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The Wing Chun Compendium explains the theory of wing chun from a technical, lifestyle, and philosophical perspective. Written by Wayne Belonoha—a certified Ving Tsun Instructor and National Certified Coach, 7th Level, Master Degree—the compendium offers hundreds of tips and techniques specifically designed to help readers advance to the next stage. The Wing Chun Compendium is divided into eight sections, including Theory, Techniques, Drills, Chi Sau (Sticky Hands), Forms, Pressure Points, Health and Fitness, and Terminology.Students of all levels will find tips for improving technique and gaining benefits from the book's instruction in over 20 of the top skill-building drills and exercises, such as the Maai Sang Jong and Bong Guek (Sticky Legs) drills. Covering all three hand forms (Siu Nim Tau, Cham Kiu, and Biu Ji), it also provides a detailed examination of each movement and application and features an extensive terminology section that includes the Chinese characters and both Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciations for over 200 of the most common wing chun terms. The compendium concludes with Grandmaster Sunny Tang's special article, "Reflections of Siu Nim Tau After 30 Years."
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)|
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I don't have enough time in the day to say all the great things about this book. What I can say is that this is by far the most comprehensive book on wing chun (ving tsun) forms, techniques, and principles that I have ever encountered (and, for the record, I spend way too much time in the martial arts section of my local B & N). I already own three or four good wing chun books, but this book is better than all the others combined. Moreover, it presents the material in a logical, easy-to-follow fashion. It will be equally useful for someone reading it start to finish as it will be for someone looking to cherry-pick specific information. Personally, it has already aided me in fine-tuning my techniques. I have no doubt it will continue to offer such benefits for years to come. Outstanding effort and accomplishment. It is virtually assured to be the preeminent wing chun bible for decades to come.
it is more of a 'how to wing chun knowing 20 easy facts' sort of book. it is just a little to vauge, spending too much time on factual things instead of drills.