Yee Chong Mu Gow
Three main disciplines
The Yee Chong Mu Gow system has evolved over the years to include a wide variety of styles and techniques. The three main styles of the Yee Chong system are Ku Tai Te, Chinese Kempo, and Mo Ying Dao.
The first, Ku Tai Te, is the traditional teachings of the Yee Chong Mu Gow system. Ku Tai Te translates as the way of the ancients. Its roots are formed from the three ancient arts of China; Hsing-I, Pa-kua, and T’ai Chi Ch’uan and also Chin na. It also included Chi Kung breathing exercises and other health related arts plus the Shaolin Five Animals styles to add diversity.
The second, Chinese Kenpo, is a mixture of the traditional and modern fighting arts. The Chinese translation for Kempo is to break with force. For this reason one will find many of the techniques are done in such a way as to break, bruise or cripple the human body. This style has been modified and adapted for competition and tournaments. It has produced many regional and national champions. Included in this style are forms, weapons, sparring, and martial arts history of the style.
The third, Mo Ying Dao, is more like an evolution of Ku Tai Te than a separate style. Translated, it means the formless way. It is made up of several arts combined with the teachings of Ku Tai Te. The styles of Mo Ying Dao are: Do Vee Fut – (hard style self-defense) Fi Su Dome Fut – (quick response self-defense) Hu Tao (pronounced wu dao) – (the way of the tiger) Wu Qin Wu Shu Gong – (5 Animal, 5 Flow Practice) Many styles and techniques from other systems are included in the above arts, including the Japanese martial arts. They continue to grow and develop as their Masters learn and exchange ideas.