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The entire Pan Nam Wing Chun system in one set! If you are interested in this incredible lineage, then look no further. Sil Lum Tao, Chum Kiu, Bil Gee, Chi Sao, Wooden Dummy, Butterfly Swords, and Long pole! Learn More >>
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Eddie Chong - Pan Nam System of Wing Chun - 3 DVD Set
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DVD 1 - Sil Lum Tao, Chum Kiu, Bil Gee

This first DVD demonstrates and explains the three hand forms; Sil Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Bil Gee. All forms are broken down and applied in detail to opponents. Wing Chun trapping techniques occupy the opponent's defenses while the practitioner launches his own assault unhindered.

DVD 2 - Double Chi Sao

In the second, DVD Sifu Chong instructs you in Double Sticky Hand (Chi Sao) exercises. Offensive and defensive techniques are thoroughly broken down and applied. Basic assumptions and positioning are quite different from the Yip Man style of Wing Chun.

DVD 3 - Wooden Dummy, Butterfly Swords, Longpole

In the third DVD, Sifu Chong introduces and explains the Wooden Dummy form and weapons. The form is demonstrated, broken down, and applied to live adversaries.

The Wooden Dummy (Muk Yan Jong) is instrumental in teaching correct facing, power delivery, and grabbing. Wooden Dummy training and its appropriate application is a hallmark of an advanced Wing Chun practitioner.

The 6 and#189; point staff and Butterfly Knife forms are demonstrated, broken down, and applied. The staff is unique in that it is handled from the end as opposed to the center as common to other long range martial arts weapons. This gives the weapon extreme range and allows it to generate tremendous force and leverage.

Sifu Chong shows you the forms, training exercises, and applications to fully exploit the unique advantages of this weapon. Along with the Wooden Dummy, the Butterfly Knives are a signature tool of the accomplished Wing Chun practitioner.

Pan Nam Mini Biography:

Little is actually known about Pan Nam, who passed away in 1996. He comes from the Da Fa Min Kam (Painted Face Kam) and Chan Wah Shun (Yip Man's Sifu) lineages. He was said to be a Hung Kuen practitioner for a long time before learning Wing Chun.

About Pan Nam's Wing Chun:

"The Shaolin Temple monk, Yi Chum, was said by Pan Nam to be the true founder of Wing Chun. Yi Chum taught Tan Sau Ng, who taught Dai Fa Min Kam, Wong Wah Bo and Leung Yee Tei (Leung Jan's teachers) and so on until Pan Nam (see lineage chart below).

This branch of the Wing Chun family tree has not only preserved a different, possibly older, form of Wing Chun, but also the Qigong (Chi-Kung) exercises that Master Pan said have been a part of the Wing Chun System from its inception.

The techniques in Pan Nam Wing Chun are relaxed until the moment of initiating the attack. The stance uses a 50/50 weight distribution. The toes are pointed straight forward and advances are made with stepping movements as opposed to dragging the rear leg. The system emphasizes triangular footwork, as compared to linear directions. The punches can be directed towards any line from the shoulder. The emphasis is upon a sudden move that controls the opponent, disrupts the opponent's stance, and forceful strikes to vital points. In Chi-Sao, the hands do not roll; they are in contact with each other a bit similar to the way the Tai Chi Push-Hands exercise is performed.

Rather than thinking of one's own centerline, the re-direction of the opponent's centerline is the key to successful attack. At that point, one's attack can occur from any direction of one's shoulder. Logically and physically, there are many advantages through striking from any angle (as opposed to the centerline only). The idea of intercept prevents the opponent from placing one in a position of defeat - trapping, pinning, stance disruption, etc. The principle of intercept is to redirect the opponent's movements before the opponent can complete a move, offensively or defensively.

This redirection of the opponent's energy is conducted through (1) sensitivity, (2) "going with the flow" of the opponent's movement (as distinguished from "giving in"), and (3) proper contact with the opponent's arm or leg. Without the concept of intercept, one is reliant upon either eye-and-hand coordination (which may be deficient to superior reach or speed) or simply a contest of brute force (which may be deficient to superior strength)...

Language: English
Format: NTSC
DVD Region: Region 0: Region Free

Customer/3rd Party Review - This review was done by a customer/3rd party and is listed here for you reference only. The views and opinions of the reviewer are not those of Everything Wing Chun and do not necessarily reflect EWC's views or opinions on the subject matter. It is posted, like all customer reviews, to give you more info on the product and to give you different opinions on a product so that you can make the best decision for yourself about its content. The review is NOT by an EWC employee or contractor and EWC cannot stand by anything said in any customer/3rd party review. Enjoy!

