can Kung Fu benefit my life?
Fu combines self defense, physical fitness, mental acuity, and
traditional Chinese culture. Our association also promotes
family values, good health, and general well-being amongst all
its members. Learn
more about the benefits of Kung Fu for families and individuals
of all ages.
style do you teach?
system is the Hung Gar or Hung Family
system, also called Tiger/Crane style. This style is rooted in
legendary Shao Lin (Siu Lum) Monastery.
Hung Gar is based on five animals (Tiger, Crane,
Leopard, Dragon, Snake), five elements (Metal, Earth, Fire,
Wood, Water), and twelve Bridge Hands (methods of intercepting
an opponent’s attack). We also practice a secondary system
called Choy Li Fut.
the HUNG GAR and CHOY LI FUT systems of Kung Fu are
inspired by the movements and fighting spirit of five animals
- the Tiger,
Crane, Leopard, Dragon and Snake.
tiger is a fierce, powerful and brave animal. It is believed
that tiger movements help to strengthen your ligaments and bones. Open
hand techniques are patterned after the way a tiger uses its claws. Tiger
claws are directed to the face, jaw, throat and groin; but making
contact with any part of the body can be effective. Once
the claw touches the opponent’s skin, it can be used to grab,
pull, rip and tear.
a bird standing on one leg for long periods of time, crane movements
develop concentration, patience and balance. The crane’s
foot is imitated when lifting the knee and leg to kick. Other
tactics include open wing blocks & counters, beak strikes (clenched
fingertips), and crane head (bent-wrist) attacks.
leopard is known for its speed. Leopard tactics use paw-like fore
knuckle strikes executed in a flurry. The leopard develops
body momentum and speed.
the other four real life animals, the dragon is a supernatural
serpent from Chinese mythology. Dragon techniques use twisting
body movements combined with open palms (claws) or back
fists (tail). The
dragon idea is also used to cultivate energy while strengthening the
internal organs for health. This is accomplished through
peculiar body twisting and making sounds to take the place of breathing.
techniques use fingertip strikes against soft targets such as the
throat and eyes. Speed, multiple attacks, and a hand
position like the curled body of a cobra characterize the snake.
Snake techniques rely on the use of speed rather than strength,
footwork, body positioning and being able to adapt to the opponent.
you have a rank system?
our school does not have a rank or colored belt system. No
exams or rank fees are required to advance.
consists of traditional form training. The first 18 sets (out
of 40) are divided into three phases. Each phase consists of
6 sets which takes about a year to complete. Training consists of
forms, partner sparring forms, traditional weaponry (using safe
practice weapons) and practicing self-defense techniques
with a partner.
other classes do you offer?
optional classes in grappling, semi-contact sparring,
padded weapons sparring, street defense, ground fighting, and
dancing. These classes, held at our Main
Studio, are open to teen and adult students from all branches
at no additional
lion dance class is open to men, women, teens and children
often will I train?
hold classes two evenings a week. Our Main Studio in Kalihi
offers a more flexible schedule - morning, evening, and weekend
classes. Students may train in any class at or below
I need a uniform?
may train with ordinary street wear. Our uniform consists of
black pants and a school T-shirt.
interested. How do I get started?
our school is like by taking a FREE trial
lesson. There is no obligation. Membership dues thereafter range from $70 to $95 per month.
There is a one time initiation fee of $55. Family discounts
are offered at all Siu Lum Pai locations.
There are no long term obligations or contracts to sign.