A classic text covering the complete Sil Lim Tao level training of the Yip Man Wing Chun school. This first book in the series (there are 3 volumes in all) lays the foundation needed to fully digest the material covered in the remaining 2 volumes. A must-have for the serious Wing Chun media collector. The drills and exercises presented alone make this increasingly difficult to find series well worth the asking price. Old school Yip Man Hong Kong lineage Wing Chun. Note: The second volume in the series (Chum Kil) is almost impossible to find. This should be taken into account if you are attempting to collect the entire set.
Best book series out there.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
I reccomend the entire set. Chao gives details not found in any other book or video series. The 1 inch punch training info alone is worth the price of the set.
Learning Under an Actual Instructor is the Only Way to Learn
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
It's an old book written in the early 1970s. However, Wing Chun has branched into various linages: Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun, etc. each with it's own philosophical approach and methodology. The objective of this book is to teach Wing Chun. I'm a student of Leung Ting Wing Tsun and train directly under an instructor. Wing Tsun involves an understanding of the redirection of force, of being soft and using forward pressure to feel and respond to varying degrees of force and pressure and redirect it away from you, being free from your own force, using the force of the opponent against him, etc. are key fundamental core concepts and principles of Leung Ting Wing Tsun and can only be learned by training with an instructor and honed by practicing with a partner or partners. You can not learn how to feel force and redirect force, when and how to attack, etc. by reading a book or watching a video. Wing Tsun is hands on learning and mastering. Don't be fooled into believing you can learn a martial art by purchasing a book, video or correspondence program. Marines, Army, Special Forces, including Police units from all over the world don't learn martial arts by reading a book or watching a DVD. They learn from actual instructors and practice with other students. No book or video can teach you Wing Tsun. If you're training under an actual Wing Tsun instructor, a Wing Tsun a book or video would be used as a supplmentary guide to understanding theory, history, sequence, movements and terminology. Basically, a supplement to what you learn in class. However, it is not a substitute to actually learning the system. You want to learn Wing Tsun? Find a teacher. go to www.wtdefence.com.
Good book to add a regimin to ones existing wing chun study
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 26 years ago
K.T. Chao claims a to have been a student at the yip man school and a colleage with bruce lee. All of his books have a lot of routine. Perhaps a trademark of the yip man school. Lots of repetition. Simple. Lots of pictures. Not a lot of hype. Good old fashioned modifyed wing chun.
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