Fu Style Pa Kua: Introduction

Grand Master Johnny Kwong Ming Lee

Fu Style Pa Kua

Pa Kua boxing is, without doubt, the king of Internal fighting and is said to enhance the natural grace of the human body. It is elegant, dignified, and provides the key needed to develop perfect balance both in practice and self-defense. By “walking the circle,” the Pa Kua practitioner strengthens his neck, arms, wrists, and ankles, increases the flexibility of his waist, and helps the Chi to flow freely along the body’s channels.

Fu Zhen Song’s Pa Kua Chang

Fu Zhen Song was primarily noted as a Pa Kua master and is famous for his creation of the Dragon Form Pa Kua Chang art. He was also skilled in the art of Chen Taijiquan whom he learnt from Chen Ting Xi. Inspired by the principles of Taijiquan, he incorporated the key elements of Pa Kua Chang background_pa_kua1into several new Taijiquan forms he created. Fu created unique Taijiquan forms like Fu Style Taijiquan, Taiji Lightning Palm and Taiji Lightning Fist. He was one of the Canton Five Tigers and became head instructor of the Central Guo Shu Institute in 1928.

Fu Zhen Song was chiefly known as a Pa Kua man, but he also forged many other internal systems. The Fu style Tai Chi Chuan was one of his acclaimed creations. But it was his Pa Kua Dragon Palm style along with his ferociously fleeting and practical “pivotal power” which sealed his fame forever.

Fu Zhen Song had studied Pa Kua under Dong Haichuan’s senior students Cheng Ting Hua and Ma Qui and along the years had exchanged his great knowledge with many other masters such as Sun Lu Tang and Yang Chan Po (Yang Cheng-Fu). It is said that Fu Zhen Song was the only one able to dissolve Yang Chan Po’s Pushing hands and the two became the best of friends.

Fu Zhen Song was known in the history books as a giant both for his martial genius, and for promoting the internal martial arts throughout China.

Fu Zhen Song North American Lineage

 

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General Sun Paul Kung

General Sun Paul Kung was primarily noted in struggle for control of China as one of the three possible rulers of China. Mao Zedong, Chang Kai-shek, and General Sun Paul Kung. General Sun was the first to lose in his bid to unify China and ended up in Hong Kong after World War II with the Fu’s.

Grand Master Johnny Kwong Ming Lee

Grand Master Lee is one of the most renowned Fu Pa Kua instructors in the U.S. since 1975 and is a disciple of General Sun Paul Kung. According to Internal Arts Magazine, “he is one of the most knowledgeable Master of Pa Kua in the country.”