Mastering Wing Chun Kung Fu

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In this book the keys to the Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu system are explained. The three hand sets are shown in detail, along with the application of the key movements. One of the keys to Wing Chun is laying a proper foundation. The first form Siu Lim Tao (Little Idea) is the development of that foundation. Here you will be introduced to the proper reference points for the structure of the defensive tools and offensive weapons of Wing Chun. The second form, Chum Kiu (Seeking the Bridge) introduces the keys to ...

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Overview

In this book the keys to the Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu system are explained. The three hand sets are shown in detail, along with the application of the key movements. One of the keys to Wing Chun is laying a proper foundation. The first form Siu Lim Tao (Little Idea) is the development of that foundation. Here you will be introduced to the proper reference points for the structure of the defensive tools and offensive weapons of Wing Chun. The second form, Chum Kiu (Seeking the Bridge) introduces the keys to fighting application of Wing Chun. While the first form teaches the correct structure of the attacks and defensive movements, it is in Chum Kiu that the student learns to "seek the bridge" and use both hands simultaneously, such as one hand defending while the other attacks. Chum Kiu teaches stepping and footwork, and also Wing Chun's specialized kicking method and the generation of power thru the correct method of using the entire body in stance turning (Yiu Ma). The third form, Biu Gee (Thrusting Fingers) also known as the (First Aid) form teaches the keys to recovery from the loss of a superior position in fighting. Biu Gee training is one of the keys to learning to focus energy into a strike. This form also develops devastating striking power by combining focused strikes with the rotational energy developed by correct stance turning (Yiu Ma), as learned in the previous training of the Chum Kiu form. Also covered is the Chi Sao (Sticking Hands) training of Wing Chun as well as the key principles that have made Ip Man Wing Chun one of the most famous Kung Fu systems in the world.

About the Author:
Grandmaster Samuel Kwok is the senior representative of the IpMan / Ip Chun / Ip Ching lineage in the U.K. and U.S., with certified instructors around the world

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933901268
  • Publisher: Empire Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 297
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     6
About the Authors     10
Statement by Grandmaster Samuel Kwok     15
Note on Spelling     16
Wing Chun Code of Conduct     17
Foreword   Grandmaster Ip Chun     20
Foreword   Grandmaster Ip Ching     21
Introduction     22
History     25
Ip Man's Wing Chun...What is it?     37
The Learning Process     41
Basic Principles     45
Siu Lim Tao-Building the Weapon     57
Chum Kiu-Using the Weapon     107
Biu Gee-Perfecting the Weapon     159
Mook Yan Jong-Testing the Weapon     241
Chi Sao-The Bridge Between Forms & Fighting     245
Faan Sao     255
Demonstration to Promote the Ip Man Tong     259
Lineage-The True Test of Authenticity     263
Samuel Kwok's Photo Album     267
A Chronicle of the Life of Ip Man     285
Glossary of Techniques in Chinese Alphabetical Order     293

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2008

    'The Bible of Wing Chun Kung Fu'

    After reading 'Mastering Wing Chun' by Grandmaster Sam Kwok I was simply in awe and most impressed: I've been studying Wing Chun Kung Fu since 1981 (and started teaching private students in 1986), and been privileged to meet the foremost Wing Chun masters and Grandmasters alive, learn from them and practise Chi Sao with them. My library of Wing Chun and other martial arts books is quite extensive...this book and DVD series is an absolute MUST have, read and watch for any Wing Chun practitioner - whether at beginners or masters level - or anyone seriously interested in self-defense and martial arts. Sam Kwok's lifelong and total dedication to the original Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu, his absolute expertise, his fierce fighting spirit, and his amazing generosity and kindness shines throughout its pages...this book will be known as 'The Bible of Wing Chun Kung Fu'! Arne Klingenberg, Switzerland - Australia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2008

    Best and Most Complete Book on Wing Chun

    This book is a God-Send. It has a foreword written by both of Ip Man's sons, Ip Chun and Ip Ching. The book covers all of the forms and fighting applications. It also includes great insights of Ip Chun and Ip Ching. The book is very well written and clear. There is a chapter on the learning process that goes beyond anything I have seen in any Martial Arts book. I highly recommend this book!!!!

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