To create this article, 66 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed 1,, times. Learn more Kung Fu, also known as Gong Fu, is an ancient Chinese martial art. Should you be inspired to learn this art, yet there isn't a school nearby, you can't afford classes, or your schedule simply doesn't allow it, you can learn it yourself. As long as you're committed and ambitious, it can be done.
Fujian White Crane
Snake Kung Fu - Snake Fist Form
A old beggar from the woods secretly teaches Chien Fu kung fu as he can't afford regular classes and his "dad" doesn't want him fighting. He grows up, works as waiter and ends up fighting men from his town's crime syndicate. For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. Get the IMDb app.
The Chinese term kung fu isn't just about martial arts history, as it describes any individual accomplishment or refined skill that is achieved after hard work. In that sense, the actual term kung fu can be used to describe any skill obtained in such a manner, not just those of the martial arts variety. Still, kung fu also called gung fu is widely used to describe a significant portion of the Chinese martial arts in the contemporary world. In this sense, the term is representative of highly varied martial systems that are somewhat difficult to trace. This is something that sets the Chinese arts apart from the majority of martial arts systems , where a clearer lineage is often known.
Two decades ago, I was looking through my Grandmother's photo album where I found an ancient photograph of a young man in martial arts stance. To my great interest, I discovered that this was my Grandmother's brother Leung Wing-hang. Although the style never gained mainstream popularity, its originality sparked a series of republications over the decades, as well as a Hong Kong martial arts movie with the English title "Lackey and the Lady Tiger". Leung Wing-hang. The movie plot was very similar to the Jackie Chan movie " Snake in the Eagle's Shadow " incidentally also starring Hwang Jang Lee both of which ends with the secretive and surprisingly superior Cat style kung fu, which appears to be completely unrelated to Leung Wing-hang's Snake Cat Crane Fist style.