The Burinkan Dojo (武林館道場)


About the Burinkan

Empty-Hand Arts:

  Okinawan Karate

  Fujian Kung Fu

  Hakka Kung Fu

Weapon Arts:

  Okinawan Kobudo

  Integrated Eskrima



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Ngo Cho Kun


"Begin with Sanchin;
Practice until your death"

Primary to proper training in Ngo Cho Kun is the development of "Five Parts Power" (五肢力 / Ngo Ki Lat), which is the strengthening and coordination of the legs, arms, and trunk/core. As a short-arm, Fujian style, Ngo Cho Kun seeks to express the four primary principles (float, sink, spit, swallow) through the use of strong and fast bridging, sweeping, striking, locking, and kicking techniques of it's five "ancestral" styles.

In addition to sophisticated power-development exercises, Ngo Cho Kun practitioners develop iron arms and body using two-man training drills as well as equipment such as Chio So (Stone Locks).

Having a large curriculum, Ngo Cho Kun was historically taught using a personalized teaching methodology. After achieving a core level of competency, students were given one or more "tracks" of study, corresponding to the Ancestor(s) they had both interest and aptitude with.

After studying the core, comprising the fundamental movements, skills and forms: Three Battles, Twenty Punches, Hitting the Four Corners, Cross Pattern Three Battles, and Double Banner (as well as a weapon), students would go on to train in Levels 1-2 of the Ancestors matching their interest.

The core plus these ten levels comprises the grading system of Five Ancestor Boxing. Levels 1-10 of practitioner can be converted to Instructor levels upon examination.

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