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21. 116 Wing Tsun Dummy Techniques
22. Simple Thinking:Intelligent Fighter:
23. Comprehensive Theory and Applications
24. Wing Chun Warrior: The True Tales
25. Wing Chun Kung Fu
26. The fantastic techniques of Wing
27. The Deceptive Hands of Wing Chun
28. Tao of Wing Chun Do: Mind and
29. Tao of Wing Chun Do, Vol. 2: Bruce
30. Chum Kiu and Footwork (Wing Chun
31. Wing Chun Kung-fu Volume 1: Basic
32. Applied Concepts of Wing Chun
33. Wing Chun: Unusual Discoveries
34. Wing Chun wooden dummy
35. WING CHUN KUNG FU - Chinese Art
36. Traditional Wooden Dummy: Ip Man's
37. Leung Jan Wing Chun
38. Yuen Woo-ping's Wing Chun (The
39. Bruce Lee Between Wing Chun and
40. Wing Chun Kung Fu: Advanced Form

21. 116 Wing Tsun Dummy Techniques
by Master Yip Chun
Paperback: 123 Pages (1981)
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Asin: B000C2HDK6
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As demonstrated by Grandmaster Yip Man in pitctures. This book includes the Wooden Dummy Poster. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good book for Wing Chun/Tsun practitioners
I recommend this book to Wing Chun/ Wing Tsun practitioners of all lineages. Yip Man performing the Mook Yan Jongmakes this book a necessity for the historical aspects alone.The 116 move form may be different than the 108 that many have trained in. There are more similarities than differences and I would not recommend trying to learn a form from any book. There are some newer books out there that explain the form better than this but the special binding and photos make this a book that will eventually become a collectors item.

This book can be used as reference for anyone that practices the Mook Yan Jong or are in the process of learning it. A qualified Sifu is necessary for learning the form and it's applications which may take time to find.Quite a few teachers have not mastered the internal aspects of Wing Chun and add techniques from other styles that they've studied rather than teach strong simplified basics that can later be adapted or modified. The techniques of Wing Chun do not take long to learn but the principles take a long time to internalize.

The main principles of Wing Chun are simplicity, directness, economy of movement, minimum use of brute strength (li), full use of body leverage, physics and internal power (Ging) and practicality. There are a few Grand Masters that claim their lineage is the best but the fact is, Yip Man changed his teachings over the course of his life. Different disciples have also changed their teachings so the teaching methods will vary.

Bruce Lee's teachings went from traditional to JKD from the time he left Hong Kong until his untimely death. Bruce ended his Wing Chun study at the Chum Kiu level When he left China. Bruce Lee's first student in the US,Jesse Glover put out a self published book about Bruce's first years in the US and stated that Bruce mainly spoke about the effectiveness of "Tai Chi Chuan" (misspelled as "Tai Chia" in Glover's book) among all of the Chinese arts he had studied.

There are many performers of Wing Chun but few artists. Martial Arts is not strictly "unarmed combat" and in the real game of life I would choose a weapon that is best suited for the the worst possible scenario.An AR-15 type pistol (.223/5.56 NATO) does not take a long time to master. For unarmed fighting in a cage I would choose BJJ, Muay Thai and Boxing for their effectiveness and practicality.Comparing apples to oranges is useless and as unproductive as debating religion and politics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book For Wing Tsun Technique
This a great book for someone who wants to learn the wooden dummy techniques. The book has many pictures of Grandmaster Ip man and Ip Chun. This book shows step by step of wooden dummy techniques and their applications.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is it!
This is from the main branch of the wing chun tree.
Get a dummy and a good instructor, and follow this manual.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT WING CHUN DUMMY FORM!

4-0 out of 5 stars The Authentic Demonstration by the late GM Yip Man
116 Wing Tsun Dummy Techniques demonstrates the authentic movements of Grandmaster Yip Man's wooden dummy form and offers explanations in a clear-cut format.Following the form demonstration, each section of movements is broken down and the method for applying these movements in fighting is shown.Prof. Leung Ting, who co-authored, edited, and published this book, produces some of the finest kungfu books available.This book is recommended for students of all ranks and levels who are interested in seeing the authentic demonstration by the late grandmaster, Yip Man. ... Read more

22. Simple Thinking:Intelligent Fighter: Simple Thinking: Intelligent Fighters v.2: Why Wing Chun Works ll (Martial Arts) (Vol 2)
by Alan Gibson
Paperback: 160 Pages (2002-08-31)
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Asin: 184024299X
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23. Comprehensive Theory and Applications of Wing Chun Sui Lum Tao -Training Manual Volume 2
by Jason, G Kokkorakis
Paperback: 104 Pages (2006-10-26)
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Asin: 1845491262
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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To learn a martial art is not as simple as just going to class. It also takes understanding with proper guidance and proper motivation to gain experience. It normally involves a multi-dimensional approach.

