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Kung Fu Training Schools in Foshan
Related Pages:
Kung Fu Tourism in Foshan
Kung Fu Tourism in China
Foshan City Guide


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Ip Man
Wong Fei Hong
Bruce Lee
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Foshan City in Guangdong Province is widely regarded as the modern home of Kung Fu worldwide, although the Shaolin Temple in Fujian Province is equally famous but offers far fewer training opportunities for dedicated practitioners.

Foshan is home to Ip Man and Wing Chun style 'Gongfu', whose legacy lives on today with his eldest son Ip Chun and two remaining students Lun Gai and Gwok Fu. These three elderly gentlemen have handed down Ip Man's legacy to a new generation of Sifu (Master's) who continue Wing Chun training at various schools in Foshan today. However Bruce Lee, Ip Man's most famous student brought Kung Fu to the west.

Wong Fei Hong is also a son of Foshan who lived in Xi Qiao (Buddha Mountain) which is twenty minutes to the west. Today Xi Qiao offers a complex of Buddhist and Kung Fu schools and museums dedicated to Wong Fei Hong and his disciples, where you can find Hun Ga and Wushu practiced daily in several clubs.
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Sim Wing Club Wing Chun
China Expats are pleased to announce co-operation with one of Foshan's leading Kung Fu Schools that has excellent facilities for teaching Wing Chun style Kung Fu.

Sim Wing Club
Sim Wing Club and Martial Arts Centre lies in the centre of Foshan City and opened in 2010. Sifu Liang is one of several master's who trained under Gwok Fu who take class at the club.

Gwok Fu is a regular visitor and guiding influence, although both Lun Gai and Ip Chun have visited also. Several foreigners have trained at the club, which offers instruction in Cantonese. However, one of the trainers speaks good English.

Training is offered 6 days per week with two x 2 hour sessions per day. The current cost (August 2011) is Y750 RMB for a 2-month course. 1- to - 1 training is also available at a cost of Y100 per hour.

When we spoke to Sifu Liang he was pleased to offer additional training in other disciplines apart from 'Wing Chun boxing' such as: knives, long pole, etc; which are either offered in house, or via his wide network of friends and contacts. More importantly he came across as being a very nice person who was eager to help foreign students achieve their desires.
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Image: Gwok Fu centre and Sifu Liang lower right - click to enlarge
Details:
Sim Wing Club is located 100 yards from the Rotating Palace Hotel right in the heart of the city centre.
Address: 3rd Floor, 110 Lianhua Road, Foshan City
Contact: Mr Liang 13535844711
Website: http://www.simwingchun.com/en/index.aspx
China Expats offer full supporting services for Kung Fu students in Foshan

Other Wing Chun Training Schools in Foshan
 
Yao Bao Wing Chun
China Expats are pleased to work in collabouration with another of Foshan's leading Kung Fu Schools that has won many international competitions in Yongchun style 'Gongfu'.

Yao Bao Gongfu is a working school under Sifu Paul Mak Yiu Ming and President Master Yao Ming Mai. They have a very high reputation within Kung Fu circles and offer training in Foshan and nearby Shunde Long Jiang Town. His school has won many competitions and also includes other instructors, one of whom is a woman called Liang Jiandong.

Mak Yiu Ming Curator: (0086) 13702917544
Address: 15 Weigo West Road, Chancheng, Foshan (Near the main bus station).

Email: fsyaobao@163.com or artpm@21cn.com
(You will need to set your email client to Chinese encoding such as GB2312)

Image: Sifu Mai
• There are two training halls, one in Foshan City, and the other 10 miles away in Shunde Long Jiang Town. Casual tuition is available most evening per week.

Special 1-to-1 training for foreigners is offered at Y200 per 4-hour class (More than 1-month), or Y300 per 4-hour class (Less than 1-month). Class times 5.30 to 9.30 six days per week.

• Teaching is mainly in Cantonese, although Mandarin is available. Master Mai has also a set of four training videos for sale at a cost of Y200 each. These are an excellent resource for foreign students and have English language.
Services
China Expats are pleased to arrange tuition, accommodation, meet and greet, transfers, translation services and sight-seeing trips for any Kung Fu students to the above and other locations on an all inclusive basis. Please ask for details.

