Gary Lam - DVD : Making GWOH SAU Work For You Are you ready to take your WING CHUN skills to the next level? You may already know the basic WING CHUN forms as well as the wooden dummy set, but do you know where the crossing hands (GWOH SAU) techniques came from and how they can be used to your full advantage? In this DVD, Sifu Gary Lam utilizes his more than thirty years of Wing Chun fighting and teaching experience to show you the source of each GWOH SAU action and how to apply them to combat. These fundamental techniques are essential to developing a solid foundation for your WING CHUN ability, and will enable you to reach peak performance in your fighting skills. With nearly an hour of rare and crucial information, Sifu Lam demonstrates the essentials of TAAN, FOOK, LAAP, KWAN, PAAK, BONG, TOH, KAM, DING and FONG HAU. Common mistakes and proper techniques are also pointed out. BONUS CLIP: Sifu Gary Lam also performs the entire SIU NIM TAU form and uses original Chinese Cantonese language, for viewers to get a better understanding of the Wing Chun Terminology. English Subtitles are provided when Sifu Lam speaks Cantonese. Beginners as well as advanced practitioners will benefit from the information contained in this DVD. Every technique is explained and demonstrated in FULL DETAIL, in a way that only Sifu Gary Lam can bring to you.
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Language: English Length: Approx 60 mins Format: NTSC DVD Type: True DVD DVD Region: Region 0: Region Free
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Customer Reviews: "My name is Bruce Silver, I'm a instructor under Sifu Ip Ching and I always enjoy every DVD Sifu Lam puts out. He is first rate, and he understands how to fight. I was out west for a few years working out with an outstanding Karate club, with many former pro fighters. A few Wing Chun practitioners showed up at this club in the past, only to receive a good beating, because they didn't understand how to really fight with Wing Chun. I never had that problem, and they said that I was the only Wing Chun guy that they knew who could really fight. I've also had a lot of fighting/sparring experience. I just enjoy watching Sifu Gary Lam. He is one of the instructors that understands hand to hand combat. Sifu Lam understands the classical aspect of Wing Chun and the practical aspect of applying Wing Chun. I buy every one of his DVD's and I always pick up something new. Despite the fact that I've been training for 35 years and have advanced ranks in three systems, I always recommend that students buy his DVD's. I also recommend anyone that asks me about learning Wing Chun to buy one of his DVD's as well."
Sifu Bruce Silver
"As usual, the delivery time for this dvd from EWC ("Everything Wing Chun") was exemplary - approximately 3 days from when the order was placed to delivery to me. When purchased as part of a bundle, substantial savings are possible.
Sifu Gary Lam is recognized worldwide as being one of the foremost authorities on the "Wong Shun Leung" system of Wing Chun having trained under him for 15 years and having been the head instructor at Sifu Wong Shun Leung's Hong Kong school for six years.
This video of Sifu Lam's - "Making Gwoh Sau Work For You" is full of demonstrations of Sifu Lam performing "gwoh sau" - a type of free hands sparring where pretty much anything goes albeit at lighter than full contact and sometimes, but not always, less than full speed between two wing chun practitioners that helps them to develop their wing chun attributes. It has the usual high production value that is familiar to me from Crane's Productions and is about one hour long.
For those in need of a refresher, the dvd starts with Sifu Lam performing the sil lim tao form, in Cantonese, nonetheless (with sub-titles)! as 80% of the gwoh sau techniques come from this form. Then, Sifu Lam goes through several common positioning mistakes that many wing chun practitioners perform.
Then, Sifu Lam demonstrates many wing chun attacking techniques with extensive explanations using tan sao, fook sao, bong sau, kwan sao, pak sao, toh sau and others with the expertise that Sifu Lam has developed over decades of practice and experience teaching.
This dvd is suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced level students seeking to improve their own deadly and highly efficient attacks that wing chun is famous for.
I am a HUGE fan of Sifu Lam's and it was easy to give this dvd an "A" rating." - Fred Sears
About the author: Originally a student of the Moy Yat lineage (through Lee Moy Shan's senior students) I began my ving tsun training in 1984 and now train with a First Generation Yip Man student. Our school sometimes invites Sifus from other lineages to come and train with us as a way to encourage an equal exchange of ideas.