One dimension is media: magazines, books, posters, videos, DVDs and the like. If someone is interested in learning more about the most popular Shaolin systems in today's modern era - Wing Chun Kuen - then the book you are holding is an excellent source.

Sifu Jason Kokkorakis approaches Wing Chun in multiple dimensions in this book. You'll see good quality, clear photos plus read good information on proper techniques, mechanics and concepts... and solid information on proper mindset and attitude to get the most out of your training time with partners.

I, and the entire VTM staff, would like to congratulate Sifu Kokkorakis on his excellent book. It is a great offering to the Wing Chun community and will prove to be a valuable source-book for anyone starting their journey in Wing Chun Kuen.

Sifu Benny Meng, Curator, Ving Tsun Museum, Dayton, USA ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Companion to Formal Training
This is a good reference of applications for the movements and positions that you learn in the Wing Chun forms.There are concise descriptions and photos of the movements and positions, and would prove useful and interesting to sombody who is already gaining proficiency in the form.
Like many Martial Art books, this work is not detailed enough to teach a beginner how to perform the art, nor does it make any attempts to show or prove the effectiveness of the applications it describes, which aparently disappointed one reviewer.There are comprehensive listings of applications, but the applications are not treated that comprehensively.
It is important to understand that the movements and structures learned in the Wing Chun forms are series' of unrelated tools; they are not strings of applications, like many karate kata.This book is about sharing ideas of when, how, and for what purpose to use each of the tools that one learns in the form, and it does that pretty well.

5-0 out of 5 stars comprehensive theoryand applications of wing chun sui lum tao
Once in a very long time you come across a Wing Chun book that is far more than the ink, the glue and the paper that it's written on....This is one such book. The Author has approached Wing Chun from a highly original framework whilst at the same time keeping true to the art. Great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great book..
..there are passages that I have read and re-read. Rather than just going through the Sil Lum Tao form step by step with cursory subjective comments, as I have read in other books, the author also breaks it down and gives detailed explanations and practical applications of each movement. The 4 and a bit pages on dan chi sao have revitalised and changed the way I approach that excercise.

1-0 out of 5 stars nothing "comprehensive" about it
Unfortunately a disappointing and frustrating read. More than anything this book is in dire need of a good editor. Most of the textual information is reasonably good, but in my opinion it is poorly presented. Just once I would like to read a wing chun book that delivers on what it promises. If you say it's a "scientific approach to combat" then explain why it's "scientific" and not just systematic. If you say it is "presented in a unique way" then present something more than what is found in EVERY other book on the subject. If you want to discuss wing chun used against a grappler then please do some research/experimentation so that you don't show things which are laughably unrealistic.And if you want to show the power of wing chun in application then don't demonstrate on a woman who is a foot shorter and half you body weight. All in all this book was a juvenile attempt at best. ... Read more