What Disk 1 is about:

Master Sifu Eddie Chong, of the Fushan White Eyebrow-Fushan Wing Chun Kung Fu Association presents a demonstration of all the classic forms of Grandmaster Pan Nam, of the "Faht Shan" Wing Chun Tradition. The three forms shown in this DVD are, Sil Nim Tao, Chum Kiu and Bil Gee.

Comments on Disk 1:

"Faht Shan Wing Chun", is considered the official lineage of the Wing Chun system recognized by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China and therefore is referred as the "Chinese System" of Wing Chun as it relates to the Ip Man WC system and is referred to as the "Hong Kong system" of Wing Chun Kung Fu. I am sure there's lots of debate among WC factions in Shanghai and Hong Kong, who would feel quite differently regarding this official sanction by mainland China. However, this review will discuss the instructional content and value of Eddie Chong's WC DVDs, and will leave the matter of which system is considered the official lineage of WC to martial art historians. However, I will say this...martial art institutions are just as much a political animal in China as the two party political systems in America. Enough said.

Master Sifu Eddie Chong gives a demonstration of all three characteristic forms of “Faht Shan” Wing Chun passed down by former Grandmaster Pan Nam, who died in 1995, near the age of 100! Obviously, there are characteristic or stylistic differences between the Chinese and Hong Kong systems. For example, one can readily see in the WC forms demonstrated by William Cheung and other subsequent lineage holders of Grandmaster Ip Man, such as Chu Shong Tin, expressing a different approach in teaching and the execution of WC technique.

In that being said, however, one should look for the common thread which runs through all of three styles of WC. So which system is better? I strongly feel this is a foolish and misplaced question! I have news for you..."it's all good."

In principle the differences which one might observe in movement, is one of degree not of kind. For example, in the Sli Nam Tao of the Faht Shan system, the Chuan Sao Hand (fist) does not move forward and up through the centerline, but slightly off from the center of heart line. The Fook Sao and Wu Sao hand movement is done from the lower Tan Tien and not from the middle Tan Tien or heart line position. These movements are done slowly, as you would expect in Chi Kung practice for the development of power....proper breathing technique, is also emphasized during training of the first form _ Sli Nam Tao.

However, there are basic hand techniques, which are emphasized in the "Faht Shan" system, that would not necessary be observed in Ip Man's, Hong Kong system...that is the use of the "Tiger" and "Leopard" hand, which are movements so common in Hung Gar Kung Fu. It is said by Master Sifu Chong, that the Butterfly Knifes of Wing Chun evolved out of Hung Gar...from my experience all Chinese Wu Shu styles have incorporated movements and techniques from older systems...what works seems to be the general rule...Sifu Chong fortunately, does not hold anything back and his demonstration of technique is quite effective. Some schools in the US, particularly among the commercialized Shaolin martial art establishments...will not show a student such techniques using the "leopard" hand, because it's considered a secret teaching! Be aware, you could end up paying big bucks for all the so called secret techniques by such martial art institutions.

Besides the Sli Nam Tao form, Master Sifu Chong also demonstrates the last two forms of Wing Chun in this DVD, they are Chum Kiu and Bil Gee...again their expression, is quite different in what you would normally see from observing the "Hong Kong" style of WC Kung Fu. Some may even regard the movements in Chum Kiu, of Chong's demonstration as almost appearing robotic...but, don't let that fool you...there is definitely, subtlety in what he does! If you are truly a Wing Chun enthusiast the purchase of Chong's DVDs are a must see and a worthwhile addition to any one's collection demonstrating this martial art.

What Disk 2 is About:

Master Sifu Eddie Chong, of the Fushan White Eyebrow-Fushan Wing Chun Kung Fu Association presents Grandmaster Pan Nam's, Chi Sau practice of the "Faht Shan" Wing Chun Kung fu system.

Comments on Disk 2:

In this DVD, Master Sifu Chong presents the basics behind Chi Sau practice. In his introduction of Chi Sau, he shows how one should stand and where the position of the hands should be for proper execution of Chi Sau technique. He especially emphasizes that one should not raise their shoulders nor should one place their arms and hands to high, while engaging their partner in Chi Sau practice. Care is taken in showing the proper use of the double Bong and Fook Sau throughout the "rolling" process in changing the arms and hands from one position to another with a partner.

Sifu makes the whole sequence look easy; however, without diligent and consistent training the opportunity to make the technique work in practice could be missed. Chi Sau practice is a critical aspect in Wing Chun training in developing skill as well as speed in making technique effective. This DVD gives you what you need to know in developing sound practical skills in WC.

Of interest, in Chong's demonstration of Chi Sau, Sifu shows technique and then tells you what happens if the position of your arms, are not in the right place during a techniques execution, this is an important cautionary point...one does not want to attempt a technique and be hit at the same time. Also, second form practitioners would be pleased to see how Chum Kiu movements can be achieved during Chi Sau practice; for example using the double "Lan Sau" Hands with a shifting horse.