Other Schools of Kung Fu Training in Foshan

Hun Ga and Wushu

Hong Sheng Martial Arts Academy


Below is a quotation from the latest edition of Foshan Tourist Guide:
"Foshan Hong Sheng Martial Arts Academy was established in 1851 by a martial Master named Zhang Yan during the Qing Dynasty. Time honoured and deeply influential, the centre boasts a lot of followers. The members of Hongsheng played a positive role in the past anti-feudalism and anti-imperialism wars. Hongsheng Martial Arts Centre has established branches in Hong Hong and abroad".

Opening times: 9 am to 5 pm
Entrance: Free
Bus numbers: 133, 141, 143
Tel: 0757 83217908

Huang Fei Hong Pugilism Hall lies at the foot of Xiqiao Mountain in Luzhou village - the original home of Wong Fei Hong's Father. This complex features: Bao Zhi Lin, Bai Cao House, Hung Fei Hong Historical Relics Exhibition Hall, Guan Dexing Memorial Hall and martial arts patio, instruction and training schools.
Open: 8 - 5.30.
Entrance: Free - Part of Xiqiao general ticket price (Y50).
Performance Times: 9.30 - 11.30 and 2.30 to 5pm
Tel: 0757 8689 6189

Note:
Do not confuse this 'Pugilism Hall' with the Huang Fei Hong  Museum which is part of The Ancestral Temple in central Foshan. They also provide displays and demonstrations, and offer tuition similar to above.

Jingwu Society
This is an excellent academy which is devoted to exchanging martial arts skills with any other practitioners and societies worldwide. Members of the Foshan Jingwu society practice many forms of 'Boxing' as Kung Fu is often referred to, namely: Hung, Yongchun, Cai, Li and Fo. It is here that Americans will find what they call: Hun Gar.

Huang Feihung Lion Dance and Martial Arts Centre (Xi Qiao)

Kung fu and lion dance performances are held daily at 9.30am, 10.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm at wong fei hung museum.

This Museum followed the architectural style of late Qing Dynasty, presenting the distinctive construction pattern of wok-handled houses which are of local Lingnan origin. Huang Feihong Shiyi Wushu Museum was built in 1996, with the aim to carry forward Huang Feihong's Wushu and medical ethics. The Museum is divided into Huang's native residence, screen and video room for displaying Huang's activities, Baozhilin Dispensary, acupuncture and Tuina room, orthopaedics clinic, herbal medicine clinic, Guan Dexing memorial hall. The Po Chi Lam clinic, Baicao Hall, acupuncture and massage room, and more. The supporting facilities are Wong Fei Hung Park and a pavilion with statues of the martial arts masters known as the Ten Tigers of Guangdong.

Wong is sometimes incorrectly identified as one of the "Ten Tigers of Canton". His father, Wong Kei-ying, was one of the ten but he was not. Wong is dubbed as "Tiger after the Ten Tigers" for his heroic efforts to defend the pride of the Chinese when the Chinese faced oppression from foreign powers.

Centre Open From 10:00 to 4:00 each day, the center offers popular exhibitions of kung fu, lion dance, dragon dance and other art forms.
Location: Luzhou village, xiqiao, foshan city, nanhai district.
Tel: +86 0757 8689 6989).
Admission to the museum is cny50 and includes performances.
Related Article: Lion Dance performance reviewed

Other
There are many other Kung Fu schools in Foshan, both large and small; and given to different styles of Kung Fu. There are also Kung Fu working museums and memorial halls. The most publicised are:
Huang Fei Hong Memorial Hall (Zumiao - Inside the Ancestral Temple)
• Ip Man Memorial Hall (Zumiao - Inside the Ancestral Temple)
• The former residence of Bruce Lee (Shunde Daliang), a museum that also features traditional 'Bone Setting' displays of Chinese medicine.

Ten Tigers of Canton (Quangdong) 廣東十虎

The Ten Tigers of Canton or Ten Tigers of Guangdong refer to a group of ten Chinese martial artists from Guangdong (Canton), China, who lived during the late Qing Dynasty (1644–1912). They were said to be the best fighters in southern China at that time. Much of their existence has been embellished by folk legends and stories passed down from generation to generation.

