500 Reasons To Go With HKB Black Flag Wing Chun


You Have Your Life Story of Your Experience with Black Flag Wing Chun and how it changed your life? Please send it to sifulin@hekkiboen.com

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starToday i had an excellent sticky hands class, i start to see my improvement and understand the concept of the movements. my GM sifu Lin have a lot of patience and i like that. Also when i look around and see how advance are my class mates, make me go 100% . But for sure, I feel better and more focus than the first class..... Thanks Sifu Kenneth Lin for help me to change my live
9/14/14 - Gilberto Ruby Diaz


starShifu Lin Was The Missing Link in my long journey in the search of the understanding of the real application of internal power and even more better I am learning a techniques that teaches me how to occupied the space and time improving tremendously my kung fu, Thank you again Shifu Lin

9/10/14 - Ramiro Ruiz - California

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Sifu Lin has taught me the important of self-control over my mind and my body. I've learned how to properly train wing chun, and how its principals can apply to every day life. Sifu Lin ensures that every student understands the concepts behind every movement, focusing on the efficiency of every move. HKB Wing Chun is the most efficient!
9/7/14 - Alexander N - California

 

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Hello my name is Martin current student of Sifu Lin here at HKB Tustin Martial Arts. I would recommend anyone who is serious about leaning a skill to give it a try. Sifu Lin and the instructors are well prepared to teach. The class is well worth it. I really enjoy it because it's an outlet for me where I can express myself with what is being handed to me. This class has high energy that's for sure.
9/5/14 - Martin Rodriguez - California

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Something new just came into my live.......after many years, I found what I was looking. I wait for so many years having and idea in my head of something I can't do... After a lot of research, I found "WING CHUN". Now I feel happy and full of energy... The time and destiny took me to know Sifu Lin... I read a lot about him and I know he is the right person to teach me. I feel secure and ready to learn the great art of wing chun...I will do my best to learn and see how my live change for good.. Thanks  Sifu Kenneth Lin.
8/31/14 - Gilberto Ruby Diaz - California

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Very very lucky to be your student and definitely want to take it to the next level! Seminar yesterday on internal power was worth totally worth it and I don't think anyone can really get the system without understanding the principles behind internal power. There is no mysticism and BS here. I really like the explanations and demonstrations you give. Not many other places/systems break it down so clearly and especially to new students.
8/31/14 - James Yang - California
 

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Today I was so glad assisting to Shifu's Lin seminar in witch Shifu explained in very detail and made my mind finally understand the concepts and applications of using our internal power, in just one class Shifu Lin open my eyes and understanding to a question is being inside my head for many many years, I feel so lucky and honored becoming a student and practitioner of HKB Wing Chun and specially because not every one is as lucky as I am training directly with Shifu Lin. In just four classes I felt I had improved my Kung Fu incredibly because of Shifu Lin teachings. Looking forward to continue learning as much as I can absorb from you Shifu, Xie Xie
8/30/14 - Ramiro Ruiz - California

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Incredibly insightful seminar today on Internal Power by <a>Sifu Kenneth Lin</a>. He was cracking eggs of knowledge all over the place. Giving us the keys to understanding Wing Chun to the fullest. It is amazing when you can actually see and feel the power that is truly possible. You had to be there to really know what I mean. I know my kung fu got instantly better after seeing it for myself.
8/30/14 - Hendy Kusumadilaga - California

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During this morning's seminar I learned the secrets of black flag wing chun. Now my fists weigh over 6 pounds. Next time I heard we will be learning the kamahameha, using internal power. My fists will weigh over 100 pounds before the next seminar because of the secrets I learned today.
8/30/14 - AJ Nubla - California

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Today was a really great seminar on internal power, I learned a lot and had my eyes opened to a missing piece of the puzzle in my training. Those of you who were not there, you missed out on this one. Very beneficial!!!
8/30/14 - Dana Gonzalez - California

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Excellent internal power seminar today, for those did not show up, you are missing out big big time.... this makes a huge difference in your training, make sure to RSVP for next one... Enjoy Labor Day weekend everyone
8/30/14 - Dominique Ng - California

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This was not the first seminar for me regards on the Internal Power. However, the more I attend the seminar, the more I could understand the lecture. I don't think I understood 100%, but I could digest more informations than before. Thank you, Sifu.
8/30/14 - David Chung - California

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I just moved to the area. I looked at a few schools to continue my Kung Fu training. I met Sifu Lin for my first introduction to Wing Chun. I was blown away to say the least. 
He is a great teacher and I have learned much in just a few classes. Everyone at the school has been very nice and I enjoy the time I'm there. I get a great workout and plenty of knowledge. I feel I am getting more bang for my buck (literally).
Since I am new to the area I must also add how convenient and easy it is to find my way there.
8/29/14 - Jim Crumbliss - California

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This is very different from other traditional or martial arts schools because this style emphasizes on the reality of self-defense rather than how to defend yourself in a controlled idealistic situation. Every drill and every exercise that is taught by the school translates to real combat applications such as sparring, sticky hands free flow, and self defense reactions. On the first day I was blown away by Sifu Lin's demonstration of impluse power how he doesn't need muscle or body weight to release the energy from his hand to the opponent causing much discomfort and pain. Looking forward to more hours of intense training!
8/26/14 - Michael Ko - California

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I accidentally discovered this martial arts studio about 5 months ago. I was impressed by friendly and supportive atmosphere created by Sifu Lin, the Grand Master of the art. Now that I have been training for a while, I am truly amazed by the instruction and the effectiveness of the training. The instructors and friendly, caring, and have helped me a lot to improve. I would recommend this to anyone that is serious about learning a martial art. The emphasis is on maximum efficiency which means you spend little to no time neutralizing an attach and preventing injury to yourself. The conditioning aspects are also wonderful. I've lost 10 pounds after starting. The training is not over the top, but reasonable and anyone in good health can do it.
8/26/14 - John Maguire - California

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Black Flag Wing Chun Seminar was great and awesome, I learned a lot. Sifu Kenneth Lin conducts it good and I can understand him and pay more attention. Black Flag Wing Chun, it looks understandable and easier to learn
8/23/14 - Ace Green - Texas

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Very detailed and intense! Sifu Kenneth lin is very explanatory, hands on and make sure concepts are understood. Black Flag Wing Chun is perfect Art of Fighting for maximum efficiency!
8/23/14 - Mujahid Green  - Texas

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I feel that I learned a lot, it was an excellent presentation by Sifu Kenneth Lin. Black Flag Wing Chun is a very deep and complete art.
8/23/14 - Shuark Abdul Rahman  - Texas

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It was a fantastic experience, I feel like was were learned is very foundational and the truth. Sifu Kenneth Lin explains things very well and respects the students and other styles then fills your time with essential knowledge. Black Flag Wing Chun is very efficienct, a completely useful and practical!
8/23/14 - Saladin Ali Salaam - Texas

