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The SHAO CHOY HUNG KUNG FU system is the creation of Sijo Bob C. Smith through his training in various Chinese,Okinawan, and Japanese arts over the many years. The SHAO CHOY HUNG KUNG FU is comprised of several different major chinese styles with unique innovations based on Sijo Smith's past study and personal insights.

SHAOLIN KUNG FU: This involves the study of the "5 Animal" SYSTEM of northern and southern Shaolin (little or young forest) kung fu system. The five animals are Dragon (Lung),Tiger (Hu or Fu), Leopard (Pao), Snake (She), and Crane (Hao or Hok). These five animals each teach different aspects and elements that comprise the spirit of each creature and are personified through the techniques of each animal into a set of each animal style. Like "pearls of wisdom that form a necklace of knowledge", the various animal sets are then placed together to create a master "5 animal" form. As Sijo Smith states "In the five animal form you will not find the use of of a conventional fist ,because only humans can form a fist. Therefore, each animal uses the natural weapons that the actual creature would form, that is tiger's claws,leopard's paws, cranes wings and beak,snakes head and fangs and of course the many weapons of the dragon!". This is to keep as close as possible to the true "flavor" of each animal and the Shaolin syastem from where the animal concepts came from..the temples of Shaolin!

CHOY LE FUT KUNG FU: is one of the most widely practised kung fu styles within Asia today. It is well known for it's speed and power, it's smooth circular body movements and its flexible footwork. It combines the powerful hand techniques characteristic of the southern kung fu styles with the versatile kicks of the northern system. It emphasises the intelligent use of strength and the combination of the external force with the internal will.

HUNG GAR KUNG FU: This is one of the most popular kung-fu systems to originate from Kwang Tung (Canton), China. It is one of the five family systems passed down from the teachings of the Siu Lum Monk, Gee Shim, who taught five disciples surnamed Hung, Choy, Lay, Lau, and Mok. Hung- Ga, named after Hung Hei Guen, is a powerful style which encompasses the hard, long range offense of the Fu Ying (tiger form) and the soft, short range fluid defense of the Hok Ying (crane form), the evasiveness of the Lung (dragon), the precision of the Sae (snake), the swiftness of the Pao, (leopard) and the application of the Ng Hang Kuen (five element fist).


CHIN NA: Chin Na, although it does not exist as a separate system in and of itself, is a very effective method of controlling, disabling, and defeating an attacker. Using joint-locking, pressure point stimulation, and cavity strikes, Shaolin Chin Na (Siu Lum Kum Na in Cantonese) is a tool of most Systems of Chinese Martial Arts. Consisting of 108 techniques, Shaolin Chin Na is typically divided into two categories, Chin (Kum) and Na. There are 72 Kum techniques and 36 Na techniques. Respectively they are large seizing techniques and smaller locking and controlling techniques. Choy Li Fut contains all 108 techniques of Siu Lum Kum Na along with all the reversals (called "anti-chin na) and variations of each of them. Also Tai Chi Chuan has its own style of chin na referred to as Tai Chi Chin Na it also contains the 108 but with slight variations in keeping with the Tai Chi Chuan principles of yin and yang. (Also see added information from the front or main page in the left column)

ATEMI DO: Atemi meaning body blows (Ateru meaning to strike, Mi meaning the body). Stemi are blows, aimed at the vital or weak points of an opponent's body, in order to paralyze, by means of intense pain. Such blows can produce loss of consciousness, sever trauma, and even death, according to which point is struck. A good, all around knowledge of these vital points is necessary to avoid accident during training. Knowledge of the location of such points, and the way of striking them is generally reserved for "Budoka" of black belt standard or higher in the empty-hand martial arts. The smaller the striking surface used in Atemi, the greater the effectiveness of the blow. Atemi, technique or Atemi-waza, is very ancient and almost entirely based on knowledge of anatomy, and the points an the meridians used in acupuncture (Kyusho, vital points).
The application of Atemi-do in Shao-Choy-Hung Kung fu is worked in conjunction with Chinese Chin-na mostly, but also in other parts of my system.
O-Sensei Carlos R. Febres is a true master of the art of Atemi-do, and leader of Nindo-ryu International.
Godan, Joseph R. Rebelo also has good knowledge of Atemi-do.
I hold the rank of Hachidan (8th Degree black belt) in Atemi-do.

CHINESE KENPO: Kenpo is known for it's fast hand techniques. This Kenpo has no forms in it. It is one of the older versions of Kenpo. Sijo Smith has fast hand techniques, and blends them so well with the trapping techniques of Chin Na. Sijo Smith prefers the trapping and joint lock maneuvers of Chin Na to striking. Sijo is proficient in Kenpo Sticks as well as many other weapons. Sijo is truly unique, and a treat to watch.

TAIJUTSU: This is the empty hand techniques of Ninjitsu.

CHI GUNG, NORTHERN & SOUTHERN STYLE KICKING: These are also taught by Grandmaster Smith.

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