La-Phu-Son is an ancient Taoist internal Kung Fu based upon Wu Chi (the
essentials of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Pa Kua) and Nga Mi (Beautiful Eyebrow). It
utilizes Noi Cong (nei kung), Chi Kung, and fighting movements so that students
can develop (in order) health, strength, and self-defense.
"internal" martial art it strives to obtain great speed and power with
minimal physical effort by utilzing the tendons, chi, and body position. As in
other internal styles, Hong Gia utilizes the five elements (Water, Earth, Wood,
Fire, and Metal) and mimics the movements of many animals, the primary animals
being Crane, Dragon, Tiger, Snake, and Leopard.
The original monestary was originally on La Phu mountain (La Phu Son) in an area
that was formerly North East Vietnam. The area is now considered part of the New
Territories of China and the mountain is called Laufaushan and is approximately 6
miles NNW of Kowloon and Hong Kong.
The image above shows one of the students demonstrating the "Dragon
Face". By tensing his tendons he makes the face of a dragon appear on his
chest and abdomen. The bottom half of the face is covered by his sash, but the
horns and eyes are clearly visible.
The new World Headquarters for Hong Gia La Phu Son is located at Little
Saigon, California, USA. This location is
run by master Ly Hong Thai. The phone number is Confidential.
two million students around the world.