Hung Ga Kung Fu is well known by the general public through movies about China's Folk hero Wong Fei-hung. Hung Ga is known as a Southern Shaolins style kung fu. It's known for strong stances and powerful hand techniques. The system contains long and short strikes that involve punching, clawing, slapping, pushing, pulling. The kicks found in this system are powerful as well. You'll see many techniques from Hung Ga used in Jow Ga. Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy students train stances daily as an important component of self-defense and competitive fighting.
Choy Ga Kung Fu is known for its swift footwork and quick movements that work well for the crowded alleys and streets of China. Lower leg strength is critical for utilizing fast Choy Ga punching and kicking techniques. Students at the Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy take pride in our footwork. We train hard so that our attacks flow quickly through our hand techniques, kicking techniques, and footwork. Fast footwork minimizes the time that our attackers have to hit us. It also opens up opportunities for us to counter attacks and to quickly defend as needed.
Northern Kung Fu styles have deeply extended postures connected by quick flowing transitions. The techniques emphasize long range techniques, quick advances and retreats, kicking and leaping techniques, and agility. This type of training is one of the most physically demanding components that Jow Ga Kung students will experience. The specific Northern Shaolin techniques that students train require strong legs and endurance in order to make the techniques effective.