Chong shows diversity in his demonstration of technique using a variety of WC hand applications, such as from a Tan Sau, Fook Sau sequence...counter techniques are demonstrated against various attacks, which are then followed up by a counter-attack sequence thwarting an invading hand. The training benefit in observing, a series of attacks and counter attacks offers the practitioner the opportunity to clearly see the flow of movement during an exchange on both sides of a fight. Granted Chi Sau practice is primarily a simulation, but, it's a real opportunity to develop, as well as to test your understanding and skill of WC technique. Keep in mind that the purpose of Chi Sau practice is to sharpen one's sensitivity and perfect skill...it is not an "I hit you "and "you hit me" - "Rock'em, Sock'em" exercise! If Chi Sau training is approached with this purpose in mind, all of its training value is lost.

Often DVDs, of lesser caliber in Chi Sau instruction; the simultaneous use of the Double Fist as a counter and attacking hand are not usually shown. And what do you do if someone attempts to push you while you're in a Chi Sau situation? There are plenty of examples of what to do and what not to do, while stepping in and out during an attack or counter attack. This Chi Sau DVD goes beyond, what you normally would have the opportunity to see and utilize in your practice. It's loaded with lots of stuff! This series would be a great investment for any Pan Nam or Ip Man WC practitioner; certainly it's a must see for anyone who is unfamiliar with the "Faht Shan Wing Chun Kung Fu" system. The true value of Master Sifu Eddie Chong's Wing Chun Chi Sau DVD, is in its content, not in terms of a superficial production using flashy stage sets, scripted narrated prose or costly musical sound tracks.

What Disk 3 is About:

Master Sifu Eddie Chong, of the Fushan White Eyebrow-Fushan Wing Chun Kung Fu Association presents Grandmaster Pan Nam's, classic Wooden Dummy and WC Weapons training of the "Faht Shan" Wing Chun Kung fu system.

Comments on Disk 3:

This DVD covers the basics regarding the forms associated with the Wooden dummy, the six and a half point staff and the Bakt Juam Doe weapons or Butterfly knifes. One of the best known training apparatus in Chinese martial arts is the wooden dummy or Mook Jong. This device is characteristic of the Wing Chun system and is considered as a crucial tool in developing skill in the WC fighting system. This is a general rule that holds true for any WC style a student is perusing.

Master Sifu Eddie Chong explains why the Wooden Dummy is so essential ones practice. There are four basic attributes associated with training in the wooden dummy set which incorporates the movements of all three forms of the Wing Chun System. And therefore the wooden dummy training promotes the following:

1) The correct Placement of one's arms and Legs
2) Toughing and strengthening the arms and Legs
3) The developing the correct flow of energy
4) Developing accuracy in WC fighting techniques

For those persons who have practiced the Wooden Dummy Set, particularly in the sequence familiar to the "Hong Kong" System of Wing Chun, they will find the movements and the sequence of techniques demonstrated by Chong, are somewhat different, however, in principle they are the same. Because of the postures and some of the hands associated with the "Faht Shan" Wing Chun style, Ip practitioners should find what is shown could definitely contribute to any Wing Chun stylist repertoire of techniques. The DVD also shows the set demonstrated from different angles of view and in particular shows the movements in the set from above the Mook Jong. If one watches closely, it can be seen that using the dummy for development sill in technique is more than hitting a large sculptured block of wood with arms and legs. One feels the dummy in the technique as if it's a person. Several basic applications from the wooden dummy set are also shown as part of this DVD.

In addition to the wooden dummy form, the DVD also provides basic instruction in the form of the Butterfly knifes and the "Six & a Half Point Staff." Practical warm ups are provided to prevent injury and to develop the appropriate skills associated with the staff. In Chong's demonstration of the weapons forms breakdown the sequences in each for more care analysis of the movements. Frankly, there is not much that is different from what is shown in this part of the DVD on weapons which is radically different from the other systems of WC. It's beneficial, however, to see how a skilled teacher expresses his sense of movement in any of these weapon forms. Butterfly knife practitioners will find the detailed breakdown of the weapons set into six sections as a useful method in organizing and learning the sequence of movements as practical and effective pedagogy.

