Shaolin Mok-Ka, one of the original family systems of Kung Fu, is best known for its techniques in delivering kicks. However, its practitioners are in no way restricted to kicking alone, because the full range of possible weapons is used. The resulting flexibility of attack & defence epitomises the original concept of Chinese Martial Arts; that is; to express oneself fully in the attempt to triumph in combat. When engaging in combat, the objective is to win – consequently, to restrict oneself to particular movements of any kind would be to put oneself at a disadvantage.
~ Sifu Rob Morgan ~
There are 108 various techniques which are counted as points and the variation of movement from these is infinite, the flow of the style not being restricted by set patterns or Katas as in other styles. Most of the techniques of other styles are taken from the fundamental basic Shaolin style. As a Chinese proverb says, “There are three tastes; sweet, sour and salt but the combination of these three give hundreds of varying flavours, therefore, the combinations of 108 techniques are limitless”.
Objective or Subjective
Daoists say that if someone is being objective then the practitioner must become subjective. This means that some moves in Mok Ka are first defensive and then become offensive or in the reverse as in the Taiji symbol, thus giving the flowing movement to the Mok Ka style. The initial move depends on the circumstances so that if you sense that someone is being offensive then use a defensive which is immediately turned into an offensive. However, the style is definitely more offensive than defensive without the first offensive coming from the Mok Ka practitioner.
~ Sifu Charles Chan ~
Shaolin Mok Ka Kuen was first taught in this country by Sifu Charles Chan (7th Generation Master) in 1975 in Coventry. Sifu Charles had studied Mok Ka in Hong Kong under Sifu Cheung Wing Fai (6th Generation Master). Sifu Charles Chan handed the style down to Sifu Rob Morgan (8th Generation Master) who is now the holder of the style in the UK.