Kung Fu is a martial art of Chinese origin that has very ancient roots, its meaning is literally a man who struggles / works, suggesting that the achievement of a virtue is achieved only through continuous and constant research.
It is divided into styles, or methods of transmission of techniques, mechanics and principles necessary to master the art of combat.
The San Dao program involves training two styles from southern China: Hung Gar and Wing Chun. The study of the two styles grants the practitioner a complete knowledge of his body and the principles of naked hand combat and with objects. The school offers a dynamic and contemporary method making the traditional Kung Fu a combat system applicable both in ring and street thanks to the experience of its teachers, who have lived the martial art both through traditional teaching in Hong Kong and experienced the its effectiveness in different martial competitions, winning several tournaments in sports combat disciplines.
Hung Gar is a Kung – Fu method from the Shaolin in southern China, also known as Hung Kuen or Hung Kyun (“Hung’s fist”).
This chinese boxing style trains every fighting technique through coded sequences with well established positions in order to get the trainee used to a solid structure and to generate great hit power using hip rotation and body weight.
In this way, one develops an armonic and effective movement, increasing the circulation of inner energy: Ch’i.
On higher levels, sophisticated breathing systems are introduced aiming at a journey of safeguarding and wellbeing of our own organism.
Traditionally, the paternity of this style is ascribed to Hung Hei Geug, who – together with Gee Sim, studied the Shaolin tiger’s style.
Through centuries, the main transmission link goes directly to master Lam Sai Wing (1860 – 1943) and to master Chan Hon Chung (1909 – 1991, Hong Kong). The last student of the master Chan is the sifu Cheon Yee Keung from which derives our training in this style learned directly from his teachings through constant trips to Hong Kong, completing the entire program.
Wing Chung style (“Eternal Spring”) gets it’s name from young Yim Wing Chun who founded it. It descends from the method created by the Shaolin Ng Mui temple’s nun, in order to oppose the fighters that used systems based on physical strenght.
This style offers different exercises aimed at increasing our ability to feel and unload the energy of the opponent (exercises of Chi Sao, Gor Sao etc …).
By way of a correct training – which is needed to re-program our instinct – Wing Chun teaches to oppose the attack by taking advantage of the the concept of central line.
It’s fundamental principle is: “to absorb what comes around, to follow what goes away and to hit when void occurs.”
Wing Chun had numerous different derivations, one of the most known masters of the style was Yip Man whom, amongst his pupils, trained Whong Shun Leung.
From Whong Shung Leung from which derives our current handed down through the Wing Chun Basement, of which the three teachers of the San Dao, have obtained the title of Si Fu (Master).