Technical Specifications Disk 1:

Title: Faht Shan Wing Chun: Sli Nim Tao Tao, Chum Kiu, Bil Jee (Chong Pan Nam Faht Shan Wing Chun 3 DVD)
Presenters: Eddie Chong
Region: all
Number of disc: 3
Length: 00:56:04
Language: English

DVD rating: 3.5 /5
Production Quality: 3.5 /5
Sound Quality: 3.5 /5
Video Quality: 3 /5
Material covered: 4 /5
Instructional qualities: 3.5 /5

Technical Specifications Disk 2:

Title: Faht Shan Wing Chun: Chi Sau (Sticky Hands) (Chong Pan Nam Faht Shan Wing Chun 3 DVD)
Presenters: Eddie Chong
Region: all
Number of disc: 3
Length: 00:42:23
Language: English

Rating scale 1-5:
DVD rating: 3.5 out of 5
Production Quality: 3
Sound Quality: 3.5
Video Quality: 3
Material covered: 5
Instructional qualities: 4

Technical Specifications Disk 3:

Title: Faht Shan Wing Chun: Wooden Dummy, Six & Half Point Staff, Bakt Juam Doe (Chong Pan Nam Faht Shan Wing Chun 3 DVD)
Presenters: Eddie Chong
Region: all
Number of disc: 3
Length: 00:36:10
Language: English

Rating scale 1-5:
DVD rating: 3.5 out of 5
Production Quality: 3
Sound Quality: 3
Video Quality: 3
Material covered: 3
Instructional qualities: 3

Content Overview Disk 1: Faht Shan Wing Chun: Sil Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, Bil Gee

Master Sifu Eddie Chong
Faht Shan Wing Chun Lineage : Grand Master Pan Nam
Sil Nam Tao: Little Idea.
Full demonstration of first form
Breakdown of major sections of form
Breakdown details e.g.:
Opening sequence
Leg movements
Basic hand positions
Breakdown details
Opening sequence - right angle
Form demonstrated through closing hands.
Chum Kiu: Searching for the Bridge.
Full demonstration of second form
Breakdown of major sections of from
Breakdown details e.g.:
Opening sequence
Frontal hand movements
Turning movements
Striking to the left and the right
Centering moving to the next section
Kicking movements - right and left side
Closing sequence.
Bil Gee: Thrusting Fingers (attacking form)
Full demonstration of form
Breakdown of major sections of form
Breakdown details, e.g.:
Opening sequence
Frontal hand movements
Elbow and Bil Gee hands
Elbow, Bil Gee hand combinations
Forward movements right/left sides
High, middle and low elbow strikes
Closing sequence of form

Content Overview Disk 2: Faht Shan Wing Chun: Chi Sau - Sticky Hands

Chi Sau Basics
Position of Arms/Hands
"Rolling" hands
Stance and Stability
Basic Techniques
Double Fook/Double Bong movement
Rolling Exchange
Tan/Fook exchange
Striking the opponents Elbow
Basic stepping with technique
Tan Sau, fook Sau and lan Sau hand
Stepping, right and left side of the body
Pulling arm techniques
Angles and striking
The problem in over extending the movement
Using the double lan sau
Using points of intercept
Techniques and hitting vital points
Slap block and elbow strikes
Rolling the wrist with Lan sau
Tan Sau and the tapping point
Various hand techniques and Tapping Point
Tan Sau and elbow strike
Bil Gee application, Double hand pull
Double palm strikes
Tan, Fook, stepping in with double palm strike.
Tan, double palm/forearm and shoulder strike
Dealing with the counter to a double palm technique
Countering the grab
Stepping, Wu Sau Hand and Palm Strike
Gong Sau, Wu Sau Hand and stepping in.
Tan Sau Hand and Fingers.
Pulling techniques and Kicks - Chum Kiu
Pull, turn and kicking the Knee
Pulling, stepping, using the back heel of the foot
Following up with a kick to the back of the knee
Pulling and kicking inside or outside of knee
Techniques attacking the groin area
Techniques using the "Tiger" palm

Content Overview Disk 3: Faht Shan Wing Chun: Wooden Dummy, Six & half Point Staff and Bakt Juam Do

A fast demonstration of the Wooden Dummy "Faht Shan" set
Description of the "Faht Shan" Wooden Dummy construction
Breakdown of the "Faht Shan" Wooden Dummy set
Beginning and ending sequence
Form demonstrated from a different angle
Above the dummy
Right angle view - left side
Basic applications from the Wooden Dummy set
Fingers to the eye and solarplex
Gum Sau with a hammer fist
Tiger palm
Bil Gee movement, block and Kick
Historical description of WC classical weapons
The Hun Gar influence
The purpose of the Staff or pole training
The purpose of the Butterfly knife training
Luk Dim Boon Gwun: "Six & A Half Point Staff"
The Practice form

The warm up sequence
The Form - Demo
The full sequence
Breakdown details Section one - angle one
Section two - angle two
Bak Jaum Doe: Butterfly knives.
Determining the right length of the knives
Warming up with the knives
The Butterfly knives-form
The full sequence
Breakdown details
Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four
Part five
Part six
Butterfly knives applications
Knives against the staff
Several application sequences

Reviewer: George Hernandez
Date: 12/15/2011
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