MASTERING WING CHUN KUNG FU
By Samuel Kwok & Tony Massengill
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.
# 313 – US $45.00 – 7 x 10 – ISBN: 978-1-933901-26-8
Grandmaster Samuel Kwok has been studying Wing Chun since 1967. After moving to the UK in 1972, he studied under Lee Sing. When he returned to Hong Kong, Kwok began intensive private study with Grandmaster Ip Chun. He was awarded Master status in 1981 and represented Ip Chun for many years. Grandmaster Kwok was the first to bring Ip Chun and Ip Ching from Hong Kong, and introduce their teaching to the UK, Europe, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and the U.S. In 1994, Grandmaster Kwok returned to study with Grandmaster Ip Ching. He is the senior representative of the Ip Man / Ip Chun / Ip Ching lineage in the UK and U.S., with certified instructors around the world.
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