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This class was a fun experience. I learned a lot even though I came late. Sifu Kenneth Lin was very clear and very helpful. I encourage everyone to Try Black Flag Wing Chun. This martial arts system teachers a lot outside martial arts as well [Way of life]
8/23/14 - Malik Alexander - Texas

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Very beneficial. Sifu Kenneth Lin is excellent and Black Flag Wing Chun is good for combat and self defense.
8/23/14 - Michael Ellington - Texas

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I am a student at HKB wing chun in Orange County and I have been attending for a little over a month! I have really enjoyed my training under sifu lin, his determination to help each student strive to be the best, very open to answering any question about hkb wing chun or himself. He offers classes 6 days a week, so for ppl with busy schedules it gives you Time to find what works best for you! I personally set it a goal to go 6 times a week! The atmosphere is very welcoming an positive, even if there are classes u missed he offers many ways for you to make them up or go an practices on your own with the online university site he has for his students! I feel sifu lin is very skilled in the hkb wing chun he is well rounded and knowledgeable. Under sifu Lin's training I have really started to grasp/understand sticky hands one of the many things u will be practicing here at hkb wing chun and I feel very good I can look back an see how much of an improvement I have started to make! I also would like to thank the other members of the of the school for being so helpfully and welcoming to me. last but not least sifu lin for showing me his skills, knowledge an hard work 6 days a week to me an the rest of his students!! You have been a real inspiration sifu lin I thank you! If your reading this I hope to see YOU at our next class and take that next step in the HKB Kung fu!!!
08/14/14 - Tom Battaglia - California
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Wing chun is an awesome work out! I went to watch my boyfriend one night and there were about seven people in the class. As I watched, I learned a lot about the art. Sifu Lin was very helpful and hands on with his students. He made sure to watch every person individually and make sure they were doing there stance and techniques correctly. It was a very welcoming environment. As I sat there watching, he made sure to make me feel very comfortable which made me enjoy it even more. My boyfriend comes home every night so excited to tell me what he learned. Sifu Lin is not only a welcoming man, but I can tell he takes a lot of pride in making sure his students leave feeling as if they learned something new to take home and practice!!!!! Definitely a recommendation if you are interested !!! Don't hesitate!!!!!
8/8/14 - Kimberly L - California

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HKB is a great place to train your mind and body. Even being a new student I can already start to understand the efficiency of movement and the control my body can exert with minimal power. I feel faster and stronger already.
Definitely worth checking out.
7/16/14 - Hendy Kusuma - California

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Sifu Lin is a one of a kind instructor! Definitely worth the investment in my opinion. I knew his teaching was worth my time when I saw the result of his efforts in the skill level of his leadership students. In my opinion, Sifu Lin knows how to enable a student to take his or her body to the next level in relaxation and control. It's funny being able to practice what I learn in class, on my friends. They definitely feel the power haha. I've been with Sifu Lin for only 8 months so far, and my power has increase significantly. Thanks Sifu!
6/8/14 - Sam Anderson - California

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This is an amazing school, It is a privilege to learn from one of the best Wing Chung Masters in the world. It is truly an amazing art that Sifu Lin has taught us. I learned a lot about structure, self defense, and it's totally worth a long drive.
5/7/14 - Zachary Rivizzigno - California

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This is very different from other traditional or martial arts schools because this style emphasizes on the reality of self-defense rather than how to defend yourself in a controlled idealistic situation. Every drill and every exercise that is taught by the school translates to real combat applications such as sparring, sticky hands free flow, and self defense reactions. On the first day I was blown away by Sifu Lin's demonstration of impluse power how he doesn't need muscle or body weight to release the energy from his hand to the opponent causing much discomfort and pain. Looking forward to more hours of intense training!
1/9/14 - Michael Ko - California

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For the past 6 months I've been learning the art of HKB Wing Chun Kung Fu. As a women I've always felt the need to empower myself, physically & mentally. Also being small in stature, I know i need to at least do myself the favor and learn self defense. In case I ever get assaulted, I'm ready. My husband & son will hopefully never have to worry about me. 
Wing Chun Kung Fu has taught me confidence in areas that i lacked before, it has taught me patience, internal strength training, spirituality, balance, and new friendship. So I encourage all of you to give us a try.
11/19/13 - Katie Wang - California

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The HKB system is Magical. Sifu Lin demonstrates how to defend yourself with maximum power and minimal effort, and in a way that is easy to grasp and progress with. Classes are fun and great exercise, and I am always learning something about kung fu that applies to other areas of life as well.
7/23/13 - Wes Lucus - California

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Training here has totally changed my life for the better. Having stumbled upon the school's Ad on Craigslist, I figured I might as well try it as I had nothing to lose. I had done Boxing and was then enrolled in Muay Thai, so I was NOT looking into any other Martial Art classes. After day one I knew this was something that I'd be doing for the rest of my life. After my 9 to 5 job, my whole world revolves around my HKB class. Mr. Lin's humbleness, practical style of teaching and sense of humor really draw you in and make you feel welcome. There is no question that goes unanswered, and Mr. Lin really goes the extra mile to assure that. No matter your skill level, you will always feel welcome, as we are all a family here at the Tustin HKB headquarters, something that I cant say about the previous schools I have attended. Beyond just Martial Arts, all aspects of life have changed for the better, as mentally I am the strongest I have ever been. No matter what problems or obstacles I may face in everyday life, there is always a solution, a way out, an opening- JUST LIKE IN WING CHUN KUNG FU.. Proud to be part of the first generation of CA HKB students, and welcome anyone to try it, you will not regret it !!!!
3/2/13 - Justino Castilo - California

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My first meeting with Sifu Lin is beyond words. I was impressed with his teaching style and approach. Every since that meeting I have become a student for life so I can master this very unique and effective form of martial art. I look forward to training every week as it has become part of my regular schedule. Sifu Lin's training is great for the mind, soul, and spirit. After each class I feel better about myself and work up a great sweat, which is also great for the heart. I highly recommend meeting Sifu Lin for yourself. He has made my life for the better. I wish I could have met him sooner.
2/25/13 - Tim Snyder - California

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 I have been training at HKB for around 2 months now. When Sifu Lin first showed me what Black Flag Wing Chun is and how its power differs from all other martial arts. I used to train in various martial arts before including Ip Man Wing Chun but when I saw this style, I was amazed. I could not believe that the body is capable of performing such power and techniques. Now 2 months in although I am still a beginner, I began to see how it's possible. Not only that but training has has had a profound impact on my life. Through training I have gained confidence when approaching challenges, discipline when carrying them through, and a calm and clear sense of mind. I look forward to every class when I am training in Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun.
2/25/13 - Michael Ko - California