24. Wing Chun Warrior: The True Tales of Wing Chun Kung Fu Master Duncan Leung, Bruce Lee's Fighting Companion
by Ken Ing
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-07-16)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$11.21
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Asin: 9881774225
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The story of Duncan Leung ? childhood friend of Bruce Lee, disciple of legendary master Yip Man, and New York kung fu teacher ? is valuable not only for its insights into martial arts but also for its portrayal of the lost Hong Kong of the 1950s and 1960s. Each anecdote is introduced with a proverb or teaching from Chinese philosophy, and illustrations follow each fight story, making for an educational and entertaining read. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
You will learn nothing about Wing Chun from this book. It is an interesting read by a Wing Chun master who learned from Ip Man during a time when you tested your martial arts on the streets. Sifu Leung talks about his life, some of his fights, and his philosophy on martial arts. An easy read but no secrets here.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for martial artists of any style
Ted Bell loves martial arts. I've been practicing various styles since the late 80's, with Wing Chun being one of said styles. I have read many books on Wing Chun, other Kung Fu styles, karate, etc. Wing Chun Warrior stands up with the best of them. While I expected to read only stories about Duncan Leung, I was pleasantly surprised that there are also stories about Yip Man and Bruce Lee as well. Ted Bell highly recommends this book, not only for fellow Wing Chun enthusiasts, but for martial artists of all styles. And for those who don't practice martial arts at all, you will still enjoy reading the tales of life on the streets and back alleys of old Hong Kong.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wing Chun Warrior
Duncan Leung was introduced to Wing Chun Kung Fu by his childhood friend, famed screen star Bruce Lee. At the age of 13, after the ritual of 3 kneels, 9 kow tows in the traditional sifu worship ceremony, he became the formal disciple of Sixth-generation Wing Chun Master Yip Man. Between 1955-1959 he studied with his Sifu at home, where Yip taught him how to apply Wing Chun in actual fighting. Leung trained six hours a day, 7 days a week for 4 years, and used this knowledge fighting in the streets and martial arts studios in Hong Kong. In 1964 Leung befriended an old man who taught him rare secrets of close fighting, including the art of disarming a knife-wielding opponent. When he opened his Wing Chun studio in New York City in 1974, he was challenged by martial arts practitioners of every school but remained undefeated. Since moving to Virginia Beach in 1976, he has taught US Navy Seals, members of the FBI, and various SWAT teams. In 2002 Leung accepted perhaps the greatest challenge of his life: to train six chinese teenagers to become world-class professional fighters. To this end he returned to China to accomplish what many considered an impossible mission.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exploits of a True Wing Chun Master
"Wing Chun Warrior: The True Tales of Wing Chun Kung Fu Master" is the paperback version of the large hard cover version bearing the same name.
I found this book to be a excellent read, due to the fact that it contains so many stories of Sifu Duncan Leung's life while growing up in Hong Kong. Sifu Leung trained in the Wing Chun System of Kung Fu with his boyhood friend the late Bruce Lee. It was actually Bruce Lee who got Sifu Leung into training Wing Chun with the Late Great Grandmaster Yip Man.
I think for anyone who trains Wing Chun whether beginner or advanced will for this book Inspiring as I did when I read it. There are many fascinating stories at times that I could not put this book down, I hope you will also find this book fascinating as well.Cheers!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining kung fu stories for a general readership
As someone who knows little about martial arts besides what I've seen on film, I found this book to be accessible and not overloaded with too much kung fu jargon. The book tells the story of Duncan Leung, a Hong Kong boy who studied Wing Chun kung fu under famous master Yip Man in the 1950s, and then left Hong Kong to establish his own school in the US. Along the way, we hear about his friendship with Bruce Lee, his encounters with other martial arts masters, and various fights he has in the streets of Kowloon and in New York. The author ties each anecdote in with a Chinese proverb or teaching from ancient Chinese philosophers, and cartoon-style illustrations follow each fight story, making for an entertaining and educational read. ... Read more

25. Wing Chun Kung Fu
by Karen Armstrong, Sifu Jim Fung
 Paperback: 119 Pages (1985-12)
list price: US$8.95
Isbn: 086568071X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive and clearly presented book outlines the history, theory and practical applications of the uniquely effective Wing Chun art.

Included in the book are sections on the Wing Chun principles, practical self-defense for men and women, sticky hands and a complete outline of the Sil Lim Tao form.

"... the author is so highly regarded in Wing Chun circles that this book was chosen as the textbook for the Hong Kong Wing Chun Association..." ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Classic Basic Intro to Wing Chun
I bought this book because I have been studying Wing Chun for a while and am always trying to gain more understanding of the system.The book is a nice intro but it is not at all comprehensive.The material about the principles are not as complete of a picture as one would hope from a book that is supposed to Represent the VTAA.It only represents a very very small part of the system.

I would get the book if you would like to have an extra book on Wing Chun, but there are far better books out there.I don't know Sifu Jim Fung and I believe he is probably a great teacher, hopefully he will put out a better book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is REAL Wing Chun!
It is a great introduction to Wing Chun for beginners, and an even better training supplement for any Wing Chun practitioner or martial artist (of any experience).

The author, Sifu Jim Fung, is a famous martial arts figure in Asia and Australia, not for making extravagant claims like the majority of current masters, but for expressing genuine skill and unparalleled teaching in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This is reflected in this book as it steers clear of any grandiose recollections of previous fighting achievements and instead presents a clear and comprehensive look at the traditional art of Wing Chun from the ground up.

The book also manages to present realistic fighting applications of Wing Chun movements in photographic progressions. What I found valuable was how these applications demonstrate the strengths of Wing Chun as a close quarters martial art, unlike others which may only be effective from several feet away from your opponent.

Other notable features include a comprehensive guide to the first empy hand form of Wing Chun, the Sil Lim Tao form.

