Kung-fu

 

Kung Fu / Goong Bu:  “Goong” means “Palace” and “Bu” means “from out of”. Goong Bu literally means “the martial arts from out of the palace”.

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Kung Fu / Goong Bu forms called Hyungs are comprised of a series of movements that are derived from elements of nature (ie. Tang Nan: moving your body the way the ocean surf moves; Ho Bar Too: moving your body the way a tiger moves).  Through instinct, some wild animals use different movements to correct or cure physical problems.  Each individual Hyung took generations to develop, and have characteristics and benefits unique to that particular form.  Through practicing these movements, the characteristics and benefits that are unique to that part of nature are instilled into the way the practitioner moves.

No two people practicing the same Hyung movement will develop in exactly the same way.  Unique to Hyung development is the ability for practitioners of all age groups to have unlimited potential to gain strength, mentally and physically, with the practice of Hyung, without risk of injury.  Naturally occurring illnesses can be cured with certain Hyung movements (matching by the individual). There are 5 main points in practicing Hyung.   Hyung is often referred to as softer form.  All five points must be balanced with each other in fluid motion:

  1. Soft and hard movement
  2. Harmony
  3. Balance
  4. Coordination
  5. Flexibility

Kung Fu / Goong Bu forms combine controlled soft and hard movements; develops flexibility, coordination, strength and speed. Movement becomes instinctive. Offensive and defensive movement is straight, but curves in all different directions and degrees, using more circles than angles.

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