Hong Lok Shaolin Kung Fu
At Hong Lok Shaolin Kung Fu we teach a number of kung fu styles that all trace their roots back to the Shaolin Temples. Whilst many styles claim a direct link to Shaolin, with much of Shaolin's history shrouded in legend and folklore, it is difficult to ascertain whether these claims are true or not. What is certain, however, is that the styles we practise have a verifiable history of producing highly proficient and competent fighters who have achieved good Kung Fu.
One of our main focuses is on Hung Gar, the style made famous by the legendary Wong Fei Hung and seen in countless kung fu movies. We also set foundations with Tantui (Spring Legs) as well as focus on developing relaxed full-body shock-power when striking with any part of the body.
Intermediate and advanced students also go on to learn numerous other styles including ChangChan (Longfist), ChaQuan, Tai Chi (Yang Style), weaponry, and participate in competitive sparring.
Hong Lok Shaolin was founded by chief instructors Baldwin Li and Peter Yates based on the two tenets of the club name: 'Hong' and 'Lok', which are without doubt the most important things in human life: health and happiness. If we have both these things, is there anything else we really need?
'Kung Fu' can not only relate to the martial arts but to any high level of skill achieved through hard work - a painter, poet, cook or musician can be said to have good 'Kung Fu'. It is through the gentle, but focused perseverence of these pursuits, and an acceptance of all the trials and tribulations that come with it, that one can truly achieve good 'Kung Fu' and in turn both 'Hong' and 'Lok'.