I once listened to a podcast by Karate pioneer Iain Abernethy that promised to reveal “The Biggest Secret in the Martial Arts!” I listened with excitement until Iain revealed this bombshell: Martial Arts can actually be fun! Simple, but true. And this is the first thing I would say about this DVD set: it is great fun and I thoroughly enjoyed viewing each of its volumes. Read Full Post
According to Wing Chun history, Moy Yat was one of the few disciples who actually completed the entire Wing Chun system under his Sifu, Grandmaster Ip Man. This DVD focuses on the Muk Yan Jong, or as it is more commonly known, the Wooden Dummy. Read Full Post
This DVD came to me in a clear plastic box and features a DVD-R of a seminar given by Chu Shong Tin, which took place on August 24, 2003. The lack of a proper cover may disappoint the consumer looking for a nice title to add to his collection, but the Wing Chun purist will be more than happy with what is actually on the disc itself. [EWC Admin Note: Since this was written the DVD started shipping in a full DVD case, so the comments about the plastic cases no longer hold true.] This title focuses on the Siu Nim Tao and Chum Kiu forms with the last programme focusing on Chi Sao. Read Full Post
JKD Body Weapon Combat Zone (Energy Drills & Trapping)
Master Michael Wong is definitely one of the most unique and gifted instructors in the martial art world today. His hardcore personality and aggressive approach to teaching make his videos very exciting to watch. The first thing that you notice when watching Master Wong’s videos is that he is actually making contact with his students when he demonstrates the trapping techniques. Read Full Post
What it’s about:
This DVD covers the essentials of Wing Chun Kung – Fu wall bag training, its associated warm up exercises and applications.
Wing Chun as in many of the Chinese martial arts has training equipment unique in developing one’s power and skill in combative applications. Although most martial artists are aware of the Mook Jong or wooden dummy, used in training, perhaps many are unfamiliar with the three section wall bag in developing power. The first part of this DVD provides a great deal of time on the proper exercises or warm ups to prevent injury and damage to the internal organs, because of the acupuncture points associated with the fingers. So caution is given in preparing the hands and knowing how to strike the bag to minimize soft tissue damage. There are Chinese herbal preparations which are taken orally and herbs applied externally to the hands to promote the healing process. If you’re able to obtain the correct herbal preparation you actually could make the muscular of the hands far more lethal. Read Full Post