Wanderer’s Sect.

December 6, 2009

The Hakka people belong to a subgroup of the Han Chinese people based in the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangxi, and Fujian in China. Their ancestors were often said to have arrived from what is today’s central China centuries ago. It is said that in a series of migrations, the Hakkas moved, settled in their present locations in southern China, and then migrated overseas to various countries throughout the world. They have had a significant influence on the course of Chinese and overseas Chinese history: in particular, they have been a source of revolutionary, political, and military leaders.

Read more here.

Geeeze, I didn’t know Chow Yun-Fat, Thaksin Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva , the previous and now Prime Minister of Thailand are Hakka……

But then again, what do I know?

The Hakka, gypsies or wanderers and treated as “Ke” or “guests” often had to fight the locals and that resulted in their practical down-to-earth styles that you see today.

I came to Sarawak in search of Fuzhou styles but the big bonus discovery must the many Hakka styles that managed to remain true to the traditions – nothing added and nothing taken away.

These are folks who use their arts to fight and kill and nothing in their 200 – 300 years experience in this region suggest any need to “modernize” or “improve”.

A good tool is a good tool, the packaging doesn’t matter.

Here’s a clip featuring “Liu Min Kian” or “Wanderer’s Fist” from Taiwan.

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