Si Ji Hao • Tibetan Lions Roar
The style is unique in its use of waist power, developed through 8 ‘seeds’.
Originated in Indian arts (possibly from Greek and Persian roots) which were then transformed in Tibet to develop a powerful, complete fighting system. Lions Roar then passed through from Northern China to the South picking up aspects of the native fighting arts (kung fu) as it went. It made a fearsome reputation for itself in Lei Tai challenge matches through Wong Yan Lam, giving birth to Hop Gar (Hero Fist) and Tibetian White Crane. The style is also known as Lama Fanily after the Tibetian monks with whom it was associated.
The style is unique in its use of waist power, developed through 8 ‘seeds’ which are extended motions to teach the body to develop correct power generation in all directions. These seeds are then refined and combined to generate a powerful range of throws, locks and strikes. The style is based on the motions of the Crane and Ape as dualistic Totems.