Chai Lei Fut
Long Range System for self-defence and
Bruce Lee claimed that Choi Lai Fut is one of the martial art styles that he has encountered and has great respect to this style. He said Choi Lai Fut is the most difficult styles to attack and defend against.
During the 18th century, the most talented monk in martial arts skill of Shaolin temple, JueYuan felt the need to seek knowledge from outside the confines of the temple to keep the fame that the temple enjoyed.
Monk JueYuan set
out to serch for ingredian that missing in martial arts practised in shaolin
temple. In Gansu, a Province in the west
populated with not just Han but also Arab and Tibetan Chinese. (Infact It
is still very easy for a novice to confuse Tibetan Crane sequence with Choy
Li Fut.) Here in the city, he met Li Sou, a master of Li family Kung Fu. The Li family have learnt their arts from
the Taoist immortal and other traveling Tibetan hermits from the Wudang and
O Mei Mountains and were passed down through the generations, mostly
staying completely within the Li family.
Li Sou accompanied JueYuan to Luoyang to introduce JueYuan to a internal martial arts master Bai Yufeng,
They returned to Shaolin with Bai Yufeng and expanded JueYuan's 72 techniques to approximately 170. Moreover, using their combined knowledge, they restored internal aspects to Shaolin boxing. They organized these techniques into Five Animals: the Tiger, the Crane, the Leopard, the Snake, and the Dragon. These arts of combat become a tool to adjust balance in life where one could cultivate both spirituality and physical health in harmony. A efficient way for developing positive philosophies and meditations to help them be at peace with themselves and their surroundings.
The origins of Choi Lei Fut