This website aims to introduce Pak Mei: the art of Lightning Hands to the netizens. It contains some information regarding the traditional style of Pak Mei Kung Fu, its origins and the it is transmit as well as the links it shares with Cantonese culture.
The information gathered here are willingly short because Kung Fu is an art that is passed on through exchanges, discussions and sweat. This website is designed as a bridge between French and Chinese cultures in order to help the learners to understand the traditional and authentic practice of kung fu better.
Far from conceiving the practice of martial arts as a hobby, I devoted almost all my time to it from the moment I started training. I’ve been a fanatic about Chinese martial arts and China’s since I was a child, and my vocation took a whole other meaning throughout my training. I furthermore chose to organize my life according to my quest for Kung Fu.
“Practicing enables to accede to knowledge. This knowledge is obtained only trough the body’s understanding and consciousness. It is forged trough training, repetition and sweat. In my school, there is everything I deem necessary to the development of that consciousness. When I was a child, I was told that we didn’t have the same training conditions here, that we had to go to China. To remedy that situation, I created my school, and all the conditions are fulfilled here, there are no more excuses.”
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