The dragon and the tiger met as the wind and the cloud.


Mui Fa for Choy Lee Fut

History of Choy Lee Fut

Below is the brochure of the introduction and condensed history of Choy Lee Fut.

Woman doing forward bbending stretchThe founder of Choy Li Fut, Master Chan Huang, was born in July 10, 1805 in Gain Mui village of the Sun Whu Nel Sai District, Kwantung Province.

Master Chan began his martial arts training, at the age of seven, under the instruction of a distant uncle, Chan Yuen Wu. Several years later, he proceeded to continue his studies from a famous master of the Shaolin Li Style, Li Yau San.

Having completed his studies from Li, Master Chan was still not content with his learning. He travelled to Mount Lau Fout to become a disciple of a renowned Shaolin priest, Choy Fook, and started his training in the Choy Style.

After dedicating more than a decade to the master of the Choy Style, Chan bid farewell to his instructor. On his return journey through the Nan Hung District, he was enlightened with news of an acclaimed talented martial artist, a Shaolin monk named Ching Tso, and decided to further enhance his studies under Ching where he learned the Fut Style.

Master Chan complied his decades of studies in martial arts and integrated the different kung-fu styles into one unified kung fu system. He named his newly developed kung fu style Choy Li Fut in recognition and appreciation of the teachings from his three celebrated masters.

" Choy Li Fut is the most effective system that I've seen for fighting more than one person. It is one of the most difficult styles to attack and defend against. Choy Li Fut is the only style of kung fu that traveled to Thailand to fight the Thai boxers and hadn't lost. " – Bruce Lee

There are 4 main branches of Choy Lee Fut:

A prose written by the Choy Li Fut founder:

The Inception of Choy Li Fut was self conceived,
A true descendant arose from the Shaolin origin.

Chan Yui Chi with his students 1942.Wong Ha's retirement dinner, 2005

Choy Lee Fut Forms

A list of all the forms in our style, divided into Fist Forms, Multiple Persons Forms and the many Weapons Forms.

download brochure Forms List.
download brochure List of 53 weapons used in the style.

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Code of Ethics

All Choy Li Fut disciples shall observe the following:

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History of Choy Lee Fut


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You can click on this website to learn more about this style and the family tree.

download brochure A very informative pdf explaining the different types of hands and fists from Wong Chi Yuen Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu Association (Hong Kong).