Choy Lee Fut is an authentic,
well-established Chinese Martial Arts system, widely practised all
over the world, with its origins in the legendary Shaolin temples of
Ancient China. It's founder, Chan Heung, intensively studied in his
youth the Fut, Lee, and Choy, family styles of Kung Fu, and combined
the skills and practical techniques of the three systems to create a
balanced hard and soft style of Kung Fu. Strong, low stances, a
distinct dexterity in footwork, as well as a wide range of kicking and
hand techniques which all point to the influence of both Northern and
Southern Shaolin Kung Fu.
As well as the circular long arm strikes, As well as its animal hand
techniques such as tiger claw (fu jow), leopard fist (used in the
famed chap choi strikes).
Choy Lee Fut is also renowned for it's use of the waist-hip rotation
action for much of its power combined with, loose, supple shoulders
which releases the fists at the ends of the flexible arms.... much
like the action of the ancient Chinese weapon called the rope dart.
After his death in 1875, Chan Heung's achievements were promoted by
his many students the most notable being two sons Chan on Pak, Chan
Koon Pak and their many students, who were responsible for spreading
the system to the rest of the world.
The Durham Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu Club
Classes held on
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7.00pm - 8.30pm
at St. Oswalds
Church & Institute
£3O Membership & £4 Lesson
information call: 07752328472