Transcript of "The formation of Snake Crane Wing Chun Martial Arts Association 2009-01-08"
Author: Wayne K. W. Yung [email@example.com] President of Snake Crane Wing Chun Martial Arts Association, Hong Kong 25th February 2009 Snake Crane Wing Chun Mun re-open to public 蛇鶴詠春門公開露面2009 年 1 月 8 日蛇鶴詠春國術總會（蛇鶴詠春門）於香港正式成立，蛇鶴詠春門於晚清因李文茂帶領梨園子弟參與太平天國起義事敗後，經歷被追殺及作隱蔽，至今已有個半多世紀，現由蛇鶴詠春門第五傳羅昭榮師傅交一面帥旗給翁國榮師傅，同時，世界功夫武術段位制會長及大聖劈掛門宗師陳秀中師傅再親自送贈兩面對旗作賀，標致着蛇鶴詠春門經歷個半世紀隱蔽後再從新公開露面，會長翁國榮接受帥旗及兩面對旗，同時亦回贈紀念牌於陳秀中師傅，儀式過後隨即作一個私人匯演，向紐約大學交流生作中國功夫文化交流表演，表演主要是蛇鶴詠春拳及太極拳。Snake Crane Wing Chun Mun open to publicOn 8th January 2009, Snake Crane Wing Chun Martial Arts Association 蛇鶴詠春國術總會 is formally established in Hong Kong. In late Qing Dynasty, the SnakeCrane Wing Chun Mun 蛇鶴詠春門 was prosecuting, after the failure of rebellion ofLi Man Mau 李文茂, together with the Red Boat 紅船 members, joining Tai PingHeavenly Kingdom 太平天國. Till now, it hides itself over one and a half century.The 5th generation follower of the Mun, Grandmaster Law Chiu Wing 羅昭榮 gifted （帥旗） to Sifu Wayne Yung. Also, president of the World Organizationa marshal flagof Martial Arts Kung Fu Masters 世界功夫武術段位總會 and the Grandmaster ofTai Shing Pek Kwar Mun 大聖劈掛門, Grandmaster Chan Sau Chung 陳秀中 gifteda pair flags 對旗 to celebrate the formation of the association. It leads the SnakeCrane Wing Chun Mun 蛇鶴詠春門 re-open to the public again, after hiding itselfover one and a half century. The President, Sifu Wayne Yung received those flagsto manage the Mun 門, and at the same time, to gife a souvenir to Grandmaster Chan陳秀中. Afterwards, Snake Crane Wing Chun Mun 蛇鶴詠春門 demonstrated aKung Fu culture show to the New York University MBA students. The show wasmainly on Snake Crane Wing Chun Kuen 蛇鶴詠春拳 and Tai Chi Chuan 太極拳. 1
[蛇鶴詠春門第五傳羅昭榮師傅交送帥旗給翁國榮師傅及蛇鶴詠春門同人合照][The 5th generation of Snake Crane Wing Chun Mun 蛇鶴詠春門, Grandmaster LawChiu Wing 羅昭榮 passed the marshal flag to Sifu Wayne Yung and has Group photoof all followers.][世界功夫武術段位制總會會長及大聖劈掛門宗師陳秀中師傅送贈兩面對旗][Grandmaster Chan Sau Chung 陳秀中 represented the World Organization ofMartial Arts Kung Fu Masters and the Tai Shing Pek Kwar Mun to gift a pair of flagsto sifu Wayne Yung][會長翁國榮師傅回贈紀念品於陳秀中師傅及蛇鶴詠春國術總會正式成立][Snake Crane Wing Chun Martial Arts Association is formally established.] 2
蛇鶴詠春創於南少林寺永春殿，由至善禪師跟五梅師太及一眾弟子們所創，至善禪師精於蛇形拳，而五梅師太則善於鶴形拳，並觀察蛇鶴生活動形態演變而成，所以這套拳法多以蛇手及鶴手為招式，尤以攤、膀、伏及標指為甚，故名『蛇鶴詠春』。蛇鶴詠春在練習黐手時，可矇著眼睛練習，故稱『盲拳』，還有在練習時多在家中，故亦稱『歸家拳』。Accordingly, ‘Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春’ was developed in the Wing ChunHouse 永春殿, one of the houses in the Southern Shaolin Temple and used to train theguardian monks the Shaolin martial art, by the monk "Grandmaster Chi Sin 至善禪師" and the nun "Grandmaster Ng Mui 五梅師太", as well as numerous experiencedguardian monks. Grandmaster Chi Sin 至善禪師 was good at the "Snake form 蛇形"and Grandmaster Ng Mui 五梅師太 was good at the “Crane form 鶴形”, and theyobserved the daily