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The martial art is different than any other I've ever experienced. Sifu Lin has the passion to teach this unique style and help me grow. The authenticity of this martial arts is very rare. You have to see it for yourself. The plan is to incorporate this art into my daily life.
2/25/13 - Peter Morales - California

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When I first stepped into the school I was expecting a intimidating vibe but, when I began to connect with Sifu Lin, he brightened up the atmosphere and was very welcoming and friendly. Training began and it has been very invigorating ever since. Sifu's teach methods are very effective and easy to follow. Even with novice students, he shortened the learning curve through his insightful teaching methods and training program. I recommend to anyone who wants a major boost in mental discipline, learn humility (because you all know we need it), learn how to earn and give respect, and the confidence uplift through the training process.
2/19/13 - Janh Doe - California

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At first I was skeptical about doing Wing Chun because it is criticized by the general martial arts population as being weak. This is not your traditional wing chun. THIS IS BLACK FLAG WING CHUN. A totally different linage and style. It concentrates on fluid movements at maximum efficiency.  
On the first day, Grand Master Lin will demonstrate the effectiveness of this style and show you some moves. You are free to ask any questions and test the effectiveness of the style yourself. I can guarantee you that it is practical and will protect you from any attack, I have some badly bruised arms to prove it.  This is all free. If you like it sign up, if not you're free to leave. There is no pressure here.  I signed up for the trial class and now I'm a full time student. Since my first day there I have not stopped learning and training.  It's just so much fun to do and master.
I've only been training for about 1 month now and I have learned so much. The best part is the instructor, Sifu Lin, is very approachable. He has great ways for explaining the movements to help you understand and takes great pride in training his students and you can see the results in your training. 
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to do martial arts. If you have doubts you can do a full 6 weeks of training for just $40 bucks. I say just give it a try if you are interested.
11/19/12 - Albert T - California

starI've been doing HKB Black Flag Wing Chun for about 3 weeks now. Ever since my first lesson I've been hooked. Sifu Lin teaches you about using your body in it's most efficient way. You don't learn brute force here, you learn true strength that, once mastered, will be with you forever. It's a great art to learn. It has really opened my eyes on how self-defense is taught. If you are curious about it just try it out, that's what I did. Best decision ever.
11/15/12 - Albert Tang - California 

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Today was my very first session with Sifu Lin Xiang Fuk and I recommend Sifu Lin's class for the following reasons:
1) Explanation  of each movement is very clear.
2) Steps are decomposed in a manner so that beginners with no martial art experience can pick up the movements easily.
3) Each movement and it's practical use in self defense are clearly demonstrated.
4) Sifu is open to questions and is good about answering them so the students can understand.
5) Sifu has a good sense of humor so that we laugh and have fun in his class while we learn the movements.
Even though the class has about 40+ students, Sifu Lin took the time to rotate through the class, watch us do the steps, correct our mistakes, explain to us what we did wrong, and why it is important to do the steps the way he showed us.
Very good class so please give his class a try 🙂
11/10/12 - Boba O - California

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 I’am Gerald, a french citizen who lives in thailand. I met Master Lin Xiang Fuk, in September 2010 thanks to Sifu Sergio Iadarola (I am infinitely grateful to him). I practice kung fu internally and externally for over 10 years and I must admit that I have become aware of the exceptional level of : Black Flag Kung Fu.  Indeed, this kung fu is completely the opposite of everything I learned in the past. Finally, a truly comprehensive sytem, progressive, flawless, perfect logic, where mixed hard and soft, coordination, speed, energy work ... What touches me most is to feel how I could grow exponentially in a so short time.  I also feel an inner calm my anger, a release from my ego and my emotions. I’ am only at the beginning of this wonderful journey that looks perfect, and begin to understand how this kung fu will change me. The road will be long and tough but the reward will be!Thank you to Master Lin Xiang Fuk to allow Western people to access a Chinese treasure still secret until now.
Nov 2010 - Gerald T - Thailand

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My name is Percival, I am a Kung Fu practitioner since childhood and I never seen this kind of development of internal whip in my life and I am so very proud to be part of this system. The power of martial and the philosophy of it is very important. For my own experience? I cannot put it into words but to suggest that you have also to experience for your self the beauty of wing chun!
Nov 2010 - Percival R - Philipine

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Thanks to Sukong Lin Xiang Fuk, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the family to participate HKB Eng Chun. I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with the Sukong Lin Xiang Fuk, is impressive and the content and techniques that are past, something unimaginable.
I am very grateful to Sikung Lin Xiang Fuk, Sipak Benny Meng is I can not forget my Sifu Sergio Iadarora because without his participation this would be possible.
Nov 2010 - Jason L. - Brazil

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Hi, my name is Bill Norton. I train under Sifu Lambert at Mengs Martial Arts of Cincinnati. I have been studying Hek Ki Boen for about 10 months now and im in still in awe of how deep the system goes. Not only does it train you externally but also mentally and physically(externally and physically meaning two different things). It is a complete system in that is has all the treasures of shaolin; that being health, combat, and chan. Not only does it prepare your mind and body for self defense but it also lets you see a different perspective about things in your everyday life. Hek Ki Boen is rooted in the Chan philosophy of dealing with the here and now and not living in the past. Also with the Chan philosophy and Hek Ki Boen is about not having attachments. It trains you to not have attachments mentally and physically. Hek Ki Boen can only be experienced. The more I could tell you about it the more lost you would become. It requires the body to experience it to understand it. Thank you for taking the time to read this. If your interested in martial arts then I suggest you check out and Hek Ki Boen; Black Flag school near you.
Nov 2010 - Bill Norton - Ohio

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One of the most unique aspects of this system is the training methodology of this system. Not that it can generate so much power but, because the way this system is organizes power is a product of the training. It starts off with the Micro Cosmos where you train the thoughts, muscle and breathing. The core or the start of this training is Sam Cian Po.  It is based on Chan Buddhism and if done properly it teaches the student not to focus on the form or the energy but to be mindful of the here and now. It also teaches the body should be relaxed and light so that when you strike your arm can act as a super conductor for the energy that is generated. Because there is no tension in your arms to reduce the power or any recoil, this allows for the use of maximum power. The system then moves on to the Macro Cosmos which teaches the student the separation of time and space and how we must occupy the time and become the space.  But ultimately we must understand that that both time and space is an illusion in Chan the past and the future is just a distraction the only thing that truly exists is the present moment.  Space is also an illusion it is just energy flowing from one moment to the next. So to understand this allows the student not to be attached to the change in time and space so that they do not freeze in combat.  Next comes the training of emptiness. I believe that this express the unlimited potential of the human being in both combat and in life. If you look close enough at a sub atomic level everything is made up of space and from nothingness comes the creation of everything.  In emptiness there is no boundary just the building blocks of the universe and you are only limited by your beliefs or your imagination to use what the universe has provided you.
Sep 2010 - Joel Pryor  - Michigan

