“Maneuver the staff with the power of the dragon’s slashing tail. Unleash a smashing fist as the majestic tiger instantly strikes.” This is the moto of Choy Lay Fut. Choy Lay Fut stresses fast and powerful stance transitions coordinated with devastating combinations of smash-swinging fists, grabs, throws, roundhouses, uppercuts, punches, strikes and kicks.
Although Choy Lay Fut’s reach back to the sixth century A.D., Its synthesis by Master Chan Heung into a unique style occurred in the 1830’s. Initially, Choy Lay Fut was a secret, emergency combat style used during the turbulent period of civil wars in China. It has slowly become very widespread and today is a very popular style of kung fu.
The name Choy Lay Fut originates from the names of Chan Heung’s two main teachers, Choy Fook and Lay Yau San and from the word Fut, which means Buddha.