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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.

Technical Review:
  • DVD Length: 74 Minutes
  • Display: NTSC
  • Region: 0
  • Type: DVD-R
  • Language: English (No Subtitles)
  • Video Quality: High (Professional Production)
  • Audio Quality: High (Professional Production)

EWC's Content Overview:
  1. Full Sil Lim Tao Form
    • Front View
    • Side View
  2. 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
  3. Chain Punching
    • Snapping instead of Pushing
    • Chain Punching with Footwork
  4. Important Points of the Sil Lim Tao
    • Centerline Theory
    • Economy of Movement
    • Simultaneous Attack and Defense
  5. Bon Sao, Tan Sao, and Fook Sao
  6. Dan Chi Sao
    • Bon Sao, Tan Sao, Low Palm
    • Punch, Fook Sao, Jut Sao
  7. Sil Lim Tao Focus Training
    • How to develop Chi Power

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!

Customer Review:

"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."

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