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In the late 1600’s the Southern Shaolin temple was destroyed.  There were many forms of martial arts being learned, trained, and developed in the temple, and it is also believed that most of the Asian martial arts have their origins in the Shaolin temple.  The research of the Ving Chun Museum, by Sifu Benny Meng, has traced many of the Wing Chun lineages back to the temple.  Some Wing Chun lineages have been taught in the public for decades.  However, a few Wing Chun lineages have kept their arts secret and have continued their teaching within small groups of practitioners.
Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun Pai (HKBECP) is one of the lineages whose origin was in the Southern Shaolin Temple has been kept secret.  At the present time the system is being practiced in Indonesia and has been brought to, and is being instructed, by Su Hu Kenneth Lin in America.
The uniqueness of Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun, as compared to most martial arts systems who require their practitioners to develop powerful muscles, harden their bones, and increase their speed through physical attributes, is that Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun develops its practitioners by teaching them how to “de-link” their physical body, separate their breathing, and control their thinking in a manner that is completely foreign to contemporary martial arts.  Further the practitioner is required to gain these skills at the very onset of their training.  It is so subtle that if a person simply observes it being performed they will not be able to comprehend the depth of what they are seeing.
The Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun practitioner is trained to keep their shoulder and arm muscles relaxed, and use their tendons in lieu of their muscles, while breathing as though they were relaxed and sitting in a chair.  It is called “de-linking” which is the complete separation of the physical connection of the shoulders and the implementation of the tendons instead.  It is based upon the Eng Chun principles of maximum efficiency and minimum effort.  All of the standard Wing Chun techniques are present in Hek Ki Boen Wing Chun, but the emphasis is not on generating physical power, but the transference of “energy” through the limbs and creating the maximum impact from a relaxed state of being.
In addition to “de-linking” there is the whipping motion, which requires the practitioner to be in a relaxed state or the energy transference will not occur.  Also, in order to complete the energy transference there must be “weight” in the hands at the end of the motion.  All of these; de-linking, whipping, and weight in the motion are unique to Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun.
As a Shaolin martial art Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun is based upon the Shaolin principle of “No Illusions” and therefore the practitioner must remove all attachments to things such as ego and self-promotion and humble themselves, by having an open mind and seeking the truth in their practice.
All illusions of self must be disregarded through meditation and introspection.  It is a process of going through a stage of wandering, enlightenment and finally illusion free.
Sep 2010 - John Lambert  - Ohio

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HKB Black Flag is a very unique system for many reasons. HKB can be traced all the way back to the 1600’s, where after the destruction black flag was one of the original secret societies that came out of the Shaolin temple. The fact that at that era of time it was used for top secret special operation missions proves that it is a quick, highly precise and effective system because when you are on that type of mission you need to have the skill to do what you have to do quickly and get out. So that left little room for error. HKB Black Flag have formulated methods that are fast, swift, powerful and precise but what also makes it unique is the separation.  HKB separates the MIND which is your thoughts, the BODY which is the muscle, and BREATH which is the energy. This helps to detach from oneself, meaning to free your mind from preconceived thoughts or beliefs and allowing your mind to be open to all possibilities. By freeing yourself of attachments you become aware of the constant change of time and space. By freeing your mind and allowing your body to experience it you are giving your body a complete overhaul.
Since HKB was hidden secret for a long period of time it maintained its Shaolin WC identity and has not been personalized or watered down.  It has the 3 treasures Chan, health/fitness and kung-fu/martial arts as well as the formula; this is the essence of Shaolin WC.  This makes black flag unique because the only society/system that has the true essence of Shaolin WC that can be traced back to the 1600’s is Black flag.
Another  uniqueness of Black flag Eng Chun is how the power is released through separation of limbs so that the energy and explosiveness comes out at the tips/end of limbs( ex: fist) , which allows the rest of the body to be detached and relaxed. This allows for a quicker ability to change and adapt to what ever may be given to you at time of engagement. The normal human reaction to for instance throwing a punch is to tense up the entire body in order to generate power. The internal separation of breath helps to direct energy to where it is needed and not wasted.
The key to some system's teaching is the technique, but with HKB Black flag the key is you. By this I mean that some systems rely on a certain technique or skill to showcase power, but with HKB the success of your training relies on you internalizing it and making it your own by first keeping an open mind and understanding your thoughts, your body and your breathing. By doing this our body is not only generating power but focusing on releasing power. To me I feel to generate is to stir up power whereas to release is to send power out. This allows us to react/defend ourselves without relying on brute muscle strength.  When in human range with triangle structure we use the kinetic energy flowing through our limbs rather than brute force which in itself waste a lot of energy. HKB lacks wasted, theatrical movements instead the movements are precise and to the point. This system teaches you to do what you have to do efficiently with out getting hurt.
There are many unique qualities of HKB Black flag that I am beginning to experience, but I have not written about because I am still internalizing a lot about this system, but over time my understanding and explanation will be greater.  I just know that this system is teaching me to become a better person, a better martial artist both internally and externally by keeping my mind free of expectations and styles by living through the true nature of things and the essence of Shaolin WC.
Sep 2010 - Missy Pruden - Ohio

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My martial arts journey began in January of 2009. Under Sifu Lambert I attained the rank of blue sash in Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun. This was the extent of my training before starting in Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun. So far, in my opinion, there are a few points that make Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun unique. his system seems to emphasize footwork more than my previous system that I learned. I can the see the logic behind this. Keeping contact with the ground increases your stability. Since your legs and feet are your base, if you not working from a strong base, all your other movements will break down and be less effective. Another key difference I have noticed is between Hung Fa Yi's idea of controlling the space and Hek Ki Boen's idea of becoming the space. The difference is subtle yet its impact on combat is profound. With controlling the space you are mainly using your limbs to obstruct your opponents movements. However in becoming the space, you use your body to obstruct your opponents movements, freeing your limbs up to destroy your opponent. Thus it is more efficient. Hek Ki Boen's emphasis on the internal through its core form Saam Chian Poh is yet another unique trait. Where as Hung Fa Yi's generation of power came from structure and muscle tension, Hek Ki Boen teaches you to relax and through its concept of delinking, reverse the tension, placing it in the hands, allowing the tendons of your limbs to transfer your energy. Other systems might teach the internal energy aspects at the end, Hek Ki Boen teaches it from the beginning and potentially never has an ending. I am very intrigued to see just how deep the well goes.
Sep 2010 - Christopher Conaway - Ohio

