3 Systems of Jow Ga Kung Fu
Jow Ga Kung Fu (also known as Jow Gar, Zhou Jia) is a traditional and practical fighting system that combines 3 Shaolin Systems; Hung Ga Kung Fu, Choy Ga Kung Fu, and Northern Shaolin Shaolin Kung Fu. The system is also known as Hung Tao Choy Mei (the head of Hung and the tail of Choy) as it combines the powerful upper body techniques of Hung Ga and the quick kicks and the swift footwork of Choy Ga. Jow Ga contains techniques that utilizes simultaneous attacks and defenses, powerful and deceptive strikes, grappling, and evasion. The system is designed to work against multiple attackers which gives students the confidence and the ability to defend themselves even when he or she is outnumbered.
The system itself was designed to be a practical open hands and weapons fighting system that is easier to use in fighting in comparison to many other martial arts fighting systems such as Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Karate, and Hapkido. With Jow Ga there's no need for high kicks to the head. Instructors at the Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy discourage students from using high kicks to the head as Jow Ga has many techniques that exploits the vulnerability of high kicks. High kicks are only done in class for the purpose of training counters and defenses to these kicks.
Our school strives to maintain strengths of Hung Ga, Choy Ga, Northern Shaolin and Jow Ga as we train.