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Wing Chun Kung Fu: Traditional Chinese Kung Fu for Self-Defense and Health
Straightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the skills of Wing Chun Kung Fu, a smaller and weaker person can easily overcome a larger strong opponent. With its focus on technique rather than force, it is suitable for both men and women, young and old, and for those of al ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 1998 by St. Martin's Griffin
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A thoughtful introduction to Wing Chun, obviously written for the novice, this book describes in a brief, clear fashion the history and philosophy behind the art, some of the physiological principles on which it relies, and the individual movements which make up the first form. As a reader who knows a bit about martial arts but almost nothing about Wing Chun, I found it accessible and informative.
Buku ini selain menjelaskan sejarah, tradisi dan teknik-teknik yang ada pada Kung Fu Wing Chun juga memaparkan aplikasi dari Pattern I : Sil Lum Tao; padahal pattern ini tidak diperuntukkan untuk pertarungan; melainkan gerak dasar dan semua teknik/jurus yang ada di Wing Chun. Menguasai pattern ini sama saja dengan 90% menguasai kungfu ini secara keseluruhan; sisanya ditunjang dengan teknik Chi Sau (sticky hands techniques), Mok Yan Jong (wooden dummy techniques) dan teknik senjata.
many of the instruction was clear and easy to follow, but some of the slighter movements required for the techniques weren't very well captured in some of the photos (only one or two) so the final verdict is: it was a good reference but martial arts might need to be a student teacher thing.