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.
For the first time ever, this inspiring book, written by an internationally acclaimed Shaolin Grandmaster, brings to you the crystallization of Shaolin wisdom and practice spanning many centuries. Its scope and depth is amazing, touching on, among many other things, poetry and enlightenment.
Yet it is written in a language easy to understand. Profound concepts and difficult techniques are explained systematically with many illustrations.
The book includes:
* The background and scope of kungfu.
* Form and combat applications.
* Principles and methods of force training.
* Energy training and mind training.
* Secrets of the masters.
* Traditional Chinese weapons.
* Maintaining one’s health and vitality and the healing of so-called incurable diseases.
* Interesting stories and legends of Shaolin.
* Zen and spiritual development.
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