#6 Foshan, Guangdong 广东佛山

#6 Foshan, Guangdong 广东佛山

When talking about Southern-style Kung Fu, Foshan City in Guangdong Province comes to the fore.

When talking about Southern-style Kung Fu, Foshan City in Guangdong Province comes to the fore. As an economically important city in the Pearl River Delta, Foshan drew in different Kung Fu schools which later prospered and become famous around the world. Examples include the Hung Gar system, founded by Hung Hei-gun, a major figure of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu; and Wing Chun, founded by Yim Wing-chun. Foshan Hongsheng Martial Arts Center, founded in 1851 by martial art master Zhangyan, was once the largest Kung Fu center in China. The center is famous for developing Choy Li Fut, an effective self-defense system established by Chan Heung in 1836, into a well-known and popular form. Foshan is the hometown of such house-hold Kung Fu names as Wong Fei-hung, a folk hero and the most famous Hung Gar practitioner in modern times; Leung Jan, a skilled Wing Chun practitioner; and Bruce Lee, a renowned Kung Fu actor and founder of the Jeet Kune Do system. Here, visitors have a unique opportunity to fully explore the magnificent world of Chinese Kung Fu.

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