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Old 11-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Choy Li Fut VS Muay Thai

"Choy Li Fut is the most effective system that I've seen for fighting more than one person. [It] is one of the most difficult styles to attack and defend against. Choy Li Fut is the only style [of kung fu] that traveled to Thailand to fight the Thai boxers and hadn't lost." –Bruce Lee

I saw this quote and was wondering when these fights may have taken place?



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Old 11-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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I remember there was a post with a bunch of pictures from a Kung Fu vs Muay Thai event back in the 60's if I remember correctly, but all the Kung Fu guys got their ass kicked. Not sure what he's referring to though.

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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Don't know much about it other than it's a unification art of North/South Kung Fu. I question the Bruce Lee statement cause Bruce Lee didn't really talk in absolutes like that (and it only seems to be quoted out of one book and nothing else).

Still, I checked it out in youtube and you see a lot of Choy Li Fut fighters in Sanda and Muay Thai fights. They ain't cleaning house, but the fact that the fighters are able to compete in the tournaments like that says something about the art.

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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Yeah not sure about it either but choy lay fut is one of the few kung fu styles where all the "families" of the system are well represented in kickboxing.

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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I remember they used to talk about the choy le fut and the wing chun guys battling for who was the better Hong Kong fighters. Choy Le Fut is such a big system with tons of forms, weapons, wooden dummies and wing chun very compact and much shorter in terms of forms, weapons, dummy.

There were several kung fu vs muay thai fights in different periods and the muay thai guys won. But the kung fu guys were trying all the classical shit so they got stomped once they adopted the pseudo-muay thai modern sanda/sanshou they did alot better.

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #6
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I'd say Choy Lee Fut (Cai Li Fo) wins over Muay Thai. It would be too elusive for them.

It's also considered one of the 3 great martial arts of southern China: Hung Ga, Wing Chun, and Choy Lee Fut.

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Old 11-10-2011, 11:49 AM   #7
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Yeah I've heard of the choy le fut vs wing chun roof top fights in hong kong as rivals before. However I was wondering about these fights bruce lee was talking about or perhaps there were a few kung fu guys who won and possibley were choy le fut who knows.

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:52 PM   #8
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I'd say Choy Lee Fut (Cai Li Fo) wins over Muay Thai. It would be too elusive for them.

It's also considered one of the 3 great martial arts of southern China: Hung Ga, Wing Chun, and Choy Lee Fut.
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I'd say Choy Lee Fut (Cai Li Fo) wins over Muay Thai. It would be too elusive for them.

It's also considered one of the 3 great martial arts of southern China: Hung Ga, Wing Chun, and Choy Lee Fut.
No. Choy Li Fut is a good fight style, but it cannot beat Muay Thai in a pure fighting sense. For fancy name it wins hands down though.

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:24 PM   #10
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I think the funny name comes from 3 people that the head dude learned from but not sure

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