This is the only Wing Chun book I have found which has the Hong Kong Wing Chun Association's approval, evidenced by a certificate in the front cover. I strongly recommend this book to anyone practicing, or interested in practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simplicity
As a whole, this book is a good introduction to logical thinking in the martial arts - in it's principles it shows good methods of determining which action is the best to take at any time.

Even if you've only done a couple of classes of Wing Chun, the pictures will make sense - it contains photos of the Sil Lum Tao Form, the first empty-hand form of Wing Chun.

Overall a good read that gets the point across without sounding overly technical. ... Read more

26. The fantastic techniques of Wing Chun 1
by Andrey Shvets
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-08-28)
list price: US$6.00
Asin: B0041845WQ
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible
I ordered this as one of my first kindle books. To use the word book is giving this junk too much credibility. This is nothing but a set of computer generated photos of a clown performing a really bad Sil Nim Tao form. Each move is accompanied by the writer's often wrong interpretation of a technique. A few are obvious but most are incorrect.

Wing Chun is based on principles, not techniques. Every move in the Sil Nim Tao form can be used in multiple ways. The pictures are really bad but you can see that the Kung Fu Master does not even have the correct power base. Everything in the basic training stance (Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma) is wrong. I almost ordered volumes 1 and 2 at the same time. Glad I didn't.

Wing Chun cannot be learned from a book, ebook or DVD. There are only a handful of decent instructors that really know the cuts, angles and subtle positioning and reasons for it. Don't waste your money or drive space on this amateur set of pics that prove that anyone can get their ebook sold on Amazon. ... Read more

27. The Deceptive Hands of Wing Chun
by Sifu Douglas Wong
 Paperback: 111 Pages (1982-01-29)
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Asin: B000O0FEHK
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good work by Wong
This was the first book I bought on Wing Chun, and have found the book itself to be a good effort to introduce students to what Wing Chun is, as opposed to Karate or Shaolin or... Within are examples of Sticking Hands excersises, Wooden Dummy techniques, and Wing Chun freesparing. I like the fact that the author presents three different versions of the styles origins, allowing the reader to keep an open mind. The basic techniques are fairly well presented, with two camera angles being used. My only real complaint is that some of the techniques in the form, sparring, and Sticking Hands section are not shown in the basic techniques section. I also wonder why the second form was shown, and not the first. However, the section on gates and body zones is very good, and the idea of simplicity and directness is prevalent throughout. For a short but good intro into Wing Chun Kung Fu, buy this book. ... Read more

28. Tao of Wing Chun Do: Mind and Body in Harmony (Volume I, Part I)
by James W. DeMILE
Paperback: Pages (1988-02-01)
list price: US$6.95
Isbn: 0918642019
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting art
I took Wing Chun Do in Hawaii under Kimo Wong for a few years, who was Demile's Student.(Demile himself was one of Bruce's first assistant instructors in his Seattle days.)In early editions of this book, it is Kimo's body flying through the air from Demile's 1 and 3-inch punches.I felt those punches from Kimo, and often trained at his house in private lessons, and have seen clearly what Demile intimates -- his version of this punch, which he passed down to Kimo, was even more refined than Bruce Lee's, involving far less body motion and commitment.The stories of people "flying" from a mere tap that barely moved the puncher's body are completely correct.And Demile and Kimo both got it down even notably better than Bruce.

This art is Bruce Lee's art, refined from Wing Chun by the addition primarily of fencing footwork for more mobility and much aggression, the inclusion of the backfist(a natural for Wing Chun), and a very strong form of sticking hands that classical Wing Chun students can find irritating and overly aggressive which Bruce learned and adapted from his own sifus in Hong Kong,Wong Shun Leung among them.

Demile adds psychological principles that may or may not be your cup of tea, but one must praise his organization and clear conveyance of Bruce's ideas and the great practicality of the system, which comes in no small part from the rare direct logic inherent in a system that believes utterly in simplicity as opposed to formality and mysticism.Wing Chun, the father style, is an excellent core style that teaches core principles of combat readily adaptable as the student grows, even to other arts, rather than emphasizing an endless litany of techniques that may never apply and may never end.

Demiles' excellent teaching potential I can vouch for, being one generation removed from his teachings myself and two from Bruce.After some small experience in Karate and then gaining a third degree blackbelt in Okazaki Kodenkan Jiu-Jitsu, I came to first classical Wing Chun under Robert Yeung and then Demiles' style of modified Wing Chun in the late 70's, and felt like I was starting to learn all over again.Jiu Jitsu gave me a strong and well-rounded group of core skills, but Wing Chun did the same in a quite different way, emphasizing hand striking and refining natural reactions and timing according to an especially severe and exacting logic and practicality, constantly tested and adjusted in sparring and sticking hands.Learning such different styles at the same time was quite a trick and sometimes felt like a real mind-bender, but it is a testament to the strength and subtlety of Wing Chun Do that the system's value was immediately apparent even to someone who had had plenty of time to build up layers of the kind of chauvinistic prejudice that is the norm rather than the exception between many martial artists, and moreover usually heartily reinforced and encouraged by every new link in a chain of fools thousands of years long.

