Click the "Customize" button next to your name below to start your personalized gar calligraphy artwork...
洪家 is the martial arts title Hung Ga or Hung Gar.
The first character means flood, big, immense, or great but it can also be the surname, Hong or Hung.
The last character means family or home.
This can also be read as “The Hung Family” or “The Hung Household.” This title is mostly associated with a style of Kung Fu.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Romaji (Romanized Japanese)
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese
|gaa / ga
|hóng jiā / hong2 jia1 / hong jia / hongjia
|hung chia / hungchia
|Hung Ga Kuen
|hóng jiā quán
hong2 jia1 quan2
hong jia quan
|hung chia ch`üan
hung chia chüan
|Lau Gar Kung Fu
|liú jiā gōng fu
liu2 jia1 gong1 fu
liu jia gong fu
|liu chia kung fu
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.
Some people may refer to this entry as Gar Kanji, Gar Characters, Gar in Mandarin Chinese, Gar Characters, Gar in Chinese Writing, Gar in Japanese Writing, Gar in Asian Writing, Gar Ideograms, Chinese Gar symbols, Gar Hieroglyphics, Gar Glyphs, Gar in Chinese Letters, Gar Hanzi, Gar in Japanese Kanji, Gar Pictograms, Gar in the Chinese Written-Language, or Gar in the Japanese Written-Language.