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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The Wing Chun Way Series Volume 7 - Biu Jee / Thrusting Fingers Form and Applications I am happy to announce that the filming of Volume 7 of my Wing Chun Way Series is complete. It features Wing Chun's most advanced form..The Biu Jee. It's release will most likely be this fall..I will keep you all posted.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt Throwback - Teaching Wing Chun in Las Vegas - 2001
Relaxation is a physical state, but it is controlled by the mental state. It is acquired by the conscious effort to control the thought as well as the action pattern. It takes perception, practice and willingness to train the mind into new habits of thinking and the body into new habits of action. Excerpt from Bruce Lee's best selling book " The Tao of Jeet Kune Do". Throwback - Practicing the Siu Lim Tao form in front of the breathtaking view of the Caldera in Santorini

 

T Wing Chun he origin of Wing Chun can be found in the turbulent repressive Ching dynasty of over 300 years ago. It was a time when 90% of the Chinese race, the Hons, were ruled by the 10% minority, the Manchus. The Manchus placed a great amount of unjust laws on the Hons. For instance, all the female Hon infants were made to bind their feet so that when they grew up they would be dependent upon their parents or husband. The work opportunity of the Hons was also restricted. They were unable to hold office in Government higher than a certain level. Heavy tax burdens were placed on the country so that the Manchus could have economic control of the Hon people. Kung fu training was also banned for the Hons, however the Manchu Government was adopting the Hon culture. They respected the Shil Lim Temple as a Buddhist sanctuary. When all weapons were outlawed by the Manchus, the Hons began training a revolutionary army in the secret art of Kung Fu. The Shil Lim Temple became the secret sanctuary for preparatory training of a classic style which took 15 to 20 years for each person to master.

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To develop a new form, one which would have shorter training time, five of China's grandmasters met to discuss the merits of each of the various forms of Kung Fu. By choosing the most efficient techniques from each style, they developed training programs that would develop an efficient martial artist in 5 to 7 years; one - third the original time. However, before this new form could be put into practice, the Shil Lim Temple was raided and burned by the Manchus. Ng Mui, a nun, was the only survivor of the original five grandmasters. She passed her knowledge onto a young orphan girl whom she named Wing Chun. The name represented "hope for the future." In turn, Wing Chun passed her knowledge onto her husband, Leung Bock Cho. Its techniques and teachings were passed onto a few, always carefully selected students.

 

 

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