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Wing Chun Form Books

Siu Nim TaoChum KiuBiu TzeWooden Dummy - Mook Yan Jong Book

Siu Nim Tau Form by GM Leung TingBuy Siu Nim Tao Book by GM Leung Ting

The Siu Nim Tau (SNT) form or “Little Idea” form is the first set Wing Chun students learn.  

With 130 pages and hundreds of photos – this easy to follow book breaks the form into smaller chunks that takes your through the form from start to finish.

A nice extra is how the Siu Nim Tau book details pictorial examples of how to apply movements taught within the form – some more applicable than others but all of them very simple to follow.

  • Over 200 photos teaching the SNT.

  • Applications and analysis of SNT techniques.
  • Extensive Cantonese terminology with English translations.

  • The history of the SNT form and its origins.
  • Reverse breathing used in Chi Gung training and how to attain inner strength.
  • The important of relaxation and how it increases your punching power.
    • Philosophical meanings to the SNT and having the mindset for success.

 

    • Supporting photos of GM Yip Man performing the SNT form.

 

  • How to avoid the most common mistakes when performing or applying the movements.

Regardless of your Wing Chun lineage – this book from GM Leung Ting is one you’ll definately return to over and over again and see something different each time.

There are some real gems easily glossed over by beginners, the theories and mottos which define Wing Chun in particular.

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Chum Kiu Form by GM Leung TingBuy Wing Chun Chum Kiu Book

Wing Chun’s 2nd form is the intermediate set learned after students have mastered the Siu Nim Tao form. 

Translated as “Seeking the Bridge” (or “Sinking the Bridge” in some circles) the CK form builds on the SNT with the addition of stepping, turning, kicking and bridging concepts.

In Chinese martial arts the term bridging refers to contact between your arms and your opponents and using bridging techniques to control and hit your opponent.

Inside you’ll learn:

    • 178 pictures teaching the 2nd form from start to finish.

 

    • Common mistakes and how to avoid making them.

 

  • How mastering the Chum Kiu form teaches students the safest way to control and hit your opponents without getting hit.
  • Similarities between Wing Chun’s Chum Kiu and the Flying Monkey Style from Thailand.
    • Wing Chun techniques to defend knees and kicks from other martial arts.

 

  • Applications of the 2nd form (using elbows, defending grappling attacks and using kicks).
  • Arm locks and shoulder dislocation techniques for self-defence.
  • Historic pictures of GM Yip Man performing the Chum Kiu form with explanations and adaptions.

GM Leung Ting was the last student of Yip Man before he died in 1972.  Critics of GM Leung Tings teachings will argue that his form and movements are different to those of GM Yip Man – his teacher.

Inside GM Leung Ting makes no secret of his changes and provides open explanations to where and why he changed parts of his Chum Kiu form from GM Yip Man’s version.

The Chum Kiu books picks up where the SNT book left off and is a must have for Leung Ting students and interesting insight for serious Wing Chun students.

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Biu Tze Form by GM Leung Ting

BUy BiuTze Form Book

BiuTze or the “Thrusting Fingers” set is an advanced form for Wing Chun students tradition says was, once upon a time, only taught to family members and the most loyal of students.

“BiuTze does not leave the door!”

An aggressive form comprising elbows, neck attacks and finger strikes to the eyes – it’s a firm favourite amongst senior students because there is no ambiguity what your goal and the end result should be.

Inside you’ll learn:

  • The entire BiuTze form demonstrated by GM Leung Ting using over 300 photos.
  • How to counter an attack with an attack.
  • The right and wrong ways to use elbows and how to master distance.
  • Chain thrusting attacks using your fingers and the throat cutting hand of BiuTze.
  • Applications of the biutze form for self-defence and fighting.
  • How to increase the flexibilty of your wrists and arms for maximum elastic power.

The end of the BiuTze Form book finishes with a very honest summary by GM Leung Ting on the existance of secret techniques.

In finishing he proclaims there are no secret or hidden techniques – and that the key to success is training regularly to make your Wing Chun proficient and practical.

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116 Wooden Dummy Techniques by GM Leung TingWing Chun Wooden Dummy Book

The most recent release of GM Leung Ting’s books completes the unarmed system by teaching the 116 Wooden Dummy Techniques.

