About Tsoi Li Ho Fut Hung Kung-Fu San Soo Martial Arts
Tsoi Li Ho Fut Hung or more commonly known as Kung-Fu San Soo as taught by Jimmy H. Woo is not a sport, but rather a highly scientific developed fighting system. This system was brought from China to the United State of America by the Late Jimmy H. Woo in the mid 1930's. His beginning to teach in Los Angeles's Chinatown District during the 1940's was to set in motion a major change for westerners learning the Oriental Arts.
With over 4,000 years of Chinese Martial Arts history to pull from, Kung-fu San Soo (San Shou) is based on offensive and defensive fighting techniques that use a combination of various punches, blocks, strikes, kicks, flips, throws, take downs, and the use of leverages that is all done in perfect unison, directed to vital points of the body, and not following a set pattern. San Soo has elements of Northern styles (Bak Pai), however it is primarily a Southern system (Nam Pai)
The proper use of breath control, mental clarity, body motion, angulation and proper timing is what gives the trained fighter extreme power. Also, a strong emphasis is placed on respecting our fellow man and building up our character.
Our Particular form of San Soo we are told began thousands of years ago in China and was perfected into pretty much what is known today. It was said to have been developed by Martial artists from the Tsoi, Li, and Ho families, passed to the monks of a particular Kwan Yin Monastery in their area. The Monks learned and incorporated what they thought the best aspects of each so as to get the most out of their training. The Art of Tsoi Li Ho Fut Hung Ga, Kung-Fu San Soo was born out of that. Though none of this is verifiable History. just what has been orally handed down to us.
Martial Arts should never be used to perpetuate violence, but to try to end it. Unfortunately there are times there is no choice and Violence is the only option. Training is of the utmost importance.
We learn to have humility, confidence and to develop a more tolerant and accepting personality. If someone tries to rob you, you ask them what they want and give it to them, within reason. Your life and theirs is worth more than any material possession. A gun or knife can outdo years of martial arts training in a fraction of a second if you are not careful. You want to be intelligent.
If you don't have to fight, then don't. The fighting techniques trained in this Martial Art should only be used as a last resort.. Cultivation of a healthy mind, body, and spirit are also practiced and reinforced daily. Self protection on all fronts, not just physical fighting.