About Lau Gar Kung Fu

Lau Gar Kung Fu is derived from the form of boxing that was practised in Kuei Ling Temple, situated on Bac Pye Saan (the Bac Pye mountain), in Hong Kong in Western China. It was first learned by a monk fleeing from Kuei Ling Temple by the Master, "Three Eyed Lau", a tiger hunter, who is honoured as the founder of Lau Gar Kung Fu.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Master Yau Luk Sau desired to learn Kung Fu. At the age of 13, Master Yau Luk Sau left Kowloon and travelled to the Kong Sai province where he trained under Master Tang Choi Ching.

Nine years passed before he was given the right to teach independantly. Master Yau Luk Sau then met Master Wan Goon Wing, whom Master Yau Luk Sau served as son until Wan Goon Wing's death.

Upon returning to Kowloon, Master Yau Luk Sau taught only his family and close friends before opening his club to the public. During this period, his grandson (now known as Master Yau) commenced his training at the age of six. This training continued for four hours a night, 363 nights a year, for 15 years. Master Yau proceeded to bring Lau Gar to Britain in 1961.

Later, in 1972, the BKFA (British Kung Fu Association) was set up, and Master Yau was invited to be Chief Instructor, as current keeper of the Lau style. Lau Gar has since become Britain's most popular and widespread form of Chinese Boxing, otherwise known as Kung Fu.

Although the syllabus laid down by Master Yau concentrates to a large extent on the traditional features of martial arts, Lau Gar has produced a great many successful tournament fighters, in both semi- and full-contact, at national and international levels.

For more informations, see the BKFA's website: www.laugar-kungfu.com