activities of the life of the snake and the crane to develop theseskills. Because a lot of the Snakes hands and the Cranes hands can be found,especially the TanSau 攤手, BongSau 膀手, FookSau 伏手 and BiuJee 標指, it iscalled ‘Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春’. Eyes can be covered during practice todevelop quick reflexes via the Sticky Hands 黐手 drill and is called ‘Blink Kune 盲拳’. Training is always done at home, never in the open, and is also called ‘HomeKuen 歸家拳’.蛇鶴詠春傳承自紅船大花面申錦，晚年傳羅梯雲，羅再傳子定周，上世紀四十年代，由羅定周帶來香港，再傳子昭榮至今，經歷三代，已变成羅氏家藝，二十一世紀才公開教授。在拳套方面，內有小念頭、尋橋、標指、轆手、黐手、散式、木椿法、滕圈法、筷子法、六點半棍及雙刀等，並附有練功口訣，其中小念頭還有一首『念頭歌』詩描述其招式及這拳法的由來，手法以擒拿及穴位攻打為主。The mastery of Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 was bequeathed to GrandmasterSun Kam 申錦, a member of Red Boat Opera 紅船戲班. In his late age,Grandmaster Law Tai Wen 羅悌雲 was one of his students. Afterwards,Grandmaster Law 羅悌雲 taught his son, Law Ting Chau 羅定周, the skill. In the1940s, Grandmaster Law Ting Chau 羅定周 came to Hong Kong. He passed theskill to his son, Law Chiu Wing 羅昭榮. All successors since Grandmaster Sun Kam申錦 are in the lineage of Law’s family 羅家 for three generations. They have keptthe Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 in a very low profile. In Snake Crane WingChun 蛇鶴詠春, there are SiuLimTau 小念頭, ChumKiu 尋橋, BiuChi 標指, LukSau轆手, ChiSau 黐手, SanSik 散式, Dummy techniques 木人樁法, Rattan ring 籐圈法,Chopstick 筷子法, Long pole 六點半棍 and Twin knives 雙刀. It also comes with alot of training formulae and poems. One of it is called ‘LimTau Song 念頭歌’ anddescribes the techniques of SiuLimTau 小念頭 and how Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 comes from. These skills mainly on the grabbing, and hitting the weakpoints. 3
蛇鶴詠春早於上世紀曾由羅昭榮師傅叔父羅君籌先生在精武體育會作短暫教授，及後七十年代由其徒兒陳榮錚師傅（坐在陳秀中師傅右手邊）在新武俠雜誌招登廣告作公開教授，後來在其師反對下亦再度停止公開授徒。自始以後，再沒有蛇鶴詠春消息，至這世紀，才正式再作公開教授，蛇鶴詠春國術總會正式成立，代表了蛇鶴詠春門不再作隱蔽，亦不再只作羅氏家藝，今天正式公開發揚蛇鶴詠春拳藝，令此拳藝得以延續下去。Last century, Mr. Law Kun Chau 羅君籌, uncle of Grandmaster Mr. Law Chiu Wing羅昭榮, taught the Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 in Hong Kong JingWuAssociation 香港精武體育會. Afterwards, he stopped without any reasons. Also, in1974, Sifu Chan Wing Chan 陳榮錚, (sitting on the right side of Grandmaster ChanSau Chung 陳秀中), posted an advertisement to teach the Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 to the public in the New Martial Hero magazine. Later, Grandmaster Law羅昭榮 knew that, and strongly forbid. Then there was no more news about theopen teaching of Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 until today. Presently, withthe formation of the Snake Crane Wing Chun Martial Arts Association, it means thatthe Snake Crane Wing Chun Mun 蛇鶴詠春門 stops hiding itself and the skills arenot limited to Law’s family only. Now, the Snake Crane Wing Chun 蛇鶴詠春 isopen to all, and hopes that the descendants will maintain it and pass it on to futuregenerations. 4