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Studying in China

Postby Sorcerer » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:11 pm

Hi everyone,

my girlfriend and me are planning on spending a year in china during which Im hoping to enter a deeper level of my practice. Does anyone here have any resources? Ive been doing Hun gGar for thrtee years and thats the style that interests me. Any tips on finding a school? Any websites? books? stories, tips etc?

best,
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Re: Studying in China

Postby yat_chum » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:02 am

I personally would look to Hong Kong, Taiwan or South East Asia rather than mainland China to find authentic traditional Chinese martial arts.
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Re: Studying in China

Postby yat_chum » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:23 am

Many Masters were killed or fled China during the cultural revolution and although China is desperately trying to revive Chinese martial arts (mostly for the tourist trade) what they have (in my very humble opinion) is mostly a pale reflection of the arts.
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Re: Studying in China

Postby Sorcerer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:49 am

yes, but you have to remember that my hung gar is not very good, so i can learn something from most people ;)
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Re: Studying in China

Postby taiwancrane » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:32 pm

Hi Sorcerer,

You should listen to the advice given by Yat_Chum studying martial arts in China is a waste of time. China just has the history the true art of Kung Fu is no longer taught in China it is just a watered down art.

If you want to really learn Hung Gar go to Hong Kong this is the place for it. I lived in Taiwan for 9 years and studied Fujian White Crane Taiwan is the best place for FWC. You need to train the basics for years probably 20 under a real master which you won't find in China. If you train the basics wrong you'll only learn bad habits. Which you will need to unlearn.

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Re: Studying in China

Postby Milonakis » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:43 am

In Hong Kong there's a center, you can find it on yellow pages , from what I remember.
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Re: Studying in China

Postby yeniseri » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:01 am

Sorcerer wrote:Hi everyone,

my girlfriend and me are planning on spending a year in china during which Im hoping to enter a deeper level of my practice. Does anyone here have any resources? Ive been doing Hun gGar for thrtee years and thats the style that interests me. Any tips on finding a school? Any websites? books? stories, tips etc?

best,
S.


Your year in China is kind of vague regarding place you will be staying! In Beijing, you're ot of luck so Guangdong province is great as a start. and even as someone stated Hong Kong is best. Make sure you have sources of contact before you leave. You can ven do online searches with baidu (search).
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