You ain’t seen nothing yet!

May 19, 2009

“Northern Kicks and Southern Fists” – everyone doing CKF must have heard of this. 

There are, however, exceptions to this rule. 

Take “Hung, Lau, Choy, Li and Mok Gar” the 5 major Cantonese systems according to many; Mok Gar is distinguished by their kicks especially their distinctive range of “ghost kicks”.

In Fukien,  in which history recorded about 100 styles and sub-styles, one style stands out for their fusion of northern and southern elements within. 

“Shang Cheng Mei Hua Quan” which originated during the early part of Ching Dynasty is one such style.

Got to confess that I have never seen this system in action but heard it pointed out by many elders around here for their northern/southern amalgamation. 

My White Crane sihing told me about a Fuzhou equivalent of this system that was taught by some fishermen up in Sitiawan Perak in West Malaysia.

Maybe the next time I am in Penang, which is real soon, I’ll go visit Sitiawan and ask around. 

Perak is also the site where Por Suk’s late teacher Saam Chum is buried and we spoke of paying respect at his grave… 

Hey, there could be a plan after all.

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