View Full Version : Styles of Kung Fu (strange question)
10-01-2001, 09:04 PM
Ok, this is going to sound pretty weird. One of my friends practices Kung Fu at her college. She just started, and asked the name of her style to her Sifu and found out. Thing is, she forgot. Anyway, I want to know what style (because then I can look up aditional information on her style.) So basically, can you guys help me name the big name styles of Kung Fu? Here are a few (no need to add them to the list.)
8 Step Mantis
7 Star Mantis
Choy Li Fat
Those are a few. If you guys know anymore (combine some if there is a style, like Drunken Monkey or whatever.), can you post them? I am simply trying to jog her memory of what style she practices so I can get information for her to help her. Thanks.
10-01-2001, 09:11 PM
dude, there are a lot of styles. just ask her again!
"you can take my life, but not my confidence"
Jimmy H. Woo
10-01-2001, 09:17 PM
Tiger and Crane are forms of Hung Gar.
10-01-2001, 09:51 PM
Ok, she thinks it is Shaolin. She can't remember though and so I am trying to name off. It has nothing to do with animals (so no Mantis or Monkey). Shaolin, and not a direction Shaolin (like Northen Shaolin).
10-01-2001, 10:07 PM
uuhhh...most chinese martial arts tried to root their lineage to Shaolin if they couldn't trace it to Wudang or Emei...LOL in other words: IT DOESN'T HELP hahahahahha
Shaolin is about as precise as "chinese martial arts" :D
10-01-2001, 11:52 PM
the easiest thing is to ask what it looks like that she practises , and when she shows it to you , you describe it to us and we''ll tell you , failing that just tell her to as k again !!
I wongsifu shall strike fear into the hearts of trolls and mma guys who **** me off on these forums oh and in real life.
10-01-2001, 11:56 PM
i wouldnt even take the lessons before i knew what style it is! what was she thinking?
"United We Stand, Divided We Fall."
10-02-2001, 05:09 AM
Bagua Quan (Eight Diagram Fist)
Bagua Zhang (Eight Diagram Palm)
Bai Mei (White Eyebrow, aka Bak Mei)
Baji Quan (Eight Extremes Boxing)
Bak Fu Pai (White Tiger)
Ba Men Quan (Eight Gate Fist)
Bo Zi Quan (Crippled Fist)
Cha Quan (Cha Style of Boxing)
Chang Quan (Long Fist)
Choy Gar Kuen (Choy Family Fist, Ca Jia Quan)
Choy Li Fut ; Divisions: Hung Sing, Jeung Hung Sing, Lee Hin
Chuojiao (Feet Poking Boxing)
Da Xia Jia Quan (Knight Family Fist)
Di Shu Quan (Dog Fist)
Ditang Quan (Ground Tumbling Boxing)
Duan Quan (Short Range Boxing)
Er Long Men (Two Man Gate)
Fan Zhu Quan
Fanzi Quan (Tumbling Boxing, aka Bashanfan - Eight Flash Boxing)
Fut Gar (Buddhist Fist, Shaolin Fo Jia Quan)
Fu Jow (Tiger Claw)
Gong Li Quan (Power Training Fist)
He Quan (Crane Boxing); Divisions: Zonghe Quan (Jumping Crane), Suhe Quan (Sleeping Crane), Minghe Quan (Crying Crane), Shihe Quan (Eating Crane), Feihe Quan (Flying Crane), Lama Pai (Hard Crane)
He Hu Quan (Black Tiger Fist)
Hong Quan (Red Fist)
Hop Gar (Tibetan Ape Crane)