Wing Chun cannot be learned from a book; it looks as flat, dull, and simplistic that way as it does in a movie, where we all want spinning kicks and maybe wire work.Much of the training involves the interior control of the mind and the body's energy.The process is not easily conveyed or learned, and the result is rarely pictorial in any way and certainly not screenworthy.But Demiles' book is a great spark to the inquisitive mind and far clearer than most.Highly recommended -- let me assure you that the stories of Wing Chun men practicing and fighting blindfolded, and effortlessly shooting men through the air with bizarrely powerful punches from an inch away are quite true, and I've experienced them numerous times -- but they are just the appetizers to the intriguing system of Wing Chun and its various modifications.Demile's book conveys reasonably well a very interesting modification of Wing Chun, very substantially based on it, but with interestingly flexible additions Bruce Lee added to give the initially defensive Wing Chun system some welcome mobility and flexibility.

And critically, whereas anyone can learn Wing Chun and Wing Chun Do, Jeet Kune Do is infinitely harder both to teach and learn, and Bruce Lee himself also admitted he began to hide some of his techniques when he taught his later arts, and told his assistant instructors to hide them.(Pak Sao/Biu Jee combo being an example he at one point forbade assistant instructor Dan Inosanto to teach.)So if you'd like an interesting introduction to Wing Chun general concepts and a greatly overlooked glimpse into a point of Bruce Lee's development that still holds great value for students withoutthe world-class level of experience, instruction, and natural talent that eventually led him to the intensely idiosyncratic development of his own personal Jeet Kune Do, this book is a both a great historical snapshot and a clear, practical guide that still has a good deal of valuable and rarely seen knowledge to convey more than 30 years after Bruce's death regarding the path he took to get there. ... Read more

29. Tao of Wing Chun Do, Vol. 2: Bruce Lee's Chi Sao
by James W DeMile
 Paperback: 128 Pages (1977)

Isbn: 0918642035
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Effective, Simple and Practical!
I have trained at several martial arts: Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu.They were all fun and informative.Competition in Judo gave me a sprained back and a pulled groin...both were painful.I gave up on martial arts after that and figured that I was getting too old for it.Then I came across a Wing Chun Do instructor who began giving me lessons every day at work.I became an addict to Wing Chun Do.It is extremely effective, and can be learned and practiced by anybody, regardless of age or strength or gender.This system is designed for the small person to be able to overcome a larger and stronger aggressor.James DeMile designed WCD based on his own expertise and with Bruce Lee's teachings of modified Wing Chun.Bruce Lee was 135lbs and was considered the best fighter in the world...he typifies the small person overcoming larger aggressors!

This Book introduces the basic concepts of Wing Chun Do in an easy to understand format.Wing Chun Do is a scientific system that encourages you to test your techniques to ensure proper results; it isn't dogmatic like many other martial arts.A big factor of the book and system is the ESP principle.That stands for Efficiency, Simplicity and Practicality.A technique must pass this ESP principle in order to remain valuable to you as a martial artist.Efficient means that it is as direct and short as possible with all unnecessary movements removed.Simple means that you can perform the technique without stretching or warming-up first, or that the technique is a fairly natural movement that the body easily assimilates.Practicality means that the technique must be effective; what good is it, if it doesn't work?That last part is important because many martial arts will tell you that their techniques are effective and expect you to take their word for it.Wing Chun Do challenges you to prove it to yourself.They give you the tools to scientifically examine a technique and evaluate it based on the ESP principle.This concept alone makes the book priceless, but there are many more goodies!

