YMAA Long Fist Fighting Style

Long Fist is a medium to Long range fighting style where the practitioner keeps his opponent at a distance to allow him to unleashes his specialty: an array of deadly kicks!

With in the YMAA programme our Long Fist fighting style finds its roots in the Nanking Central Kou Su Institute founded in 1928. Master Yang received his own Long Fist training from his third master Li Mao-Ching and in turn Master Li learnt from a second generation student of the Central Kou Su Institute called Han, Qing-Tang.

The institute was established by the Chinese goverment with the hope of revitalising and re-energising Kung Fu in the country. The overiding goal was to consolidate Kung Fu by bringing together great masters under one formal organisation. The masters that were invited were know as the ‘Five Northern Tigers’ and they specialised in the northern fighting styles. These masters rose to the occasion to overcome age old predjudice and discussed, side by side, the best techniques from their own styles. For this reason the style that developed at the Central Kou Su Institute contains elements from many differnent sources; this diverse style has come to be popularly know as Long Fist.

Long Fist is a medium to Long range fighting style where the practitioner keeps his opponent at a distance to allow him to unleashes his specialty: an array of deadly kicks!