Does anyone know anything about this?
I’ve got an opportunity to study it (in NY with these people) and was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts.
This style is a mix of hung gar and fut gar as much as I know. I used to practice hung gar (tiger and crane).
The iron thread form of hung gar uses sounds in certain positions to strengthen the organs and it’s about breathinjg and rooting the body with emphasis on consolidating qi, developing hard jin, seeing that it’s a hard style. The founder of this form set was Tid Ku Sam, one of the ten tigers of guangdung – elite fighting class of china. Legends say he could lift 6 big men on one hand and walk 100 steps before lowering them. Also, he could tie rope to his forearms and buffalos went either side and they wouldn’t move him.
Fut gar is buddha’s palm I do believe. Don’t know much about it, but can be used for healing. It’s a soft style and I think it bears resemblance to Chia’s cosmic healing. Can be deadly.
Your choice what you want to do, but if you’re practising daoist inner alchemy, I’d stick to taijiquan as it best supports that, and from my personal experience it’s most combat efficient when you can manifest fajin – not taiji dance.
Good luck, Fajin
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