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,
Wing Chun it is a best known and dynamically developed throughout the world Wushu style. Its distinctive features are easiness and economy of movements, softness and compliance and also effectiveness of defenses and power of attacks. The main aim of this direction of Chinese martial arts is a most fast victory in combat with the least expense of forces and energy. The offered book is devoted to the survey of Wing Chun Kuen technique, given us by the Great master Chan Wah Shun and his son Chan Yu Min. Its special feature is a harmonic combination of traditional Wing Chun Kuen holds with rigid and powerful technique of Southern Shaolin Wushu. In this style besides the widespread forms such as Siu Lim Tao, Chum Kiu, Biu Jee are many new and little known forms such as “Four gates”– Saay Moon, “To Conquer tiger” – Fuk-fu Kuen, “Red sand hand” - Hung Sha Cheung and other. The book contains large number of illustration and will be useful for everybody, who studies the martial arts. CONTENTS: From author Introduction Chapter 1. Stands and displacements Chapter 2. The blows technique Blows by hands Blows by elbows Blows by legs Chapter 3. Defense technique Blocking by hands Blocking by legs Chapter 4. Chi Sau - «Sticky Hands» Chapter 5. Lop Sau – “Catching hands” Chapter 6. Fon Sau – “Binding hands” Chapter 7. Forms Form “Greeting” Siu Lim Tao - “little idea form” Chum Kiu – “Bridges building” Biu Jee — “Striking fingers” Saay Moon — “Four gates” Siu Lim Tao — Saay Moon Fook-Fu Kuen – “Conquest of Tiger” Hung Sha Cheung - “Red sand hand” Chapter 8. Training with the wooden dummy Conclusion
Release on 2015-07-21 | by Benjamin N. Judkins,Jon Nielson
A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
Author: Benjamin N. Judkins,Jon Nielson
Pubpsher: SUNY Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance. This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing Chun Kung Fu, has recently emerged as a highly visible symbol of southern Chinese identity and pride. Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson examine the emergence of Wing Chun to reveal how this body of social practices developed and why individuals continue to turn to the martial arts as they navigate the challenges of a rapidly evolving environment. After surveying the development of hand combat traditions in Guangdong Province from roughly the start of the nineteenth century until 1949, the authors turn to Wing Chun, noting its development, the changing social attitudes towards this practice over time, and its ultimate emergence as a global art form.
Wing Chun Kuen - is the most famous and dynamic style of Wushu in the world. Its distinguishing features are simplicity and economy of movements, softness and flexibility, as well as the effectiveness of protection and power of attacks. The main purpose of this direction of Chinese martial arts is the fastest achievement of victory in battle with the minimum efforts and energy. Over the long history of Wing Chun, the original style was divided into several large branches. It should be noted that at the similarity of the principles that were put to the basis of the style, technique and forms of different versions of Wing Chun Kuen, there are very big differences. This book, proposed to the attention of the readers is devoted to the overview of Wing Chun Kuen technique, transmitted to us by the great master Yip Man. CONTENTS: Introduction Chapter 1. Origin and Development of Wing Chun Kuen Chapter 2. The theory of Wing Chun Chapter 3. Stances and movements Chapter 4. Stroke technique Chapter 5. Defense technique Chapter 6. Throws and grabs Chapter 7. Training combinations Chapter 8. Methods of attack Chapter 9. Methods of defense and counterattack Chapter 10. Sticky hands - Chi Sau Chapter 11. Special exercises - Lop Sau - Fon Sau Chapter 12. Forms - Siu Lim Tao - Martial combinations - Chum Kiu - Martial combinations - Biu Jee - Martial combinations Chapter 13. Training at the wooden dummy Conclusion
The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art
Author: John Little,Danny Xuan
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why this art’s techniques are presented and performed the way they are. This book, by Wing Chun master Danny Xuan and martial-arts authority John Little, is the first to decipher these techniques that until now have been encrypted within this art. Xuan and Little reveal how Wing Chun was designed holistically, based on the laws of physics, human nature, and biomechanics. It was also designed with economy, efficiency, and productivity in mind. Unlike other martial arts, Wing Chun doesn’t focus on making a person larger, more rugged, acrobatic or animal-like; rather, it focuses on making optimal use of one’s own bodily structure and power potential by applying the sciences of biomechanics and physics. Thus, it is possible for males and females of all ages and sizes to excel in this art. The Tao of Wing Chun provides a readable, authoritative means of cultivating personal protection skills, enhanced flexibility, improved coordination, greater stamina, and physical and mental fitness while simultaneously cultivating humility, focus, determination, self-confidence, character, camaraderie, and deep inner strength. Foremost, this book offers the reader the means by which to apply Wing Chun principles in daily life. Enhanced by forty-eight full-color illustrations, The Tao of Wing Chun will fascinate, educate, and entertain a wide range of readers—from beginner to master.
From the traditions, history, and evolution of kung fu to the subtleties of advanced Wing Chun techniques and tactics, Mastering Kung Fu has everything you need to develop your skill and take your training to the next level.
A lightning-swift form of kung fu based on the concepts of short-range attack and defense, wing chun achieved worldwide renown as the favored martial art of Bruce Lee. This expanded edition of the popular wing chun guide features a tribute from Lee's wife, Linda, plus new material from Yip Chun, the world's leading master teacher of this form. Also included are never-before-published photos of the late Yip Man, former grandmaster and the last in a line of disciples originating with wing chun's 18th-century founder, Ng Mui. The book introduces practitioners to sil lim tao, the first training form, and goes on to describe combat applications. Readers will also find a brief history, notes on training, and useful discussions of centerline theory and the seeds of wing chun.
The Wing Chun - it is a traditional style of the Chinese Kung Fu. The Wing Chun is very popular in the whole world thanks to its high efficiency application techniques. The important stage in the training the Vietnamese Wing Chun is the mastering of the Five animals technique (Ngu Hinh Quyen). This technical chapter refers only to the Vietnamese line of the Wing Chun and shows the reference to the Shaolin style. The animal techniques are built on the principles of the Wing Chun and are important for the martial empowerment of the style.
Apply and defend against all manner of kicks, sweeps, leg locks, leg checks and kick checks by learning to master the lost study of plum flower posts. It's time to rediscover the forgotten secrets to harnessing and wielding the power of the plum flower posts in combat. The missing link for training the Wing Chun stance, this book helps intermediate students and practitioners reach the highest levels of proficiency, teaching leg skills, sticking skills, good positioning, and checking and immobilization skills. The plum flower posts consist of 11 posts--10 wooden gerk jong, or legwork posts, and one mok yan jong, or wooden man post. Together, they complete a set called the moy fa jong. The wooden dummy trains practitioners to protect the upper centerline by applying hard techniques with proper distance, position, and leg control, while the gerk jong are designed and placed to train all elements of legwork and manage the lower centerline. A valuable training tool for any and all styles and families of Wing Chun, mastering the posts ensures that you never lose a fight due to lost balance or bad positioning; fall from leg sweeps, leg locks, or leg checks; or miss the knockout because of poor distance or knockout power. Comprehensively written and supplemented with 180 full-color illustrations and photos, Wing Chun Plum Flower Posts is an essential resource for Wing Chun students, practitioners, and teachers looking to expand their knowledge base and skill set.