Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu

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by James Yimm Lee
     
 

Edited by Bruce Lee and featuring jeet kune do legend Ted Wong, this book introduces the reader to the sil lim tao form, the immovable-elbow and centerline theories, chi sao (sticky hands), trapping, and much more. Wing Chun Kung-Fu continues to set the standard for martial arts instructional books, and it has become the perennial study guide for kung fu

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Edited by Bruce Lee and featuring jeet kune do legend Ted Wong, this book introduces the reader to the sil lim tao form, the immovable-elbow and centerline theories, chi sao (sticky hands), trapping, and much more. Wing Chun Kung-Fu continues to set the standard for martial arts instructional books, and it has become the perennial study guide for kung fu enthusiasts of all skill levels. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897500371
Publisher:
Black Belt Communications
Publication date:
09/01/1972
Series:
Chinese Arts Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
206,478
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 6.04(h) x 0.49(d)

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Wing Chun Kung-Fu 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are considereing the no-nonsence art of Wing Chun Kung Fu, start here! This book will teach the novice student or an advanced martial artist transitioning from another style, the BASIC principles of this fighting art. Wing Chun is not glamorous, it is effective. Lee captures the essance of what the beginner needs to learn and provides it in black and white. So much of Wing Chun CANNOT be learned from a book, but the author does a GREAT job in his presentation of the proper mindset and basic moves, what it takes to actually learn Wing Chun. He teaches the first 'form', Sil Lim Tao (siu lim tao, shaolin tao), which is a catalog of the basic hand maneuvers (not a kata). After being out of martial arts for several years, I was able to use this book as a primer. After having purchased this book almost 20 years ago, I was able to regain my knowledge of the art in a very short time. The only negative about this book is the quality and angle of the photographs used to illistrate the form. Still, they are better than most. I highly recommend this book (and style) to anyone who is serious about self defence / street fighting, they could both save your life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it teaches you the basics of wing chun and i find it to be an effective art as well as a good confidence boost. it has also helped me loose some fat and build endurance
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at the start of my training. My class were taking a grading in two weeks. At that grading I passed the first section of the SIU LUM TAO. This book enable me to practice at home with confidence
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the best wing chun book ever read i think that if any one want to learn kung fu from a book you have to read this book it help me a lot and now i can go out and fight with this kung fu and no one can beat me ha ha ha ha
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book before I started Wing Chun and I thought it was great then, but now after having trained with expert people, I've come to understanding Wing Chun and its principles more deeply, I see that James Lee did not have a good structure, precision and you could see he looks more like a karate stylist. This book does not provide a good basis or foundation. Yeah he learned from Bruce Lee, but Bruce Lee only learned three years of Wing Chun from Yip Man not enough to find correct posture, precision and focused idea. That's why he had to make Jeet Kune Do