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Crane Jow Gar -The
Gar fist Kung Fu
Gar was founded by Jow Lung.
At the time of it's inception this particular style of Kung Fu was
labelled as having the 'head of Hung and the Tail of Choy' and the
patterns of tiger and leopard because
the essential techniques used incorporated the mighty muscular movements
of Hung Kuen and the swift footwork of Choy Gar Kung Fu.
This combination of Kung Fu styles make Jow Gar a very effective
form of self-defence with the emphasis on simultaneous attack and
During the early 1900's there were 5 brothers in the Jow family
Jow Lung, Jow Hip, Jow Hoi, Jow Biu and Jow Tin, all were creative
thinkers and together they contributed to the emergence of the system.
The brothers were known throughout the Kwantung Province of southern
China as 'The Five Tigers of Jow Gar' and were a dominant force
for nearly 50 years.
of Jow Gar
Gar requires strong legs, which are developed through rigorous stance
work, to perform 'iron broom' techniques (powerful leg sweeps) while
powerful arm strikes/blocks are used to smash oncoming attacks before
disabling the attacker with a barrage of rapid punching and clawing