David Peterson - WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays
Mui Fa Publishing proudly present world-renowned WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok teacher and author Sifu David Peterson's new MUST-HAVE book! A whopping 336 pages, fully illustrated with rare and never-before-published photos, in both colour and black-and-white!
In this inspiring, comprehensive and knowledge packed new book, Sifu Peterson offers a unique and detailed insight into the entire WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok method, exploring the forms, concepts, techniques, and drills as taught by the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung.
WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok is the legacy of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung, one of the most famous and formidable students of Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Gung Fu patriarch, Grandmaster Ip Man. In the 1950s and 1960s, Wong Shun Leung almost single-handedly brought the fighting system of Ip Man to prominence in Hong Kong through his challenge matches, or Beimo, earning himself the nickname, Gong Sau Wong, the "King of Talking Hands", such was his prowess as a fighter. However, Wong Shun Leung was far more than just a "scrapper" with an unbeaten record. He was also a Ving Tsun scientist, philosopher, outstanding teacher, and creator of an approach to combat that is now recognised as one of the most simple, direct, and efficient fighting methods ever devised, Ving Tsun Kuen Hok (Ving Tsun Combat Science).
In this volume, Sifu David Peterson, author and student of the late Wong Shun Leung, presents a detailed overview of the entire WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok method in the form of individual essays that explore the forms, concepts, techniques, and drills that comprise the legacy of his teacher, as well as an exclusive look at the life of Sifu Wong Shun Leung and his teacher, Grandmaster Ip Man. The book also discusses the very important connection between Wong Shun Leung and the late Bruce Lee, to whom he was mentor, teacher, and friend. Fully illustrated, in both colour and black-and-white, with never-before-published photos, along with an extensive appendix containing extra references for the reader, WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays is a book that all practitioners of Ving Tsun, regardless of lineage or experience, should have in their reference collection.
Title: WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays aka "The Brick"
Publisher: Mui Fa Publishing (the publisher of Wing Chun Illustrated)
Author: David Peterson
Edited by: Eric Lilleor
Formats: Print (Ebook version planned as well)
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Full-Colour Casewrap Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-87-998526-1-1
Throughout nearly two decades of working in magazine publishing, I have worked with many professional writers, and Sifu David Peterson is truly one of the most naturally gifted writers and communicators with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. His writing is like a razor sharp knife that cuts through the complexity of a topic and explains it in easy to understand segments; often creating "aha" moments for the reader - "WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays" is no different!
SIFU ERIC LILLEOR
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine
Sihing David Peterson's completely thorough and precise understanding of my Sifu's combat methods is well-known, as are his effective teaching abilities. If this book is your first introduction to the ideas of Ving Tsun Gung Fu master Wong Shun Leung, you are very fortunate, as you are about to find wisdom in a simple, direct, and efficient approach to combat. For those who are already a disciple of the WSLVT method, I am certain this book will bring further inspiration and clarity.
SIFU PHILIP NG
WSLVT instructor and star of the upcoming Bruce Lee biopic BIRTH OF THE DRAGON
I have always felt that Ving Tsun Kuen is "easy to learn and difficult to master" and the use of writing and language to teach it, more often than not, makes it even more difficult to understand; however, Sihing David Peterson's writing style and the way he illustrates things are extremely clear and easy to understand. You can truly sense the painstaking effort and amount of time he has put into training and teaching Ving Tsun Kuen, and in his promotion of WSLVT, he has spared no effort over many, many years. I hope his new book and the concepts of Ving Tsun Gung Fu are successfully shared with lovers of Ving Tsun everywhere!
SIFU JOHN WONG HONG CHUNG
Son of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung
If you are able to learn from this man, personally, I envy you; you not only have one of the very best martial educators on the planet as your teacher, but also one of the kindest and most decent of men as your guide to the art of Ving Tsun. If you are taking your instruction in the art via the written word, such as this book, you are still most fortunate, for one can't spend time in the company of such a man, and not be left a little finer by the company one has kept.
Author, Filmmaker and Bruce Lee Historian
The Ving Tsun world is so lucky to have David as an evangelist for this art; as am I, to have him as a friend. I hope everyone who reads this book will take away from it not just a deeper insight into this unique fighting system, but also something of the kindness, wisdom and patience of its author.
Asian Film Expert/Film Producer