Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu Author Ip Chun
ISBN-10 0312187769
Year 1998
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Discusses the history and philosophy of Wing Chun, a Chinese form of kung fu, and offers principles, techniques, and practical applications for self-defense

Ip Man

Ip Man Author Ip Ching
ISBN-10 1555175163
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher Cedar Fort
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Gives insight into the life of Bruce Lee's only Martial Arts instructor.# Unforgettable stories with powerful messages.# Teaches 15 principles that lead to self-mastery.A Master's gift to the world is his life. In stories by those who knew him, the Master's life becomes a sketch of a path to Mastery.From stories shared by his son, this book paints a portrait of the famous Wing Chun Grand Master, Ip Man, providing a set of fifteen principles as a guide to master. These stories and the principles drawn from them are commended to you for your benefit, learning and enjoyment.

Wing Chun Martial Arts

Wing Chun Martial Arts Author Yip Chun
ISBN-10 0877287961
Year 1993-11-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Weiser Books
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Yip Chun is a Grandmaster of Wing Chun, and the eldest son of Yip Man - Bruce Lee's mentor. With the help of Danny Connor, Yip Chun explains the moves, the importance of the relationship between teacher and student, and the Confucian theory. Studentswill learn Chi Sau, Siu Lim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Tze from the many illustrations that show the forms. 150 photographs.

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu Author Shaun Rawcliffe
ISBN-10 9781847975072
Year 2012-12-21
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Crowood
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Wing Chun Kung Fu has a long history but it has only been taught openly since the 1950s when Grandmaster Yip Man revealed the secrets fo the art and began to teach large numbers of students in Hong Kong. Characterized by economical movements, simple and direct short-range simultaneous attack and defence hand techniques, as well as powerful low kicks, Wing Chun Kung Fu is now one of the most popular of the Chinese martial arts.One of the advanced training tools of the Wing Chun system is the Muk Yan Jong, more commonly known as the Wooden Dummy. Shaun Rawcliffe provides a comprehensive consideration of the Wooden Dummy techniques and uses practical applications as examples of how they may be used.Covers the full 116-movement Wooden Dummy form as taught by Grandmaster Yip Man to his eldest son, Ip Chun, who then taught the author. Provides detailed explanations of the shape, structure and movements of the Dummy form, plus an example of each of the applications. Presents in-depth explanations of the principles and concepts behind the Wooden Dummy form and the supporting drills. Examines the scientific and anatomical explanations of the basic principles underlying Wooden Dummy training. A fascinating and invaluable book which comprehensively covers one of the advanced training tools of the Wing Chun system, Muk Yan Jong or the Wooden Dummy. Aimed at all those who practice Wing Chun Kung Fu, especially those who wish to learn more advanced techniques, together with martial artists in general. Well illustrated with over 400 colour photographs and useful drawings. Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe is one of the highest qualified and certified Wing Chun instructors in the world.

Modern Wing Chun Kung Fu

Modern Wing Chun Kung Fu Author Eric Oram
ISBN-10 0897502035
Year 2011-12-01
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher Black Belt Communications Incorporated
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Using a three-part perspective on the traditional art, this guide illustrates how wing chun kung fu is still deadly and effective in the context of modern combat. The first part addresses fundamentals such as the history, life benefits, concepts, principles, and basic training—including footwork, kicks, arm movements, and reflexes—that characterize the art. Bridging the gap between wing chun and other fighting styles, the second portion explains how a wing chun artist is able to exploit the vulnerabilities in defensive and offensive systems such as kickboxing, grappling, and karate. The third and final section discusses how this particular brand of kung fu is highly effective in street combat—both empty-handed and with weapons—as well as against single and multiple opponents.

The Creation of Wing Chun

The Creation of Wing Chun Author Benjamin N. Judkins
ISBN-10 9781438456935
Year 2015-07-21
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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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.

Mastering Wing Chun Kung Fu

Mastering Wing Chun Kung Fu Author Samuel Kwok
ISBN-10 1933901268
Year 2007
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher
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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,

Simply Wing Chun Kung Fu

Simply Wing Chun Kung Fu Author Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe
ISBN-10 1861265964
Year 2003
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Crowood Press (UK)
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Wing Chun is a logical, scientific, yet simple Chinese martial art system, which was developed purely for practical and effective self-defense for everybody. It is a martial art known for its efficiency and economy of movement, which emphasizes natural and efficient use of the body. This book looks at the fundamental principles of the hand and leg techniques; the shape, structure, and movements; each of the "empty hand" forms; and it gives a scientific and anatomical explanation of the basic principles underlying the Wing Chun system.

