KB Kung Fu
is a unique style of Kung Fu, created by Kelly Bunyan the
Chief Instructor (pictured left). Kelly
started Lau Gar
Kung Fu in 1985; she became a Black Sash in 1991.
KB Kung Fu
therefore has its roots in Lau Gar, however Kelly has
developed a whole new system incorporating all elements of
both weekly Kung Fu classes at the main KB Dojo: Tues 8pm &
that people can benefit greatly in the areas of
self-confidence, physical conditioning, and personal growth
through Martial Arts training in London and absolutely loves
passing on her knowledge of Kung Fu and Kickboxing. With 28+
years of experience, Kelly has a wealth of knowledge to pass
on to all who train with her.
Due to the
advanced nature of the training, all potential Kung Fu
students are required to attend six months of our
lessons prior to joining the Kung Fu wing of our
school. This will give you the required foundations in
all KB punches and kicks.
Many of the
terms used in the lessons are in Cantonese. Beginner classes
include English translations; you will pick up the Cantonese
as you go along. Unless you're already fluent in Cantonese,
you'll pick up a new language whilst training.
One on one
learning set routines
Fitness and flexibility
to come and watch a class to see if KB Kung Fu will be
suited to you.
TECHNIQUES KB Kung Fu
techniques involve punching, kicking, blocking, elbowing,
sweeping and jumping.
Staff and knife defence, strangulation defence and other
street fighting techniques are also covered on a weekly basis.
To be more specific, here are a few of the regularly used
Hand strikes: Snake hand, leopard fist, knife hand,
hammer fist, spear hand, bridge hands, palm heel smash...
Blocks: Double palm block, double forearm block.
Upper, lower and outer block...
Kicks: Sickle kick, stomping kicks, thrusting heart
kick, axe kick, spinning kick, hook kick...
All techniques are practised in the most controlled and safe
manner, contact is made for blocking, but we do not strike
each other with the techniques mentioned above. Although
contact is made when blocking (provided the correct kit is
worn), the strikes do not connect. Only when sparring is
there contact when striking (above the waist), however, full
protection is worn, including gloves. Even the sparring
contact is NOT full; the intention is to learn ancient
techniques, not damage other members.
WHAT IS LAU
STYLE KUNG FU
KB Kung Fu is
based on a 'Lau style,' which can be said to be a Southern
Kung Fu style, external and hard in nature. It is derived
from the form of boxing practised at the Kuei Ling Temple
situated in the Kong Sai province of West China. The master
‘Three Eyed Lau’, a tiger hunter whom is honoured as founder
of the style, learnt it from a monk on retreat from the
temple. The fighting techniques of the style are based upon
the movements of the following five animals:
Represents internal training (chi) and cultivation of spirit.
Characteristics - the ability to change at will, appear and
disappear. Flexibility and graceful movements.
Fast and sleek, develops internal power. Single, accurate,
very high efficiency strike or kick. Relies on movement to
block, not blocking techniques.
The leopard style represents bravery and martial ferocity. It
requires the development of strength and features a strong
waist and lower extremities. The leopard style also requires
the development of power and speed and swift penetrating
strikes. Agile footwork.
Strong and powerful movements, breaking, striking, locking,
ripping and tearing.
Crane: The Crane does not
attack only counter attacks. It would do this from any angle
except the front. It would always side step the attack;
possibly using it's wings to mask the movement, change
direction again, possibly to deliver a technique to the
attacker. It is a master of evasion. Calm, patient and stable.
Swift movements, circular and soft.