Complete Wing Chun

Profusely illustrated with over 300 historical photographs, Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions presents seldom seen information on a dozen branches of the Wing Chun art.

Complete Wing Chun

Master the many styles of Wing Chun Kung Fu with this expert martial arts guide. With the fame of Bruce Lee, the conditions in Hong Kong, and the hard work and effort of many of his classmates, the Wing Chun of the late master Yip Man became one of the most well-known and popular Chinese martial arts in the world. Although this gave Wing Chun international recognition, it also led to a lot of misconceptions. Due to a lack of authentic information, many mistakenly came to assume that the renowned Yip Man was the sole inheritor of the style and that his Wing Chun was the lone version of the art. In fact, there are several different and distinct systems of Wing Chun. Unfortunately, over the years most of these systems have remained unseen or unreported to all but a few—until now. Profusely illustrated with over 300 historical photographs, Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions presents seldom seen information on a dozen branches of the Wing Chun art. It offers the reader side-by-side comparison of these arts by outlining each system in terms of Wing Chun history, principles, basics, and training methods: Yip Man Wing Chun Yuen Kay-San Wing Chun Kuen Gu Lao Wing Chun Kuen Nanyang Wing Chun Kuen Pan Nam Wing Chun Kuen Pao Fa Lien Wing Chun Kuen Hung Suen Wing Chun Kuen and more!

The Creation of Wing Chun

... relationship with modern Wing Chun see Rene Ritchie, Yuen Kay-San Wing
Chun Kuen: History and Foundation (New York: Multi-Media Books, 1997), 13–
14; Robert Chu, Rene Ritchie, and Y. Wu, Complete Wing Chun (North
Clarendon, ...

The Creation of Wing Chun

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 Kung Fu

A Complete Guide Joseph Wayne Smith, Ph.D. ... COMPLETE WING CHUN The
Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions By Robert Chu, Rene
Ritchie, and Y. Wu 6 x 9, 160 pp., Paperback, $16.95 ISBN-10: 0-8048-3141-6 ...

Wing Chun Kung Fu

The essential guide to Wing Chun Kung-Fu—basic forms and principles, fighting and grappling, advanced techniques and weapons. Featuring over 300 black and white photos and step-by-step illustrations, Wing Chun Kung-Fu: A Complete Guide offers clear, straightforward, and authoritative instruction to the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun Kung-Fu. This Wing Chun book introduces and demonstrates the three empty-hand wing chun kung fu forms, the combative building blocks of the system, including sticky-hand and sticky-leg fighting, chin-na, and the theory of vital strikes to the weak points of human anatomy (dar mak). This Wing Chun guide also introduces the wooden dummy form, the six-and-a-half pole form, and the use of butterfly knives. In addition, this kung fu book provides detailed commentary on the theory behind each move so that you can develop an in-depth understanding of both the practical application of this fighting art and the meaning behind it. Other sections include specialized fighting and grappling techniques and instructions on using weapons. An additional section is devoted to conditioning, stretching, power training and weight training exercises that will be of particular benefit for serious students of Wing Chun and practitioners of any martial art.

Black Belt

MASTER the complete WING CHUN KUNG FU SYSTEM Sifu Stephen T.K. Chan
BA(Hons), Founder of Stephen Chan's Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, London,
England; Hong Kong, explains key details of the world famous Wing Chun ...

Black Belt

The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

Master Steve Lee Swift in this video REALLY helps the Wing Chun practitioner
understand the clever mind of the deceptive Wing Chun Fighter hands, feet and
how they flow with incredible speed. Also this video shows the complete Wing ...

Black Belt

The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Wing Chun Complete History

While this is not the only book on the subject of history and development of Wing Chun it is unique in a way that it is made by following scientific method of historical science to the highest possible degree.

Wing Chun Complete History

Millions of people passionately not only practice but seriously study the art of Wing Chun. Practitioners spend a lot of time in learning all aspects of the art, not only technical but historical, cultural, social, even religious, etc. While all these points are equally important for full understanding the art, seems that the point with the most interest is historical one. Wing Chun history was and still is a matter of myths and legends more than anything else. Influence, prestige, social status in the local and global Wing Chun community, honor, tradition, all these things are closely connected to art's history which holds a special place in overall Wing Chun culture. It is no surprise, due to all these reasons, there are so many different version of the art's history. While this is not the only book on the subject of history and development of Wing Chun it is unique in a way that it is made by following scientific method of historical science to the highest possible degree. This book separates myths and legends from facts and gives a clear and impartial view on historical development of different Wing Chun linages form the time of Taiping rebellion to this day. Considering the importance of history in Chinese martial arts in general and especially in Wing Chun, this book is the necessary part of the literature every practitioner must have in his library.

Wing Chun Kung Fu

In this second volume of 'Wing chun kung-fu', the combat applications of Wing chun's sticky-hand, sticky-leg and grappling and throwing techniques are shown and illustrated in detail.

Wing Chun Kung Fu

This is not simply a training manual but a combat survival guide for the street. The techniques introduced in Volume I are now shown in combat situations. The real-life applications of Wing Chun's sticky- hand, sticky-leg, and grappling and throwing techniques are explained in detail, with full illustrations.

Wing Chun Kung fu Volume 1

Introducing a new scientific approach to Wing Chun kung-fu, this book gives a clear and detailed exposition of once closely guarded techniques.

Wing Chun Kung fu Volume 1

Introducing a new scientific approach to Wing Chun kung-fu, this book gives a clear and detailed exposition of once closely guarded techniques. Rejecting the secretive approach that characterizes much of martial arts writing, the author draws upon biomechanical theory to explain logically and scientifically how the techniques of Wing Chun kung-fu work. After an explanation of the theory behind the various Wing Chun moves, the reader is led step-by-step through each of the forms. Chi gerk and chi sao, the Wing Chun sticky-hand and sticky-leg techniques, are explained and liberally accompanied by 183 photographs detailing the important moves. An additional section devoted to weight and power training for the martial artist makes this book invaluable, not just for those interested in Wing Chun kung-fu, but for practitioners of any martial art.