Learning Wing Chun Kung Fu

Learning Wing Chun Kung Fu Author Jason G. Kokkorakis
ISBN-10 184549587X
Year 2013-05
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher
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Analyzing the systems concepts, theory, physical exercises and fighting application, the reader is taken from the basic ideas of the system into its advanced stages of training in order to maximize the physical and mental benefits gained from its practice. The Sui Lum Tao and Chum Kui form actions and applications are discussed in detail and explained in a way the reader can understand slowly and fully, with the exercises commonly practiced within the system broken down to their individual component parts. The technical information is based on Wing Chun practices that transcend lineage, but adhere to the universal principles of the system, exposing information and training methods that could be currently lacking from your daily practice. From a novice to the martial arts to an advanced practitioner, fighter to philosopher, this book will help you achieve much more from your dedicated practice.

Wing Chun Kung fu

Wing Chun Kung fu Author James Yimm Lee
ISBN-10 0897500377
Year 1972
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Black Belt Communications
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Edited by Bruce Lee and featuring jeet kune do legend Ted Wong, this book introduces the reader to the sil lim tao form, the immovable-elbow and centerline theories, chi sao (sticky hands), trapping, and much more. Wing Chun Kung-Fu continues to set the standard for martial arts instructional books, and it has become the perennial study guide for kung fu enthusiasts of all skill levels.

The Tao of Wing Chun

The Tao of Wing Chun Author John Little
ISBN-10 162914777X
Year 2015-07-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
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Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over 4 million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than 300 years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why the techniques in the art are presented and performed the way they are. This book, by martial arts authority John Little and Wing Chun Master Danny Xuan, is the first to decipher these techniques that until now have been encrypted within this form. 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 one’s making optimal use of their 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, 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. Featuring beautiful high definition color photographs from locales as exotic as China’s revered Shaolin Temple in addition to precise step-by-step photos of the Siu Nim Tao form and key exercises and self-defense techniques from the art, The Tao of Wing Chun will fascinate, educate, and entertain a wide range of readers—from beginner to Master.

Chinese Gung Fu

Chinese Gung Fu Author Bruce Lee
ISBN-10 0897501128
Year 1987
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher Black Belt Communications
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An exact facsimile edition of Bruce Lee's original book, a rare collector's item first published in 1963. This book includes stances, training and techniques against single and multiple attackers.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu Author David Chow
ISBN-10 0865680116
Year 1980
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher Action Pursuit Group
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The Year was 1972. President Nixon had just made his historic visit to China. The West was just beginning to discover such concepts as herbal medicine and acupuncture. And the television series, "Kung Fu" made its debut. Millions of viewers made this the number one rated show, and a worldwide Kung Fu craze resulted. The ripples are still being felt more than 30 years later. This influence has permeated almost every element of Western society. Today, almost everyone, regardless of national origin, has some martial arts knowledge. Men and women practice aerobic kickboxing at their local health spas to say in shape, Karate and Kung Fu studios abound, and the elderly can be seen going through their Tai Chi exercises in city parks every morning. Of the thousands of books on the subject, Kung Fu -- History, Philosophy and Technique stands alone as the "one that started it all." In an era where the Chinese martial art was considered some mystical practice, shrouded in secrecy, this book did more than any other to explode the myths and, at the same time, bring the truth about Kung Fu to the public. And, more than three decades later, it remains the definitive volume on the ancient martial art of China. Book jacket.

Complete Wing Chun

Complete Wing Chun Author Robert Chu
ISBN-10 9781462917532
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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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!

An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chun

An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chun Author Wayne Belonoha
ISBN-10 9781583949429
Year 2015-07-21
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Blue Snake Books
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An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chun is a practical new beginner's guide to Wing Chun by a certified instructor in the Ip Man lineage. Pan American Triple Gold Medalist Wayne Belonoha provides the fundamentals of the art as a comprehensive mind/body training program. Written in accessible language and including more than 400 full-color photos, the book emphasizes benefits including weight reduction, stress management, personal defense and safety, and self-discipline through meditation. From the Trade Paperback edition.