Wing Chun Kung-Fu A Complete Guide by Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith

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  • Overview
  • The essential guide to Wing Chun Kung-Fu―basic forms and principles, fighting and grappling, advanced techniques and weapons.

Specifications

Binding Paperback
Publisher Tuttle
Country of Origin Singapore
Number of Pages 103
Pubilcation Date 1992

Product details

  • Wing Chun Kung-Fu Book
  • by Dr Joseph Wayne SMith
  • Basic Forms
  • & Principles
  • Super useful read

Wing Chun Kung-Fu Description

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.

 

'On the Back' of Wing Chun Kung-Fu

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 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 arts.
About the Author
Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith is a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in Philosophy at the Flinders University of South Australia and has trained in Western boxing, wrestling, and power lifting. A coach on the Australian Coaching Council's National Coaching Accreditation Scheme, he studied Wing Chun kung0-fu under Sifu Felix Leong and has contributed articles to martial-arts journals in Australia, America and Europe.

 

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