Hou Quan (Monkey Fist)
Hua Quan (China Style Boxing)
Hua Quan (Flower Style Boxing)
Hui Hui Si Ba Jia (Moslem 18 Elbow)
Jeet Kune Do
Jing Quan Dao
Jiu Quan (Nine Fist)
Kong Men Quan (Empty or Kong Family Gate Fist)
Lanshou Men (Blocking Hand Boxing)
Lau Gar Kuen (Lau Family Fist, Liu Jia Quan)
Li Gar Kuen (Li Family Fist, Li Jia Quan)
Liu He Ba Fa (Six Unities Eight Principles, Water Boxing
Liuhe Quan (Six Combination Boxing)
Long Zun Quan
Long Xing Quan (Dragon Fist)
Mei Hua Jie Quan (Plum Flower Fast Fist)
Mian Quan (Continuous Boxing)
Mi Zong Quan (Lost Track Boxing)
Mok Gar Kuen (Mok Family Fist, Mo Jia Quan)
Nan Quan (Southern Fist)
Ning Men Quan (Hard Gate Fist)
Pigua Quan (Axe Hitch Boxing)
Sanhuang Paochui (Three Emperor Cannon Boxing)
She Quan (Snake Fist)
Shui Jiao (Throw Horn)
Si Tong Chui (Four Through Hammer)
Sun Bin Quan
Taiji Quan (Grand Ultimate Fist) Divisions: Yang, Wu, Wu(Hao), Sun, Chen, Fu, Chang, Chen Pan Ling, Wudang, Guo Pan Ling
Tai Shing Pek Kwar (Tai Shing Monkey Style)
Tai Zu Quan
Tang Lang Quan (Praying Mantis Boxing) Divisions: 7 Star, Plum Blossom, 6 Combination, Hand Wringing, Twin, Wah Lum Tan Tui, 8 Step, Taiji
Tantui (Leg Flicking Boxing)
Tongbei Quan (Back Through Boxing, White Ape)
Wen Jing Quan (Theory Fist)
Wing Chun (Yongchun Quan)
Wu Jia Quan (Wu Family Fist)
Wu Song Tuo Kao (Wu Song Breaks Manacles)
Xingyi Quan (Form & Meaning Boxing)
Ya Quan (Duck Fist)
Yau Kung Mun
Yi Quan (Mentality Boxing)
Yingzhao Quan (Eagle Claw)
Yue Jia Quan (Yue Family Boxing)
Yue Men Quan (Fish Gate Fist)
Yue Men Quan (Yue Family Gate Fist)
Yuen Yang Quan (Female Male Fist)
Zhu Jia Quan (Zhu Family Boxing)
Ziran Men (Nature Boxing)
Zui Quan (Drunken Fist)
10-02-2001, 05:33 AM
can't go wrong with "Northern Longfist"
10-02-2001, 07:01 PM
Nice! Where did that come from?
"A wish to go to Heaven is the very beginning of falling into Hell."
10-02-2001, 09:16 PM
Nam Sil Lum = Southern Shaolin (also Nian Siu Lam)
Bak Sil Lum = North Shaolin (also Bei Shaolin)
a little clarifier...
Bok=white, Bak=north, Pak=white, Bei=north, Pa=8 as Ba=8
-Nam Sil Lum Fu/Hok (Southern Shaolin Tiger/Crane)
-Tang Lang Pai (mantis system)
-Tong Bei Pai(ape system)
-Siu Lam Chuan Fa (Shaolin Fist Law)
-Sil Lum Kuen (Shaolin Fist)
-Hung Gar / Hong Gia / Hung Ga / Hung Kuen / (Red Family fist)
-Bok Hok Pai (White Crane)
-She Kuen (Snake Fist)
-Hark Fu Moon (Black Tiger Gate)
-Hak fu Pai (black Tiger System)
-Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw System)
-Lung/Leung/Loong Pai (Dragon system)
-Bok Fu Pai (white tiger system)
-Bok Mei (white eyebrow system)
-Wing Chun (Yip Man lineage distillation of shaolin kungfu)
-Ving Tsun (Leung Ting distillation of shaolin kung fu)
-Choy Li fut /Choy Lay Fut/Cai Li Fo (combination northern and southern shaolin styles systems [Hung Sing, Buk Sing]
Jeet Kune Do -(Bruce lees "way of the intercepting/stopping fist")
the six above are major northern and southern styles.