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My experience with WC has been somewhat limited.  I have been exposed to Yip Man WC through JKD in the past.  This consisted of basic Paak Sau/Laap Sau drills, a little Chi Sau training, and Sil Lum Tao (as they referred to it).  I have also had some Yip Man Training with the VTM.  I have had some experience with HFY and with Chi Sim as well. From what I have seen of Yip Man WC, it does not have Chan.  It does not have Time/Space/Energy.  It does not have the same preciseness that I have seen with the WC Formula.  All that is left is the Center Line Theory; there are no 5 Lines, or Three Reference Points.  I have heard people say that there are 6 gates in YMWC, but I have not learned it as far as I am aware.  The expression of power can be good but since there is no Formula, depending on your Sifu you may never be able to express good power because of a bad structure, or because of a lack of understanding of T/S/E.  I think the power comes from the triangle structure in YMWC.  As far as the mental awareness goes most people in YMWC do not even get to the concept level much less any farther.  From what I have seen of how people are teaching it.  YMWC is mostly technique based, and only coming from 1 range of combat (Trapping Range). All the movements in HFY had to be extremely precise.  The whole focus was on Time and Space.  I personally believe that the energy was missing from the equation.  Although there is Qigong (Jaam Jong) training involved, I did not see the expression of it used in any way.  I think the way that power was expressed was through the structure of the body, which provided the strength to hit with.  In turn I believe the punching power came from the perfect structure and the muscles.  I also did not see a lot of smoothness going from one movement to another. It was very mechanical like a robot.  It seemed to me that the most important thing above anything else was having the perfect structure at precisely the right time. What I can derive from my experience with WC so far is that HKB Eng Chun is different than anything I have studied thus far.  I have never seen any WC express Chan in such a deep manner.  I have never seen Detachment expressed in anything I have ever done before.  I can clearly see the link between Detachment in your Kung Fu, and Detachment in your life.  I can see that by learning how to detach the Body/Mind/Breath you start to learn about how to detach from your attachments in life, which in turn creates a clearer mind and helps free you of the clutter so that you can focus better.  I see that this is also the path to rid you of your ego which is very much Buddhist.  I see that Sam Chian Po is a key element in learning this.  There is no Sam Chian Po in any other WC System out there that I know of.  Therefore, I do not see how the other systems of WC can learn about Detachment in their training.  I believe this is honestly the true original information that was taught in the Southern Shaolin Temple. I see that Detachment of the body leads to the development of power which can be delivered regardless of having “a perfect structure”.  Conventional methods of punching are usually done with more of a pushing or swinging force.  This is either accomplished with the use of cocking back for a big swing, rotating the body to generate a bigger force, or by using the structure to generate power.  HKB uses Detachment to generate power by “transferring power”.  This is done by making sure that none of the muscles are tight except for that which is in the hand, in turn delivering a crushing force with a Whip and Weight which are similar to a ball and chain.  All the force is at the end.  Through conventional methods at least some force will always come back into your body when you deliver a punch because of the attachment throughout the arm.  When the muscles are not tight, the arm is not attached to the shock which would normally come back to you.  The first time I saw Master Lin express HKB, I saw a lot of things that I have learned over the years from several other art forms.  I am talking about things coming from my experiences from internal and external arts.  So in turn when I look at HKB Eng Chun, I do not see only an internal art.  I do not see only an external art (which is the way most people view WC today).  I see a complete system which has not left anything out from the internal or external world of martial arts.  To me this is extremely rare.
Sep 2010 - Aaron McKillip - Ohio

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From my observations of HKB. The foot placement, torso crank, and whipping energy of the punches remind me of a large Commercial Crane used to destroy brick buildings. The shoulder width foot placement, much like the wide tracks of the crane, allows for a stable base to direct the energy from. (Pulling the energy up from the ground and sending out to the ball.) The torso crank is like the turning of the crane as it swings the large ball into area of impact. The whipping energy punches of HKB are like the metal ball which swings and snaps into the building at proper time and place.    The whipping energy of the ball is very powerful but it becomes even more powerful when the crane turns and swings into the direction of the impact.  This turning energy, combined with the whipping energy of the ball, and the structurally strong base; all combine to make the blow very precise and very powerful. The ball has enough energy transferred into the building to cause destruction and eventually bring the building down to the ground. All these must be combined in the correct manner to cause this burst of transferred energy into the enemy/building. Most others systems rely on brute force/muscle power for this power. This consumes much energy, and causes a crashing of power which then transfers some of the energy back, instead of forward into opponent. (Like hitting a wall with a baseball bat.) Also as a person ages it is much more difficult to generate this brute force power.    With HKB a smaller or older person can continue to generate a powerful burst of energy-transfer into the opponent, causing much damage in one precise blow. Since it was hidden for such a long period of time, it has maintained much of its original Shaolin nature in its principles and techniques. Such as its fighting applications and philosophies, this is a great separation from many other martial arts, and makes the system very unique. HKB oral history, state that it was created and used for special operation of traitors within the Secret Societies: then hidden for political purposes. HKB was separate from the other flag societies; thus creating another distinction.  It has techniques are built for quick and powerful blows within the Human Range.   By gathering heaviness in the hand and utilizing speed in its blows, it allows for Kinetic Energy to be swiftly transferred into target. There is no need for any additional distance, which make it very distinct. As other arts may use only distance and brute force, HKB allows for the utilization of both Kinetic Energy and stored Potential Energy.  This is a great uniqueness from other types of systems, as quick death blows are quite possible, without space or distance.  Done in a very quick and efficient manner, one shot, one kill. HKB expression is without flowery movements or unneeded wastes of energy, efficiency in action, as seen in nature. The whipping snaps, at the end of the punch, it is like the weapon called a “Blackjack.” A leather wrapped piece of metal with a spring inside. When a person uses this weapon, they hit the person in the back of head. The spring allows for a quick snap/whip of energy, which pops quickly into the skull and causes a fast knock out. These Blackjack are small and held in the hand, but designed to use little energy and space to cause much damage and even possible death by snapping the weight. I feel this is a concept unique to HKB punches.
Sep 2010 - Scott Tharp  - Ohio

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Hek Ki Boen has drawn my attention toward generating and releasing energy. All matter is energy condensed to a slow vibration. Controlling and disrupting vibrations is the essence of the art. The structure and efficiency of a weapon are highly important but the energy it releases is of equal if not greater value. Detachment and relaxation of muscles seems to be the key in moving and releasing energy.  I have much to learn but am fortunate of the knowledge that is being passed to me. With much gratitude,
Sep 2010 - Phil Holt -Ohio

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My training so far has brought me to a new understanding of dealing with things in my life. Now that I am beginning to understand the nature of HKB I see that the difference between HKB and other systems of WC is Separation and detachment. This is the closest system that I have experienced that truly expresses having the DNA of Shaolin. HKB is Qi gong, Internal and external martial arts, and truly expressing Chan by practicality efficiency and complete separation of body breath and mind. In these last few months I have been able to grasp why this is such a treasure and am honored to be blessed with this opportunity to show and teach this treasure to the world. I believe that by training in HKB that anyone can make major improvements in their life by achieving complete separation of body breath.
Sep 2010 - Kevin Foster - Ohio

