William Cheung - Street Fighting Applications of Wing Chun DVD 3 - Muay Thai Melee
Grandmaster William Cheung, the longtime friend and Wing Chun training partner of Bruce Lee, recalls some of his most dangerous street fights and deconstructs the techniques he used to survive the encounters.
In the spring of 1962 in Sydney, Australia, Cheung receives a call for help from a friend being bullied by a fighter from Thailand. The ensuing confrontation with the Thai fighter and his cronies puts Cheung in a situation where he's outnumbered and faced with three opponents, all armed with brass knuckles. As the fight goes on, Cheung is injured but still manages to devise some creative solutions to stay alive.
Learn how he did it! Topics include dealing with multiple opponents, defenses against low kicks, dealing with elbow and knee strikes, execution of stances and entry techniques, shin-kick drills and cross-arm drills for close-quarters fighting.
EWC Note: Thanks to a recent customer email we discovered the printed running time on this DVD is incorrect. The DVD and cover states the running time is 67 mins. The actual running time is closer to 42 minutes. Blackbelt Mag is currently fixing the issue and restoring the rest of the content (Nov, 2011)
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Reviewer: George Hernandez
Date: June 23, 2010
Title: Street fight Applications of Wing Chun Volume 3 - Muay Thai Melee
Presenters: Master William Cheung & Eric Oram
Rating scale 1-5:
Number of disc:- 1
Production Quality: 5 /5
Length: Disk says 67 mins, but it is false [The Story, 13:24, Instruction, 21:33, Practice drills, 7:09, Total Instructional DVD running time: 42:06 minutes.] Blackbelt Mag is currently fixing the issue and restoring the rest of the content (Nov, 2011)
Sound Quality: 5/5
Video Quality: 5/5
Material covered: 5/5
Instructional qualities: 5/5
What it's about:
This DVD is the last of a three volume series about street fighting applications of Wing Chun system. In this edition discussion and the application of Wing Chun methods of attack and defense are emphasized in dealing with a Muay Thai martial art Challenger.
With the growing popularity of mixed martial arts and Muay Thai boxing, Sifu Eric Orem asks Master William Cheung if he ever had to fight a Muay Thai boxer. Master Cheung shares with the viewer a past encounter he had with Thai boxers in the spring of 1962, while living in Sidney Australia. It seems that during Cheung's early years, he often had to defend the honor of his friends who were bullied by local tyrants. His friend Howard, in Sidney, was often harassed by some Thai boxers attending the same local college, and he had asked William Cheung, to speak in his behalf and request from these guys if they would just cool it. So a meeting was setup to take care of the situation. Of course Master Cheung was victorious, but he did sustain some injury. This is an interesting story, because at times when your buddies say they will be right behind you, but when the action starts they're nowhere in sight. I won't spoil the details of the fight you'll just have to get the DVD to learn how Cheung dealt with the challenge of facing three Muay Thai Boxers on his own.
This DVD is of interest, because it provides the Wing Chun practitioner detailed strategies in dealing with multiple attackers. Master Cheung shows how one should approach and move through the attack as it unfolds; this is critical in reducing the possibility of getting injured. One learns how to employ the strategy of attacking the group at either side of their extreme left or right blind side. Master Cheung also demonstrates the reasoning behind using a neutral stance against the Muay Thai Boxer and how one's attack would be far more effective as a result. Cheung provides also technique to deal with the kicking opponent and when sweeping kicks are attempted. He gives good advice in telling the viewer that you don't block with both hands, this exposes your upper body, particularly your face for an attack.
This DVD is packed with excellent applications and practice drills which would improve your coordination of hand and foot techniques in the Wing Chun System, for the general practitioner this instructional video wo
uld be a wise investment.
- The Muay Thai Boxer
- Speaking for his friend.
- The setup and three person attack
- Demonstration of the three person attack
- Dealing with Multiple Opponents
- Triangle Scenario
- Moving toward the extreme right.
- Moving toward the extreme left.
- Dealing with low kicks.
- Going to the outside controlling the blind side.
- Left side and right side leg blocks.
- Defense against an inside kick.
- Review of techniques.
- Dealing with elbow and knee strikes
- Bating the opponent for an elbow strike
- Using a Tan Sao hand to gain distance.
- Using the Chen Sao hand to block the elbow.
- Using the Bong Sao and Wu Sao hand.
- Using the Bil Sao hand against an elbow strike.
- Defense in blocking the knee strike.
- Using the force to move to the blind side.
- Review of techniques.