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General Forum => Wikimartial => Topic started by: Rainy on June 23, 2009, 04:08:43 am

Title: Pak Mei Kung Fu/White Eyebrows
Post by: Rainy on June 23, 2009, 04:08:43 am
This photo is taken from a chinese film "Monk Pak Mei".

Remark: Bak Mei (Chinese: 白眉, literally White Eyebrows; also known as Pai Mei, Pei Mei, Bai Mei(pinyin, Mainland China use it for the pronunciation, Bai:white, Mei: eyebrow), Pak Mei, and Bak Mei Pai)



      Pak Mei Kung Fu derived from Shao Lin and started developping from Mount Emei. Pak Mei created by Monk Pak Mei, it is a advanced Internal Arts(Neijia). All of the first three generations are the monks. Traditionally, Pak Mei Kung Fu was only passed on to Buddhist monks. Master Cheung Lai Chun was the first to pass the art on to laymen, and then after not only the monk but also the normal people have the opportunity to learn Pak Mei Kung Fu.

      In term of the narrowed meaning, the history of Pak Mei combine the reality, fantasy and legend.

      After Manchu (Manchu: the people from Northest of China, now Manchu has been called Manzu which means the nationality Man) took control of China in 1644, the general of Dynasty Ming, Zhu Guo tao escaped to Shaolin Temple which loacate in Mont Song(one of the sacred mountains of China in Henan province), he shaved his head and became a monk, he passed Kung Fu on five best monks, one of them is Pak Mei. Before then, China had been ruled by the Ming Dynasty, which had been weakened by internal corruption and rebellion. The Manchu dynasty was renamed as the Qing Dynasty.

      Pak Mei lived during the Qing Dynasty. After Mont Pak Mei left Shaolin, he focused the attention on the create and practice his own fist position in Mont Emei (mointain of China in Sichuan Province.)

       Pak Mei imparted Kung Fu to Gwong Wai, second generation at Mont Emei. The Kung Fu was then passed on to the third generation, Chuk Fat Wan. In Kwong How Temple, Guangzhou, Chuk Fat Wan passed on the art to Cheung Lai Chun, the fourth generation.