Southern dragon style

龍形拳 Long Ying Boxing

Long Ying, also known as Lung Ying or Dragon Style Kung Fu, is a southern martial art style rooted in the traditions of the Shaolin monastery and passed down through the lineage of the monk Dai Yuk of Wah So Toi Temple (empty mind temple). It is a fluid and dynamic style that prioritizes power derived from the waist and legs. Its techniques emphasize close-proximity infighting, using soft hand movements to dissipate opponent attacks, combined with agile footwork for rapid advances and retreats.
learning taolu / luk geng drill / lop sao range control
a shaolin art preserved by laymen

Lam Yiu Gwai & the founding of lung ying

While the external basics lay the foundation, the art evolves into an internal expression of power, demanding correct body mechanics and rigorous conditioning. Dedicated practitioners often liken its strategic depth to “playing combat chess.” The art gained prominence through Lam Yiu Kwai, who showcased its efficacy in combat. Training in Lung Ying requires unwavering commitment, as mastery of even the basic stances and footwork can take years, echoing the teachings of Lam Yiu Gwai’s master.


Dragon Shape Kung Fu, is a martial art with roots in the heart of Guangdong Province, China. Its inception is attributed to Grandmaster Lam Yiu Gwai, who was born in 1877 in Huìyáng County. The foundational teachings of Lung Ying Kuen have their origins in the sacred mountain Luófúshan where Mater Lam learned from a revered monk, Dai Yuk. This monk’s ancient wisdom, combined with the indigenous martial styles of the Hakka region of eastern Guangdong, gave birth to our form of Lung Ying Kuen.


The core of Lung Ying Kung Fu revolves around harnessing power from the earth itself. It emphasizes close-quarter combat, deploying forearm, fist, and palm strikes with precision and potency. This martial art is designed to strike with overwhelming force within a short range, making each blow effective.


In his teachings, Master Lam Yiu Gwai prioritized the art’s ‘internal’ nature, where power emanates from within and can be felt more than seen. Lam Yiu Gwai’s training was intensive; he is often recounted instructing his disciples to dedicate years solely to honing their stances and footwork. This rigorous approach ensured that practitioners attained a high level of agility, enabling them to close in on and neutralize veteran adversaries with remarkable speed.

legacy of wisdom

Dragon Sign Motto

Practicing temperance and yielding to others does not make one weak;

Follow the way and allow others to do what they will.

This does not mean others are stronger.

live virtuously

Code of Dragon Sign

  • Do not be lazy, hypocritical, defiant or arrogant.
  • Dragon kung fu is a deep art; through it, cultivate your mind and body.
  • Do not use it for wrong-doing.
  • Respect your parents, teacher, and seniors.

Beginner Dragon Sets

16 Movements (十六动)

Sup Luk Dong

Important principles introduced in this form:

  • Bic Bou – Pressuring step
  • Teui Bou – Retreating step
  • Kiu – the bridge
  • Lop Sao – grabbing hand/arm
  • Jik Choy – straight punch
7 Techniques Cross Hands

Chut Sik San Sao

Important principles introduced in this form:

  • Kow Pek – grabbing cut
  • Boi Gim – drawing sword
  • Soi Kiu – crashing bridge
  • Gor Kiu – crossing bridge
  • Mo Ka – grind & lock
  • Lan Da – bar & hit
  • Chung Choi – charging punch
10 cross pattern fist

Sup JEe Kuen

Intermediate Dragon Sets

Passing Bridge Three Times (三通过桥)

Saam tung gor kiu

Rescue Master From Single Side (單鞭救主)

Dong Bein gau jue

Single Sword and Mount (单刀匹马)

Dan do pit mah

Tiger Leaping Over Wall (猛虎跳牆)

Mang Fu Tiu Cheung

Press and Hit from Four Doors (四門迫打)

Sei Moon Bik Da

Advanced Dragon Sets

Eagle Claw (鷹爪)

ying jow

Pressure Step Smashing Bridge (碎橋)

Bik Bo Soy Que

Dragon Sign Grinding Bridge(龍形摩橋)

Long ying mor kiu

Neutralizing King Fist (化極)

Fa Gik

Venomous Snake Flicks Tongue (毒蛇舐脷)

Duk Sei Toe Hey

Lop Ng Ying (立五形)

lop ng ying

Dragon Master Sets

Five Horses Returning to Stable (五馬歸槽)

Ng ma gwai cho

Lam Family Grinding Bridge

Lam Ga Mor Kiu

Tiger Descends the Mountain (猛虎下山)

Mang fu ha san

Seven Ways of Plum Flower Punch (梅花七路)

Mui Fa Chut Lo