoga and meditate every day.'

He adds that keeping a regular daily schedule is also important.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Flexible approach

Kung Hei Fat Choy! LuxeHomes wishes all our readers a prosperous Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a favourite creature in Chinese tradition, but it is really a human creation. It is made up of the head of the crocodile, the horn of the deer, the claws of the eagle, and the body of the snake.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tai chi helps elderly blind find balance

Practising tai chi can help elderly people who are visually impaired to improve their balance and maintain their muscle strength.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Still spreading the word

If you see Roland Kong Kwok-fung throwing punches, don't worry. For the former secondary school teacher is merely giving classes in the Chinese martial art, wing chun, in English - hoping that he can help his students perfect both skills.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Shake it like Bruce Lee

What do you get when you mix traditional Chinese martial arts with Western hip hop dance? The answer: martial arts dance.

Three junior reporters got to learn the basics of the art form at the East Meets West Martial Arts Dance Workshop held at the Youth Arts Foundation Studio.

Here's what they learned.

Phoebe Ma Ka-yan

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am