Explosive Self-Defense Techniquesby Randy Williams
Wing Chun Gung Fu is a dynamic Chinese street combat style characterized by short, sharp strikes delivered down the Centerline with machine gunlike rapidity, and is known for its principles of simultaneous attack and defense, hand trapping, and economy of motion. It is a relatively new system, developed in China less than 400 years ago and honed in rooftop fights of 1950's Hong Kong. Many legendary fighters emerged from those times, each of them adding his own "flavor" to the way the art was taught, and how it has evolved over the years.
Randy Williams is a longtime writer for Inside Kung-Fu magazine, celebrity bodyguard and founder of the CRCA International Wing Chun Association. In this new series, he brings you a step-by-step introduction to his own modern-day interpretation of this explosive art of close-range combat. Williams is known for his non-traditional, American sports-like approach to the art, on which more emphasis is placed on performance and understanding over lineage and history. Hard training and practical self-defense application are the hallmarks of Randy's Close Range Combat Academy schools worldwide.
Volume II features detailed move-by-move CRCA street combat techniques - defenses against jabs, crosses, hooks and backfists are covered as well as attacks, kick defenses and groundfighting. Explanations of advanced Wing Chun combat theory such as Timing, Trapping, Facing, the Concept of Reference, Body Unity and the "Cutting Angle" of CRCA blocking are given, as well as an in-depth study of the Centerline Theory - the backbone of the Wing Chun system. Also featured are advanced "Sticky Hands" principles, and an introduction to "Sticky Foot" kicking and legblocking exercises.
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I studied Jeet Kune Do decades ago in high school and wanted to get to the 'roots' of the system and so began exploring Wing Chun. I found this book to be very informative with clear explanations and illustrations. Sifu Williams' book on Wing Chun should be included in any serious Wing Chun Student's library! This is the second of 3 volumes he has written and covers the theories of Wing Chun in detail. There are many pictures demonstrating the techniques. The Only criticism is that he talks about the forms but does not show them in their entirety but only bits and pieces. I guess this is because his system of Close Range Combat Wing Chun seems to focus more on applications for combat (which is a good thing!) But if you want to see the different wing chun forms, then purchase another book.