Samuel Kwok - Mastering Wing Chun - Ip Man's Kung Fu 3 DVD Set - Siu Lim Tao, Chum Kiu, Bil Gee
This special 3 Disk set contains the first 3 empty hand forms of the Wing Chun system. A description of each disk is below.
EWC's Technical Review:
- DVD Length: Disk 1 - 74 Minutes; Disk 2 - 35 min; Disk 3 - 45 min
- Display: NTSC
- Region: 0
- Language: English (No Subtitles)
- Video Quality: High (Professional Production)
- Audio Quality: High (Professional Production)
Samuel Kwok - Mastering Wing Chun - Ip Man's Kung Fu Vol 1 - Sil Lum Tao
Siu Lim Tao is the first hand form of the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. The form teaches the correct hand and arm positions for attack and defense. Development and use of energy are the focus of Siu Lim Tao training.
In this informative DVD, Grandmaster Samuel Kwok teaches the correct method of performing the form as handed down by Ip Man, and gives the student the keys to training for the foundation of the Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu method. Instruction includes the correct method of performing the form, as well as training methods and the application of each technique.
EWC's Content Overview:
- Full Sil Lim Tao Form
- Sil Lim Tao Movement Breakdown and Explanations
- Opening to the Sil Lim Tao Ma
- Tan Sao, Fak Sao, and Wu Sao (Developing Chi Energy)
- Explanation of the Fak Sao
- Explanation of the Jum Sao
- Explanation of the Tan Sao
- Explanation of the Pak Sao
- Explanation of the Jut Sao
- Explanation of the Kan Sao
- Explanation of the Huen Sao
- Explanation of the Bon Sao
Important Points of the Sil Lim Tao
- Snapping instead of Pushing
- Chain Punching with Footwork
Bon Sao, Tan Sao, and Fook Sao
Dan Chi Sao
- Centerline Theory
- Economy of Movement
- Simultaneous Attack and Defense
Sil Lim Tao Focus Training
- Bon Sao, Tan Sao, Low Palm
- Punch, Fook Sao, Jut Sao
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"Volume 1, is one of three DVD's, featuring Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, demonstrating the art of Wing Chun, according to the principles taught by Ip Man. The first form, Siu Lim Tao, is learned by all beginning students and serves as the foundation for the more advanced postures and hand techniques in this system.
Grandmaster Kwok, gives a thorough demonstration of this first and important form, showing it from an eye-level, frontal and side view format. After he performs the Siu Lim Tao form, he follows up with an instructional break down of each section showing the application of basic techniques and how they are utilized,such as in single hand and double hand Chi Sao.
The general video format of this series, is straight forward and has no fancy scene transitions of fading in and out, nor using camera angles which obscure demonstrated material, but shows clearly how a technique is properly done and gives the appropriate descriptive dialogue in explaining why it's done that way. He not only shows the student how the technique is done correctly, but demonstrates what some teachers of the Wing Chun system do not, and that is what happens, when it's done improperly. This is a crucial pedagogical method in learning and teaching excellent kung Fu.
The Samuel Kwok, series, "Mastering Wing Chun," would be a valuable addition to any DVD collection of this unique and superb martial art. The other two accompanying, volumes of this series in "Mastering Wing Chun", are Chum Kiu and Biu Gee."
Samuel Kwok - Mastering Wing Chun - Ip Man's Kung Fu Vol 2 - Chum Kiu
Chum Kiu is the second form in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This form teaches the dynamic application of the techniques learned in Wing Chun's first, form Siu Lim Tao.
While the first form teaches the correct structure of the attacks and defensive movements, it is in Chum Kiu that the student learns to "seek the bridge" and use both hands simultaneously, such as one hand defending while the other attacks. Chum Kiu teaches stepping and footwork, Wing Chun's specialized kicking method and the generation of power through the correct method of using the entire body in stance turning (Yiu Ma).
In this DVD, Grandmaster Kwok also demonstrates and explains in detail the use of Wing Chun's devastating short-range power.
EWC's Content Overview:
- Full Chum Kiu Form (Front View)
- The Difference Between Chum Kiu and Sil Lim Tao
- Using Two Hands at Once
- Two Directional Force
- The Chum Kiu Ma (Turning Stance)
- Explanation of the Double Jum Sao Technique
- Explanation of the Pyk Jern (Turning Elbow) Technique
- Explanation of the Double Fak Sao Technique
- Explanation of the Pak Sao Technique
- Explanation of the Jut Jeung (Palm Strike) Technique
- How to use your energy properly in Wing Chun
The Dynamics of the Chum Kiu Ma (Turning Stance)
- Generating Power Through the Yiu Ma
Explanation of the Bong Sao Technique
- Wing Chun's Advancing Step
Chum Kiu's Kicking Techniques
Explanation of the Double Huen and Jut Sao Technique
Explanation of the Gum Sao Technique
- Wing Chun's Quick Advancing Step
- The Purpose of the Chum Kiu From
Samuel Kwok - Mastering Wing Chun - Ip Man's Kung Fu Vol 3 - Biu Gee
Biu Gee - the "thrusting fingers" form, also known as "first aid hand" - is the last hand form taught in the Ip Man Wing Chun system. Biu Gee training is one of the keys to learning to focus energy into a strike. Biu Gee also develops devastating striking power by combining focused strikes with the rotational energy developed by correct stance turning (Yiu Ma), as learned in the previous training of the Chum Kiu form.
Another key of Biu Gee training is to train the hands to regain the center if the centerline is lost or unguarded. The Biu Gee form teaches two unique methods of footwork: the use of "two direction energy" and how to control the opponent and effectively use continuous striking movements.
In this DVD, Grandmaster Kwok demonstrates the proper method of training this devastating form. It is the complete training in all three forms that allows the student to correctly apply Wing Chun in Chi Sao, as well as in the wooden dummy training.
EWC's Content Overview:
- Full Biu Gee Form (Front View)
- Explanation of the Kup Jern (Downward Elbow)
- Generating Power Through the Waist
- Using the Kup Jern in Chi Sao
- Using the Kup Jern in Self Defense
- Explanation of the Thrusting Fingers
Explanation of the Kan Sao
- Using the "Under the Bridge" Technique
Explanation of the Fak Sao
- Proper use of Body Positioning when using the Kan Sao
Explanation of the Huen Sao
- Using the Fak Sau in Chi Sao
Explanation of the Double Lop Sao
- Using Huen Sao in Chi Sao