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Jan.31.2015

Robbie Burns & Lunar New Year Celebration (Saturday - starting from 4:00pm)

Bowen Park - 2 lions

 

Feb.14.2015

Nanaimo Chinese Cultural Society New Year Celebration (Saturday @ 4:00pm)

Coast Bastion Inn - 3 lions

 

Feb.19.2015

Lunar New Year Celebration at Great Canadian Casino (Thursday @ 6:00pm)

Downtown Nanaimo Casino - 4 lions

 

Feb.20.2015

Berwick on the Lake Lunar New Year Celebration (Friday @ 6:00pm)

3201 Ross Road - 3 lions

 

Feb.21.2015

Naniamo North Town Centre Lunar New Year Event (Saturday @ 11:00am)

4750 Rutherford Rd. - 4 lions

 

Feb.23.2015

Hong Kong House Restaurant Lunar New Year Celebration (Monday @ 6:00pm)

3023 Barons Road - 3 lions

 

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CONTACTS

For more information regarding to our Kung Fu & Lion Dance performances, or have interest to know more about our classes, please contact Instructor Jacky Li at:

(250) 797-2387

jacky@hupgingdobc.com

or

li_jacky@hotmail.com

 

The Pak Mei Hup Ging Do Philosophy

The Pak Mei (White Eyebrow) Hup Ging Do logo consists of a yin yang with a lightening bolt crossing its center.

example graphicThe yin yang is comprised of two components, the dark component and the light component. The yin yang represents an endless cycle of opposing forces resulting in balance and continuous change. The yin yang has no beginning and no end. Its smooth circular lines flow continuously from one side to the other. The Chinese believe that balance is crucial in all aspects of life.
The yin yang also shows us the duality of opposites. Unlike the conventional view of opposites as completely independent of one another, the yin yang shows us that opposites are interdependent. One cannot exist without the other and further more, within one force we find the presents of its opposite. One can see from looking at the symbol that within the white component there is a black dot and within the black component there is a white dot. This is a very important concept when acquiring a deeper understanding of martial arts that goes beyond what one sees on the surface.

example graphicThe lightning bolt represents the sudden explosion that occurs when lighting strikes. An instant frightening explosion without warning is how we would describe the “ging” power that one aims to achieve when studying the art of Hup Ging Do Kung Fu. The lighting bolt also represents the electric power of internal chi which is the energy that flows through all of us.

MEANING OF Hup Ging Do

Hup Ging (Combining the Internal Explosive Energy)

The term "Ging" in the name "Hup Ging Do" refers to the power that the Hup Ging Do style uses. "Look-ging-chiy-fat” means the explosion of the six elements of ging power working in unison to create one explosive force. The six elements of ging are:

• Teeth
• Neck
• Shoulders
• Hips
• Arms
• Legs

To generate power one must keep the body very relaxed. The body responds with explosive force as though struck by lighting. In a single instance all six components of ging react together to create ging power. One makes the transition from ultimate softness to ultimate hardness for a single moment before returning to softness and ready for the next explosion. The more relaxed the body is prior to the strike, the more effectively one is able to generate power. The sudden jolt of the body is similar to the way a tiger will shake its body dry after emerging from a body of water. Attacking with ging mimics the attacks of a tiger. They are swift, sudden and vicious. When one is able to generate proper power, each attack is like an explosive vibrating shockwave delivered at the opponent.

Do (The Way)

The “Do” in "Hup Ging Do" means the training of the body and mind and understanding the ideology and philosophy behind kung fu. Martial art is more then just physical force and combat. To truly study martial arts is to also adapt a way of thinking and living. To become a great martial artist once must look beyond the physical body and also seek to strengthen ones mind and find peace of mind. This is necessary for continual development. A healthy body and a healthy mind are both elements of a great martial artist.

History of Pak Mei ( White Eyebrow)

White Eyebrow is a traditional southern internal style of Chinese Kung Fu. Its origins come from Say-Choon-O-May-San, a famous region of China knows for its martial arts. The creator of White Eyebrow was Pak Mei, a Taoist who earned the name Pak Mei because of his white colored white brow that he had from a very young age. The art was passed down and eventually came to be passed to commoners. Cheung Li Cheun was the first commoner to learn the art of White Eyebrow kung fu. He took White Eyebrow kung fu and brought it to the public eye where is soon became famous for its fast strikes and great power. Cheung Li Cheun was able to spread the art to the world through his teaching.