The Ten Tigers of Canton traced their martial arts lineage to the southern Shaolin Monastery at the Jiulian Mountains in present-day Fujian province. The southern Shaolin is a branch of the (more famous) main Shaolin Monastery on Mount Song in Henan province. Hence, the Ten Tigers' martial arts styles resemble those of Shaolin Kung Fu.

The 10 Tigers are:
Wong Yan-lam - Lama Fist
Wong Ching-ho - Nine Dragon Fist
Sou Hak-fu (Black Tiger) - Iron Gravel Palm
Wong Kei-ying (Father of Wong Fei Hung) - Hung Boxing, Shadowless Kick
Lai Yan-chiu - 7 Star Fist
So Chan (Beggar So) - Drunken Fist
Leung Kwan (Iron Bridge Three) - Iron Wire Fist
Chan Cheung-tai - Eagle Claw
Tam Chai-kwan - Crane Sun Fist
Chow Tai (Iron Head Chow) - Soft Palm, BaQua Staff


Unconfirmed by Us personally:

Chinwoo Athletic Association of Foshan
Add: Zhongshan Park No:12 Hebing Rd.Chancheng District,Foshan,Guangdong,China
(Near Foshan Railway Station)
Tel:+86,757,81238809 Fax:+86,757,81239222
Email:lxheman@sina.com lxheman@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.fschinwoo.com/

Taekwando

There is a well known Teakwando club in Foshan near the centre of Nanhai Gui Cheng. It is based in the government's central sports hall and fitness centre and is open every day of the week. China Expats are pleased to offer more information on request.

Kung Fu Tourism

Ancestral Temple
The Ancestral Temple in the Centre of Foshan dates back many centuries and was originally constructed in 1085; but is latterly most famous as the home of Master Ip Man, who was Bruce Lee's sifu or Master.

Opening times: 8.30 am to 6 pm
Ticket Price: Y20
Tel: 0757 82221680

Xi Qiao Kung Fu
XiQiao is perhaps the most significant Pearl in this vast River Delta. It is a renowned scenic spot, Buddhist temple complex, and home to everything that embodies ultimate and state of the arts Chinese Kung Fu. Teachings are based upon 'HuangFeiHong' (Wong Fei Hung in Cantonese, versions) style 'Gongfu'. Huang Fei Hong came to Foshan as a young boy, with his Father and other disciples as they fled Imperial persecution from the Shaolin Temple in neighbouring Fujian Province. They settled in Nanhai (The name of Foshan City District at that time), and in a new home - which you can still visit today. There is now a very major Martial Arts School there. Lessons are available, and easily booked - if you know how? Contact China Expats if you want this, and we will sort it all for you + options for spouse and friends who think you are maybe a little crazy?

Below is a quotation from the latest edition of Foshan Tourist Guide:
"Foshan Hong Sheng Martial Arts Academy was established in 1851 by a martial Master named Zhang Yan during the Qing Dynasty. Time honoured and deeply influential, the centre boasts a lot of followers. The members of Hongsheng played a positive role in the past anti-feudalism and anti-imperialism wars. Hongsheng Martial Arts Centre has established branches in Hong Hong and abroad".

Opening times: 9 am to 5 pm
Bus numbers: 133, 141, 143
Tel: 0757 83217908

Bruce Lee in Daliang
Bruce Lee's ancestral home is in a small village near Daliang, the capital city os Shunde County, Foshan City District. Local government and enterprise have formed a Bruce Lee museum which offers genuine memento's, martial arts instruction, and a Kung Fu theme park. This is the location of the famous 'Bruce Lee Mountain' and will provide Kung Fu enthusiasts with a memorable day out.

Services
China Expats are pleased to arrange tuition, accommodation, meet and greet, transfers, translation services and sight-seeing trips for any Kung Fu students to the above and other locations on an all inclusive basis. Please ask for details.

Anglicisation
Wing Chun (Mainland Cantonese), Wing Tsun (Hong Kong Cantonese) and Yong Chun (Mandarin) all mean the same thing, simply the spelling is different. The same holds true for many related terms and names of people, for instance Yip Man is the Hong Kong Cantonese anglicisation. We have used Mainland Cantonese, as this is what everybody here speaks.
This information is as supplied by China Expats and our friends, as dated 26th August 2011, and/or other reliable sources. Please check this information yourself as it may alter without notice, and whilst we try our best to ensure it is correct, please do not hold us responsible for any errors - this is intended as a simple guide only
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