Wing Chun Martial Arts – Yip Chun – Connor – Book

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Legend has it that Wing Chun means ‘beautiful springtime’ and is said to be the name of a woman who reputedly studied a martial art from a Buddhist nun named Ng Mui. Legend has it that Madam Wing Chun learned it to repel a suitor who wished to take h

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Legend has it that Wing Chun means ‘beautiful springtime’ and is said to be the name of a woman who reputedly studied a martial art from a Buddhist nun named Ng Mui. Legend has it that Madam Wing Chun learned it to repel a suitor who wished to take her for his wife and possess her inheritance. She studied for 100 days and when he came to claim her she repelled him with her martial skill. She later married someone of her own choosing, who learned from her skills and sold them to other martial arts instructors. While the above cannot be proven, it can be said that the techniques are eminently suited to females and those of small stature. Wing Chun falls into the category known as Southern Shaolin Boxing (fast hands, strong legs), yet it employs ‘softness’ within its dynamic, which is characterized by a method of practice known as Chi Sao (a method of sticking or clinging arms practice with a partner to develop the techniques that appear in the forms). This book seeks to explore the center line principle of Wing Chun complemented by Confucian theory as expounded in ‘The Doctrine of the Mean’. For the first time, it is presented for those wishing to understand the philosophy and practice of Wing Chun. The movements practiced in the forms, were refined by Yip Man, who brought Wing Chun from China to Hong Kong. • Interview with Yip Chun • Studying with Yip Chun • Researching the Origins of Wing Chun • My Father, Grandmaster Yip Man • Chi Sau • Siu Lim Tao (the First Form) • Chum Kiu (the Second Form) • Biu Tze (the Third Form) • Questions and Answers: Yip Chun in Dialogue with his Students • The Doctrine of the Mean

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