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Lau Gar Kung Fu is a traditional Southern Chinese self-defence system, based on the defensive movements of several animals, as originally taught to the monks of the Shaolin Temples.

The five original Southern Chinese styles of Kung Fu were named after the families of their founders and in the case of Lau Gar (some times pronounced Liu Jia, depending on the dialect being used) the master acknowledged as founder of the style was a stick fighter and tiger hunter called Lau Sarm Ngau (or Liu San Yan). The name means "Three-eyed Lau", for Master Lau had a deep scar in the centre of his forehead, which looked from a distance like a third eye.
Master Lau learned the fighting arts at the Kuei Ling Temple, which was also the birthplace of the Hung family style. The origins of the style can, therefore, be considered to be closely linked with those of Hung Gar.

The forms, or sets, of Lau Gar are based on the five original animal styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, often referred to as the 'five ancestors'; the tiger, crane, dragon, snake and leopard; with a strong emphasis on tiger forms, for strength and external power, and crane forms, for balance and agility.


The book scrutinizes an old canonical form (the Tao) of the Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, the "Gung Gee Fook Fu". According to the legend, the founder of the Hung Gar Kung Fu style, Hung Tziguan studied this form under the tutorship of Southern Shaolin's best fighter, a Master of the Tiger Style Chzi Shan. The quintessence of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu School. This TAO includes main basic techniques and fighting methods of Southern Shaolin Tiger Style, one of the most effective hand-to-hand system of Chinese Fighting Kung Fu. Click Picture to Download.

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