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Over the last year, I’ve experienced many revelations regarding my wing chun since I began training in Hek Ki Boen. Unlike other styles & systems (karate, tae kwon do and other wing chun systems), the energy that is used to create a powerful strike is obtained through completely different processes. In Hung Fa Yi, for example, power is generated by classic means: mass (muscle) x speed (acceleration) = Force.  This kind of power is a basic formula from physics: m x a=F. This form of power is enhanced through the application of the wing chun formula and is taught in the beginning of the Hung Fa Yi system.  In Hek Ki Boen, however, the first concept taught is the detachment of the body, energy & mind. Just like Hung Fa Yi, the wing chun formula is taught; however, muscle strength is not required to obtain striking power. In fact, the use of muscles to generate power actually slows down a HKB strike and diminishes the energy transfer. This is because the muscles constrict the tendons, prohibiting the energy from reaching the point of contact. By first learning to detach the body, energy and mind, you learn to feel how to transfer the weight and whip to the point of contact with the utmost efficiency. This is the path to achieving Hoet Keng. I’m looking forward to the progression of my training. I realize as I develop my control and detachment, I will then be able to link the body back into the whip & throw a technique from any position, regardless of the time/space/energy or wing chun formula – true formlessness and emptiness. Life is always about the journey, and not the destination
Sep 2010 - Xan Smith - Ohio

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I must say that I have not trained much in other Wing Chun systems, so I can not compare them to HKB. However, I have been in several other martial arts. I must say that HKB is such a different way of generating power than other martial art systems. In all other systems I have been in, the way to generate power is often the boxer's way, in that you use the entire body to generate power. With HKB, you do not need all of that movement in order to create power. This allows you to strike much more efficiently and really, much quicker. The trick, however, is getting used to such a different system. I am still getting used to such a different way of thinking that comes with training in HKB. I am still getting used to getting the whipping motion correctly and to avoid the use of the entire body for power. But, this is something just comes with time and effort. I discovered that HKB is far different to any other martial art I have practiced. We have discussed the issue of power generation, however there is way more than that. The footwork gives us the balance between mobility and stability. In other arts, a stance may give you great mobility or give you a strong, stable stance, but they are never put together. It is always one or the other. At first the stance we use looks as if it would never work, yet when we practice we find that it is a remarkably efficient way to move. In turn, that is exactly what makes HKB so great. I have found that HKB techniques are often more about controlling the opponent rather than exchanging blows. There is a greater care paid to getting a superior position and taking away the opponent's energy, thus preventing him from even fighting back. This goes back to a military mind set. To win a war, one must control the field and disrupt an enemy's movement. The basic formula is even different from other arts. Many arts do not think about the value of the structure of the body. This leaves a person off balance or in a position where they can not respond quickly. Most significant, is that the HKB structure allows us to fight with great energy, but use little physical strength. Arts such as modern MMA can often place too much emphasis on muscle. I have heard people say, "Oh that guy is stronger. So he will win. The bigger, stronger fighter always wins and that is just how it is." But that is not true. Through the HKB structure, our physical strength is not needed. There is so much to this HKB system, I am sure there are areas I have not even thought of yet, but right now I am making sure I understand the basics of the system.
Sep 2010 - Robert Whittaker - Ohio

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I believe the most important difference between HKB wing chun and the other schools is the focus on detachment, detachment in the physical, mental and spiritual areas. In the physical area you are able to generate power through a relaxed whipping action separate from the rest of the body, as opposed to generating power from the entire body structure as in the other arts. In the mental area you must become detached from the sense of self in order to see the reality of every situation clearly. In the spiritual sense you must detach yourself from the limited physical vs. spiritual view of life and see that in the end you are really a spiritual being that is one with the greater spirit that created all of us.
Sep 2010 - Gary Ray - Ohio

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As I signed on as a todai of Sifu Lambert at a time when the school was transitioning from Hung Fa Yi to Hek Ki Boen ,  I have had very limited exposure to other Wing Chun systems first hand. We have discussed the conceptual differences between the Ip Man, Hung Fa Yi, and Hek Ki Boen Siu Nim Tau exercises in each system, and most of my understanding of the idiosyncrasies comes from those discussions.
My personal experience thus far with HKB has been quite startling in the amount of power and the efficiency of its usage within the system.   With correct application, the smallest of movements can produce incredible amounts of power and forward energy.
I have not yet been able to achieve the whipping motion required to fully appreciate the extent of HKB’s power first hand.  But even in the basic movements, and learning the basic mechanics of the forms, I can easily recognize a striking difference between the HKB system and other martial arts methods – recognizable because of the level of difficulty I find in ‘detaching’ and training my limbs to relax, which seems somehow counterintuitive to my body.
Generation of Power
Again, with somewhat limited exposure to the system, my understanding at this point is that the generation of power in the HKB system comes from visualizing your limbs as sort of wrecking balls - long, fluid chains with heavy weights at the ends of each; along with honing the ability to turn your energy on and off and knowing when to do so to produce the explosive power that makes HKB so effective. HKB's way of conserving your power until the precise moment during each movement that it is needed and truly developing economy of motion with each breath and each movement.
Sep 2010 - Becky Mason - Ohio

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The Uniqueness of Hek Ki Boen
In my opinion, Hek Ki Boen Eng Chun (HKB) has many qualities that make it unique among other martial arts and Wing Chun systems. Being effective through efficiency/economy of motion and use of energy are all strived for and talked about in other martial art systems, but the methodology and philosophy is something that I have not heard of from other martial art practitioners.
Concerning the efficiency, it seems some practitioners of fighting arts are under the misconception that efficiency is gained through the muscle memory attained by countless hours of drilling; the thinking being that if you are used to doing something as second nature, this equals efficiency.   Of course drilling is important, but it seems to me HKB takes it to another level with the concept of “de-linking”, related to the Chan concept of detachment.  No fighter wants to attach themselves to a particular moment in time and space, and HKB takes this further by proposing that you do not want any attachment to energy in the body other than the energy that is generated in the extremity that is striking during the moment of impact; not too long before nor after. So you must de-link you hands, feet, fingertips or toes from the rest of your body.  Many martial arts promote using your whole body to generate power; all the while never fully RELEASING it,  while HKB promotes the ability of using the individual parts of the body independently to generate that same amount of power, then RELEASING all of it in the execution of a technique.
Another concept that stands out for me is the fact that there are no defensive techniques.  In this case, “the best offense AND defense is a good offense”. Again this seems to me to go back to the Chan philosophy that deals with living in reality.  When someone attacks you, they are attempting to impose their reality on to you by causing chaos.  In my understanding, HKB purports that if you take any kind of defensive posture, you are accepting that reality.  In order to restore harmony, you must assert your reality.  Hung Fa Yi had a similar concept.  One example was four-gate “blocking”.  Where a block is used to prevent a strike from reaching its target by using a limb as a shield; these techniques were not blocks, as the techniques were used to meet the striking limb with a strike; so you were engaged in limb destruction.  You could follow up this technique with a strike or strike with your other hand simultaneously.  In HKB techniques like Tun Jiu, Tan Jiu, Im Jiu, Yang Jiu, actually go through the attacker’s offense in order to strike a vital area, imposing your reality on to the attacker that you are neither a victim nor defender.
Sep 2010 - Paul Mason - Ohio

