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Hung Gar (洪家) has its roots in China. It has spread to many countries, but the curriculum varies from school to school, and the connection to China is of varying quality. In mainland China the style may have been influenced by the development of Wushu after 1949.

Has the style been changed much by standardization through Wushu? Are there still dedicated schools, or is the best option to start studying Wushu?

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Hung Gar has very little connection to wushu. It is not nearly as flashy, and puts a heavy emphasis on body conditioning and low stances to build a strong fighter, as opposed to wushu, which emphasizes gymnastic ability and flexibility.

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Wushu is sometimes promoted like it represents everything that is Chinese martial art, and said to draw from styles like Hung Gar. But it sounds like there is no such thing like a complete Hung Gar form available within the Wushu curriculum? Then, what are the best sources for Hung Gar? –  fivecode May 28 '13 at 21:50
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find a school that fights in full contact lei tai and/or sanda matches (and not those silly point sparring and "medium contact" tournaments, either.) stick with the full contact fighters, those schools have better kung fu. –  Lokke Highstein May 29 '13 at 2:07

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