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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Information to read and re-read again and again
This book is an absolute treasure trove of wing chun information. Instead of the usual step by step how-to books, this one delves into the principles and philosophy of wing chun. The highlight of the book is the detailed chapter on chi sau - a chapter that provides gems of information upon each reading. Chi Sau is explained, how to approach it, the correct mental attitude...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Wing chun knowelege book.
This book is not a book you can learn the forms from. It is an information book to teach you about wing chun in a simple format from start to end. It is a good read and there is a lot than can be learnt from it. Yip Chun is a true master and knows more than most of us ever will so anything about wing chun that he writes is worth reading. A definite must have for wing...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Information to read and re-read again and again, 6 Jan 2002
This review is from: Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles and Techniques (Paperback)
This book is an absolute treasure trove of wing chun information. Instead of the usual step by step how-to books, this one delves into the principles and philosophy of wing chun. The highlight of the book is the detailed chapter on chi sau - a chapter that provides gems of information upon each reading. Chi Sau is explained, how to approach it, the correct mental attitude to have, and a detailed explanation of energy and the use of. The forms are not dealt with in as much detail but nevertheless are given sufficient information.
If you are a wing chun student, this is the best ten quid you'll ever spend on a book.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEFINITIVE WING CHUN, 27 April 2002
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This book is a treasure containing many advanced theories. would only suit intermediate/advanced students as the book assumes you know basics of all 3 hand forms and chi-sau skills. YOU CANNOT LEARN THE FORMS FROM THIS BOOK!!! Try wing chun for self defence and health if u are a beginner or want better basics(also by master ip chun)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not for the beginner, 16 April 2001
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for those of you hoping to learn from a book, go somewhere else. this book is clearly not meant to be an instructive one and therefore does not instruct. instead it explains the principles (like it says on the cover) and reveal many, what i would call, "secrets" of wing chun training. those with experience would appreciate the content of this book greatly; those new to wing chun should read it carefully; those who want to learn, get a sifu.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is essential for people interested in Wing Chun, 22 Jan 2000
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It was this book that really got me interested in Wing Chun. I am ashamed to say that until I read this book I was only studying the atr because 'Bruce Lee studied it' how many times have you heard that? But my Sifu is excellent and recommended this book. It tells you the history of Wing Chun, the theory behind the style, and it also gives you some advice from Grand Master Yip Chun, who is one of leading figures in the world of martial arts, today. This is an excellent book, but it does'nt explain the 3 forms in much detail. But this book is a bridge into another world. If your interested in Wing Chun BUY IT you won't be disapointed. If you are an experienced student in Wing Chun this book will give some knowledge of the history of the art and some excellent philosophical readings from Confusius. As I have stated already this book is a bridge into the art of Wing Chun,once this book has been read you will be hungry for more knowledge about the style, the history and the philosophy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for the Wing Chun Enthusiast, 30 Mar 1998
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While this book is lacking in its explanation of the 3 forms of Wing Chun and the Sticky Hands excersizes, it is an excellent reference for anyone who is serious about learning the philosophy behind Wing Chun. What you won't find here is a detailed synopsis of the 3 forms or Chi Sau. What you will find are the words of the systems foremost instructor Yip Chun, who explains the basis of the system and the true applications of Wing Chun in a very detailed manner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Should be five stars, 6 Sep 2011
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Should be five stars, but it is not simply because to get any thing really usefull from the book you need to have some prior knowledge of the subject. This said if you are involved in the art then this is an informative and very useful means of extending your understanding even for relative novices. Very good indeed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very straight forward, 4 Dec 2001
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I bought this book a few months ago after around 3 months of training (and getting hooked!!). I've done thai boxing and judo before, but Wing Chun (or Tsun as my lineage is) seems so effective and simple. This helped further explain the ideas and principles behind the training that I had done in class. I fully recommend it - although if you are looking for a form training book this is not up to a good standard. If you know the terms and movements already it is useful. I also liked th e many pictures showing application of the chi-sao drills. This along with the wooden dummy book go very well together - if you have access to a dummy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Wing chun knowelege book., 19 Dec 2008
This review is from: Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles and Techniques (Paperback)
This book is not a book you can learn the forms from. It is an information book to teach you about wing chun in a simple format from start to end. It is a good read and there is a lot than can be learnt from it. Yip Chun is a true master and knows more than most of us ever will so anything about wing chun that he writes is worth reading. A definite must have for wing chun practioners one for the collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD READ, 24 Aug 2013
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As a wing chun practitioner I found this book a really good read. Like the art it is true to the point. 5 stars for me!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ip Chun's Wing Chun, 29 April 2013
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a good book for helping you on the journey but nothing like spending time with someone who knows how the techniques flow together.
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