Kung Fu forms

Here is a list of the traditional Choy Li Fut Kung Fu forms on offer at our school. Advanced and rare forms are taught in seminars and private lessons to dedicated students.  

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Grading syllabus

Hand forms

  • Small arrow fist

  • Small leopard fist

  • Lively horse

  • Five wheel horse

  • Five wheel fist

  • Small cross pattern fist

  • Small plum blossom fist

  • Hung Sing cross pattern fist

  • Hung Sing long fist

  • Small tiger blocking fist

  • Cross pattern tiger blocking fist

  • Righteous and strong pa-kwa fist

  • Small strong fist

  • Great strong fist

  • Small Pa Kwa fist

  • Heart of Buddha Pa Kwa fist

  • Duelling Tiger Pa Kwa fist

  • Plum Blossom Pa Kwa fist

  • Eighteen Lohan

  • Small five animals fist

  • Level fist

  • Level elbow form

  • Cross pattern, continuing dual fighting fist

  • Continuous dual kicking form

  • White hair form

  • Iron arrow long fist

  • Gung Ji tiger taming fist

  • Buddha taming tiger form

  • Small Buddha palm

  • Buddha palm

  • Kwan Yin palm

  • Standing on the lotus form

  • Great cross pattern fist

  • Four door bridge form

  • Drunken Lohan form

  • Eight drunk immortals form

  • Tiger form

  • Crane form

  • Snake form

  • Leopard form

  • Dragon form

  • Monkey form

  • Elephant form

  • Horse form

  • Lion form

  • Tiger form

  • Small snake and crane form

  • Small tiger and dragon form

  • Dragon and Tiger form

  • Small five animals form

  • Five animals form

  • Small ten animals form

  • Ten animals form

Some lineages of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu have over 250 forms (katas). Most have between 70-140 moves in each form. The question came up, why have more than 4 forms? Does knowing more forms make you a jack of all trades and a master of none?
 
 

Staff forms

  • Small Hung Sing staff

  • Small Bin Gwai staff

  • Single and double ended staff

  • Twin dragon staff

  • Chau Sot single end staff

  • Chau Sot pa kwa staff

  • Hung Sing staff

  • Monkey king staff

  • Great flag staff

  • Coiling dragon staff

Two person hand forms

  • Nine star blocking fists

  • Cross pattern v. Plum blossom

  • Golden leopard v. tiger

  • Snake v. crane

  • Dragon v. tiger

  • Monkey v. lion

Two person weapon forms

  • Empty hands v. double daggers

  • Single & double ended staffs

  • Eighteen yin and yang staffs

  • Umbrella v. double ended staff

  • Broadsword v. red tassel spear

  • Double broadswords v. red tassel spear

  • Horse bench v. three sectional staff

  • Additional two and three person weapon forms

Double edge sword forms

  • Green dragon straight sword

  • Golden dragon straight word

  • Yuen Chou straight sword

  • Double straight sword

  • Bodhidharma two handed straight sword

  • Bodhidharma long handled straight sword

  • Double daggers

 
 

Spear forms

  • Throat locking spear

  • Hung Sing spear

  • Left and right pa kwa spear

  • Snake spear

  • Thirteen lunge spear

  • Shield and thirteen lunge spear

Broadsword forms

  • Hung Sing large broadsword

  • Hung Sing shield and broadsword

  • Tiger taming broadsword

  • Left and right pa kwa broadsword

  • Horse chopper broadsword

  • Hung Sing double broadsword

  • Pa Kwa twin bamboo leaf broadswords

  • Hung Sing twin bamboo leaf broadswords

Long handled weapon forms

  • Farmer’s hoe

  • Spring and autumn dynasty Kwan Do

  • Crescent moon shovel

  • Blade shovel

  • Small diamond trident

  • Diamond trident

  • Long handled halberd

  • Nine dragon trident

Miscellaneous weapon forms

  • Hand breaking fan

  • Golden dragon fan

  • Golden phoenix fan

  • Fire and wind wheels

  • Hung Sing double hookswords

  • Hurricane double axes

  • Double melon hammers

  • Double copper cudgels

  • Two section rice flail

  • Five dragon sword breakers

  • Double tiger's head shields

  • Broadsword and rattan shield

  • Bodhidharma cane

  • Four door horse bench

  • King Mui horse bench

  • Hung Sing three section staff

  • Tiger dragon gauntlets