One last observation: a book is a good source of information for the brain, but defending yourself usually involves fighting and that is a physical activity to say the least.Physical activities are best learned by competent and experienced teachers.All certified WCD instructors are very competent at teaching the science of Wing Chun Do.Those who are weak or small or timid...Wing Chun Do is perfect for you.After injuring myself many times in 2 years of Judo competition, I am happy to report that 4 years of WCD study has yielded NO injuries.WCD students and teachers simply respect each other a great deal and take care to help students without injuring them. ... Read more

30. Chum Kiu and Footwork (Wing Chun Gung Fu The Explosive Art of Close Range Combat, Volume II)
by Randy Williams
 Paperback: 203 Pages (1989)

Asin: B000PJABZA
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31. Wing Chun Kung-fu Volume 1: Basic Forms & Principles (Chinese Martial Arts Library)
by Joseph Wayne Smith Dr.
Paperback: 104 Pages (1992-08-15)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$11.95
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Asin: 0804817189
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Smith is the author but it's really all about Felix Leong
This series of books were put together by Smith as if he came up with this branch of thinking. He didn't but he puts forward the idea that he did. The pictures don't show Smith at all, they show Grandmaster "Felix Leong" who resides in Adelaide, who I don't think is ever mentioned in any of the books but deserves the credit. Basically what you get is Felix doing his thing and someone attempting to analyse it. Smith does a reasonable job but these books have major flaws in their sequencing of photo's. There are still many valuable tips contained within the pages and worth every cent. No book will ever replace going to a real master anyway especially Felix. If you're in Adelaide drop in to Sifu Felix's centre in Hinley Street. His linage is from three schools: Hong Kong- Grandmaster Yip Chun; Foshan- Grandmaster Pan Nam; Guongzhou: Grandmaster Sum Nung and Lei Chi Wah. He has a major focus on sticky hands (chi-sao) and free sparring and students can come in any time of the day and train. I once was his student until I moved away from Adelaide and have never found anyone adequate to replace him. I understand that this is typical of anyone blabbing about their first master but still, there are many students there who have blackbelts in other arts before doing WC and rave about Felix and WC.[..]

5-0 out of 5 stars True Ving Tsun
I believe that every man will choose what he will wish to train in. Whether it be Wing Chung, or Jujistu.The thing that will make that man is character and values, Joseph is simply stating the princilpe of Wing Chung.We all know that it goes much deaper than just seeing pictures, and working through two man drills.True Wing Chun is way of life and could never be depicted by a book........

3-0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly good
As a Martial artist for over a decade now i was suprised to read a book that wasn't just anadvertisment for somebodys school. He putsforward interesting theories and lets you decide to take awaywhat ifanything you wish .

Psbegginers in martial arts should never, never, try to larn from booksits just bad news trust me, unlearning is ten times harder than learningget out there anddo some research and find a good techer.

5-0 out of 5 stars A scientific perspective on a traditional martial art
Smith does a fine job of explaining and analyzing the main principles ofWing Chun with an open mind, and then describes the 3 main forms of the YipMan school with clear photos.He looks at Wing Chun as martial science,rather than simply "art", and I found it both refreshing andinsightful.I'm always skeptical about what I read on the subject of themartial arts, so I compared his Sil Lum Tao form to the descriptionspresented by several other qualified authors (Ip Chan, William Cheung, andJames Yipp Lee, so far...) and it would seem to have been presented ratheraccurately, with only minor variations.The basic principles are all thereand embodied in the form.Chum Kil and Bil Jee are also presented clearly,though I haven't cross-referenced their accuracy.Despite what others maysay, I believe it is possible to learn the fundamentals, strategies, andkatas or forms from books/videos, and therefore teach oneself the essenceof a martial art style, an idea I credit this book with justifying. However, mastery, or even realistic applications of that knowledge requireexperimentation and human contact with an instructor or at least aknowledgable partner.In short, this is a useful edition to any martialartist's bookshelf, and is capable of taking you as far as the printedmedium will allow (with dedicated practice, of course).

4-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Smiths books are thought provoking and controvercial.
Dr. smith is a controvercial figure in the wing chun world.Nevertheless, his books bring up some interesting points.I would not rate this book high on the level of instruction however. He touches upon all three levels of wing chun in this book. ... Read more

32. Applied Concepts of Wing Chun Kung Fu Volume 2
by John Ryan Wahnish
Paperback: 224 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$24.99
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Asin: 0974182052
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Volume two of this exciting series, utilizes the theoretical knowledge explained in the first volume and applies it in action. Packed with detailed instruction and great photos, this book reviews core Wing Chun applications. Topics include Wing Chun theory, deflection of straight attacks and punches, deflection of circular attacks and punches, defending kicks, leg checks, utilizing kicks, simultaneous defense and attack, and Wing Chun in action. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars learn from the book
Fortuanately I have developed a yearning for Wing chun, unfortuanately there are no teachers in Birmingham.This book has helped me at least get a basic education in this tremendous art.I suggest that you buy both of Dr. Wahnish's books because they work together.The text is well written and easy to grasp the concepts.However, after training in a Japanese karate dojo for several years it is clear that a book is only a very small part of acquiring the skills. ... Read more

