History of HKB Kuntao System
HKB Kuntao was created by GM Lin Xiang Fuk in 2011, based on of Sifu Lin’s training methods that have been perfected over the last years. These innovations in training have been proven by Sifu Lin in his training of students and development of instructors worldwide. The Hek Ki Boen Kuntao Concepts program has been piloted over the last years. This program allows all students and Instructor Candidates to achieve basic skills within six months. All videos and materials published thus far have shown only these basic skill sets. HKB Kuntao Concepts is the latest proven training methodology created by GM Lin, and the HKB Kuntao organization will put politics aside once and for all. The focus of the HKB Kuntao organization will be solely on improving students and Instructors martial arts skills and engine, regardless of lineage or background.Ancestor of HKB Kuntao would be based on previous program, called HKB Eng Chun / Black Flag Wing Chun [In Indonesia, known as Hok Kian Eng Chun Kun Tao / Hok Kian Eng Chun Kok Sut Jia - Fukien Wing Chun Kungfu Family]. In the Rebirth of HKB, into HKB Kuntao, even though HKB Kuntao is definetely Wing Chun, we do not want to be associated with Wing Chun as an organization any longer, Due to various politics.
History HKB Eng Chun / Black Flag Wing Chun System
[Also known as Hok Kian Eng Chun Kok Sut Jia / Hokian Eng Chun Kuntao]
[As told by GM Tio Tek Kwie, during the interview]
The Burning of Southern Shaolin Temple in Fukien, China.
The creation of the Eng Chun [ Wing Chun] was due to the invasion and overthrow of the Beng [Ming] by the Cheng [Qing] in 1644. The Beng [Ming] Loyalists regrouped and began to formalize plans to fight back against the Cheng [Qing] invasion. There were warriors from the military, the martial arts community, and fighting monks willing to put their lives on the line in support of the Beng [Ming] Dynasty. One of the strongholds used by these groups was the Southern Shaolin Temple in Fukien Province that serve as refugee center for Beng [Ming] royalist. The Southern Shaolin Temple became a main base used by members of the Anti-Cheng [Anti-Qing] movement.
Many warriors including professional soldiers, warrior monks, and civilian martial artists exchanged information and practiced together for the purpose of overthrowing the Cheng [Qing] Dynasty. Through their combined efforts they developed a new hybrid system as the essence of all advanced styles. The place they used to discuss the new hybrid system was called Eng Chun Tim (Weng Chun Dim), which meant “Hall of Forever Spring” inside the Southern Shaolin Temple in Fukien. Their purpose was for the new system to be taught to secret rebellion warriors to overthrow the Cheng [Qing] Dynasty and preserve the depth of wisdom and knowledge within the Shaolin Temples.
There were traitors inside or near the Shaolin temple in Fukien and the Cheng [Qing] / Manchurian government was informed. With a large amount of Cheng [Qing] troops armed with many canons, the Shaolin temple in Fukien was destroyed and burned to the ground. Legends say there were only five survivors, known as the Five Ancestors(Ng Jo). These Five Ancestors are praised as the founders of many southern Kungfu styles and many secret societies. It is most likely that the Five Ancestors in the myths of Southern Chinese martial art families represent the five branches/lodges/flags of secret societies formed by the survivors of the destruction of the Southern Shaolin Temple.
A mysterious phenomenon happened after the burning of Shaolin temple in Fukien: a mysterious sword came out of the ground where the Shaolin temple used to stand. There were two inscriptions on the body of the sword: “Sang liong Jo Cu” that means “Two dragons fighting for the pearl.” On the tip of the sword, there were other inscriptions; “Bhiat Ceng Hok Beng” meaning “Overthrow Ceng (Qing), restore Beng (Ming)”. These sayings were later adapted by many secret societies as their motto and a reminder of Anti Ceng [ Qing] message.
Development of Wing Chun inside Black flags division of Secret society.
Eng Chun [Wing Chun] originated from the Southern Shaolin Temple, located in Fukien Province. The people of Fukien speak a dialect of Chinese called Fukienese. ‘Eng Chun Kun’ is the Fukienese pronunciation of Wing Chun Kuen. Most people are more familiar with the phrase Wing Chun, which is the Cantonese dialect.
The Black Flag communities had a small number of highly trained members. This was due to the main objective of the Black Flag division, which was to train high level kungfu skills master to deal with Cheng [Qing] highly-kungfu-skilled-officials and also traitors within the other Flag/Lodge of secret society. With these two primary missions, most of their organizations operated with extreme caution and more secretly than the Red Flags. Because of their extreme secretive identity, not many people in the Black Flag identities were known.
Among the rebellion organizations (anti Cheng [Qing] and Anti Imperialists), the Black Flag lodge/division is the least known group due primarily to its internal secrecy and the role which it played among the rebellion organizations. The role of Black Flag group was to handle Manchu officials, and traitors within the different Flag Groups. Secret among the Black Flag group was tantamount. Normally, individual members did not know one another. Kong Co (Ancestor) [ GGGM]. Tjia Fun Jiao was the last known Chief Instructor of the Black Flag lodge/division. He fled to Indonesia in 1907 and met the GGM King Yang.
HKB Eng Chun Kun (Black Flag Wing Chun Kuen) system arrived in Indonesia.
There was a Kungfu master in China named “Tjia Fun Jiao”. It was later revealed that he was the last known Chief Instructor of the black flag society in China. During a very chaotic situation where the number of traitors had grown, it was very difficult to identify who was the friend and enemy. Due to one incident in which Tjia Fun Jiao killed one of the government’ officials in public, his identity was almost revealed. In order to protect his society, he fled to Indonesia. He had chosen Indonesia because he heard the rumor that one of his cousins had settled down in Indonesia (at Malang city) and had an established Kungfu school at Malang city (note: there was no phone technology yet at that time).
After KongCo [GGGM] Tjia Fun Jiao arrived at Malang city, he couldn’t found his cousin. He had become a homeless person for weeks. During one incident when he was attacked with local native trouble makers, a number of people armed with axes, he took all of them down without injuring any of them.After this, he was found by Sujo [GGM] King Yang. After meeting with KongCo [GGGM] Tjia Fun Jiao, Sujo [GGM] King Yang took him home and took care of him as his own parent for almost two years. For two years, Sujo [GGM] still practiced martial arts while KongCo [GGGM] Tjia lived upstairs. During that two years time, KongCo [GGGM] Tjia was very impressed by Sujo’s [GGM] dedication in practicing Chinese martial arts. In 1909, KongCo [GGGM] also felt that he owed too much of a favor to Sujo [GGM] King Yang and he wanted to repay it by teaching Sujo [GGM] King Yang everything he knew about the Black Flag Engchun system. Because of the secrecy of this system, KongCo [GGGM] intiated GGM into the Black Flag blood ceremony/ritual. He also required Sujo [GGM] King Yang to take a blood oath before His master, Kong Co Tjia. If it is being broken, blood will come from 7 holes in the head and you would die. Sujo King Yang, the 2nd generation lineage holder of the Shaolin Black Flag Engchun, passed away in 1986 at 97 years old and left the precious Shaolin Treasure system to the chosen next successor; Tai Sukong [Senior Grandmaster] The Kang Hai and Sukong [GM] Tio.