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Lok Dim Boon Gwan DVD
by Sifu Sam Hing Fai Chan

Lok Dim Boon Gwan is a very fast and powerful form, with six and a half individual strikes.

Originally a Shaolin form, Wing Chun theories and principles such as centerline theory, economy of motion, and Chew Ying (facing) were applied to the form by Wong Wa Bo and Leung Ye Tay.

The Lok Dim Boon Gwan form can greatly increase the stability of stances, body movement, thrusting power, as well as strengthening the fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders and upper body. The techniques are very fast and powerful, striking directly toward an opponent with no wasted motion.

This pole form uses a nine foot long heavy pole (and sometimes longer) that tapers to a point at one end. It is unique in Wing Chun as it uses two Shaolin stances not found elsewhere in the system: Horse Stance and Cat Stance.

This DVD includes:

• Stance training
• Basic pole training exercises
• Individual pole techniques/combat applications
• Individual and partner training drills
• Step by step instruction in Lok Dim Boon Gwan
• Lok Dim Boon Gwan combat applications
• Multiple camera angles

Language: English
Length: 25 min
Format: NTSC
DVD Region: Region 0: Region Free

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Review: IWCMAA Ip Man Wing Chun Series: Lok Dim Boon Gwan
By: Todd Taganashi

Quick Review:

Traditional Wing Chun training will involve learning to use two special weapons -- the Lok Dim Boon Gwan (Six and a Half Point Pole) and the Bak Jom Dao (Eight Chopping Swords). As with everything in Wing Chun, there is definite thought and reasoning behind training with these particular weapons. The pole is a single, long weapon and the swords are double, short weapons. Thus, as you train with each weapon, you are learning alternate movements, theories, and applications that can be applied with to a variety of other weapons without having to spend the additional time training. In the IWCMAA the long pole is taught at the 5th Level of training just after the Wooden Dummy.

Like all the other forms in Wing Chun, the Lok Dim Boon Gwan (Six and a Half Point Pole) looks deceptively simple but the underlining principles are devastating when applied in combat. Sifu Chan does an excellent job of demonstrating the long pole form in a simple and direct manner as is his usual teaching style. Multiple camera angles along with regular and slow speed film give the student a clear understanding of the proper positioning of each technique. Sifu Chan also includes basic wrist strengthening exercises and plenty of drills to improve individual technique, both so important in mastery of the long pole. The film concludes with practical applications using the long pole against a variety of weapons, from the broadsword to the butterfly knifes, as Sifu Chan demonstrates the Lok Dim Boon Kwan maxim -- "The pole should only make one sound." Overall this is a great video for students at the intermediate and advanced levels of Wing Chun training.

Technical Review:

  • DVD Length: 25 Minutes
  • Display: NTSC
  • Region: 0
  • Type: DVD
  • Language: English (No Subtitles)
  • Video Quality: High (Professional Production)
  • Audio Quality: High (Professional Production)

Content Review:

1. Introduction

2. Proper Stances

  • Horse Stance
  • Cat Stance

3. Warm-up Exercises

  • Stepping Thrust Punch

4. Basic Pole Exercises

  • Wrist Strength Exercises
  • Upper Body Strength Exercises

5. Basic Pole Techniques

  • Proper Grip
  • Biu Gwan
  • Dan Gwan & Til Gwan
  • Soo Gwan & Sheung Lan
  • Stepping Soo Gwan & Sheung Lan
  • Kom Gwan and Soo Gwan

6. Lok Dim Boon Gwan Form Demonstrated by Sifu Chan (Normal Speed)

7. Lok Dim Boon Gwan Form (Side View Slow Speed)

8. Lok Dim Boon Gwan Form (Front View Slow Speed)

9. Lok Dim Boon Gwan (Section by Section; Regular Speed and Slow Speed)
The Lok Dim Boon Gwan form (Six and a Half Point Pole) as taught by Sifu Chan and the International Wing Chun Martial Arts Association (IWCMAA) is divided into seven sections to aid the student in learning.

  • Section One (Multiple Angles)
  • Section Two (Multiple Angles)
  • Section Three (Multiple Angles)
  • Section Four (Multiple Angles)
  • Section Five (Multiple Angles)
  • Section Six (Multiple Angles)
  • Section Seven (Multiple Angles)

10. Pole Training Drills

  • Biu Gwan Targeting Drill
  • Soo Gwan & Sheung Lan Targeting Drill

11. Partner Drills

  • Kom Gwan Partner Drill
  • Soo Gwan & Sheung Lan Partner Drill

12. Applications
Lo Dim Boon Qwan theories and techniques are demonstrated against a variety of weapons.

  • Pole vs Pole
  • Pole vs Spear
  • Pole vs Broadsword
  • Pole vs Double Butterfly Knives
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