The Wing Chun Compendium

The Wing Chun Compendium

by Wayne Belonoha

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ISBN-13: 9781583941294
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 12/10/2005
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 812,656
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.49(d)

About the Author

A third generation direct descendant of Ip Man passes along ving tsun kung fu as handed down from Moy Yat to Dunn Wah (Sunny Tang). Sifu Wayne Belonoha is a Certified Ving Tsun Instructor with a Master Degree, Level 7. He is founder of the Canadian Ving Tsun Academy, recipient of the Martial Artist’s Achievement Award, National Tournament organizer, certified judge, and a Pan American Triple Gold Medalist. Sifu Belonoha performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Ip Man Hall Grand Opening in Foshan, China. He currently teaches in Alberta, Canada, and has had numerous students win Grand Champion awards at national and local tournaments.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements5
Table Of Contents7
About the Author11
Introduction14
Proverb from Grandmaster Sunny Tang15
Theory19
Technical19
Theories, and Facts, and Principles19
About Ving Tsun21
The Center Line25
Timing29
Hei (Internal Energy)32
Ving Tsun Chops33
Training Method38
Kung Fu Life41
The Discipleship41
10 Rules of the School42
Kung Fu Relationships43
Philosophy44
False Skill44
Ving Tsun Evolution46
Finding Your Ving Tsun48
The Five Elements51
Dealing with Strength53
Flexibility56
Taking Your Kung Fu to the Next Level57
Recovering from Injury60
Master of Kung Fu62
The Journey of Ving Tsun67
Finding the Path68
Strategy and Philosophy70
Jack of All Trades72
Training Guides & Limits75
Common Questions95
Techniques101
Overview101
Punching102
Taan Sau - Palm Up Block106
Lap Sau - Pulling Hand109
Bong Sau - Wing Hand111
Fook Sau - Resting Hand114
Paak Sau - Slapping Hand115
Gang Sau - Cultivating Hand117
Wu Sau - Guarding Hand118
Kwan Sau - Rotating Hand120
Hyun Sau - Circling Hand121
Jat Sau - Jerking Hand122
Man Sau - Asking Hand124
Gam Sau - Pressing Hand125
Pou Paai Jeung - Double Palm126
Biu Sau - Thrusting Hand127
Gwai Jaang - Elbow Strike128
Yi Ji Kim Yeung Ma - Goat Squeezing Stance130
Che Ma - Shifting133
Jeun Ma - Footwork138
Bong Geuk - Wing Leg143
Tek - Kicking145
Drills151
Introduction151
Stepping Drill152
Gang Da153
Paak Sau155
Paak Da157
Taan Da158
Lap Da159
Hyun Sau161
Kwan Sau162
Maai Sang Jong163
Bong Sau / Lap Da164
Paak Sau with Stepping165
Drills with Shifting166
Drills with Step In167
Timing for Kick Attack168
Bong Geuk169
Punching with Footwork170
Kick Defence172
Chi Geuk173
Chi Sau177
Overview177
Single Hand Chi Sau178
Double Arm Chi Sau181
Drills183
Tips for improvement207
Purpose of Chi Sau213
Footwork216
Trapping218
Forms226
Siu Nim Tau226
Overview, Guides & Training Limits226
The Form229
Applications253
Cham Kiu274
Overview, Guides & Training Limits274
The Form277
Applications313
Defending Against Kicks327
Biu Ji329
Overview, Guides & Training Limits329
The Form333
Applications381
Pressure Points401
Overview401
The Organs and Their Meridians403
Application405
The Gallblader Meridian408
The Liver Meridian433
The Kidney Meridian437
The Stomach Meridian442
The Small Intestine Meridian457
The Lung Meridian463
The Large Intestine Meridian466
The Triple Warmer Meridian472
Health & Fitness479
Overview479
Health480
Overview480
Oxygen481
Water482
Nutrients & Nutrition483
Beneficial Foods485
Foods to Avoid486
Exercise489
Positive Mental Outlook490
Fitness491
Strength Training491
Aerobic Exercise494
Flexibility496
Leanness498
Kung Fu499
Terminology503
Overview503
Ai - Ch505
Ch - Da506
Da - Fu507
Fu - Go508
Gu - Ja509
Ja - Ka510
Ke - Lu511
Lu - Pa512
Pa - Sa513
Sa - Si514
Si - Te515
Ti - Ya516
Ya - Yu517
Addendum521
Reflections of Siu Nim Tau After 30 Years by Grandmaster Sunny Tang521
Bibliography525

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Wing Chun Compendium 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.