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By Alan Gibson

ISBN-10: 0755214579

ISBN-13: 9780755214570

Surroundings a brand new benchmark in martial arts literature, this thoroughly revised version has been up-to-date to mirror the evolution of teaching tools, either one of the writer and of the martial arts international ordinarily. once more this crucial guide is obviously illustrated with images and diagrams, yet in addition, it now features a entire set of teaching drills, with key footwork and inspiration linking tools. combating perform, fence paintings, and power and conditioning also are integrated during this entire transforming of a vintage ebook. find out how Wing Chun works, why it's so potent in perform and why its equipment vary so substantially from different martial arts.

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Pic. 26 The second section begins with a turn to 90 degrees with Lan Sau, and introduces Dang Geuk (Ascending Kick). Lan Sau is kept low to prevent an opponent using it to push against us or pull us out of position. Forward stepping footwork is demonstrated, the centre line is at 90 degrees to the direction in which you are stepping. Bong Sau is now demonstrated out of contact (Paau Bong Sau). The Chau Kuen (Whipping Punch) is travelling straight to the target at approximately chest height and not uppercutting in the classical Western boxing way, but the elbow may be simultaneously covering an attack.

Many of the movements are performed on one arm at a time, whilst the other arm is kept isolated in the ready position. Siu Nim Tau contains reference points for all the basic techniques, so make sure you get it right from the outset. The opening shows us how to find the correct stance, defines the centre line and demonstrates the centre punch. This is also the correct order of importance: Stance, centre, and attack. The first section introduces the central idea of structure and trains us to develop the muscles and joints of the shoulder, arm and wrist in the proper way, without involving excessive movement 59 Beginning Wing Chun_INSIDE_SPREA59 59 19/09/2006 09:28:44 BEGINNING WING CHUN or tension.

You cannot have a fight on your own and, as Wing Chun concerns itself with concepts, as opposed to specific techniques, this thinking will restrict understanding of the system. It is more useful to keep the interpretation of the forms conceptual and broad, than to tie every movement down with a specific, unchangeable purpose. From simple concepts spring a wealth of ideas and techniques. The same is not true for the reverse. The forms have been designed in an abstract way to prevent students becoming trapped in them.

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