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Wing Chun is primarily a short range and fast fighting style. It mainly uses both hand striking and grappling to subdue its targets. It does include some fast low kicks but it relates to other short range styles such as Bak Mei and Southern Mantis in the sense that it focuses heavily on balance, and well rooted stances. Various trapping and intercepting techniques are common when fighting in close range for Wing Chun fighers. Jeet Kune Do is also based heavily on Wing Chun.
This book is volume one in a series of books. It details the theory of wing chun from various perspectives. It has hundreds of tips and techniques geared towards not just learning Wing Chun but taking it to a more advanced level.
The book is divided into eight sections: Theory, Terminology, Forms,Techniques, Drills, Chi Sau (Sticky Hands), VItal Points, Health and Fitness.You will also find 20 drills and exercises used in real Wing Chun schools today presented in an easy to follow and understand manner.
The legend of how Wing Chun originated comes from around the late 1800s. The legend is about a young women named Yim Wing Chun who lived during the destruction of the southern Shaolin temples by the Qing government. It is said she denied a warlords marriage offer and said she would only marry him if he could defeat her in a fight. She of course defeated the warlord after she learned how to fight by a Buddhish nun maned Ng Mui who survived the destruction of Shaolin's southern temple. It is said the style is based on a fight between a master of Snake style kung fu and Crane style kung fu. It is said after she defeated the warlord Yim Wing Chun married Leung Bok-Chau and taught him the style.
This book is the second book of it's series and together with the first details the complete system. This book focuses on the final three most advanced forms of Wing Chun. “Mook Yan Jong” or wooden man; the “Lok Dim Boon Quan” or six-and-a-half point long pole; and the “Baat Cham Dao” or eight-cut sword form are all presented in this book.
This book has hundreds of pictures displaying the forms and other techniques. There are more tips that could help any martial arts practicioner in this book then you can count. This combined with book one is all you need to get started learning Wing Chun today.
This book takes a different approach then most martial arts books. It focuses heavily on applying the teachings of Wing Chun to oneself. It discusses the cultivation of physical and mental fitness as well as humility.
This book dives deeper into methods on how to cultivate self defense skills, coordination, stamina, determination, flexibility, focus, self-confidence, character, camaraderie, and true inner strength. This book is a great choice when combined with the books chosen above because it offers insight on how to use Wing Chun in other ways.