Kempo/Kenpo Japanese version of Shaolin Chuan Fa
Kun Tao Indonesian version of Shaolin Chuan Fa
KunTaw Phillipine version of Shaolin Chuan Fa
Chen Tai Chi
Yang Tai Chi
Wu tai Chi (also Ng tai chi)
Sun Tai Chi (Tai Chi Chuan and Taijiquan are same)
Pa kua chang / Baguazhang (eight trigram palm or eight changing palm)
Hsing I /Xingyi /Xing I (Mind Intent form boxing)
6 harmonies and twelve animals Hsing I
Ok there are a whole lot more external styles and internal styles and some of these have been listed already. :D but these are the big ones for the most part.
10-02-2001, 09:45 PM
She's taking the style of all styles "Modern WuShu" than she is beyond help. So forghettabott it. ;D Sorry can't help to take a shot at Wushu. But you have to ask... ;)
Contraria Sunt Complementa
10-02-2001, 09:56 PM
She said it is like two words, and one of them starts with S. And there are no directions (North, South, East, West) and no animals in the name (so it isn't Southern Mantis or Seven Star Mantis). It isn't Wushu either (at least I dont think so. She says they do sparring and take down methods and weapons training.) I will ask her tomorrow afternoon (she has class again tomorrow).
10-02-2001, 09:59 PM
Jimmy Woo's style? as in Kung Fu San Soo?
10-02-2001, 10:57 PM
The college she goes to is Dallas County Community College. There are 7 in the district and the one she goes to is Brookhaven. The website (I am about to check out) is
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Braden:
Nice! Where did that come from? [/quote]
Actually I'm Brad, Braden someone else on this forum(My real name is Braden in RL though :D ).
I made that list by starting with Kungfu Maggazine's Top 100 styles, then reorganizing/adding some stuff. I originally made it for my website, which I decided not to work on anymore 'cause I wasn't happy with the design, and was going to put info for each style.
10-03-2001, 04:32 AM
I hope you aren't referring to Shaolin Do.
10-03-2001, 09:17 AM
I think it's Chin Woo or MiZhong (Lawhorn).
I mean, it's Dallas, right?
Just some thoughts from an ignoramus.
10-03-2001, 10:20 AM
How are you going to help her if you dont even practice the same style she does? Even if you did practice the same style but different teacher then you try to help her then her teacher may take offense to this as an example something similiar on the southern forum between 2 different families of Choy Li Fut and I can tell you some people were pretty p*ssed about it to say the least.
10-03-2001, 02:46 PM
This will be in 2 parts.
Part 1, I got to find the style. After that, I can begin part 2.
Part 2, seek more information on the martial art to further expand her knowledge of it.
And yes it is in Dallas/Fort Worth. But her school is in Carrolton or something like that.
10-04-2001, 05:01 AM
It must be Pentjak Silat.
Oh wait, that's not a... :p
10-04-2001, 05:41 AM
Perhaps this friend of yours should find out more information about the style on her own?
That to me is part of the learning process in traditional systems... It may be a little "old school" but whenever I have a question, I ... brace yourself for this really unorthodox behavior...
Ask my sifu...
Im playing, I am not being a dink. But these are things she should be doing. I agree too with whoever said it before, I wouldnt be taking classes if I didnt know what they were.
10-04-2001, 05:44 AM
Ask her who her teacher is, maybe someone can find out what style it is from that. Like Lost D said, the two biggest KF schools around here are Jimmy Wong's and Johnny Lee's, but there are tons of other ones.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about
life. IT GOES ON.
10-04-2001, 12:44 PM
Kung Lek said "-Ving Tsun (Leung Ting distillation of shaolin kung fu)"
I think you might be getting your v's and your w's mixed up mate - either that or my instructor's being lying to me about his lineage.
10-04-2001, 10:48 PM
I am her teacher and it is IRON *****
10-04-2001, 10:59 PM
Unfortunately, that course listing on the college web site only lists a self-defense course, uniform required.
10-05-2001, 04:38 AM
Ok, I just got his name. It is George Giatrakis. Anyone ever hear of him?
Ok, she just found out (it was on a paper she had). It is Shaolin Kung Fu and his school is named Chinese Martial Arts Institute. Thats all I can add.
10-05-2001, 04:58 AM
I visited that school a long time ago...probably 6 years or so. The teacher was nice, they didn't list whether it was northern or southern Shaolin, just shaolin. My email's in my profile if you want to know more about it.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about
life. IT GOES ON.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.