|About||CLASS ARE AT 5 TO 6.30 MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY|
Our School was built on the philosophy that hard work and good values can take you far in life. The Chinese character for Gung Fu represent Time and Energy. The basis of Gung Fu is that it takes time and energy to become proficient at anything. What is taught at our school goes beyond the physical aspect. We train the Mind as well as the Body. Each student learns the value of a good work ethic and the importance of success through “inner drive”. The hard work required to become proficient in Gung Fu underscores the values that nothing in life comes free. It takes hard work and dedication to become a success in any aspect of life.
|Description||Hung Gar Gung Fu is a southern Chinese Martial Arts style that developed from the roots of Shaolin Temple. It was invented out of necessity rather than popularity. Hung Gar was founded around 1813 a.d. by Hung Hei Gung, and its origins date back to the Bodhidharma’s teachings. In the beginning, Hung Gar was developed for military fighting, a necessity that was needed to combat the oppressive Ching Dynasty during the Boxer Rebellion in China.Hung Hei Gung learned the Shaolin Lohan and the tiger system from the Zen Master Chi Sin Sim See, an back-door disciple of the Fukien Shaolin Temple and one of the few that survived after the destruction of the temple by the Ching dynasty. Hung Hei Gung then learned the crane system from his wife. He is accredited for developing the duality of hard and soft energy. He blended the two together and called his style Hung Gar. As the knowledge was passed down from Hung Hei Gung, exceptional teachers within the style made certain refinements and adaptations. The style as it is seen today is somewhat different than when Hung Hei Gung had developed it. This is a natural progression of how all Gung Fu styles improved to maintain their effectiveness with change of times. Hung Hei Gung passed the knowledge to many different individuals during his life. Most of his efforts to spread the style were influenced by his opposition to the oppressive Ching dynasty. The Ching dynasty was obsessed with the disbandment of Gung Fu within the civilian population, beheading masters and practitioners throughout china. The art was taken underground through Chinese opera houses and renegade ships. Hung Gar then re-emerged strong again through a student by the name of Wong Fei Hung.|
|Awards||Sifu Kevin Preston is a national, international and world champion. He has students located throughout the Central Pennsylvania region, the U.S. and all over the world. Sifu Preston is currently a member of the Executive Board of the U.S. Kuoshu Federation and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in July 2004. In November 2003, Sifu Preston won the gold medal in the Master’s Division at the World Kuoshu Tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sifu Preston is also featured in the August 2003 Inside Kung-Fu Magazine issue . In November of 1996, he coached the winning U.S. Kuoshu World Team in Taiwan....and much more|
|Products||Our classes consist of cardio exercises, self defense, throwing and grappling and traditional Gung Fu techniques such as chin na, shuai jiao, dim mak, and chi gung, as well as an in depth study on the history of martial arts and Cantonese. We also teach a large variety of open hand and weapon sets. As an art we also teach the importance of lion dancing and each musical instrument used during this event. Hung Gar not only emphasizes physical development but also exposes the students to the many concepts of mental and spiritual well being whereby an increase in confidence, patience and inner tranquility is formed.|