KB Kung Fu
KB Kung Fu is a unique style of Kung Fu, created by Kelly Bunyan the Chief Instructor. Kelly started Lau Gar Kung Fu in 1985; she became a Black Sash in 1991. KB Kung Fu is based on a 'Lau style,' which can be said to be a Southern Kung Fu style, external and hard in nature. It is derived from the form of boxing practised at the Kuei Ling Temple situated in the Kong Sai province of West China. The master 'Three Eyed Lau', a tiger hunter whom is honoured as founder of the style, learnt it from a monk on retreat from the temple. The fighting techniques of the style are based upon the movements of the following five animals:
- Dragon: Represents internal training (chi) and cultivation of spirit. Characteristics - the ability to change at will, appear and disappear. Flexibility and graceful movements. - Snake: Fast and sleek, develops internal power. Single, accurate, very high efficiency strike or kick. Relies on movement to block, not blocking techniques. - Leopard: The leopard style represents bravery and martial ferocity. It requires the development of strength and features a strong waist and lower extremities. The leopard style also requires the development of power and speed and swift penetrating strikes. Agile footwork. - Tiger: Strong and powerful movements, breaking, striking, locking, ripping and tearing. Crane: The crane does not attack only counter attacks. It would do this from any angle except the front. It would always side step the attack; possibly using its wings to mask the movement, change direction again, possibly to deliver a technique to the attacker. It is a master of evasion. Calm, patient and stable. Swift movements, circular and soft.