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[Master ③] Inheriting Mok Gar Kuen to avoid fighting

2021-May-27       Source: Newsgd.com

In Huogang Village, a small village in Huizhou of Guangdong Province, a half-collapsed old house built in the Jiaqing period of the Qing Dynasty has still preserved the wall with scars kicked by Mok J
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In Huogang Village, a small village in Huizhou of Guangdong Province, a half-collapsed old house built in the Jiaqing period of the Qing Dynasty has still preserved the wall with scars kicked by Mok Jin-nin, a descendant of Mok Gar Kuen in the late Qing Dynasty.

As one of the five famous styles of martial arts in Guangdong, Mok Gar Kuen has developed for over 300 years. Mok Gar Kuen is good at the leg method. Mok Gar Kuen's founder Mok Ta-si created this style after traveling around the country to learn martial arts.

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Pay attention to martial arts morality

Mok Gar Kuen aims at the opponent's crucial points and attacks in any possible way. That's how people use Mok Gar to survive on a battlefield.

"Traditional Kung Fu is not what you see in the ring for martial contests. In the ring, you cannot attack your opponent in certain places. But when talking about traditional Kung Fu, you should aim at the crucial points, " Mok Yuk-lam explained. Mok is the 9th generation of the descendant of Mok Gar Kuen.

Because of the aggressive style of Mok Gar Kuen, students are required to pay attention to the martial arts morality and should never get into fights with others. "Of course, martial arts are not used in this way. As far as my current understanding goes, learning martial arts is to avoid fighting," Mok said.

It is the right way to resist foreign aggression with martial art. Mok Gar Kuen was born in a turbulent period, and the practitioners' primary purpose was to protect the family and the country. For instance, Mok Lai-sing, the second-generation successor, defeated some Russian fighters who raised a challenge with Mok Gar Kuen in Hong Kong.

Becoming a video blogger to promote Mok Gar Kuen

Mok Gar Kuen is vital in basic drills, and for young people, it is a matter of tempering their minds. If you want to get started, you have to repeat several years of basic skills practice. Therefore, at one time, Mok Gar Kuen almost lost its inheritance. From the late 1970s to the beginning of this century, almost no one practiced Mok Gar Kuen in Huogang Village.

There are always more ways than difficulties. Mok Yuk-lam strives to promote Mok Gar Kuen into the local campus so that children can have a better understanding of this martial arts at an early age.

Mok Yuk-lam himself has even become a short video blogger. He opened a channel on the video platform, updated many videos that teach self-defense, and introduces Mok Gar Kuen to young audiences. He gained tens of thousands of fans. "Everyone should have the awareness to pass down the tradition. I should do more," Mok said.

 

Reporters: Zhu Xiaolong, Wang Fang

Videographer: Wang Liangjue

English Version: Nan, Chen Weifeng

English Editors: Wing, Olivia, Jerry

Editor: Will

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