The Hung Fut System has had eight generations of grandmasters who oversee the direction and purity of this unique style of Kung Fu.

Hung Fut Philosohy & Rules

The Philosophy of Hung Fut

The values and integrity of our Founder carried throughout generations.

Our teacher, Sifu Tai Yim, is the Eighth Generation Grandmaster of the Hung Fut System. By keeping our system pure and true to our founder’s vision, we are keeping alive a treasure of the Shaolin Temple.

It is our belief that only through hard work and diligent daily training will we keep ourselves and our style up to the true standard of traditional Shaolin Martial Arts. It is not only the system, but primarily the individual who makes the system great.

Twelve Rules of the Shaolin Temple

These are the 12 Rules of the Shaolin Temple that every Student of Hung Fut must remember.

1. Never take advantage of woman, children, or others.

2. Never commit a crime.

3. Never behave conceitedly.

4. Never teach another person without direct permission from Sifu.

5. Never be involved with drugs, alcohol, or in causing trouble.

6. Never hurt or maim another person.

7. Never befriend a bad or evil person.

8. Never disrespect or be rude to your seniors, even behind their backs.

9. Never bully another person.

10. Never brag or lie about your skill.

11. Never forget your duties because of money.

12. Never forget your righteous virtue because of temptation.

Twelve Rules of the Hung Fut School

1. Never laugh or talk loudly, make noise, or behave foolishly during class.

2. Never form cliques within the school.

3. Never tease another student or ridicule other people, schools, or systems of martial arts.

4. Never ignore a problem if something happens in the school.

5. Never make decisions for the school without discussing them with the school. These decisions include demonstrations and participating in tournaments.

6. Never damage equipment or property of the school.

7. Never teach another without Sifu’s direct permission or practice techniques you have never been taught.

8. Never come to class unless you come for kung fu.

9. Always respect Sifu and his instructors.

10. Always respect and help other students.

11. Always study and practice kung fu seriously.

12. Always respect and abide by the rules of the school and kung fu.

These are the 12 Rules of the Hung Fut School that every Student must remember.

Excellence in every class

Ancestral wisdom, tradition and excellence that has been passed down to generations of Masters

8th Generation Grandmaster, Sifu Tai Yim, has brought the wisdom of the Hung Fut System to the Western World. Most importantly, Tai Yim has upheld a legacy of excellence and timeless knowledge that he has passed down to his most dedicated students: those who have met the highest requirements in discipline, persistence and dedication to become the 9th Generation Masters.

Sifu & 9th Generation Masters

The 9th Generation Masters, much like Sifu Tai Yim, carry forward the values, the ancestral wisdom and the tradition of the Hung Fut Style to ensure that we pass the highest standards in martial arts down to everyone of our students.

what They’re Saying

Student Testimonials

Grandmaster Tai Yim’s instructors are the kindest, most patient, and often humorous martial arts practitioners you may ever encounter. They are the living embodiment of true martial artists who know how to engage students, help them grow, and achieve their goals.”

This school is impeccably clean. The bathroom and changing room is always spotless. The main training hall is immaculate. Martial arts schools typically do not set high standards for cleanliness, and for an OCD mom like me, this is priceless.

The students, from young to old, are all excellent classmates. Polite, considerate, hard-working, positive. Simply a wonderful environment to learn authentic traditional Shaolin Hung Fut.


I can’t say enough good things about Tai Yim Kung Fu. I have been going to this school for over 30 years and I’m proud to say that my twin sons are now attending as well. When it comes to traditional Shaolin Kung Fu there is no other school that comes close. I am also very pleased with the schools ability to continue teaching during Covid-19 with online lessons. Thank you Sifu Tai Yim for years of learning and life lessons.

Eric T.

I joined the Hung Fut Kung Fu School in 2001 at the age of 19 when I moved to the U.S., as I was starting college. The system’s philosophy and wisdom truly spoke to me, but beyond that, the motivation and workout I was getting was inspiring and ensured my renewed desire to train daily. I’ve since left the US to pursue other opportunities, but I still carry the lessons, the training, which I still practice, the wisdom of the Hung Fut system and the lifelong friendships it has gifted me with, my Kung Fu Family. I consider Sifu Tai Yim a dear friend and an outstanding Grandmaster, who deeply cares about his community, and teaching all students what true excellence in the practice of Kung Fu really is about.

Jamil B.A.

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