"Moving Along the
Hieroglyph , I Tame the Tiger with the
Nan Kuen (the
Fist) inherited from the past and handed down by
Gee Fook Fu Kuen -
SHORT HISTORIC SKETCH
LAM SAI WING
Qing Dynasty, in the years under the motto of
Japanese army occupied the island of Taiwan. When the news about the
Japanese seizure of some towns reached the
Qing Government, it was terrified and sent the
Chinese troops there to take back the island, but the
Chinese army suffered defeat one after another. Military commanders of different ranks were not able to drive the
After that a detachment of monks from the
Monastery in Fujian province came to
They, full of audacity and courage, delivered a decisive blow to the
Japanese suffered a defeat and retreated. Taiwan was liberated. The
Qing Government rejoiced over the victory and intended to grant various titles and posts to the most courageous
monks. However, the unworldly
monks did not accept granted posts, so they were awarded with land allotments to grow rice and with other valuable presents.
The Qing bureaucracy thought that if there were such outstanding persons in the
Monastery, they might be dangerous for the
Emperor Palace. If
anti-Qing feelings become strong among the monks, it could be very harmful. The
Qing Government sent to the monks grain and presents. At the same time some people sent by the government secretly brought to the walls of the monastery a lot of straw.
One night broke out a fire that completely ruined the Southern Shaolin
The monks who saved after the fire dispersed in different direction all over
China like "stars in the
sky". One of the most esteemed monks settled in the
Haichuang Temple in
Nanhai District near the city of
(Canton). There he started to teach monks different methods of
Fighting Arts. The most outstanding among his disciples was
Luk Ah Choy, a monk who made a great success in learning.
Luk Ah Choy
handed down his skills to Wong
Tai (Wong from the village of
Nanhai district, small district of
Wong Tai handed down his skills to his son
Wong Kay Ying,
Wong Kay Ying to his son
Wong Fei Hung
who became a successor of the fighting arts in the third generation.
Later on, Wong
Fei Hung taught the
fighting arts to generals
Wu Quanmei and
Liu Yongfu. In the years under the motto of
(1875-1908) he won a contest and was
nominated for a post of jingxun
daqishou (something like an official person responsible for flood prevention). He served under the assistant of the governor of
Tang Jinsong. At that time riots of common people started in
Fujien. The people of this province demanded that
Tan should become the head of a democratic state and
Wong Fei Hung - the
commander-in-chief. That news made
Li Hongzhang become the commander of the government army numbering several thousands of men to suppress the riots.
Tang Jinsong could not resist such a large force and decided to hide after shaving his moustache and beard.
Wong Fei Hung followed
Tang. Both of them took a flight to
Wong Fei Hung opened up a
Bo Chi Lam. He lived in solitude there, he did not seek any posts and did not hand down his superb skills to outsiders.
This book will help to reach the mastership in Fighting
Arts that are not simple to understand. It has been written with the aim of handing down the knowledge to disciples who are eager to find tutors and expect to receive instructions.