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When I first began learning Shaolin Kung-fu, we were studying the Hung Fa Yi (HFY) Wing Chun (WC) system.  Based upon my understanding, the HFY system appeared to be built around the structure of the human body, such as properly aligning the skeleton to allow for the correct usage of muscles in a way to get the most from human mechanics. Since this was my first system, I was very much focused on foundation level material such as learning the WC formula, the 5 lines, the 10 points, footwork, kicks, punches, and the accompanying forms that demonstrate various techniques and keep one healthy.  As well, I learned about the concepts of efficiency. As we have transitioned to learning about HKB and being able to apply HKB skill, I have been able to notice some differences that are physical and others mental.  From the physical perspective the formula is maintained, but the structure is not as rigid due to using/releasing energy in place of the power generated from the speed and strength of the muscles. As for the mental perspective, it is important to be detached and finding emptiness. I view being detached as not identifying oneself with style, also being able to flow and adapt to situations without being repetitively predictable. I view emptiness as finding that place inside yourself where you can never be mentally bothered or shaken; you don’t think back and forth, you only do. I could be wrong on these ideas of mine, but with time my understanding will improve.  As well, being a newer student at the time, I maybe was not able to grasp or was not introduced to more of the philosophical thinking involved with HFY.
When it comes to training, I am able to compare both the HFY and HKB “Little Ideas”. Both are good teachers of time and space. Both demonstrate techniques within the two systems. Both allow the student to express the techniques while applying the formula. However, the "Little Idea" in HKB seems to be better at representing real combat situations and responses.  The HFY "Little Idea" seems to also demonstrate some real combat situations and responses, but I feel it more so helped me gain an understanding of how the perform the techniques along with finding the reference points of time and space. Also, the HKB “Little Idea” allows me to work on turning the energy on and off as I move from one technique to the. A significant difference is that I have not seen a Saam Chin Po for HFY. Or at least the intent was not properly conveyed. I was thinking about the HFY form where you make a fist and flex until you arms tremble, then pull them back to a crossed position and thrust downward, that’s a little bit similar. But Saam Chin Po is unique. It is a great teacher, and it forces one to be cognizant of them-self and know how they are moving, which muscles are tensed or relaxed and so forth. The Saam Chin also helps me apply the principal of detachment because in order to develop the skill I must learn to exercise the physical property of detachment which means separating the linking of muscles and allowing them act independently being detached individuals’ themselves. These are some of my thoughts on the HKB training compared to my previous martial arts training with Meng’s. I must say there is a lot going on with training, new thinking, new skills, and sometimes the message is challenging to convey.  I hope my depth of understanding grows and that my skill grows too, and any correction I need will come.  Thank you.
Sep 2010 - Mitchell Binford - Ohio

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If I understand correctly in the world of physics there is an equation/formula to producing energy.  The concept of body unity is also impressed in the practice of modern day Wing Chun, in which the connection of all major muscle groups along with joints and bone are aligned to deliver the body's maximum power potential.  This concept along with the formula of mass/speed is not emphasized in HKB.  But quite the opposite is impressed upon the students of HKB in order to develop the proper energy for its unique and explosive power.  With relaxation and letting go, without using one's own strength joined with muscle or grounded in body unity this "engine" is developed.  In the idea of letting go, it surpasses the physical and invades into the mental and spiritual areas of a person's psyche.  It teaches me as a person that there are things I cannot control in life, one being circumstances about me.  People's tongue, actions, and attitudes are not my responsibility and therefore I can release them back to their originator and be free of all their negative attachment.  Sometimes we as human's are concerned whether we measure up to another man's standards or spirituality, but through the idea of detachment I can free myself from the snares and bondages that religion (man made) offers and be a true spiritual being in touch with God and all that exist around me, including myself. So the idea of relax, let go and just be is so unique to HKB that this idea has become my life's motto.  It doesn't interfere with my faith/belief, but enhances.  On the physical level I have been able to keep myself from injury and began to see a change in my body and my approach to training.  It does not take away that one must still work hard and sweat in order to free himself of his attachments and become detached.  It means that in order to get the "engine operating the proper way" you have to let go of all those things that upset you, or hold you back, whether it be using muscle to try to obtain the power, or down to a negative attitude.  So the concept in motion for me is to relax the muscle, release loosely but have a shape, move with intent and explode the energy on a focused point not have aimless movement.
Sep 2010 - Ray Crawford - Ohio

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HKB Wing Chun is the original Wing Chun containing the most complete picture. Through historical evidence and research, HKB has been proven to be a living artifact of the Southern Shaolin Temple. The Chan philosophy permeates the entire system. Every element at this point has a deep philosophical meaning.  The training method is very clear. The student has a clear objective. Each training method logically connects to the particular skill. Each skill is directly connected to the reality of combat. The approach to energy and the releasing of power sets the HKB Wing Chun system apart. Other Wing Chun systems work to generate power while HKB releases the power. The first concepts in other Wing Chun systems work hard to teach the student to connect the body and the breath while HKB teaches to separate the body and the breath. HKB approach allows the student to use short range power almost immediately while other systems teach more of a pushing power.
Sep 2010 - Chango Noaks - Indianapolis

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HKB is unique to start.  You have to relearn how to take steps, forwards, backwards and sideways.  You will get a great work out and sore muscles from learning new ways to punch and strike while you are supposed to be relaxed.  Your physical shape will begin to take shape and fitness develops as you perform training.  The people you train with will become friends as you sweat and punch each other.  The personal improvement in physical energy increases along with your striking power and strong arms, you reaction sped increases. Your hands will begin to shake doing forms of training.  The system and methods begin to transform you into a highly intelligent fighting machine.  Add the depth of knowledge that is pasted on as wisdoms help you to reach new paradigms in thinking.
Sep 2010 - Mark Gerhard - Ohio

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"I've been around, all over the world, and seen the best of the best in the Wing Chun community and the larger Martial Arts community. Master Lin's skill is the most impressive I've seen so far in realms of power and efficiency. Come witness knock-out power from any position, at any distance, accomplished with relaxed,... soft movements instead of the hard, forceful movements often used in the martial arts."
March 2010 - GM Benny Meng - Ohio

