Pak Mei, also known as Bai Mei, Bak Mei, Bach Mi, or White Eyebrow Kung Fu, is a Hakka martial art originating from the Huizhou area of Guangdong province in Southern China.
There are many legends of Pak Mei, one tells of the five elders of southern shaolin (along with Ng Mui, Miu Hin, Feng Dou Dak and Chee Shin Sim See (teacher of Hung Gar founder Hung Hei Gun) and how Pak Mei became a traitor betraying the temple and killing Chee Shin Sim See and travelled to Emei Mountain where he resided as a Taoist priest. The invincible Pak Mei then passed on to his descendants. At one stage it was called the "Secret" or "forbidden" style due to its lethal reputation.
Master Cheung Lai Chuen after studying with various masters Lum Hap (Hoi Fung Martial Arts), Li Meng (Wai Chow Lee Family Kung Fu), Juk Wan (Pak Mei) and Teacher Sek, developed the formidable Pak Mei system which became renowned for its fierce power which trap opponents whilst intercepting and attacking. As one of the five tigers of Dong Gong (East River), Cheung Lai Chuen was a famous Kung Fu expert.
(NB: For consistency Mandarin Pin Yin will be used throughout the other pages)