Tribute to late Master P’ng Chye Khim, breaking the granite stone with Iron Palm (铁沙掌) is among greatest skill trained in the school. After training, medication needs to apply to cure and prevent long term injuries. The palm and fist could be used as weapon during combat.
Master Ghee taught Pushing Hand basic to the kids. Origin from Tai Chi, Pushing Hand (推手) is one of the important training that we did in our school. It trains us to be more alert, flexible and fast in defence and counter attack against the opponent.
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Thanks for coming all the way from France and Canada, Alexis Charrier and Jeremy Rothchild. Alexis first came to our school in 2004 and several times to learn from late sifu P’ng Chye Khim. Although sifu has passed away, the legacy of Sao Lim spirit still keep going.
Sao Lim Lo Han Fist is one of the prestigious chapters of Sao Lim. All the moves are best practiced with the use of Qi Gong (气功) and Fa Ching (发劲).
In the year 1956, Patriach Sik Koh Sum established Sao Lim Athletic Association of Penang in order to teach Sao Lim Hood Khar Pai. At that time the life in Malaysia is still very hard and the capacity to ensure its personal defense (especially for the least fortunate) can be crucial. In this context the school acquires a solid reputation quickly; initially for the quality of its combatants, but also for his social role on the island of Penang and more particularly within the Chinese community.
In the years between 80s and 90s, Malaysia had achieved strong economic growth, generating of prosperity and a certain softening of manners. The capacity to be defended not being more one peremptory necessity, local youth is diverted from traditional arts of combat to more social and sports activities in the community.
Today, Penang Sao Lim Athletic Association remains one of the most active schools in the island. Among the pupils, their motivations generally come from the nature of sports, cultural and social spirit which drive them into practising the art. Each generation is brought into batch of practise, under the guidance of Master P’ng.