Headed by Grandmaster Leung Shum and run by Master Cecil A. Jordan and lead instructor Paul Lee, our HQ is the premier training facility for Eagle Claw KF.
Grandmaster Leung Shum, the godson and top student of the late Grandmaster Ng Wai Nung, operated the Hong Kong school of Eagle Claw from the 1950's until he came to America in 1971 to teach the system. He is one of the only instructors in the world qualified to teach the entire Ying Jow Pai system, including the famous 108 locking techniques of Ngok Fei.
Class begins with a group warm-up and stretching, then moves to conditioning with kung fu basics: blocking, striking, kicking, jumping, turning, and stance work.
After warm-up, students learn forms (classical routines of Eagle Claw and northern kung fu techniques), self defense, and sparring. Weapons training plays a large role as well. Students get instruction in staff, short stick, sword, saber, three-section staff, spear, double-headed spear, kwan do (halberd), chain, hook swords, and daggers. Each weapon has a different purpose in self defense as well as in body conditioning. Higher level students focus on fighting, advanced techniques, and gymnastics.
The Northern Eagle Claw system includes 25 fist forms, more than 25 weapon forms, over 25 partner (two-men or three-men) sets and the essence of the system, the 108 locking hand techniques.
There are five major styles of Tai Chi: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Sun. Ying Jow Pai offers instruction in the Wu style. The main form consists of 108 movements practiced in a slow, relaxed fashion.