A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
Author: Benjamin N. Judkins
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance. This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing Chun Kung Fu, has recently emerged as a highly visible symbol of southern Chinese identity and pride. Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson examine the emergence of Wing Chun to reveal how this body of social practices developed and why individuals continue to turn to the martial arts as they navigate the challenges of a rapidly evolving environment. After surveying the development of hand combat traditions in Guangdong Province from roughly the start of the nineteenth century until 1949, the authors turn to Wing Chun, noting its development, the changing social attitudes towards this practice over time, and its ultimate emergence as a global art form.
The Wing Chun - it is a traditional style of the Chinese Kung Fu. The Wing Chun is very popular in the whole world thanks to its high efficiency application techniques. Wing Chun has many styles and schools such as Yip Man school, Pan Nam school, Yuen Kay-San school, Nguen Te Cong school (Vietnamese Wing Chun - Vinhxuan ) and others. Nguen Te Cong (Yuen Chai-Wan) is a founder of Vietnamese Wing Chun school. He and his brother (Yuen Kay-San) learned kung-fu under master Fung Siu-Ching and master Fok Bo-Kuen. In 1936 he moved to Hanoi (Vietnam) and opened martial art school. His Wing Chun style has many different forms: Thudao quyen (siu lim tao), “108” form (partner form and wooden dummy form), Five Animals form. This forms and combat applications are present in this ebook. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1.The theory of Wing Chun Chapter 2. Stances and moving Chapter 3. The Strokes Chapter 4. The Defense Chapter 5. The Throws and Grabs Chapter 6. The methods of attack Chapter 7. The defense and the counterattack Chapter 8. The Thudao qyuen (Siu Lim Tao) Chapter 9. The «108» form - The «108» form with the opponent - The «108» form with the Wooden Dummy Chapter 10. The Five Animals fist - Ngu Hinh qyuen (The joint five animals form) - The martial combinations - The paired form Capter 11. Chi sao (The sticky hands) Appendix 1. The Tiger form (Ho qyuen) Appendix 2. The Leopard form (Bao qyuen) Appendix 3. The Crane form (Hac qyuen) Appendix 4. The Snake form (Sa qyuen) Appendix 5. The Dragon form (Long qyuen)
The essential guide to Wing Chun Kung-Fu—basic forms and principles, fighting and grappling, advanced techniques and weapons. Featuring over 300 black and white photos and step-by-step illustrations, Wing Chun Kung-Fu: A Complete Guide offers clear, straightforward, and authoritative instruction to the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun Kung-Fu. This Wing Chun book introduces and demonstrates the three empty-hand wing chun kung fu forms, the combative building blocks of the system, including sticky-hand and sticky-leg fighting, chin-na, and the theory of vital strikes to the weak points of human anatomy (dar mak). This Wing Chun guide also introduces the wooden dummy form, the six-and-a-half pole form, and the use of butterfly knives. In addition, this kung fu book provides detailed commentary on the theory behind each move so that you can develop an in-depth understanding of both the practical application of this fighting art and the meaning behind it. Other sections include specialized fighting and grappling techniques and instructions on using weapons. An additional section is devoted to conditioning, stretching, power training and weight training exercises that will be of particular benefit for serious students of Wing Chun and practitioners of any martial art.
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This is the second book in my collection and is suitable for home study via my distance learning course or just simply to help you with your knowledge of wing chun, this book is the intermediate level of wing chun known as Chum Kiu or Bridge seeking, you should read and absorb the first Book for Siu Lim Tau before attempting this as you will just create a whole bunch of mistakes in your wing chun.
Introducing a new scientific approach to Wing Chun kung-fu, this book gives a clear and detailed exposition of once closely guarded techniques. Rejecting the secretive approach that characterizes much of martial arts writing, the author draws upon biomechanical theory to explain logically and scientifically how the techniques of Wing Chun kung-fu work. After an explanation of the theory behind the various Wing Chun moves, the reader is led step-by-step through each of the forms. Chi gerk and chi sao, the Wing Chun sticky-hand and sticky-leg techniques, are explained and liberally accompanied by 183 photographs detailing the important moves. An additional section devoted to weight and power training for the martial artist makes this book invaluable, not just for those interested in Wing Chun kung-fu, but for practitioners of any martial art.
An introduction for those interested into delving in to the world of Wing Chun kung fu as made famous by Bruce Lee and in the last couple of years brought to the cinema with the release of IP Man (2008) and Ip Man 2 (2010). Mark Beardsell has studied the Siu Lim Tau in great depth and wished to share his findings with you and so went about writing this book.
In the 1970s Bruce Lee emerged as the world's greatest fighting star - an accolade he has kept ever since. He battled to succeed in America in spite of the racial prejudice that denied him a starring role, eventually making films in Hong Kong that turned him into a star - the highest-paid movie star of his day. His controversial death, at the age of thirty-two when he was at the height of his powers, has given him a James-Dean style enduring appeal. In Bruce Lee - Fighting Spirit, Bruce Thomas has written a complete account not only of Lee's life and death, but of the fighting philosophy he developed (jeet kune do) which made him the greatest exponent of martial arts in modern times. In this updated edition he reassesses Lee's skills and examines the enduring impact of his legacy - on action films and martial arts today. As an icon Bruce Lee's popularity continues to grow and this book is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man whose achievements have never been surpassed. 'An endlessly stimulating accout of Lee's life and times' Loaded
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.