Academy of Traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu
We teach according to traditional Chinese patterns. Traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu training includes: techniques of five animals, five elements, learning free combat, fighting with weapons. Training in this form is passed down through generations of Hung Gar Kuen masters.
Academy of Traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu
The school directly represents the Hung Gar Kuen lineage of masters Chiu Wai and Ambrose Kwok Keung Chiu.
Si Fu Marcin Jóźwiak
Master of Hung Gar Kuen style, founder and leader of the Academy.Read more
Masters of Hung Gar Kuen
The story of Hung Gar Kung Fu style shown by our masters.Read more
Hung Gar Kuen lineage
The Academy officially and directly represents the lines of the master family: Chiu Wai and Ambros Chiu.Read more
The characteristic of the Hung Gar Kuen
Hung Gar Kuen is a system derived from the southern Shaolin Monastery, belongs to the five major southern systems..Read more
Forms Hung Gar Kuen
At Hung Gar Kuen we teach single, double, hand and weapon forms.Read more
What is Kung Fu?
Find out what the term kung fu means, see the main historical centers of the development of traditional martial arts.Read more
Memories of students
This is how our students remember training at the Academy.
Sport has always been an important part of my life - as a play, interesting activity or a way to stay healthy. At some point in life, additional duties due to the birth of two wonderful (but requiring a lot of attention) daughters, resulted in a break from sport. After about 5 years, I decided to return to regular physical activity. I chose the Traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy lead by Si Fu Marcin Jóźwiak ... not because of my fascination with Bruce Lee or other Kung Fu movies – it was just a recommendation from friend. At the beginning, I treated these classes as an opportunity to take care of my condition and physical fitness. I liked the variety of exercises, the people attending the classes and the way Si Fu conducted the classes. Over the years my approach has evolved - practicing Hung Gar become more a way to self-improvement. It's not always easy, sometimes I have a lot of excuses and take a break from trainings ... but I always resume trainings. I can only recommend practicing the traditional forms of Kung Fu and wish you a master like Si Fu Marcin.Piotr Pazik
I trained at the Academy for over a dozen years and during this time every Tuesday and Thursday evening meant tons of sweat during training, meeting friends, continuous improvement of physical and mental form. Every summer we went to training camps, where we practiced 4 times a day for 10 days, perfecting techniques and traditional forms, testing the limits of endurance, and learning about the history and tradition of Hung Gar Kung Fu. Si Fu Marcin Jóźwiak has always been an example of not only kung fu championship, but also of ethical conduct in private and professional life. He also gave us a chance to learn about the lineage tradition through meetings with Si Gung Ambrose Chiu and Si Tai Gung Chiu Wai.Dariusz Kłeczek
The knowledge passed on from the person of SiFu Marcin Jóźwiak, who himself learned the style directly from the living legend of the master Chu Wai, was invaluable. Each movement, position and meaning of individual elements in the forms was studied and explained to the practitioner with great diligence and patience. Each of the exercisers who wanted additional information about the details of the style had the opportunity to obtain this information from the trainer.Paweł Nowak
At the same time, the quite traditional training methodology adopted by SiFu, consisting in long-term and quite tedious repetition of the same movements or sequences, relatively quickly caused the beginners to stay longer in the academy or to quit and quit. After some time, this resulted in the formation of an advanced group of students, which constituted the core of the academy, and in the following years of its operation it could boast of obtaining by its most ambitious members master's degrees, who could then start promoting the style individually in their own schools.
After many years spent at Marcin Jóźwiak's Hung Gar Sifu Academy, I can say that the kung-fu style promoted by the Academy is worth recommending for people who appreciate persistence and traditional message, as well as the way of teaching martial arts. I highly appreciate the person of SiFu, Marcin Jóźwiak, who with great determination, character and consistency passed knowledge to the practitioners, and also indirectly shaped their "bodies and minds" which could then function more efficiently in everyday life.
Training at the Academy shaped me both physically improving my strength, endurance or fighting skills, but above all mentally as well. Over the years of training, I have learned that you can achieve a lot with hard work. Through regular training, I gained more perseverance and self-confidence, which makes it easier for me to make various decisions in my life. Hung Gar has become a style that is my passion to this day because I am constantly working on getting better. The way of a warrior never ends :)Sławomir Chmielewski
More than 20 years ago, I met Marcin Jóźwiak by accident, who was preparing me for the mathematics final exams. Later it turned out that he is a master of Chinese martial art, hung gar style. After a few talks, I decided to try my hand. I liked the training and started classes at the Traditional hung gar kung fu Academy. Unfortunately, the demanding time of studies came and I stopped training for a few years. All the time I intuitively missed this form of activity, which I considered to be very holistic - developing not only physical but also mental skills. And finally, during my doctoral studies, I started individual training, which lasted until the ligament rupture in the knee, paradoxically not during training, but while playing football with my son. I would like to thank Sifu Marcin Jóźwiak for joint training, conversations and the knowledge passed on, which with its use significantly extends beyond the training room.Paweł Dominik
I joined the Academy at the age of 26. As a kid brought up in the era of "backyard karate" I always wanted to try eastern martial arts. I fell in love with the Academy very quickly for the ambiance inside and outside the Kwon. The training gave me a lot of joy, peace, satisfaction and self-confidence. I’m practicing Kung Fu to this day, with 40 on my neck in a moment. I recommend it to everyone.Fryderyk Szymkowski
I remember the training at the Hung Gar kung fu academy with Si Fu Marcin Jóźwiak primarily as a great form of activity. They developed strength, endurance, and improved physical condition. I really liked the variety of techniques and how new aspects of them were revealed with the amount of work involved. Even small progress or the awareness of persevering in training despite difficulties brought satisfaction. I believe that it was an excellent character school, and I still feel its positive effects today.Karolina Konopka
Workouts harden the body and mind. I recommend kung-fu to anyone who is looking for development through the movement. The Academy was like a second home for me, where I met wonderful people.Emil Siwowski
The years spent at the Academy were a great time to get to know yourself and others through Martial Arts, but it would not be possible without the Master, who strove for perfection himself and left a legacy of many students and a few Trainers who pass on these universal values. And that is the best recommendation.Maciej Małkowski
I have been associated with the Traditional Hung Gar Kuen Academy for over 17 years. During these years I put a lot of effort, sweat, often blood. Thanks to the Academy and Hung Gar training, not only did I manage to get over my fear and learn to cope with difficult situations, but most of all I took a small step towards self-improvement. These are invaluable experiences under the guidance of a true master and teacher that have shaped me to a great extent as an adult.Jan Groszek
Trainings at the Traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy conducted by Si Fu Marcin Jóźwiak gave me a sensational set of tools to take care of my own condition and health. Each training is hard work, but always giving great joy in good company.Bartosz Papis
I remember the times at the Academy with pleasure. SiFu Marcin Jóźwiak and his school was the best place where I could go then. Then I had the opportunity to train for many years and the enormous knowledge and skills of SiF allowed me to make progress from training to training. SiFu was able to get the best out of the students, saw key mistakes and took care of details, mobilized to give the best of himself. I had the pleasure to meet and train with many excellent students of the Academy, real tigers.Kuba Lorens
The years spent in the academy were a wonderful time to get to know oneself and others, through martial arts, but this would not have been possible without the Master , who himself strived for excellence and left a legacy in the form of many alumni and several coaches who pass on these values . And this is the best recommendation.Maciej Małkowski