Teaching advanced concepts and footwork – this book is a real blend of GM Leung Ting’s personal stories of training with GM Yip Man, the history of the Wooden Dummy and teaching the dummy.

  • 117 pictures of GM Leung Ting performing the Wooden Dummy form.
  • The history of the Wooden Dummy and how it has evolved.
  • The 5 Dot Pattern and Plum Blossom Footwork.
  • How to set up your Wooden Dummy.
  • Applications of the kicking and sweeping techniques from the dummy form.
  • How to use Wooden Dummy techniques in Chi Sau.
  • The right & wrong way to use the neck pulling hand to grapple.

Written with a very distinct tone as though GM Leung Ting was speaking to you in person, the 116 Wooden Dummy Techniques is a really interesting book with information you’re unlikelyto read or see any where else.

GM Leung Ting’s distinctive way of showing ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ applications is both annoying and funny at the same time.

This is a good Wooden Dummy book and very different information to the previous dummy book GM Leung Ting made with GM Yip Chun (Yip Man’s son) – well worth having for anyone looking to learn the Wooden Dummy or serious Wing Chun students looking to round their knowledge.

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Wing Chun Chi Sau Books
 
Chi Sau Section 1 Book by GM Leung TingChi Sau Section 1 Book
 
Teaching the basics of Chi Sau – the 1st Section book by GM Leung Ting is in his opinion the most important section stating that with mastery of the section – when it comes to Chi Sao competitions the student “can beat anyone up in just the first move”.
 
Inside this you get an insight into how and why GM Leung Ting systemised the WingTsun system.

When you read GM Leung Ting’s books it’s easy to gloss over the content, focus on the picutures and laugh at how some incorrect positions are demonstrated and portrait.

Definately worth having if you’re a Leung Ting (WT) student and an open-minded, serious Wing Chun student.

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Chi Sau Section 2 Book
Chi Sau Section 2 Book by GM Leung Ting
 
Tackling arm and joint locks – the 2nd Chi Sau book teaches you how to use your Wing Chun to apply these techniques and more importantly how to defend the most common arms locks of many systems.
 
Using movements learned from the Siu Nim Tau form and Chum Kiu form you learn to apply these in Chi Sau and freely as applications.
 
Well detailed and backed up with WingTsun mottos and principles this is a book more suited towards WingTsun students. 
 
However if you’re able to read between the lines and appreciate the idea behind movements and appreciate some of the very unique and realistic applications detailed in GM Leung Ting’s 2nd Chi Sau book.
 

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Chi Sau Section 3 and 4 Book by GM Leung TingWingTsun Chi Sau Section 3 and 4 Book
GM Leung Ting’s 3rd and 4th section are two of the most enjoyable and practical to train. 
 
At the beginning of this book GM Leung Ting takes a step back and runs through some really useful tips on making the most of your training and the stepping stones that must be in place if you’re to master chi sau.
 
From there the book goes on to explain that the 3rd and 4th section teach as much about footwork as they do hand movements.  Inside he shares the “Fight with no mercy” theory so important for self-defence and teaches the ‘stabbing punches of the 4th section.
 
In many Wing Chun schools you won’t see double hand movements (double punches, kwan sau and scissors guan sau) used very often – which is what makes this a unique Chi Sau book.
 
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Chi Sau Section 5, 6 and 7 by GM Leung Ting

Chi Sau Section 5, 6 and 7 Book
When two people are within striking range – it is virtually impossible to see and defend an attack.  Chi Sau teaches us to develop the sensitivity you need to feel an attack and defend with the need for visual stimulus. 
 
This book teaches the 5th, 6th and 7th section of Chi Sau and completes the basic training course taught by GM Leung Ting for his students.
 
Learning techniques for when you have both your hands on top or underneath your opponents arms – how to use elbow butts, throat chopping and how to use both hands together to attack and defend.
 
Having completed the 7 sections of Chi Sau – you have all the basics and should start to work more on ‘free’ or ‘unrestricted’ chi sau with as many different partners as possible to learn how to apply all the techniques against different people of different size, stature and experience.
 
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