It's Cantonese for Shaolin kung fu.
Bak Sil Lum is northern shaolin, it's probably the most common type of shaolin kung fu found outside of China. This is the type of shaolin longfist that is taught by Wing Lam, and by Yang Jwing Ming.
Strange, I was just looking for the same thing yesterday. I was reading on Nick Cerio's website that was just put back up that he studied Sil Lum Kung Fu, under a Gan Fong Chin (the Lin Wan Kuen set in his kenpo comes from him).
There is a book by Leo Fong (I think that was the name) that is about Sil Lum and has the set in it. But, I also could not find anything specific about it other than it was another name for "Shaolin".
It's Cantonese for Shaolin kung fu. Bak Sil Lum is northern shaolin, it's probably the most common type of shaolin kung fu found outside of China. This is the type of shaolin longfist that is taught by Wing Lam, and by Yang Jwing Ming.
I have always been taught by my Sifu, who studied under Master Hue, and it is the same taught by wing lam that there are 5 schools of shaolin. Ca, Fa, Pa, Wa, and Sil-Lum. I believe the Pa is Pakua and the Wa is Wah-Lum. I study Bak Sil-Lum ( Art of Shaolin), but I don't know what the other 2 are. I don't know if this is any help or not, but I believe you can find this listed in the book Plum Flower Fist Form by Wing Lam.
There are 5 major families in Southern Shaolin (Siu Lam)... Hung, Choy, Mok, Li, Fut.
There are 5 major Nothern long fist styles that went into creating the modern PRC Chang Quan... Hong, Hua, Pao, Zha & Shaolin.
Wahlum is a critter unto itself.
Generally the most common Bagua is an internal art that's really got no connection to the Shaolin umbrella.
Wing Lam teaches/taught the Ku Yu Cheong Buk Siu Lum Men curriculum.
I study Sil Lum Kung Fu. My teacher chose to call it by the Cantonese pronounciation because we live in the same town as Shaolin Do's main school (Lexington, Ky) is in and we DID NOT want to be confused with a Grandmaster Sin The' (Shaolin Do) school or have people think we are in any way associated with SD. We aren't a McDojo like they are.
He, he, he, he.......Dude, I posted that just for you clf. I couldn't resist. It is my goal to make all the Sin The' cool aid drinkers come to their senses.