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"The school far exceeds the quality level of instruction!"
"Sifu Lin is a true master, you can see this very clearly from his teaching, demeanor, and demonstration. I am honored and luck to have found a true Sifu to study with and learn from. From what I've seen at other school and his school is that his school far exceed the quality level of instruction. I am looking forward to continuing my Kungfu education under Sifu Lin's instruction, because I know it will reach great skills."
June 2010 -  Derek Wredt - Fredericksburg, VA

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"Saturday 5/16/07 we had the Seminar on Black Flag Wing Chun.  This was the first opportunity I have had to attend a Wing Chun Seminar. We had a lot of fun talking about history, philosophy and concept.  It was very interesting to see how everything ties together.  I found out that there are actually more than just the Red Flag and the Black Flag versions of Wing Chun.  Also there was a separate reason for each one.  Each one served a different purpose.
After that we gathered together and watched and listened as Master Lin talked about the applications and then the hands on of the workshop started. I have been studying martial arts for a while now.  I have talked with and seen many teachers show their skill.  I have touched hands with most of them.  I have been hit really hard by some of them.  I have seen many videos and watched a lot of the YouTube videos.  ---- but, as far as for Master Lin I have never in my entire life seen that kind of power.  I have heard people talk about it, but I have never found anyone who could actually do it!  I was completely blown away.  The power I am speaking of is what we call Faat Jing power.  Generated from a "Whipping" action, similar way that the internal art forms generate their force.  This means that there is a big influence from the internal side as well as the external side of the martial arts.  As we were practicing the two man drills, I had the opportunity to touch hand with Master Lin and WOW!!!  He has got some awesome Faat Jing power!!  The most amazing thing to me was that he could generate this kind of force while still talking and carrying on a conversation with us!  He could do this while still breathing normally.  Another thing that blew me away was that you could hear his hands move through the air with a loud “whoosh” from about 15 feet away.  The thing is he can do this from any position with short or no distance several times in a row without getting tired.  Even sitting down!
When I saw Master Lin moves his body and show some of his abilities.  At once I realized that everything that I have ever studied or ever heard about in all my studies was in the movements he was doing.  I have never seen that before.  Someone who can do this, teach this, explain it well, and still be very humble is a special person in my opinion. This was a very good Seminar and I want to come back for another one.
I would like to say that I had the honor, and great privilege of being able to spend some time with Master Lin outside of the Seminar.  Master Meng, Master Lin and I spent some time talking about many things ranging from Taoism, to Buddhism, to Internal and External Martial arts, to Faat Jing (Huat Geng) Power.  I will say that Master Lin is very humble and I was impressed with him as a person."
February 2010 -  Aaron McKillip - Kansas City

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"Sifu Lin seemed to be good at relating information to others in a way that is understandable and digestable and was an inspiration to me as I train to be a teacher. It was clear that he is a kindred spirit to our school and the goals of its members. Thank you for visiting us Sifu Lin !"
March 2010 -  Emily Wright  - Richmond, IN

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"I have a great amount of love for Shaolin Kungfu especially Wing Chun, I feel a lot of loose ends are tied up with the history. The system of Black Flag teaching is very effective, I can tell it is very comprehensive and multi-layered, with practical approach to self-defense. It is a great thing that Sifu Lin has come over to teach Black Flag Wing Chun. A great treasure chest has been opened. Knowing that, we as Wing Chun practicioners must take advantage of the resources of experience and knowledge, to preserve this very pure concept."
March 2010 - Ray Crawford -- Miamisburg, OH

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"He was very knowledgeable about the philosophy as well as wing chun, very easy to understand and fun to listen to. I look forward to learning more from him if possible."
March 2010 -Rick Hearn-Piqua,OH

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"Sifu Lin was very informative in a way that can be understood clearly. Also altough different it is also the same in a lot of things. My training at Meng's helped me to understand the different positions as well as the18 lohan hands. It was a constant training. No time wasted in his seminar. The way he group us into 5(five) sub-groups to look closely at our personal training as far as errors. Sifu Lin is a very positive person. I never felt like I was not grasping what he was teaching because he made me feel lile I was a 'pro' just because I kept trying the different thing and ultimately I was able to really understand the concept behind his teachings.  I look forward to learning more from Sifu Lin. I was relaxed but focused. He is a great teacher !! Thanks so much for sharing your ?Septeor? with us, even though it was only a small piece of your pie! I will not forget what you showed us, instead I will train what you taught until it becomes natural to me.
March 2010 - Missy Pruden -  Huber Heights, OH

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"I enjoyed meeting Master Lin and am very impressed with his knowledge and his demonstration of applying his knowledge"
March 2010 - Xan Smith - Cincinnati, OH

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"This workshop has seriously broaden my horizons. It has challenged me to rethink a lof of my Kungfu !
March 2010 - Sifu Chango Noaks - Richmond, Indiana

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"It has been very helpfull to me because I'm very young and it's very hard for me to grasp things and Master Lin broke them down for me"
March 2010 - Taylor Hunt - Huber Heights, OH 

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"My experience has been good so far and I look forward to continuing my journey with HKB Eng Chun."
July 2009 - Lee Black - Woodbridge, VA

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"Sifu Lin is very very knowledgeable with the time & space theory, he has very outgoing personality and I would not trade it for nothing else."
July 2009- Daniel J. Brandt -Fredericksburg, VA

"Very challenging and well structured classes. I enjoy the smaller class sizes for more personal attention. I enjoy the specific adjusting on some movements, but the entire form can be used in any way. I am very happy with the focus on respect given and received and the life goals that our Suhu(Sifu) has."
Dec 2008 - Joe Cagnina Jr. - King George, VA

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"I have not been taking it long, but so far this program has been fun and has gotten me to do things already (Self-dicipline)"
April 2008- Adam Jacobson - Fredericksburg, VA

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 "Fantastic! I have spent a good portion of my life wishing to learn Kung Fu from a real master and that dream has come true. his classes are intense and there has not been a class that has gone by that I have not learned something profound. This is a brialliant program and I hope to continue for a long, long time."
May 2008 - Joe Robertson - Fredericksburg, VA

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"I am only on my second month and have throughly enjoyed every thing about the class and instruction."
May 2008 - George Andrew - Fredericksburg, VA

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"My experience thus far at the center has been much greater than I ever could have expected. Suhu Lin provides a program that gives to the practicioners the type of up close and personal education that is regretfully becoming harder and harder to find in our 21st cenury society. And each class is conducted in a way that is tailored uniquely to the needs and capacities of every student, and if taken seriously, has the potential to make an impact on the student for the rest of their lives."
June 2008 - David Caprara - Fredericksburg, VA

 

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