Genesis provides a range of Kung Fu classes, teaching a style named Lau Gar. Lau Gar Kuen is derived from a form of boxing practiced at the Kuei Ling Temple, situated in the Kong Sai Province in west China. It was learned from a monk on retreat from that temple by the master “Three Eyed Lau” a tiger hunter, whom we honour as founder of our style. The style subsequently became popular over a large part of South West China. In fact all of the southern systems of Kung Fu are derived from 5 major styles namely: Lau, Hung, Choy, Li and Mok.
Master Yau commenced his training at the age of six. The training was conducted at the village community centre in Kowloon City (Gau Lung Sing) just outside the famous Walled City. His training continued for 4 hours a night 360 nights a year for 15 years.
Master Yau brought the style to the United Kingdom in 1961. The British Kung Fu Association was set up in 1973 and Master Jeremy Yau, being the keeper of the Lau Gar style, was invited to be the Chief Instructor. Subsequently Lau Gar has become Britain’s most popular form of Kung Fu.
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