Common Questions About Kung Fu

Choy Li
Fut

What is traditional Kung Fu?

This kind of kung fu is known as the old style kung fu preserved in keeping with its lineage masters that diligently preserved the art for the next generations to keep healthy and strong.

What specific Kung Fu styles will be taught?

Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Traditional Yang Style.

What is Choy Li Fut Kung Fu?

Choy Li Fut is the Dynamic Fighting Art that Descended from the Monks of the Shaolin Temples, also known as Southern Chinas’s most powerful style of Kung-Fu.

From Doc Fai Wong:

“Choy Li Fut is respectfully known as a temple art kung fu, because it can be traced directly from the Shaolin temples (North and South).”

How did Choy Li Fut get its name?

“Choy Li Fut” is the honorific name given by the Founder Chan Heung of his new complete art combining the Northern legs and Southern fists of both Shaolin Temples also immortalizing the names of his Masters respectively, Choy from Master Choy Fook , LI from Master Li Yau San and Fut the Chinese word for their religion (Buddhism).

Tai Chi
Chuan
What is Traditional Yang Tai Chi?

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese Martial Art. Well known for its superior health benefits and high level of effectiveness in combat. Tai Chi forms are performed in a slow and relaxed manner, which calms the mind and releases the mental and physical tensions of our modern stressful lifestyle.

What is the basic principle of Tai Chi Chuan?

As a martial art, Tai Chi Chuan uses the theory of “four ounces of strength against a ton of force,” repelling the opponent without resorting to force against force.”

How old is Tai Chi Chuan style?

Taijiquan, is one of the highest forms of martial arts and health practice and ranks as one of the oldest documented forms of martial arts, dating over 1,500 years.

What is the history of Tai Chi as a healing art?

Yang Lu-Chan, a man with stomach problems, studied Taijiquan from Chen Chang-Xing for health benefits and deciphered many Taijiquan secrets. Yang completed his studies, taught his two sons, Yang Ban-Hou and Yang Jiang-Hou, Yang Jiang-Hou had two sons, Yang Shou-Hou, the eldest son, who learned all the family secrets and techniques from his father and uncle; and Yang Cheng-Fu, the second son, who learned his Taijiquan from his father and his older brother.

General 
Questions

Where did Sifu Vince learn Tai Chi?

Yang Cheng-Fu and his student, Chen Wei-Ming are both famous for spreading Taijiquan throughout China. Yang Cheng-Fu Taught Dr. Hu Yuen-Chou who taught Doc Fai Wong who in turn taught his Filipino Student Vincent M. Borromeo.

What is the meaning of respectable Temple Arts?

Many martial artists have high respects for Kung Fu’s that were developed in the Temples simply because the monks and priests did not have wives or families and had the time a discipline to study and develop their arts. Choy Li Fut is a Temple art, and it can directly be traced in the Shaolin Temple, Traditional Yang Style, from a Taoist priest.

How does Tai Chi complement Choy Li Fut?

I consider this art “Large Frame Tai Chi” where steps are wider than other systems I have experienced giving more stability, balance and power a perfect complement to Choy Li Fut Kung Fu.

– Sifu Vince Borromeo

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