Lineage and Philosophy
continuing on, please enjoy a moment of silence to honor and show
respect for our spiritual ancestors (JU XIAN) of the Shaolin tradition,
many of whom lost their lives during the dangerous period when
the Ching Dynasty was replacing the Ming Dynasty.
power struggle spearheaded the development of Hung Kuen. During
the early stages, important Abbots and skillful monks played an
important role in consolidating and passing the skill and history
to Hung Hee Goon (or Hung Xi Guan). This art of old Shaolin became
Hung Kuen (Hung Fist) in honor of his surname. One of the most
revered Abbots at the Fujian Shaolin temple,
Jee Seen Sim See taught Hung Hay Goon, one of the "five elders".
The art was passed to the next generation to Look Ah Choy, then
to the Wong family, the most prominent member being doctor and
herbalist Wong Fe Hung. Lam Sai Wing, who taught Great Grandmaster
Lam Jo, currently 96 years of age, first brought it to the public.
The direct heir to the lineage is Grandmaster "Anthony" Lam Chun
Fai, eldest son then to his brothers and sisters.
the rich tradition of Hung Kuen, the Lam family is the authentic
caretakers of the ancestral knowledge embedded in the Tiger and
intend this greeting for all readers and practitioners of the
martial traditional wherever they reside, and to our fellow Hung
Kuen devotees internationally. We applaud the efforts of those
focused on the concepts and preservation of Hung Kuen. Our lineages
are bonded together by the Oneness of the surname Hung.
Hay Goon (Cantonese) or Hung Xi Guan (Mandarin) wanted to unify
China and preserve the Ming Dynasty. His root concept was Oneness,
the basis of energy. The movement of this energy is presently
advancing to a global network of integration, weaving a tapestry
of "Hung" relatives.
those deeply serious about committing to practicing our concept
of pugilism, we share the values of developing our infinite energies
to fill our emptiness. We wish to solidify our wisdom and integrate
our understanding with physical dexterity and grace, guided by
mental and spiritual consciousness.
is our living treasure, preserved in the Shao Lin skill of Southern
Fist. The warrior monk, Hung Hay Goon, passed on values of integrity
and spiritual understanding of Shaolin virtues and precepts forward.
He set out to defend the Ming Dynasty and his accomplishments
and integrity withstand the test of time to honor the source of
energy that bears his name today. We honor his warrior spirit
and insights in the fields of humanity and politics. We must follow
his example of right concepts, right thinking, and right action,
there by raising our spiritual consciousness and granting us wisdom.
We must, though difficult, balance our spirituality with our marital
skills and develop a virtuous humanity.