33. Wing Chun: Unusual Discoveries Behind the Common Belief
by Petar Iv. Petrov
Paperback: 132 Pages (2009-10-08)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$12.86
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Asin: 1442163135
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Discover the world of Wing Chun with this enjoyable, provocative book!Using simple terms and clear, down-to-earth language, the author takes us on an amazing journey into the history, principles, forms and training methods of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Filled with unconventional explanations, the book will teach you a new way of thinking and will greatly enrich your own personal path, both in martial arts and in life in general. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read book about Wing Chun and martial arts
This is an excellent book for those that are searching for their path in the mist of martial art of Wing Chun.It gathers the essence of the principles of the martial art and puts them in simple and astonishingly surprising way in the form of pure practical wisdom.
I would greatly recommend this book for those that would like to know about the view of a Wing Chun coach who traveled the difficult path of self finding in the mysterious ways of the art. If you are looking for answers of the everlasting questions about which subsystem or substyle is the one to follow. If you are looking for answer on the questions about the true descendant of the great Ip Man, you might be able to find it in the pages of this book ... or not ... but let's not take away the pleasure of reading it.
Reading trough the pages you might find your own self as a Wing Chun trainee or find the missing link which would put for you on display the invisible secret of one of the most sophisticated among the martial arts.
You would find explanation of the very basic principles and key concepts behind every of the training practices. It is something that you might not catch even in the training school of a great master. This book would give it to you and if you are open enough for this book's wisdom you will benefit from it.
It was a very refreshing and breathtaking experience for me to read this book.
I hope this book is just a beginning and definitely would read more from this author.
Happy reading!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Definitely good value for the money! The book offers a different and independent point of view, very down-to-earth written, and even me not being a Wing Chun adept, but just a martial arts enthusiast found it interesting and unconventional. ... Read more

34. Wing Chun wooden dummy
by Sam Hing F Chan
Unknown Binding: 150 Pages (2002)
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Asin: 0971678308
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For hundreds of years the wooden dummy has been a perfect training tool for Chinese Martial Artists.The Wing Chun Mok Yan Jong is a unique invention designed specifically to enhance the skills of Wing Chun practitioners. This book gives the most complete instruction to date on unlocking the secrets of the Wing Chun Mok Yan Jong . The practice of the wooden dummy set refines and hones the techniques learned from the Siu Lim Tau, Chum Kiu, and Bil Gee hand forms.It also strengthens the power of the forearms, improves footwork and sinking energy, as well as refining the skills of Chi Sau.

This book includes the entire Mok Yan Jong set in seven sections, a complete overview of principles and theories of the Mok Yan Jong set section by section, principles and combat applications for every single technique throughout all seven sections, Wing Chun terminology in Cantonese, and Wooden Dummy construction plans so you can build your own wooden dummy! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Wing Chun Book I've seen
I too am a Sam Chan student but I live in California.
This is not a basic, intro book. There is no unnecessary things most readers already know. There is nothing like, "How to make a fist" or "Martial arts are dangerous."
This book treats the reader w/ respect as a martial artist who can benefit from advanced knowledge.
I've seen lots of martial arts books; I practice JiuJitsu and traditional Kung Fu having started out in Karate. Most books have the first 15 pages of filler. This book is unique in that it actually delivers knowledge.
The beginning Wing Chun student and non practitioner may be overwhelmed and even confused but if they persevere they will find this book is unique in the knowledge it offers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice overview, lots of extras
My disclaimer is that I am one of Sam Chan's students.

This is a very nice supplement to the in class lessons, spelling out the applications of almost every move in the seven sections.Lots of pictures and a quick reference in the back of the book.

Also in the back of the book is a list Wing Chun terminology and plans for building your own Mok Jong (wooden dummy).

