I took up Lau Gar Kung Fu in August 2001. This was possibly one
the the best things I have done for a long time. The art has given
me a great opportunity to get fit and gain some of that supalty
I have lost. I have wanted to do a martial art for many many years,
but finding somthing other than karate or Judo is somthing of
a tuff one!
I am currently a Blue Sash (the 2nd level up). I really enjoy
Kung Fu - aside from giving you the ability to defend youself,
it gives you considerable self confidence, and aspects such as
Chi Gung (spelling?) I find most interesting. Chi GUng is more
of an internal art, akin perhaps to Tai Chi is parts, a great
way to relax and understand your body!
Lau Gar Kung Fu is expressed as an External, Short, Hard, Southern
Style of Martial Arts meaning:
Training the fighting techniques, conditioning
the body, training the more obvious forms of strength.
A blow which is seen to be powerful by
an observer and results in bruises and broken bones, plus internal
damage if the boxer is good enough, a forceful block to deal with
a forceful attack.
Movements are tight, blows move short
distances, a style is classified depending on the major appearance
in the sets.
Refers to styles originating in South
China, but also means styles that are thought to emphasise hand
movements from stable low stances.
Lau Gar Kung Fu is derived from the form of boxing
practised at Kuei Ling Temple, situated on Bac Pye Saan, in Kong
Sai Province, in West China.
For a more detials insite onto the origins of Lau Gar click on
e of the links at the bottom of tha page, to go to the official
..:://The Five Shaolin Animals
For many years the animal styles of Kung
Fu have been shrouded in mystery. When looking to the Five Shaolin
animals with regard to Lau Gar Kung Fu they represent the following:
The Power, aggression, and
explosion of the technique.
The Spirit, the mental application
of the technique.
The Chi - the breathing
and inner strength.
The Physical training of the body,
The Grace, flexibility
Stuart Agars Site (My Sifu)
The Official Site
Brian Nelsons Site
Accrington Lau Gar
Stafford Lau Gar