Pak Mei Kung Fu

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Pak Mei (pronounced “Bak Mei” in Cantonese or “Bai Mei” in Mandarin) translates as ‘White Eyebrow’.

Pak Mei The style embodies the essence of Chinese Buddhist and Taoist fighting arts. Since the style originated by the Founder, ‘Monk Pak Mei’ around 1647 (during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi, Qing Dynasty) at the Shaolin Temple, Song Shan, Henan Province.

History and folk stories tells us, that during this time of political tension between the Imperial armies; the Ming revolutionaries that had taken refuge in the Shaolin temple. Monk Pak Mei, was one of the legendary '5 Elders of Shaolin - the remaining four were, Fung Doe Duk, Gee Shim Sim See, Mew Hing and Buddhist nun Ng Mui. These five people were said to be the last survivors and escaped during the 2nd destruction of the Shaolin temple when the Qing army razed it to the ground by fire under the reigning Emperor's decree to slaughter all monks that were associated with the old Ming cause.

An Overview about the System

Pak Mei Kung Fu, is classified as one of the rare internal / external styles of traditional Chinese martial arts. The style is a very fast, aggressive short to middle range system that is characterised by short explosive movements by combining the 6 powers (teeth, neck, back/shoulders, waist, arms and legs) of the body.

Traditional Pak Mei, teaches the method of correct breathing (t'un, t'olh, fao, chum - inhalation, exhalation, rise and sink), to help motivate each movement while combining the 6 powers.  By this combination, you gradually learn to produce fearsome power both internally and externally.

In line with tradition and the lethal nature of the systems techniques, Pak Mei Kung Fu has been taught and passed down unchanged for self defense and protection. However, within the system, there is plenty of traditional body conditioning exercises, set sparring, partnered application work where the student can learn to 'apply' the essence of the movements in a controlled and safe environment.

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Dave Stevens. BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, Licentiate Diploma Acupuncture, Licentiate Diploma Tui Na Massage, Licentiate Certificate Tui Na Massage, Clinical Certificate Acupuncture & Tui Na Massage (Beijing & Nanjing, China) & Full Member of British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC).