Shun Yu Fung's (Sun Yu Fung) Curriculum Northern Shaolin Lo Han Part III
These sets were passed down to us from two disciples of Shun Yu Fung (Sun Yu Fung) : Li Hon Kuai and Ma Gim Fung (Ma Ching Fung) who then passed it to Wong Jia Man (Wong Chia Man).
Shun Yu Fung learnt his Northern Shaolin Yan Lo Han from Monk Yuan Tung T'an and his weapon skills from Chang Chan K'uei, nicknamed Big Saber Chang, before accepting an assignment to be head instructor at the Ching Wu (Jing Mo) school in Canton, China in 1921. Shun Yu Fung nickname was "King of Sabers of Seven Provinces" and "Champion of Fist in Five Provinces".
The fighting principles of Northern Shaolin Lo Han, as pass down from Ma Gim Fung, are: Courage, Strength and Technique. Applying all three of these principles simultaneously will lead to defeating one's opponent.
Northern Shaolin Lo Han stress both hardness and softness but yet it is a fierce style. It is characterized by extremely high leaps and fancy footwork. Lo Han is described by Wong Chia Man Sifu as:
"Northern Shaolin Lo Han is as fast as the wind. Steps are quick and the fists are like metal balls attached to springs that shoot out like darts".
The Maxim of Lohan Style of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu
The multiplicity of the martial arts are truly profound.
The doctrine imparted by thy master, practitioner shall endure.
Infinite styles and formations could not all be mastered,
Various alteration and transformation shall never end;
Practice truly makes perfect,
Bit by bit, piece by piece together they bound.
Although in private practice, one should regard as if confronting a fierce opponent;
Performed every single movement as if confronting a disembowelment.
Be perpetually alert, this is not a matter of game.
Rather, it is a matter of life and death.
Be vigilant even in your dream. Always be prepared with watchful eyes.
After a long duration, thy physical body and mind will combine.
Your movements shall command fluency.
Subconscious action will become order and discipline.
Even a swift movement would make a perfect strike.
Description of Northern Shaolin Lo Han
Li Hon Chia: “The term Lo Han means one step below Buddha. Therefore it can be interpreted that Lo Han style was a specialized style and was regarded as a higher level than the common styles. It also means that the Lo Han techniques are the best moves and are the most powerful.”
1. Cross Battle Fist
2. Loose Battle Fist
3. Big Battle Fist
4. Northern Shaolin Lo Han Yao Bo Chuan
5. Northern Shaolin Lo Han # 1
6. Northern Shaolin Lo Han # 2
7. Northern Shaolin Lo Han # 3
8. Northern Shaolin Lo Han # 4
9. Northern Shaolin Lo Han # 5
10. Northern Shaolin Lo Han # 9
11. Standard Jing Mo Lo Han Fist
12. Northern Shaolin Lo Han Fighting 2-person (aka Five Brothers from Sun Yu Fung)
13. Combination Battle Fist 2-person fighting (Six Rows of Arm Lock )
14. Northern Shaolin Lo Han Nian Shou Fighting 2 -person (Sun Yu Fung)
1. Pa Kua Saber (Sun Yu Fung's version)
2. Door Breaking Saber (Sun Yu Fung)
3. Loose Wrist Saber Fighting 2 person (Sun Yu Fung)
4. Double Dagger (Standard Jing Mo Set)
5. Double Dagger (Sun Yu Fung's version)
6. Ta Mor Sword (Standard Jing Mo)
7. Long Bench (Sun Yu Fung's)
8. Ground Demon Staff (Advance Level Staff)
9. Plum Blossom Spear (Sun Yu Fung)
10. Spring Autumn Big Knife (Sun Yu Fung)
11. Double Sabers vs Spear (Sun Yu Fung)
12. Triple Staff (Long version)
13. Triple Staff verse Spear (Jing Mo)