In my opinion, a must have for any Wing Chun practitioner. ... Read more

35. WING CHUN KUNG FU - Chinese Art of Self-Defense
by J. Yimm Lee
 Paperback: Pages (1978)

Asin: B000J3KQMA
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36. Traditional Wooden Dummy: Ip Man's Wing Chun System
by Samuel Kwok, Tony Massengill
Paperback: 128 Pages (2009-10)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$48.12
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Asin: 1933901462
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on JKD, Taky Kimura, and the Seattle years
WOW!!!!! This is an amazing book! If you're a fan of Bruce Lee or interested/a student of Jeet Kune Do then you need to get this book! It also goes into great deal on Sifu Taky Kimura, one of the only 3 men Bruce Lee made instructors in his art of Jeet Kune Do, and who has been largely silent the past 37 years since his instructor and close friend's passing. There's a LOT of rare photographs of Bruce Lee and letters from him to Mr. Kimura. The price may seem expensive, but when you get the book and see how high quality the paper is, and how beautifully put together it is, you see that it's money well spent. I'll say it again, if you're a fan of Bruce Lee or Jeet Kune Do then this book belongs on your shelf. A true classic!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for any JKD or Bruce Lee fan
This book takes a different approach from that of the "traditional" book on Bruce Lee. It offers insight into how Bruce operated with the people around him and more importantly helps you understand Bruce the person. I found that interesting. But even more interesting was the man who wrote the book, Taky Kimura. The world is lucky to have someone like Taky around, he has carried on the traditions that he and Bruce created- and still is at 86! This book really allows the reader to understand not only what Bruce was and did, but how his legacy is being carried on by an amazing human being.

I only wish Taky would have written more earlier.

5-0 out of 5 stars Among the best....
This book is easily one of the best pieces on Bruce Lee ever assembled.. The pics are awesome and for the most part unseen... most of the letters have never been published and offer great insights... I could go on and on but suffice it to say it is One of the best!!!!!

While the book details a friendship of two men (Bruce Lee and Taky Kimura) and focuses on Bruce Lee.... it will also give you insights into another great man .. Taky Kimura !!!! Taky is probably one of the nicest, humble, and kindest human beings you could ever hope to meet!!!! The world needs more people like Taky for sure...

Bob Landers

Tulsa OK

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book, full of rare photos and letters. Very well done.
I am so fortunate to have studied with Sifu Taky since 1992.The son of Japanese immigrants, Taky and his family were taken to the Japanese internment camps in 1942, hours before his high school graduation.He was to graduate salutatorian and had a scholarship to Washington State University where he planned to study medicine, none of which materialized.His life was stolen from him and he emerged from the camps without any self-worth.Years later, after an incredible twist of fate, he met a young Bruce Lee.Despite their age difference, they became fast friends.Taky was best man at Bruce's wedding to Linda and a pall bearer at his funeral.Bruce often told him, "you're just as good as everyone else, no better, but just as good," and Taky attributes Bruce with restoring his self-esteem.As Taky said recently, "Bruce was going a million miles a minute in a thousand different directions, but he always made time to write to me."

This book is an extraordinary collection of those personal letters and rare photographs.It is the story of a remarkable friendship between a martial art superstar and a humble internment camp survivor. It is a book that needed to be written and we his students are forever grateful to the author (David Tadman) for compiling and presenting such a beautiful book.On behalf of the JKD Seattle Club, thank you, David.

And to my beloved Sifu, thank you for sharing such personal moments of your friendship with Bruce.Thank you for your teachings in life and in JKD.You are truly an enlightened soul and are more precious and loved than you will ever know.

5-0 out of 5 stars From the source
I have been blessed to have been able to have met Taky. He is the kindest and one of the highest level people I've ever been around. Since he was one of Bruce's best friends and is the highest rank that Bruce has ever awarded any of his students in JKD, he has knowledge that is like a hidden treasure of priceless artifacts. He shares the reader this valuable knowledge within the pages of this book. God bless Taky and the Kimuras! ... Read more

37. Leung Jan Wing Chun
by Axel Oschlies
Paperback: 244 Pages (2004-10-31)

Isbn: 3833418923
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38. Yuen Woo-ping's Wing Chun (The New Hong Kong Cinema Series)
by Sasha Vojkovic
Paperback: 120 Pages (2009-07-15)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$15.66
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Asin: 962209967X
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Yuen Woo Ping's kung fu comedy based on the legendary female character Wing Chun is a landmark of action choreography and heroic womanhood in Chinese cinema. This book explores Wing Chun's narrative representation of femininity and the martial arts genre, its history, traditions and cultural influences. While studio-made Hong Kong genre cinema has stressed action over narrative, Wing Chun offers a more egalitarian gender imaginary rooted in Daoist and Buddhist thought. The book provides new insights on the non-linear cinematic storytelling of the film. This is the first in-depth study of the work of Yuen Woo Ping, the well-known Hong Kong film director and action choreographer who achieved international recognition as an action choreographer of films such as The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. ... Read more

39. Bruce Lee Between Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do
by Jesse Glover
 Paperback: Pages (1976-01-01)
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Asin: B001ISXK0K
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40. Wing Chun Kung Fu: Advanced Form
by Austin Goh
Paperback: 117 Pages (2000-09-13)
list price: US$15.75 -- used & new: US$15.74
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Asin: 1874250413
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