Canadian Hung Kuen Association

Theory: Noi Gung

Noi Gung uses sound, breath, mind control and body movement to generate Chi energy, an omnipresent factor in the 12 bridges of Hung Gar. These tenets must be kept in mind when using Sup Yee Gee Kiu Sao (The 12 bridges of Hung Gar).

  • Tid Kiu Tid Ma - Iron hand bridge, iron stance
  • Ghin Gan Choi - 1,000 pound sinking horse stance
  • Kuen Yu Choi - Fists like steel hammers
  • Ghi Yu Gim - Fingers like Gim (Double-Edged Swords)
  • Jong Yu Do - Palms like a Darn Do (Saber)
  • Dzau Yu Ngnau - Claws like an iron hook
  • Gum Gin Sao - Golder scissor hand
The internal work of Hung Gar uses sound to bring up the Chi and in turn the Chi brings up the power. Ging or power is what makes Gung Fu different from other martial arts. Ging is not just physical or muscular strength alone,
but rather the essence of energy. Mastering the generation of Ging directly coincides with the development of Chi; the two qualities that provide Hung Gar techniques with devastating power coupled with fluidity of movement.

Ging (Essence of Power)

Hung Gar combines both Hard (External) and Soft (Internal) Power for maximum combat effectiveness.


Hak Fu Jao Faht (Black Tiger Claw)

The Tiger's movements use "Hard" power to overcome the opponent.

Hok Jiu (Crane's Beak)

The Crane's movements use "Soft" power to deliver the fatal blow to vulnerable areas such as eyes, throat, or temple.