Hung Ga Story: Me and Master Chan Hon Chung

· Blue Vision, s.r.o.
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Hung Ga Story is a memoir of Alberto Biraghi and his martial arts journey.

Alberto studied the traditional Hung Ga Kyun in Hong Kong with the late Grand Master Chan Hon Chung, spending with him more than a month per year from 1977 until the closing of his historic gym at 729 of Nathan Road.

Hung Ga Kyun (also spelled as Hung Gar Kuen) is one of the most famous schools of Chinese martial arts, originating from legendary Southern Shaolin. Hung Ga Kung Fu is know for its “Iron Bridges, Firm Stances”, powerful strikes and swift, invisible “No Shadow Kicks”. 

Hung Ga is sometimes called “Tiger and Crane System”(Fu Hok Paai). However, the complete Hung Ga Kyun arsenal includes “Five Animals”, “Five Elements” and “Twelve Bridges”. 

Are you curious about traditional Kung Fu training in Hong Kong in 1970’s and 1980’s? Alberto's memoirs offer a unique insight into the world of the Southern Chinese Kung Fu, it's training principles, application and philosophy.

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David Dragon
May 25, 2014
The book shows a great depth of the old days of training in Hong Kong and the living conditions and culture which to many foreigners find hard to adjust to. Alberto tells the story of hard training in sweltering conditions and also the friendship of Master Chan Hon Chung and the senior students , which makes for a great read.
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Jane Cannes
December 6, 2020
I really enjoy reading this book. The way he detail his journey really makes me feel like I am on the adventure with him. I have read this many times. Only thing is I wish it could be longer. Still it is really worth it.
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Charles Frederick Aspera
July 10, 2023
very good.
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